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Old 11-27-2018, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Madrid
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Which country, in your opinion, has the most beautiful currency that is in use today? Or historically? In Europe, I have to give it to the Swiss. Each franc note is a work of art. World-wide, I think the most beautiful I've seen is the Fiji Dollar. I love the bright colors and tropical artwork.

Fiji Dollar:
http://www.rbf.gov.fj/docs2/Newspaper%20Supplement.pdf

Swiss Franc:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swiss_franc
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Old 11-27-2018, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Howard County, Maryland
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The Fiji notes are indeed beautiful. The Swiss ones, on the other hand, seem a bit too much. They're like a tie-dyed shirt: lots of pretty colors, but the patterns are a bit too wavy.


I don't have an opinion as to the most beautiful currency in the world. But in general I prefer the ones where the different denominations of bills are of different colors. Not only is it appealing, but it makes it easier to tell at a quick glance which bill is which denomination. I know that euros are of different colors, as are Korean won. I'm sure there are others, but I can't think of them off hand.
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Old 11-27-2018, 02:35 PM
 
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
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When I travelled to Switzerland in 2014, I've got really impressed by the beauty of the Franc notes in the exchange houses. I never saw before something like that.
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Old 11-27-2018, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Bahamas paper money
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Old 11-27-2018, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Madrid
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The Fiji notes are indeed beautiful. The Swiss ones, on the other hand, seem a bit too much. They're like a tie-dyed shirt: lots of pretty colors, but the patterns are a bit too wavy.


I don't have an opinion as to the most beautiful currency in the world. But in general I prefer the ones where the different denominations of bills are of different colors. Not only is it appealing, but it makes it easier to tell at a quick glance which bill is which denomination. I know that euros are of different colors, as are Korean won. I'm sure there are others, but I can't think of them off hand.
Most currencies I’ve come across are not only different colors, but different sizes as well. The USA is unique in that it doesn’t have either of those features. For the amount of power and recognition behind the USD, it’s appearance is quite bland IMO
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Old 11-27-2018, 05:38 PM
 
Location: South Park, San Diego
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Before the Euro came along I used to think the Dutch Guilders were very cool and modern looking with great colors- one bill was bright orange of course.

I don't know what their version of the Euro is and whether they maintained that look, I know each country can (or could) put a unique twist on currency issued there.
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Old 11-27-2018, 05:43 PM
 
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Most currencies I’ve come across are not only different colors, but different sizes as well. The USA is unique in that it doesn’t have either of those features. For the amount of power and recognition behind the USD, it’s appearance is quite bland IMO
The US Federal Reserve has been adding color to their banknotes, not sure the last time you've seen/used them. While they're not as bright and colorful as other countries, it's more on the subtle side and not overwhelming.

US $5 Purple Background
US $10 Orange Background
US $20 Green Background
US $50 Pink Background
US $100 Teal Background

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Old 11-27-2018, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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My favorite at the time I was there using it was Rhodesia

https://www.google.com/search?newwin...fuZrRsbDah_5M:

Historically, the best currency and stamps in Europe were Portugal
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Old 11-28-2018, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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I like the Cook Island $3 bills and they have 2 different $3 bills - the only place I know that has a $3 bill www.banknotes.com/ck6.htm

The Cook Island dollar is currently worth about 70 cents.
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Old 11-28-2018, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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the only place I know that has a $3 bill www.banknotes.com/ck6.htm
USSR (and before that, Russia) ad 3-ruble notes, which were beautiful

https://www.google.com/search?newwin...8lgL1dbDQKkvM:

Saudi Arabia struck coins in 4 qirsh denomination.

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