Mls515 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3078 posts, RR: 8 Posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1611 times:
Since the Queen is on your coins and notes, they will eventually have to be replaced when she dies and there is a new monarch.
Since redesigning the whole lot would be troublesome and expensive (not to mention replacing the monarch on political grounds), are there any movements in your countries to remove the monarch's face altogether from your currency?
Watewate From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 2284 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1584 times:
Not that I heard. But Canada is in the process of revamping its currency and they've just released a new $10 bill. Much larger and more 'vibrant' colors. Perhaps they'll change the $20 bill but I haven't heard of too much public outcry against her. But then again, Sir John A. Mac has been dead for years and I don't see his face getting replaced by Jean Chretien.
Samurai 777 From Canada, joined Jan 2000, 2461 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1554 times:
I think they'd keep Queen Elizabeth's profile on all Canadian coins even after Her Majesty dies. As for paper money, well, she'd either be replaced by another monarch, or maybe Trudeau's face on it instead. I'd prefer Trudeau's picture on it, though. He'd look a lot better than Prince Charles and besides, Pierre Elliot Trudeau was Canadian, not English.
The Royal Mint of Canada is now coming up with new, more colorful $10 bills (the $5, $20, $50 and $100 bills. will undoubtedly follow over the next 2-3 years) However, there is already some consideration by the Bank of Canada about abandoning the Canadian dollar within 10-15 years in favour of the US Dollar because it's unable to raise the Canadian dollar's value to even approach that of the US dollar. The Canadian dollar is now worth about 63 cents US, compared to approximately $1.00 US about 35 years ago. The Australian (no offense to Aviatsiya) and NZ dollar is said to be faring even worse - about 50 cents US now. Frankly, I'd rather not want to see that happen - having all those greenbacks isn't nearly as exciting as having colorful Canadian money in your wallet. Not to mention the loss of Canadian sovereignty and pride.
Qantas744 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 246 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1545 times:
How ironic that Britain is about to elect a government who will eventually see us using Euro notes and coins which don't have our monarch on them.....so in 10 years time there will be more notes and coins with the Queen's head on in circulation in Australia/Canada etc than in the UK.
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Eg777er From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 1844 posts, RR: 13
Reply 10, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1539 times:
Actually, the reverse side of the Euro coins is reserved for 'national symbols', such as the German Eagle or the British Monarch.
I'm not sure about the notes.
So you would see the Queen's head on UK money. However, in a couple of years, there would be coins with German Eagles and French symbols in circulation in the UK - as there would be in France or Germany.
Airsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 31
Reply 14, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1505 times:
It´s not that much of a problem - how often do monarchs change? Every 20-30 years on average? And it wouldn´t be like every coin is withdrawn and replaced - no, just the new coins will bear the new face.
By the way, did you know that the way the monarch looks changes every time there´s a new king/queen? left-right-left-right, and so on.
I don´t really think the UK will join the Euro. The politicians as well as intelligent citizens have realised it would be a great advantage, but as long as Sun, Mirror and the like control the voters´ brains... no way.
Anyway, the Euro coins´ back is indeed the "national" side - the monarchs you´ll find there are the respective kings and queens of the Netherlands, Spain, Luxembourg, Belgium, Monaco and the pope. (So IF the UK joined the Euro, there would be Mr. or Mrs. Windsor on them.)
The notes are all identical.
I´ll have a great time fishing out one coin each out of circulation!