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Currency In Mexico,Australia

Sat Sep 08, 2001 6:30 am

One of my other hobbies besides airliners is collecting paper currency. Several years ago Australia was the first country to convert to a type of plastic curreny called polymer. New Zealand has also done this. There have been rumors spreading that Mexico will become the third country in the world to do this. Have you heard any thing about it? Also if you have been to Australia or New Zealand and used this "plastic" money please telll me about it. If you liked it or not. Thanks

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RE: Currency In Mexico,Australia

Sat Sep 08, 2001 7:02 am

plastic money? all the plastic money i know is switch or visa  Smile
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RE: Currency In Mexico,Australia

Sat Sep 08, 2001 8:40 am

In fact, over 20 countries have polymer/Tyvek money in circulation. Haiti was the first to issue polymer currency in 1980. If it is that widespread, and for that matter that old, I assume there is probably very little difference sensual difference between regular paper money and polymer; I assume the polymer is more durable.

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RE: Currency In Mexico,Australia

Sat Sep 08, 2001 9:37 am

I was recently in Australia...the bills felt the same except for a clear plastic security thingy embedded into the bill...is this what you mean??

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RE: Currency In Mexico,Australia

Sat Sep 08, 2001 7:54 pm

By the way, most "paper" notes are not really paper but cotton.

Vw, try filling your Euroland gaps ASAP - you won´t have much time left, as you know. Well, I guess you´ll be able to buy them later as well, but more expensive than now.

Daniel Smile

RE: Currency In Mexico,Australia

Sat Sep 08, 2001 11:01 pm

Australia's currency is the most difficult to counterfit in the world. We have security keys (the clear see-through panel), multi coloured and multi sized. It's also far more durable and washable.

Oh and it's pretty!


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RE: Currency In Mexico,Australia

Sun Sep 09, 2001 3:43 pm

i like the oz currency, easy to use, durable, and they seem smaller than average notes.
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RE: Currency In Mexico,Australia

Sun Sep 09, 2001 4:39 pm

Its also water proof, so it doesnt matter if it goes through the wash a few times  Smile.
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RE: Currency In Mexico,Australia

Sun Sep 09, 2001 5:01 pm

Aussie currency is great for going to the beach with, leave the wallet at home and put your $20 in yer swim shorts pocket, go swimmin, no worries about stolen wallet.
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RE: Currency In Mexico,Australia

Sun Sep 09, 2001 6:47 pm

yea yea aussie currency is very colourful as well...... i like it

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