Sunday, September 04, 2016

A new fiver

R was given our just released new five dollar note in his change at the supermarket. I had heard the new note is very bright and I was prepared to dislike it, but I don't. I like it. It is our lowest denomination note is plastic polymer rather than paper. Not that anyone would bother trying because of its low value, but it looks pretty impossible to forge. The clear parts on the note change, depending on the lighting and angle of viewing. The backwards five becomes the dome of a building. Between the star and the bird is another bird that you can make fly by moving the note.


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  1. I think I am going to have to see it to make up my mind. It isn't boring anyway.

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    1. EC, certainly not boring.

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  2. How many times has the five been changed since we first went to dollars? I'm not sure I like it, but I haven't seen one for myself yet, so can't really say. I may go to my bank and ask for one. I've heard the ten dollar note is also to be changed. it must be terribly expensive to be changing our money so often. do other countries do this?

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    1. River, I think this is the third plastic note. There was the first that would not be accepted by pokie machines. No idea about the paper ones. I don't think the US changes its money. They keep the $1 note because of the tipping thing. You would need a wheelbarrow to carry our $1 coins around if we had to tip like in the US.

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    1. Diane, and our Liz doesn't look too bad either.

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  4. Andrew nice to see your currency

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    1. Gosia, I might do a blog post or two showing our currency and you could do the same. Err, do you still use zloty or are you using euro?

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    2. Andrew we still use zloty but visiting other European countries I must use Euros

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  5. It looks good, I haven't come across one yet!

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    1. Grace, maybe you have to pay for something instead of P.

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  6. Ours are all plastic now, too. Annoying, because they can stick together.

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    1. Jackie, I don't think ours stick together. Well, I guess they are more inclined to that the old paper money.

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    2. They stick together if they are wet. I had a regular customer, bit of a weirdo, used to wash his money. Then all the notes would be rolled up and stuffed into an empty vitamins container. Every time he shopped I had to lay the notes in the drawer under the till to dry out after I had peeled them apart.

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  7. I am not clear why they introduced a new design. I heard something on the radio last week that there is one note that is now more friendly for the vision impaired. Would this be it? I will have to delve a bit further.

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    1. Carol, I guess the new note would be the one then. I wonder if they will replace the other notes.

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  8. I haven't seen it yet but it made the news the other night some machines will not recognise it mainly tab machines maybe it will help with our gambling problems.
    Merle.........

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    1. Merle, that happened before with five dollar notes when there was a small change. People might be tempted to put ten dollars in instead of five.

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  9. What a clever design that you can make a bird fly just moving it in the light.

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    1. Strayer, it does have other interesting things to see as you move it under light.

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