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How Often Does Your Country Change Money?  
User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8461 posts, RR: 10
Posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2553 times:
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Here in South Africa there is a new issue of bank notes under way. This is the third series of notes in the 30 years I have lived here. Obviously security systems are an issue and need to be improved, but how often does your country issue a totally new design of notes?


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User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13170 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2529 times:

The USA finally made a series of changes in our paper money ($5, 10, 20, 50 & 100) about 6-7 years ago, (after almost no changes since the 1930's) with further refinements in progress for the last year. We still have the $1 bill, despite attempts to encourage a coin. The recent changes have included larger portiates, offset from center, revision of the pictures of government buildings in the back side, more microprinting, revisions of the security strip, the value of the bill and other symbols in different colors in the background and other changes, all done to prevent color photocopying/scanning and printing on color printers via computers.

User currently offlineBritish767 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 284 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2523 times:

In the UK, the only note which hasn't been changed in the last 6 years is the £50 note. All the new ones have new security features, and the same new font in the top left have corner, whilst the £50 is the older style one. Maybe the £50 hasn't been changed because it isn't as common as the other notes?

I remember that when the new £5 was brought out, they had to be re-called due to the paper used, and the ink and serial numbers rubbing off. All is OK now with them.


User currently offlinePilotJmartin From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2503 times:

Here in Canada we are in the process of changing money. All of the bills have been changed to the new more colourful design with Braille on the top part. We have notes in 5,10,20,50,100 and coins in .01,.05,.10,.25,1, and 2. We call one dollar coins loonies and two dollar coins twonies.

User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8465 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2470 times:

We had a big change during the 90's when we went from money being made from paper to what is esentially plastic. As a result the designs changed and there are clear windows on it which makes the notes much harder to counterfeit. A few years back the design of the $5 note was changed, but appart from that I'm not to sure how often the money has changed.

User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2443 times:

Last change was when the switch to Euros was done. Nothing else programmed yet.

UTA



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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2442 times:

Just BTW I really like Australian money - being plastic means it doesn't mind getting wet or washed in the washing machine, and it slips in and out of the wallet more easily. While I am a fan of the Euro, the actual notes are boring - I wish they'd put more interesting pictures on them. The coins are much more interesting.

User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2442 times:

Quoting JGPH1A (reply 6):
While I am a fan of the Euro, the actual notes are boring - I wish they'd put more interesting pictures on them. The coins are much more interesting.


What I wish is that each coin had a LARGE numeral denoting its value. I hate having to put my glasses on to count change.



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User currently offlineTriStarEnvy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2265 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2437 times:

Oh, the US Dollar coin. The Post Office near me started to use those in their automated stamp machines. There must be millions of those damn things stored someplace, as hardly anyone like 'em.

I liked the One Pound coin, when I was in the UK, back in the late 80's. It looked, and more importantly FELT like no other coin I had to deal with. The Susan B. was too much like a US Quarter.

Aside from the new colors on US money, the last BIG visual change was a reduction of the size of bank notes in the late 1920's. Our cash was larger than it is now.



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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2427 times:

The USA is attempting to change the design of every note above $5 every 7 years.

The only way a $1 coin will be successful in the USA is if the $1 note (bill) is discontinued. That's what the UK and Canada did. Unfortunately, the lobbyists (many working for Crane paper) are powerful, so 30 years of attempting to discontinue the $1 note have been unsuccessful.

Mark


User currently offlineKEno From Malaysia, joined Feb 2004, 1842 posts, RR: 27
Reply 10, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 2389 times:

Malaysia is in the process of changing our paper notes to polymer-based, similar to Australia. It started late last year, starting with RM5 denomination.

User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8461 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 2382 times:
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What happened to my post with the Euro notes??


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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 2373 times:

Quoting Andz (reply 11):
What happened to my post with the Euro notes??


If it actually showed the notes, it was probably removed - I think it's illegal to reproduce images of banknotes.


User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8461 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 2375 times:
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JGPH1A

Well they weren't real Euros, they were in response to YOU saying the pictures should be more exciting!



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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 2370 times:

Try and post it again then - maybe I'll get to see it before the web-gestapo pounce !

User currently offlineZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5569 posts, RR: 36
Reply 15, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 2368 times:

Our bills are only ten years old but they already announced new ones because there are new safety features. BTW this is the main problem with the US Dollar. They have all the same size and color and are probably the easiest of all major currencies to counterfeit (€, $, £, ¥, CHF)

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