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edible_hat
03-31-2008, 10:11 AM
Some backstory: Australia used to have 1 and 2 cent coins. They were phased out years ago (old ones were used in the medals at the 2000 Olypics). They're not produced any more but are still legal tender. For cash transactions, 1 and 2 cents round down to the nearest 10, 3 and 4 round up to 5, 6 and 7 round down to 5 and 8 and 9 round up to 10.


Customer got $50.04 of fuel. He handed me $50.05 and jokingly asked for his 1 cent change. I gave him a 1 cent coin that appeared next to the register three days ago. We all had a laugh.

Dorath
03-31-2008, 10:53 AM
No penny type coins? I'm there.

Boochan
03-31-2008, 11:00 AM
Customer got $50.04 of fuel. He handed me $50.05 and jokingly asked for his 1 cent change. I gave him a 1 cent coin that appeared next to the register three days ago. We all had a laugh.
:lol: Nice.. :p
Closest I've seen to old money in my store has been that first Plastic $5 Note from 1992, that was orange and like a skin colour rather then the pink colour it is today.. nothing else though. Still find it quite amazing that you can still cash them in at the bank if you wish. And yes, their are no pennies and the like here.. we did end up surviving without them.
I've looked at our balance sheet.. and it tends to vary rather wildly as our prices have many different cent intervals (i.e our Telephone Cables for instance are at a certain percentage markup that results in very weird amounts). Some days we are up, some days we are down.. I think over a week we've ended up generally down by about 20c (oh no) due to rounding.

No complaints here, only thing that still bugs me is how huge our 50 Cent coin is.. pain to hold many of them.

NightWatch
03-31-2008, 11:37 AM
American money is so freaking boring. It's shit green. ALL of it (not coins, they're just metal colors). They are starting to add shiny pretty colors now, but still not nearly as cool as foreign currency.

Jewels
03-31-2008, 01:42 PM
American money is so freaking boring. It's shit green. ALL of it (not coins, they're just metal colors). They are starting to add shiny pretty colors now, but still not nearly as cool as foreign currency.

The new $5 bills are pretty cool.

Raieth
03-31-2008, 01:54 PM
I hate it when someone comes in with american money. I have to actually check the damn bill's number to see what it is. I love canada's coloured money. Makes things so much easier.

Lingering Grin
03-31-2008, 04:08 PM
I hate it when someone comes in with american money. I have to actually check the damn bill's number to see what it is. I love canada's coloured money. Makes things so much easier.

Honestly, most of us have just gotten used to sorting bills by which president is on em. :p

Though I did get one of the new $5 bills for the first time last week... I had to stop for a second and look for the "this is legal tender" writing on it. At first I thought it was some weird monopoly-type money. lol

rerant
03-31-2008, 04:15 PM
I hate it when someone comes in with american money. I have to actually check the damn bill's number to see what it is. I love canada's coloured money. Makes things so much easier.
Agreed! When I was in NYC I had to scrutinize my money to make sure I was using proper amounts, rather than just looking at the colour.
I also hate American money only because of the people who use it at my work.
9/10 of them don't courteously ask if we accept it and just assume that we do and hand it over like they would Canadian money, which is something I find intensely rude.
Especially seeing as when I was last in Buffalo me and my friend hadn't changed our money because we were only going to be there for a few hours and weren't expecting to spend any. He asked the waitress at the restaurant if they accepted Canadian money at face value (at the time the Canadian dollar was above the American) and the waitress said, and I quote, "Uhhh, no. This is America. If you want to use Canadian money use it in Canada."
She said it in such a rude way me and my friends were all taken aback by her audacity. Whenever she came over to check on us she got ignored by everyone except me.
I just can't help myself from saying please and thank you, even when someone has been rude to me. :( Stupid proper upbringing! *fist shake*
In the end the bitch (and that's explaining her attitude lightly) got a 5cent tip. A CANADIAN 5cent tip.

FuzzyKitten99
03-31-2008, 04:17 PM
Honestly, most of us have just gotten used to sorting bills by which president is on em. :p


Even funnier though cuz the highest common tendered bill ($100) has Ben Franklin on it, and he was never Prez. Personally I think Washington should be on the $100, not the $1 & .25c.

Slytovhand
03-31-2008, 04:27 PM
Hey Hat - how are you with NZ or Solomon Islands coins?

I found out the other day that the drink machine here won't accept the SI coins! Weird (but then - I didn't think it would - it weighed a bit less).

But what's really funny, is working in a servo, and having Indian employees look at such a coin (1 or 2c) and wonder what it is :P

(for the non-south pacific readers here - New Zealand and Solomon Island coins are almost identical to Australian coins - so we tend to see a few around here, and they tend to be used as normal coinage - though legally, they're not).

Tee
03-31-2008, 04:59 PM
Especially seeing as when I was last in Buffalo me and my friend hadn't changed our money because we were only going to be there for a few hours and weren't expecting to spend any. He asked the waitress at the restaurant if they accepted Canadian money at face value (at the time the Canadian dollar was above the American) and the waitress said, and I quote, "Uhhh, no. This is America. If you want to use Canadian money use it in Canada."

Yeah, we always get Canadian money from the bank (Pennies, nickels and quarters). Usually we have to set it aside, and throw it away, or keep it, we aren't allowed to use it in transactions. This also counts AGAINST our tills. One day I had a lot of Canadian coins, enough that I was going to be fairly off (For a dollar store), and a guy came in with an accent I didn't fully catch. But, after talking for a few seconds, we got to the payment stage, and he tried to give me a Canadian quarter, I told him I couldn't take that, and he said whoops, lemme get my American money out. The way he said it implied he wasn't from here, and turns out, he's Canadian. I offer him the money I have set aside (Better than throwing it away XD), and he actually buys it off me.

So, my tills not off, the "Evil" Canadian money is going to be put too good use, and I had a nice customer. Twas a great day for all.

Note: Something I've always wondered, did canadian money copy ours, we copy them, we (Us and them) copy someone else, or did it just happen by chance? They look too similar for coincidence.

rerant
03-31-2008, 05:23 PM
Note: Something I've always wondered, did canadian money copy ours, we copy them, we (Us and them) copy someone else, or did it just happen by chance? They look too similar for coincidence.

Not sure. Canadian money has gone through some changes over the years and I'm liking the new money a lot better.

Old and busted:
http://www.atsnotes.com/catalog/canada/canada-94.JPG

New hotness:
http://www.craigmarlatt.com/canada/images/images&downloads/currency.jpg

Those stripes down the left sides are holographic strips. In the picture the 5's and 10's don't have the strips, but now they do.
Our new money has a crazy amount of security features on it.

One thing I don't like about American money is we don't get a lot of training on the security features short of, "Hold it up to the light and look for the strip," which doesn't do much.
I also really wish American money would react under blacklight like ours does, though maybe the new bills do and I'm just not aware of it.

I think the Americans have just gotten the hint that differently coloured money is just a good idea overall. I'm sure no one copied anyone, but the US just got the hint that all green is ugly.

Evil Queen
03-31-2008, 06:08 PM
Agreed! When I was in NYC I had to scrutinize my money to make sure I was using proper amounts, rather than just looking at the colour.
I also hate American money only because of the people who use it at my work.
9/10 of them don't courteously ask if we accept it and just assume that we do and hand it over like they would Canadian money, which is something I find intensely rude.
Especially seeing as when I was last in Buffalo me and my friend hadn't changed our money because we were only going to be there for a few hours and weren't expecting to spend any. He asked the waitress at the restaurant if they accepted Canadian money at face value (at the time the Canadian dollar was above the American) and the waitress said, and I quote, "Uhhh, no. This is America. If you want to use Canadian money use it in Canada."
She said it in such a rude way me and my friends were all taken aback by her audacity. Whenever she came over to check on us she got ignored by everyone except me.
I just can't help myself from saying please and thank you, even when someone has been rude to me. :( Stupid proper upbringing! *fist shake*
In the end the bitch (and that's explaining her attitude lightly) got a 5cent tip. A CANADIAN 5cent tip.

That was one rude waitress. People like her give good waitstaff bad names.:(

I would always take Canadian money at face value; even now. I collect foreign currency as a hobby so at the end of any of my shifts I would just trade out the canadian for american and take my new stash home (always called pirate money by my co-workers). I plan on visiting Canada one day and would like to avoid going to a bank of transfer my money into Canadian currency. Just one less thing I would have to do is all.

Sheldonrs
03-31-2008, 06:18 PM
New coins:


http://blimptv.blogspot.com/2007/12/new-bush-coins.html

Evil Queen
03-31-2008, 06:29 PM
GAH! Not Bush coins!

*these coins will not be going into my collection*

I feel I must shower repeatedly now.

Geek King
03-31-2008, 06:29 PM
Even funnier though cuz the highest common tendered bill ($100) has Ben Franklin on it, and he was never Prez.

That just proves that Franklin was as smart as they say he was. ;)

Brightglaive
03-31-2008, 06:53 PM
Not sure. Canadian money has gone through some changes over the years and I'm liking the new money a lot better.

Those stripes down the left sides are holographic strips. In the picture the 5's and 10's don't have the strips, but now they do.
Our new money has a crazy amount of security features on it.

One thing I don't like about American money is we don't get a lot of training on the security features short of, "Hold it up to the light and look for the strip," which doesn't do much.
I also really wish American money would react under blacklight like ours does, though maybe the new bills do and I'm just not aware of it.


Here's an abbreviated list of security features on the new $5 bill

watermarks (2 of them)
Security strip (glows blue under UV light)
Low vision feature (big purple 5 on the back)
Microprinting
Federal reserve indicators
Serial numbers

Most of the new US currency has the same security features. One additional security feature that I have seen on the $20 is the special ink (holographic based) on the lower right 20 printed on the front. It will turn black or green depending on what angle it is viewed at. Additionally, different colored ink has been used in certain portions of the new currency.



The following is an excerpt from:

http://www.moneyfactory.gov/newmoney/main.cfm/currency/new5

Watermark:
There are now two watermarks on the redesigned $5 bill. A large number "5" watermark is located to the right of the portrait, replacing the previous watermark portrait of President Lincoln found on older design $5 bills. Its location is highlighted by a blank window incorporated into the background design. A second watermark — a column of three smaller "5"s — has been added to the new $5 bill design and is positioned to the left of the portrait. Hold your bill up to the light and look for the two new watermarks.

Security Thread
The embedded security thread, which is located to the left of the portrait on older-design $5 bills, has moved to the right of the portrait on the redesigned $5 bill. The letters "USA" followed by the number "5" in an alternating pattern are visible along the thread from both sides of the bill. The embedded security thread glows blue when held under ultraviolet light. Hold your bill up to the light and look for the embedded security thread.

Design Features

Color:
Because color can be duplicated by potential counterfeiters, it should not be used to verify the authenticity of paper money. Adding color to the bill’s design, however, does add complexity to the design. The most noticeable difference in the redesigned $5 bill is the addition of light purple in the center of the bill, which blends into gray near the edges. Small yellow "05"s are printed to the left of the portrait on the front of the bill and to the right of the Lincoln Memorial vignette on the back.


Symbols of Freedom:
A new American symbol of freedom has been added to the background of the redesigned $5 bill—The Great Seal of the United States, featuring an eagle and shield, is printed in purple to the right of the portrait of President Lincoln. An arc of purple stars surrounds the portrait and The Great Seal. The symbols of freedom differ for each denomination.

Portrait and Vignette:
The oval borders around President Lincoln’s portrait on the front and the Lincoln Memorial vignette on the back have been removed. The portrait has been moved up and the shoulders have been extended into the border. Engraving details have been added to the vignette, framing the Lincoln Memorial against a sky full of clouds.
Other Features

Low-Vision Feature:
The large, easy-to-read number "5" in the lower right corner on the back of the bill, which helps those with visual impairments distinguish the denomination, is now enlarged in the new $5 bill design and printed in high-contrast purple ink.

Microprinting:
Because they are so small, microprinted words are hard to replicate. The redesigned $5 bill features microprinting on the front of the bill in three areas: the words "FIVE DOLLARS" can be found repeated inside the left and right borders of the bill; the words "E PLURIBUS UNUM" appear at the top of the shield within the Great Seal; and the word "USA" is repeated in between the columns of the shield. On the back of the bill the words "USA FIVE" appear along one edge of the large purple "5" low-vision feature.


Federal Reserve Indicators:
A universal seal to the left of the portrait represents the entire Federal Reserve System. A letter and number beneath the left serial number identifies the issuing Federal Reserve Bank.

Serial Numbers:
The unique combination of eleven numbers and letters appears twice on the face of the bill. On the new $5 bill, the left serial number has shifted slightly to the right, compared with previous designs.

If you want to look at different denominations you can find them at:

http://www.moneyfactory.gov/newmoney/main.cfm/currency/aboutNotes

Mark Healey
03-31-2008, 06:57 PM
Note: Something I've always wondered, did canadian money copy ours, we copy them, we (Us and them) copy someone else, or did it just happen by chance? They look too similar for coincidence.

Back in the day before fiat money (money that is money just because some govenment says so) a dollar was 1/20 oz. of gold or 1 oz. of silver. The prices of various metals didn't varry that much relative to each other so the copper and nickel used on other coins also represented real value based on their relative sizes.

This also eplains why the 5 cent (were made of nickel) coins are larger than the10 cent (were made of silver) coins.

Andara Bledin
03-31-2008, 07:41 PM
In the end the bitch (and that's explaining her attitude lightly) got a 5cent tip. A CANADIAN 5cent tip.

Heh. She got what she deserved, I'd say. So, so rude.

I just saw my first new $5 and it was a bit of a shock. But I think it looks rather striking.

^-.-^

Aethian
03-31-2008, 09:04 PM
See I'm like Evil Queen, whenever I come accross canadian money I put it into a special jar and I'll get bill money out of it the next time I go to Canada. Cause I was curious I counted it last night and I'm already just over a hundred dollars. Of course I have been saving for over two years but I just know one of these days I'm going to go and see a play with my Aussie and be able to not have to trade monies.

As for the Aussie's not having cent coins he just gave me a weird look when I pulled some out when he visited and the bill came to xx.03

Oh, I buy two dollar US bills too...anyone got any they want to trade me for a couple ones? :P

retaildrone
03-31-2008, 10:38 PM
The new $5 bills are pretty cool.

I was about to say that. I got some the other day and was all like "it's.....PURPLE!!"

RetailWorkhorse
04-01-2008, 02:18 AM
Agreeing with the Queen, here, I used to use the foreign stuff at face value, took it from the tourists, and switched it out with whatever I had in my wallet to cover. I got money fom all over now. ^_^


Oh, I buy two dollar US bills too...anyone got any they want to trade me for a couple ones? :P

Yes, I do. 22 of them, including one silver note, but they aren't for sale. :P

Gurndigarn
04-01-2008, 02:19 AM
Agreed! When I was in NYC I had to scrutinize my money to make sure I was using proper amounts, rather than just looking at the colour.

You would still have to scruitinize it, because I don't think we use the same colors, so your color recognition would be off.

Especially seeing as when I was last in Buffalo me and my friend hadn't changed our money because we were only going to be there for a few hours and weren't expecting to spend any. He asked the waitress at the restaurant if they accepted Canadian money at face value (at the time the Canadian dollar was above the American) and the waitress said, and I quote, "Uhhh, no. This is America. If you want to use Canadian money use it in Canada."
She said it in such a rude way me and my friends were all taken aback by her audacity. Whenever she came over to check on us she got ignored by everyone except me.

Rude? Possibly, but my experience with New Yorkers is that the entire state is paranoid about Canadian money. (Yeah, I'm sure I'll get a few of you telling me you're not... this is just based on my experiences.) So I can understand her response: she probably thought you were trying to pull a fast one on her.

Even funnier though cuz the highest common tendered bill ($100) has Ben Franklin on it, and he was never Prez. Personally I think Washington should be on the $100, not the $1 & .25c.

You see a lot more ones than hundreds... this is the guy that they want us to see all the time.

But can we lose Grant and Jackson, please? They've been around just too long and there are a few other people I think deserve a spot on the money.

Evil Queen
04-01-2008, 03:46 AM
Oh, I buy two dollar US bills too...anyone got any they want to trade me for a couple ones? :P
I do that too. I was once told that the banks don't like to take them so I buy them off people at the grocery store, work, restaurants, any place really.

uciobert
04-01-2008, 03:54 AM
I do that too. I was once told that the banks don't like to take them so I buy them off people at the grocery store, work, restaurants, any place really.

I remember once a kid in front of me paid with nothing but those $2 bills, the cashier was a little perplexed, but I ask that she make my change with those $2 bills, so I could add them to my collection.

BusBus
04-01-2008, 03:55 AM
I like the Canuck money! The colours are really nice and the people and images on them are relevant to today's Canadian culture and history (i.e. The back of the $5 bill references the classic story of the boy and toronto maple leafs' jersey, the $10 bill is a tribute to our veterans, and the $20 bill refers to native artist Bill Reid...I really don't remember what's on the $50 and $100 bills though).

Although, I really wish we could get rid of pennies. Yuck.

earl colby pottinger
04-01-2008, 05:19 AM
He asked the waitress at the restaurant if they accepted Canadian money at face value (at the time the Canadian dollar was above the American) and the waitress said, and I quote, "Uhhh, no. This is America. If you want to use Canadian money use it in Canada."

Which is one of the dumbest things she could have done. At it's peak a Canada dollar was worth about $1.08 American. Assuming a $40 dollar meal for your group she could have collected an extra
three dollars tip, not to mention any tip you guys would have given if she had not been so rude.

Estil
04-01-2008, 06:42 AM
Even funnier though cuz the highest common tendered bill ($100) has Ben Franklin on it, and he was never Prez. Personally I think Washington should be on the $100, not the $1 & .25c.

But don't you know the old saying? First in war, first in peace, and first on the dollars of his countrymen.:D

edible_hat
04-01-2008, 06:48 AM
Hey Hat - how are you with NZ or Solomon Islands coins?

My coin "collection" (family heirloom piggy bank full of random coins and coin-like objects, my favourites are the tokens from the now-defunct Downtown amusement center and the USSR coins) has so many that I've stopped grabbing them (same with Fijian coins). I only swap them for proper 'Strayan money if somebody complains. Or I would if anybody noticed, so far it hasn't happened.

A while ago I had one of the older round 50 cent coins from 1966... they had 50 cents worth of silver in them, nowadays they're worth around $5. I swapped it for a regular 50 cent coin from my pocket.

Also last week I had an old paper $20 note. I put it in a safe drop and forgot about it until today when I saw it in a plastic sleeve taped to the owner's computer. He has a hunch that it's worth a bit more than $20, he's going to keep it until he gets around to taking it to a collectable banknote trader.

Those new Canadian notes look like Australian ones! Are they plastic?

GAH! Not Bush coins!

I believe that in America you have to be dead before you can appear on money. So depending on your political views, Bush coins could be either a good thing or a bad thing.


Weirdest coin I've got in change was an American quarter (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quarter_%28United_States_coin%29) in place of an Australian 5 cent coin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Five_cent_coin_%28Australian%29). WTF? They're not even the same size! Even so I think I think I got a great deal there.

Gurndigarn
04-01-2008, 11:23 AM
Which is one of the dumbest things she could have done. At it's peak a Canada dollar was worth about $1.08 American. Assuming a $40 dollar meal for your group she could have collected an extra
three dollars tip, not to mention any tip you guys would have given if she had not been so rude.

Minus the bank's exchange rate (probably about 5%), and minus the nuisance value of finding a bank that will do it— probably not worth it in the end. (My wife sold a story to a Canadian publisher last year— it took us a while to get the check cashed, so I can appreciate the nuisance value).

Boochan
04-01-2008, 12:03 PM
Most common coin confusion here in Australia would have to be the NZ 20c Coin and the Australian 20c coin. Easy to get rid of them, just put them with your change to a bank that doesn't count every single exact coin.. Most vending machines don't seem to take them anymore, sadly. Only other times we generally get exotic currency has been when we get a US Dime for a 5c Piece.. which has actually happened a few times lately, interestingly enough.

simplyanother
04-01-2008, 02:44 PM
We rarely get any fun money. The occasional old Canadian penny stuffed in with the US coins. No fun.

I really hate the quarter program. Makes getting change from customers take twice as long, while they go through their coinage..."oh, wait, I'm saving Iowa"
"Oh shoot, Billy NEEDS California"... Drives me batty.

The Dollar coins won't be too big of a deal, because the only time we ever get them are when people have gotten change as the post office--and want to get rid of them as fast as humanly possible.

(Explain the bright folks that thought--"hey, we've had Washington on our quarters for a long assed time.. I KNOW! We'll make a new dollar, with presidents on them...and and... we'll make them roughly the same size as the 25 cent coins... No one will confuse them ...never!")

Andara Bledin
04-01-2008, 05:26 PM
On the $2 bills: I read once, quite some time ago, that when Boy Scouts would go on trips where they got allowances, the allowances would be paid out all in $2 bills so that the Scouts could find out later, what sorts of things the kids were spending money on.

Other than that, recycling places often have a very large number of $2 bills on hand (ar at least they used to), and it was for basic tracking purposes.

Yeah, I take $2 out of circulation, too.

^-.-^

Brightglaive
04-01-2008, 06:52 PM
It's funny... my bank (credit union) will still give me $2 dollar bills if I ask for them. I can also get the Gold "dead presidents" dollars too. I don't know how you can mix up a gold dollar coin that is thicker and slightly larger than a quarter with a silver (it's the nickel plating) washington quarter (states back not withstanding).

What I would like to have is a silver certificate $2 bill. They look different than the newer $2 bills and actually say on the front "This certifies that there is on deposit in the Treasury of the United States of America two dollars in silver payable to the bearer on demand." and have the blue seal of the treasury dept. of the US.

I'd also love (even more) to buy some of the original yellowback or greenback gold certificates. Sweet!!

Wikipedia has some good photos of slver certificates and gold certificates.

simplyanother
04-02-2008, 02:50 AM
I get customers who mix up change frequently.

The new dollars with quarters. The Louis can Clark nickels...with quarters (I'd like to play...oh, what a dumbass customer, but I've done it too. I know they are a different size and weight, but somehow, they are alike..)
Dirty dimes with pennies...

All sorts of shit.

I have to admit, when I got the new five...last week, I couldn't help but think "Wtf is this...it's PURPLE!"

ravenrose
04-02-2008, 04:28 AM
Where I work, we deal with weird moneys all the time.

We do referrals to a local dinner show, and they pay our commissions in $2 increments. When I go to spend them, I get everything from "This isn't real", to "These are lucky, why are you spending them?" Yes, they're real, and when you have $200 of them, they become unlucky because they haven't bought me anything. :lol:

We also do foreign currency exchange at my location, so I see a lot of different kinds. My favorites so far are Australia (that clear mark is just too cool looking) and Swiss Franc (they're so colorful!).

The first time we got a new $5 in, I thought it was fake. I called my co-worker over and just held it up. Luckily, he had just seen a news bulletin about it, so he knew it was real. The big purple 5 on that back was really what threw me. It just looks like someone spilled purple kool-aid on it, the edges of the purple spot are darker, just like a spill would be.

Gurndigarn
04-02-2008, 11:18 AM
My thought on the new five was "wow... that's a real light purple". How light? The bill changers that won't take the colored tens or twenties without an upgrade took these ones just fine.

Ninja Chocobo
04-02-2008, 11:35 AM
Heh, the money's roughly the one thing I like about Australia. All the notes are different colours and sizes. The 20c and 50c coins are a little big, though.

Dreamstalker
04-02-2008, 01:22 PM
I've gotten a few silver quarters--and one Mercury dime!--in my change before.

The new fives and tens are weird (I don't like all the new bills). Is the color supposed to look like antiquing or something? First thing mom thought of when she saw them is "did someone at the mint spill a thermos of tea in the printing press?" I have an old 10 and 20 in my wallet--used to have one of the 5s, but I spent it by mistake.

Although, I really wish we could get rid of pennies. Yuck.
I so wish the US would get rid of pennies as well (and don't try to make them the same size as the Euro one-cent coins either!) At the game store we have a bucket of candy at the register, one piece of gum or 2 pieces of hard candy for 25 cents. Kid bought one piece of hard candy...told me to "keep the change" (that must have been fun for whoever was closing the drawer at night...over by a half a cent). We had a pair of heavy-duty shears and I was prepared to cut a penny in half.

We're finding a lot of old currency in my grandfather's stuff (what mom is having me do is take the valuable stuff before her brother gets his stupid mitts on it). Half dollars, Morgan dollars, a US twenty-cent piece (which I never knew existed), copper slugs...yesterday I found a $1 silver certificate signed by President Truman. Not mint condition in a regular cheap frame, we plan to put it frame and all (don't want to touch the actual bill if at all possible) into a UV-blocking frame to prevent further damage.

Gurndigarn
04-02-2008, 09:40 PM
Heh, the money's roughly the one thing I like about Australia. All the notes are different colours and sizes. The 20c and 50c coins are a little big, though.

As someone who has to deal with coin (and bill) operated machinery, I prefer having uniform sizes. The machines have enough issues without needing to have multiple bill paths for different sizes.

Becks
04-02-2008, 11:46 PM
Oh, I buy two dollar US bills too...anyone got any they want to trade me for a couple ones? :P

Any $2 bills I get, I keep.

Not that I get any nowadays, but still...