Bora Bora, Hiva Oa, Moorea, Nuku Hiva, and Tahiti are the islands that makeup French Polynesia, and these territories can be described as nothing short of paradise
Getting hold of the local currency is more than a means to spend when traveling. A country’s banknotes and coins are a key part of its national identity with a lot of careful consideration going into their design
Every country has a currency of its own, except for some countries. A currency’s design is kept in such a way that it shows its country’s culture, history, and interests over time. Currencies around the globe are upping their game, aesthetically, but also in terms of security measures.
Visiting a new country is often an exciting and well-planned adventure. Visitors usually bring a set amount of currency for the single purpose of buying gifts and souvenirs for themselves or for their loved ones back home.
You can find beauty in nearly all facets of life, and that includes money. While some countries keep their currency design simple, others go the extra mile. In fact, some nations can even boast their banknotes and coins as everyday works of art.
Bora Bora, Hiva Oa, Moorea, Nuku Hiva, and Tahiti are the islands that make up French Polynesia, and these territories can be described as nothing short of paradise.
Hard to get much lovelier than the one-two of the face and back of this note from French Polynesia. But then the islands encompassed by the territory pretty much define paradise.
The Republic of Maldives is a chain of more than 1,300 islands and cays in the Indian Ocean located around 500 miles from the southwest portion of India
This bill is from the Republic of the Maldives in the Indian Ocean, a chain of about 1,300 islands and cays scattered for 500 miles southwest of India. Beyond fishing and collecting coconuts, the centerpiece on this bill, there’s little
e livelihood, and the Maldives is one of the poorest countries in the world
Another paradise on earth with its amazing beaches and sceneries, Sao Tome & Principe is a small country made up of volcanic islands and located off the coast of western equatorial Africa in the Gulf of Guiana.
A tiny nation in the Gulf of Guiana, off the western equatorial African coast, these volcanic islands bill themselves as “Paradise on Earth.” It could be: splendid beaches and fascinating wildlife
The multiple award-winning Swiss francs are the national currency of not just Switzerland but also Liechtenstein. The franc’s latest series of banknotes feature hands in various gestures, and as a result, feel especially artful
This bill was singled out for an award in 2006 for its artistic merit and unique design. It pictures an ancient fish, the Coelacanth, which was believed to have been extinct in the dinosaur era until it was sighted in Comoros’ waters during recent years.
This stunning bill won the banknote of the year in 2016 by the International Banknote Society (IBNS).
The bill was crafted with careful attention to detail by its designer, Manuela Pfrunder, who found significance in moving away from featuring important personalities on the currency, to instead, centering on a hand that is meant to symbolize the people of Switzerland as a whole
When one of your country’s citizens was the first to reach the peak of the highest mountain in the world in Mt. Everest in 1953, that person surely deserves to be honored with a portrait in one of your bill notes.
Sir Edmund Hillary, on this New Zealand $5, ranks as Most Rugged Outdoorsman on world money, with his weather-crinkled eyes, windblown hair, and open-throated shirt casually askew
The Cook Islands is located in the middle of Hawaii and New Zealand. It is far away from the rest of the world, and it does not have the infrastructure to attract a great number of tourists. This means that only a few people from outside the country have seen its wonderful currency notes
Hong Kong is one of the premier business centers in the world. It has long disproved the notion that its return from being a British colony to the hands of the Chinese in 1997 would put a halt to the freewheeling economy of the small state.
In a quiet corner of Scandinavia, an Icelandic seamstress who lived from 1646 to 1715 once had the distinction of being the wife to two successive bishops of her country.
Her name was Ragnheiour Jonsdottir, and the celebrated woman is depicted in one of the country’s currency notes wearing a tall hat and teaching two of her students.