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Saturday, July 10, 2010
Beautiful Currencies Of The World...
A Costa Rican bank note for five colones. It shows Rafael Yglesia Castro, president of Costa Rica from 1894 to 1902 and a Guaria Morada orchid, Costa Rica's national flower.
The current series of bank notes is being replaced throughout 2010.
A Canadian bank note for five dollars, depicting children playing ice hockey.
The verse is from a Roch Carrier short story, and reads: "The winters of my childhood were long, long seasons. We lived in three places - the school, the church and the skating rink - but our real life was on the skating rink."
A colourful five dollar Australian note. In 1965, Australia adopted the name "royal" for its currency, but it was later dropped in favour of the dollar.
A note for one Egyptian pound.
All Egyptian bank notes are bilingual.
A 100 dirham note from the UAE, showing the World Trade Centre.
A falcon watermark is placed on all UAE bank notes to help prevent fraud.
A five rupee note from Pakistan. The port depicted is Gwadar port, which opened in 2008.
A five ringgit note from Malaysia showing the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, the Petronas Twin Towers, and the Multimedia Super Corridor.
A 20 rand note from South Africa.
Each in this series of bank notes features a different animal from the "big five".
A colourful, floral 1000 note from French Polynesia, where the currency is the CPF franc.
A 500 baht note from Thailand.
This is roughly equivalent to £10 of British money.
A Surinamese ten dollar note.
The dollar replaced the Surinamese guilder in January 2004.
A one lempira note from Honduras.
The lempira was introduced in 1931, and is named after a 16th century ruler.
A New Zealand note for five dollars, depicting New Zealand's native hoiho, or yellow-eyed penguin.
A Bahamian one dollar note, showing the Royal Bahamas police force band.
A one dinar note from Libya.
The dinar replaced the pound in 1971.
Indian 1,000 Rupee note bearing the image of the nation's father, Mohandas K. Gandhi in front and a combine harvester, an offshore oil derrick, a satellite, and a steel furnace, with a young girl working at a computer at the back.
An Indonesian note for 10,000 rupiah.
The word rupiah derives from the Indian rupee.
This note shows traditional houses in the city of Palembang.