What up, money?
February 14, 2005 8:17 AM   Subscribe

Paper currency gallery. From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.
posted by gwint (9 comments total)
Thanks for this!

One of the ATMs that I frequent offers Danish kronur, British pounds, and Euros as options... I've often been tempted to take out a few Euros just to see what they look like, despite this being a pointless waste of money. You've saved me the trouble!
posted by grapefruitmoon at 8:37 AM on February 14, 2005

I love that they've included Canadian Tire Money under Canada.
posted by jacquilynne at 9:30 AM on February 14, 2005

Easily one of the most beautiful banknotes is the Antarctican Dollar used primarily as souveniers to raise money for various scientific projects.

Asside: is anyone else having trouble finding the US currency section?
posted by splatta at 9:38 AM on February 14, 2005

splatta: Yeah, it looks like that area of the site is for all non-US currency. Check out the homepage for a ton of links to US bills and coins.
posted by gwint at 9:45 AM on February 14, 2005

Aha! thanks.
posted by splatta at 10:02 AM on February 14, 2005

on a similar note, there's OANDA FXGallery. Don't know how the range compares to the originally posted site.

jacquilynne, I'm told there are remote places in Canada where Canadian Tire money is circulated at par with regular Canadian currency. But I guess there's no support for this in Where's Willy?, alas.
posted by scruss at 10:08 AM on February 14, 2005

One of the things that I find interesting about the Euro is that the places on the bills are completely fabricated. The designers apparently didn't want a bill with Big Ben or the Eiffel Tower which would then seem like British or French currency.

More here and here.

I think I remember reading a better article about this, but I couldn't find it.
posted by hue at 11:33 AM on February 14, 2005

I've been to some pretty remote places in Canada, and I find that hard to believe, scruss. I find somewhat easier to believe the stories that suggest it's been pawned off on unsuspecting people in foreign countries as real Canadian money.
posted by jacquilynne at 12:38 PM on February 14, 2005

I can attest that some stores and restaurants in Canada do accept Canadian tire money. I have seen it in Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury and other places. It's always small independently owned stores. The owner can use the money just like cash at Canadian tire so why not?
posted by arse_hat at 1:03 PM on February 14, 2005

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