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 Quote by I like Serena I guess the designs on the Euro have been hampered a bit by the various national prides, making them a bit bland. But you made me want to compare the different bills, so I looked up a few pictures.
The British ten and twenty don't look like those any more, and you forgot the legendary fifty.

The thing I couldn't get used to in the US is that all the notes look and feel the same. British bank notes have a different size and colour for each denomination which are a good aid for the partially sighted.

 Quote by leroyjenkens I kind of agree. American currency looks more official. It has a bunch of text and numbers on it that, I guess, gives me that impression. Some foreign money is too colorful and looks counterfeit.
It seems that way to me, too. I did visit London for a week once (1973) and had a sort of surreal reaction to the money, that England was a weird place where you could spend fake monopoly money as if it were real.

 Recognitions: Gold Member Wait'll you get a load of the new Canuck $100 bill. It's made of an almost indestructible polymer. Parts of it are completely transparent, and it's loaded with holograms. No more tragic crying over having left your money in your pocket when the pants went through the washing machine. Brewski, I don't know about English money. Here, all of our bills, including the plastic ones, have Braille printing for the visually impaired.  That's weird, I posted a picture of the 100,000,000,000,000 dollar Zimbabwe dollar bill, but now it's gone. Recognitions: Gold Member  Quote by leroyjenkens That's weird, I posted a picture of the 100,000,000,000,000 dollar Zimbabwe dollar bill, but now it's gone. It probably wouldn't fit on the screen.  Quote by Danger It probably wouldn't fit on the screen. I saw it right after I posted it and it looked fine. But today it's gone. My post was also on the first page yesterday, so maybe something weird happened after it was put on the second page for whatever reason. Oh well. Mentor  Quote by zoobyshoe They don't look like money to me. They look like tickets for public transportation. I agree. Whenever I travel to Europe I always have a feeling like I am ripping off the store keepers by exchanging Monopoly money for real items. It is a visceral feeling that I know in my head is incorrect, but I can't help feeling it. Of course, for the past several years I just use credit cards for everything, which for some reason never feels like play money to me. Recognitions: Gold Member  Quote by leroyjenkens I saw it right after I posted it and it looked fine. Oops. I thought that you were just making a joke, because the existence of such a thing seems so ludicrous. My response was based upon thinking that the thing would have to be a couple of feet wide to accommodate all of the zeros. I found another picture for you, though: [IMG] Uploaded with ImageShack.us[/IMG]  Recognitions: Gold Member on the topic of scientists on money: Mentor Blog Entries: 1  Quote by ThomasT I love the UK, and am not at all happy about the revolution. Lovely coin, imo. Revolution? Recognitions: Science Advisor  Quote by Ryan_m_b Revolution? 1688 and all that, when England was ruled by an orange. (Other citrus fruits are available). Or maybe he thinks Oliver Cromwell should still be president? Recognitions: Gold Member  Quote by Danger Wait'll you get a load of the new Canuck$100 bill. It's made of an almost indestructible polymer. Parts of it are completely transparent, and it's loaded with holograms. No more tragic crying over having left your money in your pocket when the pants went through the washing machine. Brewski, I don't know about English money. Here, all of our bills, including the plastic ones, have Braille printing for the visually impaired.
yea their pretty cool, I agree about the washing machine. But what about the dryer?
Don't leave your wallet on the dash in the summer time! Time to google the melting point of these new bills...(-60 to 100 in celsius as per BoC)

Some say the new polymer $100's smell like maple. I can't see these ever being counterfeited. Mentor  Quote by nitsuj Some say the new polymer$100's smell like maple. I can't see these ever being counterfeited.
Simply soak your fakes in maple syrup for a while.

Another scientist on money:

I have one of these somewhere at home, from my first visit to Germany in the 1970s.

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 Quote by nitsuj Some say the new polymer $100's smell like maple. It wasn't in my possession long enough for me to check. Maybe the liquor store still has it.  Recognitions: Gold Member The Zimbabwe one hundred trillion dollar bill is worth$5 as a collectble. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...091790360.html

 Quote by I like Serena But you made me want to compare the different bills, so I looked up a few pictures. To be honest, seeing them like this, I like the euro best. The euro bills look the most clean and with subtle colorings.
I've not seen them in circulation too often, as somebody else mentioned I think they are older ones.

Getting hold of Bank of England notes like those in the picture can be quite difficult in Scotland. Three banks issue their own notes and they seem to make up the bulk of the notes in circulation. An interesting little quirk that seems to surprise a lot of people.

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 Quote by TheMadMonk I've not seen them in circulation too often, as somebody else mentioned I think they are older ones. Getting hold of Bank of England notes like those in the picture can be quite difficult in Scotland. Three banks issue their own notes and they seem to make up the bulk of the notes in circulation. An interesting little quirk that seems to surprise a lot of people.
Clydesdale bank are my favorites. Outside of Scotland, nobody will believe that they are real money! I like how the larger notes are actually larger.

edit: dang that was a large image

just click the link:
http://thesprinklesfiles.pbworks.com/f/clydesdale.jpg

Most of England won't take them, even though Bank of England notes are regularly accepted all over Scotland.

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