Dinker225 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1075 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2678 times:
When they first said they were going to introduce color money I thought they were going to have really colorfull money like many other countries have. But this is hardly colorfull at all. I'm a bit surprised. I'm also surprised they didn't ad color the last time they revamped it which wasn't too long ago.
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LH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 53
Reply 6, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2589 times:
FINALLY!!! I've been saying for years that the US needs to introduce different colours to the bills. Sure, it's tradition to have the paltry shade of green, but sometimes you need to shake things up a bit. It wasn't exactly what I had in mind, but I have to admit, it will be nice to have some different colours in my wallet.
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Airsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 33
Reply 11, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2532 times:
What I don´t like about the USD-notes is not the colour. It´s the fact that they´re all the same size. Must be a major pain for blind people.
As far as colours are concerned, I find the Dutch notes overdone. Colours are nice, but this is ugly imho. It looks like childrens´ money, also because there are no personalities depicted. (yes, I don´t like the Euro design for that reason too.)
P.S.: There were no 500-Guilder-notes, Petertenthije?
Sonic From Lithuania, joined Jan 2000, 1670 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2501 times:
Airsicknessbag, many of banknotes are of same sizes - I in fact dislike different sizes money because they look somehow unnatural for me as if they would belong to different countries.
Lithuanian Litas, fortunately, is also same size, but differently coloured. We have the following money (excluding coins):
Banknote - colour - averse side - reverse side
1 Litas - orange colour - Julija Žemaitė (Lithuanian writer) - a wooden church of Palūšė
2 Litai - green colour - Motiejus Valančius (Creator of prohibitionist movement in Lithuania) - castle of Trakai (former capital of Lithuania)
5 Litai - violet colour - Jonas Jablonskis (Standartizer of Lithuanian language) - Lithuanian school under Russian pressure
10 Litų - yellow colour - Steponas Darius and Stasys Girėnas (First Lithuanian pilots to cross Atlantic Ocean) - Plane of S. Darius and S. Girėnas ("Lituanica") between both continents
20 Litų - rose colour - Maironis (Lithuanian poet and starter of revivel movement) - Vytautas War Museum in Kaunas and Statue of Liberty
50 Litų - brown colour - Jonas Basanavičius (Creator of Lithuanian flag) - Cathedral of Vilnius
100 Litų - green colour - Simonas Daukantas (Lithuanian writer) - Panorama of Vilnius
200 Litų - blue colour - Vydūnas (Lithuanian philosopher) - Lighthouse of Melnragė
500 Litų - red colour - Vincas Kudirka (creator of Lithuanian national anthem) - River of Nemunas, words "Tell forever to children of Lithuania that one who doesn't defend freedom isn't worth it" engraved on a bell symbolising call to freedom
1000 Litų - do not remember
Note - 1 Litas, 2 Litas and 5 Litas banknotes removed from circulation in 1998 and changed to coins instead, 1000 Litas banknote never issued (planned to issue but no longer because Lithuania will join Euro zone soon and this means there won't be Litas anymore )
Pictures of all banknotes except 500 and 1000 Litas -http://www.geocities.com/SouthBeach/Boardwalk/4970/Lithuania/Money/
There are also these coins, generally featuring lithuanian coats of arms on one side and a value with certain abstract symbol on the other:
1 Cent (white)
2 Cent (white)
5 Cent (white)
10 Cent (yellow)
20 Cent (yellow)
50 Cent (yellow)
1 Litas (white)
2 Litai (yellow and white)
5 Litai (white and yellow)
Here are coins of Lithuania:
The Canadian government has been using various state-of-the-art methods of securing our paper currency for years. I remember a few times in history where a US senator or representative tried to divert the gaze of the American people to the Canadians to adopt some of the technology, but several backwards thinkers wouldn't accept a "foreign" solution, not realizing that a Canadian invention was responsible for the original "green backs" in the first place!
Anyway, we've included considerations for the blind:
Airplay From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2469 times:
Wow...new record! It took only 2 minutes of your skilled stalking to answer my post and put some ridiculous "anti-American" spin on it!
Well done! The backwards thinkers I was talking about were some that thought new greenbacks would not be worth the same. Typically those that are suspicious of government intent. Are you saying that people like that don't exist? I'm sure you can remember some. Think Back....
Eg777er From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 1838 posts, RR: 14
Reply 20, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2472 times:
One of the things that has struck me about the Dollar is the fact that, for a society so concerned with welfare, that the notes are very hard for blind or partially sighted people to use.
Consider that for the British pound and the Euro, notes are varying in size with the biggest being the highest denomination, and the smallest the lowest etc. The Euro notes are even designed with large numbers for those with bad eyesight. Also, the coins of both currencies are of different shapes/sizes/textures to make identification easier.
AvroArrow From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 1045 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2451 times:
One of the things I have heard on more than one occasion is that there are somewhat powerful lobby groups in the U.S. for vending corporations. They usually oppose any currency changes as it would mean that they would have to spend money to make sure their machines can accept the new money. Perhaps this idea is a load of bull, but I've heard worse.
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IMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6371 posts, RR: 32
Reply 22, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2396 times:
Well not quite L-188. It is true that most purchases of the incidentals are still cash, very few major transactions are. Writing a check is, in effect an electronic transaction as very few checks are presented physically these days.
As for using a debit or credit card to buy a cup of coffee or a soda, I think that is the ultimate is silliness. I do use mine for buying gas or a book. Anything less than $20.00 though, I use cash.