mls515
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British/Canadian/Australian Money Question:

Thu May 10, 2001 12:42 am

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?


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RE: British/Canadian/Australian Money Question:

Thu May 10, 2001 12:46 am

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.
 
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RE: British/Canadian/Australian Money Question:

Thu May 10, 2001 1:19 am

All the people on the US currency are non-living. I think this kept Rosa Parks off our new $1 coin since she's still alive.

Maybe you'll hear public outcry when people realize that Prince Charles will be the next guy on your money, if he can outlive his mother.

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RE: British/Canadian/Australian Money Question:

Thu May 10, 2001 1:24 am

Yeah, it is called the Australian Republican Movement

http://www.republic.org.au/
 
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RE: British/Canadian/Australian Money Question:

Thu May 10, 2001 1:29 am

What do you think personally about the monarch on your currency, apart from what the A.R.M. thinks?
 
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RE: British/Canadian/Australian Money Question:

Thu May 10, 2001 1:36 am

I have no problem with seeing a picture of British monarch on my $20 bill, but I think I'd rather see a worthy Canadian on it. I'd bet that Trudeau will be on a bill sometime later.
 
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RE: British/Canadian/Australian Money Question:

Thu May 10, 2001 2:04 am

One more thing, the feminist groups will probably start to raise a fuss when they finally catch on to the the fact that the monarch is usually a man, with the royal succession working the way it does.
 
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RE: British/Canadian/Australian Money Question:

Thu May 10, 2001 2:47 am

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.
 
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RE: British/Canadian/Australian Money Question:

Thu May 10, 2001 3:28 am

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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RE: British/Canadian/Australian Money Question:

Thu May 10, 2001 3:40 am

The French have pretty cool monies. I brought about $20(USD) worth home for my son. He collects 'funny money'.
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RE: British/Canadian/Australian Money Question:

Thu May 10, 2001 3:45 am

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.
 
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RE: British/Canadian/Australian Money Question:

Thu May 10, 2001 7:40 am

Australia's currency now only has the monarch on the back of coins. The $5.00 note has just been recently replaced with someone else. I don't have one handy so can't really say.

Cheers,

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RE: British/Canadian/Australian Money Question:

Thu May 10, 2001 7:59 am

MB

You don't have a $5 bill handy?

Only $100s in your wallet huh?

GODDAMN!! When will you become single? Big grin

Cheers

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Thu May 10, 2001 8:54 am

...the Aussie dollar has had some hard times, but it's on the come-back trail-

it's back up to $0.5245, from below $0.50 a few weeks ago. I shoulda bought some, eh?

The Kiwi dollar is worth... well, $0.426.
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RE: British/Canadian/Australian Money Question:

Fri May 11, 2001 9:44 pm

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!

Here´s a great website featuring ALL Euro motifs which are already known:
http://www.geocities.com/eurocoin2002/deutsch/aversde.html
On the first page is the common front, click on the flags to see the backs.


JetService,

>>The French have pretty cool monies. I brought about $20(USD) worth home for my son. He collects 'funny money'.

well, yes. But our German coins are so boring only because they haven´t been changed for over fifty years - where else do you find coins from 1948 in normal circulation? (Talk about stability here  Big grin)

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RE: British/Canadian/Australian Money Question:

Fri May 11, 2001 9:58 pm

The UK will DEFINITELY enter the Euro, but it will be on our terms, and not those dictated to us from Brussels. It would be economic suicide if we didn't join the Euro within the next three years.
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RE: Ryanb741

Sat May 12, 2001 2:58 am

Ryan,

>>>It would be economic suicide if we didn't join the Euro within the next three years.

You´re certainly right, but it would be political suicide to sell that to the voters. So who´s going to sacrifice their power for the common wellfare?

>>>it will be on our terms, and not those dictated to us from Brussels.

I beg to differ - it will be on the terms of the treaty of Maastricht. And, by the way, one can join or not - black or white, no grey in between. You can´t "join a little" or have a trial periode.

>>>The UK will DEFINITELY enter the Euro

Yeah, as soon as it´s renamed "Pound"  Laugh out loud.

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RE: British/Canadian/Australian Money Question:

Sat May 12, 2001 3:04 pm

I hate seeing the Queen on our notes....she has absolutely nothing to do with the running of the country..and besides when Australia becomes a republic,NZ will become a state of Australia.
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