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what are some cool/awful/interesting banknotes?

the kazakhstani tenge is all of the above imo:

http://www.mensxp.com/UltimateEditorInclude/UserFiles/0000000000001%20acurrency/kazakasthan%20tenge.jpg

or coins!

rent, Saturday, 14 November 2009 05:12 (ten years ago) link

somali shilling:
http://www.foxnews.com/images/466822/0_61_111708_somalishilling.jpg

rent, Saturday, 14 November 2009 05:28 (ten years ago) link

hong kong 10 is untearable and has a window PRETTY COOL
http://www.manaliandterry.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/hong-kong-currency_border-560x495.jpg

rent, Saturday, 14 November 2009 05:33 (ten years ago) link

yemeni dinar i guess

rent, Saturday, 14 November 2009 05:35 (ten years ago) link

swiss francs
http://blog.onpaperwings.com/uploaded_images/swiss-francs-767987.jpg

rent, Saturday, 14 November 2009 05:37 (ten years ago) link

Whoa, it's Nils Holgersson and Mårten the goose! I've been to Sweden a few times but I've never noticed that, maybe it's a new bill? I'm going there next month, have to get one of those.

Tuomas, Saturday, 14 November 2009 12:19 (ten years ago) link

wow Michael Gira on Swiss 200 Franc note.

This board has gotten so sissified and sterilized (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 14 November 2009 12:25 (ten years ago) link

Romanian 500 lei note, with alien.

http://cdn2.ioffer.com/img/item/300/991/9/1.jpg

kate78, Saturday, 14 November 2009 20:42 (ten years ago) link

Suriname

http://www.webbiz2u.com/NOTES/SRG100a.jpg

http://www.webbiz2u.com/NOTES/SRG500a.jpg

(The whole range is stunning.)

Paul in Santa Cruz, Sunday, 15 November 2009 01:57 (ten years ago) link

It's too bad Yugoslavia isn't around any more because their 10 billion dinar note was MAD SCIENTIST MONEY with Tesla.

http://www.quartzcity.net/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/tesla10billion.jpg

Elvis Telecom, Sunday, 15 November 2009 10:33 (ten years ago) link

Schroedinger on the Austrian 1000 Schilling note.

http://xray.sai.msu.ru/~mystery/images/money/physics/schrdngr.gif

(taken from Physicists On Money website: http://xray.sai.msu.ru/~mystery/images/money/physics/index.engl.html)

Elvis Telecom, Sunday, 15 November 2009 10:35 (ten years ago) link

...but where's his cat?

kate78, Sunday, 15 November 2009 19:50 (ten years ago) link

came here 2 post swiss francs which r just showing off imo

plaxico (I know, right?), Sunday, 15 November 2009 20:08 (ten years ago) link

in some old HK films they show old versions of HK bills, which were really big, like A5 sized. I wish more countries would make big bills, that way you feel badass when you take out your sheaf of 100's to pay for a drink.

囧 (dyao), Monday, 16 November 2009 01:54 (ten years ago) link

also standard chartered released a 150 dollar note

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_obCl6xFrlzo/SqewrHEshOI/AAAAAAAACbc/vTajJRu_nKs/s320/150.PNG

囧 (dyao), Monday, 16 November 2009 01:55 (ten years ago) link

Is the picture on the obverse side a photo of the guys holding up the note?

Leee, Monday, 16 November 2009 02:05 (ten years ago) link

really miss the old Dutch 50 Guilder note:

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1118/3173923940_2be8eba491_o.jpg

I DIED, Monday, 16 November 2009 02:06 (ten years ago) link

hahah that would be amazing xp

囧 (dyao), Monday, 16 November 2009 02:06 (ten years ago) link

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/28/Hundred_billion_dollars_and_eggs.jpg
"Zimbabwe's $100 billion banknote with the number of eggs it could purchase on its release date"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zimbabwean_dollar

Full of lols, provided of course you're not getting paid in them.

Cosmic Ugg (S-), Monday, 16 November 2009 03:18 (ten years ago) link

i almost feel bad for the dutch bad guys who wouldve had to dramatically open a briefcase of ill-gotten 50s in some dank warehouse only to reveal a happy little garden

rent, Monday, 16 November 2009 13:40 (ten years ago) link

sa rand otoh: pretty badass
http://samedy.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/south_african_rand.jpg

rent, Monday, 16 November 2009 13:45 (ten years ago) link

I miss getting pretty South Afrikan rand on my birthday. :-(

(BTW, I am totally stealing the name "Strange Currencies" for a dirty droner solo project)

LOL my penny (Masonic Boom), Monday, 16 November 2009 14:08 (ten years ago) link

Nice thread.

I am flesh and blood. You are software and circuitry. (chap), Monday, 16 November 2009 15:20 (ten years ago) link

stone rai from the micronesia island of yap
http://www.antoranz.net/CURIOSA/ZBIOR3/C0310/10-QZC08007_ART27-18-182_Yap-stone-money.jpg

mizzell, Monday, 16 November 2009 16:10 (ten years ago) link

six months pass...

This could quickly turn into TMI, but what's going on under the bed in coin VI ?

StanM, Sunday, 23 May 2010 08:10 (ten years ago) link

Thats a very good question o_0

demiurge overkill (Trayce), Sunday, 23 May 2010 08:15 (ten years ago) link

maybe you pay to be the little guy and you just get to watch, and that's why it's cheaper than the first one there???

rent, Sunday, 23 May 2010 08:24 (ten years ago) link

No results found for "midget sperm collector".

StanM, Sunday, 23 May 2010 08:25 (ten years ago) link

xp ^^ very good analysis, I was just wondering why the second coin was cheaper than the first coin

Face Book (dyao), Sunday, 23 May 2010 08:25 (ten years ago) link

why thank you

rent, Sunday, 23 May 2010 08:28 (ten years ago) link

We may need a poll to find out who ILX thinks is the client and what the person under the bed needs that receptacle for.

StanM, Sunday, 23 May 2010 08:35 (ten years ago) link


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