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#26977 - 06/27/03 09:24 AM The Color of Money
pauluk Offline

Registered: 08/11/01
Posts: 7693
Loc: Norfolk, England
Not really related to electrical subjects directly, but of passing interest -- Except for anyone who doesn't like to receive cash!

It looks as though U.S. bills have now gotten something other than gray/green in them for the first time:

At least the new design looks quite restrained compared to the garish colors on some foreign notes.

Has anyone come across the new $20 bill yet?

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#26978 - 06/27/03 10:10 AM Re: The Color of Money
SvenNYC Offline

Registered: 08/19/02
Posts: 1685
Loc: New York City
I really wish they would colour-code our money.

I hate that putrid green-gray tone.

Other countries have real pretty, blue, light green, purple, etc.

It would help a lot when you're handling a lot of bills, especially when you're in a rush -- that way someone doesn't mistake a 20 for a 10 and an argument ensues at the counter.

#26979 - 06/27/03 02:38 PM Re: The Color of Money
pauluk Offline

Registered: 08/11/01
Posts: 7693
Loc: Norfolk, England
Something like these notes Sven?

The new Euro notes are all different colors too.

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#26980 - 06/27/03 03:33 PM Re: The Color of Money
sparky Offline

Registered: 10/18/00
Posts: 5545

man, i gotta invest in a good printer...

#26981 - 06/27/03 06:12 PM Re: The Color of Money
Jim M Offline

Registered: 08/10/01
Posts: 453
Loc: Chestertown, MD, USA

I wish that the US bill were more like the NZ or Austrailian dollars. We washed one accidently, it looked good as new and still couldn't be torn. Nice design on the artwork too.

#26982 - 06/27/03 06:39 PM Re: The Color of Money
Trumpy Offline


Registered: 07/05/02
Posts: 8540
Loc: SI,New Zealand
But, man can you get a really good paper-cut, if you're not careful!.
Yeah, I must say that our notes are a wee bit different to others, around the world.
Let's face it, these days if you're not young, you're old - Red Green grin

#26983 - 06/27/03 07:45 PM Re: The Color of Money
Hutch Offline

Registered: 05/27/02
Posts: 383
Loc: South Oxfordshire, UK
Australian notes have to be seen and felt to believed. They're plastic with clear windows in them. Impossible to tear and they wash up beautifully!

The Isle of Man experimented with plastic notes in the late 70’s I think but they had a tendency to loose their ink. They even had a 50p note for some time! – couldn’t give up on the old ten bob note (10/-).

I am glad that I am just old enough to remember the old UK LSD system which died in 1971 – I was running the grade six shop at the time and had to be conversant with both the old and new decimal systems. For our American members, LSD was not UK banking psychedelia, but rather Pounds (Libra as in lbs), Shillings (Solidus) and Pence (Denarius as in a 4d nail). There were 20 shillings in the pound and 12 pennies in the shilling - thus 240 pennies to the pound!

The pound sign ( ₤ ) is an ‘L’ with the currency lines through it. Where I come from “#” is called ‘hash’ and it means ‘number’, it is not a pound sign! Until 1953, the penny could be divided into quarters (fourths) called farthings, the ha’penny or half penny lasted until almost the end. School math(s) thus looked as follows:-

Add up the following:-

2/13/11 ½
-/5/2 ¼
4/-/3 ¾

Answers on a post card to …..

Sparky, during the Second World War, the British five pound note – a very valuable financial instrument in its day – was printed in black and white on one side of the paper only. Just imagine what you could do with a Xerox copier and time machine!!!

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#26984 - 06/27/03 07:48 PM Re: The Color of Money
sparky Offline

Registered: 10/18/00
Posts: 5545
indeed Hutch...

#26985 - 06/27/03 08:03 PM Re: The Color of Money
rat4spd Offline

Registered: 03/11/03
Posts: 32
Loc: Waterloo, Ia
Those Australian $2 coins are a bummer. You can plunk them down like quarters and blow through a load of cash in no time without realizing it. I must say they are neat though.

#26986 - 06/27/03 09:33 PM Re: The Color of Money
Electric Eagle Offline

Registered: 04/20/02
Posts: 928
Loc: Alpharetta, GA
I do like the currency of other counties, but the good old American Green Back is a classic. It's recognized and accepted all over the world. I hate to see it change, but I think it needs to to prevent counterfieting. I think the new $20 is very sharp and will help.

Now the $1 bill needs to just go away though, to be replaced by a coin. At the same time the penny needs to stop circulating and all bills should be rounded to the nearest nickle. On our invoice, we round down to the nearest dollar.

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