on the topic of scientists on money:
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.
Some say the new polymer $100's smell like maple.
I can't see these ever being counterfeited.
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.
any chance the usa would issue a coin like this?
Also every face on American money is of some politically important figure. Benjamin Franklin is not on the $100 in his capacity as a scientist. That's incidental. He's there as one of the "Founding Fathers".If Darwin was an American, he might have made it onto a Postage Stamp (like he has several times in the UK)... the US tries to keep general circulation coins and paper simple (and even the Commemorative coins are generally some national-specific significance: President, battles, national event, etc).