Monday, September 13, 2010

Funny Money

I love Canadian money. It's beautiful, it's durable (much more so than US Currency. Whatever it's made from can handle the washing machine:-) and easily identifiable. They've changed the picture of the Queen since I left. They do this periodically, so as she ages, it still looks like her. Since Canada is a British Commonwealth, she is our Monarch. Of course when she passes, we'll get the new King's picture (presumably Prince Charles). If you can find an old coin, you will find Queen Elizabeth's father, King George the 6th on there. So cool. I googled something to see when they changed her picture last, and found this...

"Canadian bills are brightly coloured, making them easy to distinguish from one another. All American bills, on the other hand, are green. (Along with better beer, the fact that we have introduced colour to our money is a point of cultural pride for Canadians.)" Haha! But, it is superior money, if never (rarely) in value, than in looks!! (and hey, looks DO count for something!) Now to introduce a two dollar coin in the US too!

Cleaning out my diaper bag, and finding all the Canadian money I have to get to the bank. 50's are red, and 100's are brown, but I didn't have any of those in my possession this trip:-).

On the $5, the little quote says, "The winters of my childhood were long, long seasons. We lived in three places - the school, the church, and the skating-rink - but our real life was on the skating-rink" Roch Carrier
The $10 has a portion of "In Flanders Fields" on it. The one on the $20 is something about the's not as good in my opinion

1 comment:

  1. I used to give Ben a hard time about the money when I first moved here. I told him how exciting it was to play with monopoly money...he reassured me it *was* real and that I should spend it accordingly. =)
    Btw, I love that mexican recipe and plan on using it this week as it cools of.