Monday, August 2, 2010

BEAUTIFUL CURRENCIES OF THE WORLD

A Costa Rican banknote for five colones. It shows Rafael Yglesia Castro, president of Costa Rica from 1894 to 1902 and a Guaria Morada orchid, Costa Rica's national flower. The current series of banknotes is being replaced throughout 2010.

A Canadian banknote for five dollars, depicting children playing ice hockey. The verse is from a Roch Carrier short story, and reads: "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."

A colourful five dollar Australian note. In 1965, Australia adopted the name "royal" for its currency, but it was later dropped in favour of the dollar.

A note for one Egyptian pound. All Egyptian banknotes are bilingual.


A 100 dirham note from the UAE, showing the World Trade Centre. A falcon watermark is placed on all UAE banknotes to help prevent fraud.

A five rupee note from Pakistan. The port depicted is Gwadar port, which opened in 2008.


A five ringgit note from Malaysia showing the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, the Petronas Twin Towers, and the Multimedia Super Corrido.

A 20 rand note from South Africa. Each in this series of banknotes features a different animal from the "big five".

A colourful, floral 1000 note from French Polynesia, where the currency is the CPF franc.

A 500 baht note from Thailand. This is roughly equivalent to £10 of British money.


A Surinamese ten dollar note. The dollar replaced the Surinamese guilder in January 2004.

A one lempira note from Honduras. The lempira was introduced in 1931, and is named after a 16th century ruler.

A New Zealand note for five dollars, depicting New Zealand's native hoiho, or yellow-eyed penguin.

A Bahamian one dollar note, showing the Royal Bahamas police force band.

A one dinar note from Libya. The dinar replaced the pound in 1971.


Indian 1000 Rupee note bearing the image of the nation's father, Mohandas K. Gandhi in front and a combine harvester, an offshore oil derrick, a satellite, and a steel furnace, with a young girl working at a computer at the back.



An Indonesian note for 1000 rupiah. The word rupiah derives from the Indian rupee. This note shows traditional houses in the city of Palembang.

14 comments:

SG said...

Very beautiful currencies and your description.

R. Ramesh said...

babli u deserve a pat ya:) u always come out with interesting posts...not joking...congrats buddy..plz keep up the good work and cheers..

exposemaximum said...

beautiful and colorful !

Destiny's child... said...

Cool! Are all these a part of your collection?

Kiran Bajaj Sawhney said...

I second SG. Very nice descriptions of each currency.

Bikramjit Singh Mann said...

nice pics of different notes .. you know i visited australia last year and we went to this meuseum in Canberra and in one corner they had this place where they had all INDIAN currencie notes ..

Rs 10, rs 20 and rs 2 tooo Felt nice to see indian notes out there I had a pic somewhere if i find it I will surly send it to you...

BK Chowla, said...

Soon, Indian Rs symbol will also be added to this list.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful currencies.

欣楊瑜欣楊瑜 said...

It is easier to get than to keep it.......................................................................

R Sudhir Kumar said...

Really Unique and intersting, Babli, congrats

Tomz said...

beautiful currencies..informative post..exciting blog...:)

倪平 said...

Pen and ink is wits plough. ............................................................

Margaret Cloud said...

This is very pretty currency. It goes to show you how uninteresting ours is. Thanks for sharing.

Trotter said...

Wow! Great collection!!