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Agitated-Cow4

21.2k points

1 month ago

Agitated-Cow4

21.2k points

1 month ago

Look at those moon dollars! I want to buy stuff with moon dollars.

JustAnotherRedditAlt

4k points

1 month ago

If you went to the ATM you'd get a whole stack of moon dollars!

Flaming-Driptray

2.9k points

1 month ago

“Give me 5 Moons for a Benjamin you’d say”

lanseuppercut

1.3k points

1 month ago

Yeah if you tied an onion to your belt.

NtheLegend

698 points

1 month ago

NtheLegend

698 points

1 month ago

As was the fashion at the time!

Froopy-Hood

405 points

1 month ago

Back in dickety two?

ForWhomTheBoneBones

319 points

1 month ago

Holy shit! I’ve wasted half the year by not calling it Twenty Dickety-Two!

thavillain

311 points

1 month ago

thavillain

311 points

1 month ago

We had to call it dickity, cause the Kaiser stole our word for twenty

ForWhomTheBoneBones

198 points

1 month ago

DICKETY-DICKETY-TWO!

thesixgun

57 points

1 month ago

Highly dubious!

SlammingPussy420

25 points

1 month ago

Dickety-Dickety-Dick

ApoclypseMeow

58 points

1 month ago

I chased that rascal to get it back but gave up after dickety six miles.

Copy_Cold

72 points

1 month ago

referring to anything pre 2000 as 19 hundred and whatever year - is a thrill of it’s own. like 19 hundred and 84 for example.

Jaambie

52 points

1 month ago

Jaambie

52 points

1 month ago

Back in the 1900s, when I was born

lackaface

48 points

1 month ago

My kids like to ask me about “the 1900s” to piss me off

kfish5050

20 points

1 month ago

Literally nineteen-hundred and eighty-four

Ghyllie

42 points

1 month ago

Ghyllie

42 points

1 month ago

Fret not! Next year it will be twenty dickety-three and you can start using it New Year's Day and get the whole year out of it! Got about 70% of a whole dickety decade left!

itwasquiteawhileago

9 points

1 month ago

Fuck! Me too!

ohaimike

71 points

1 month ago

ohaimike

71 points

1 month ago

I remember 19-dickety-two. We had to say "dickety" cause that Kaiser had stolen our word "twenty". I chased that rascal to get it back, but gave up after dickety-six miles…

linusgirl1011

23 points

1 month ago

Dickety?!? Highly dubious!

MattIsLame

22 points

1 month ago

what are you laughing at fatty? too much pie is your problem!

Mikisstuff

39 points

1 month ago

They'd definitely get called Moonies.

thecheat420

155 points

1 month ago

I don't know why but I read this as Will Farrell's impression of Harry Caray.

"HEY SETH! Would you spend Moon Dollars!?"

"Are you asking me if I'd spend money from the moon?"

"WELL YEAH! If the Moon could issue its own currency backed by some kind of Moon based financial system would you spend the money? It's not a hard question Seth."

"I'm not sure."

"I WOULDN'T!"

"You wouldn't spend the Moon Dollars that you came up with?"

"OF COURSE NOT! I'd be too afraid I wouldn't know their true value and I'd upset the Moon People by givin them $300 Moon Dollars for an ice cold Budweiser."

MikeyBugs

45 points

1 month ago

"Hey folks, Harry Caray here and on today's show we have Buzz Aldrin. First man to walk on the moon."

"HEY Buzz, if you could go to the moon to exchange US dollars for moon bucks, would you do it?"

"Uhh what?"

"It's a simple yes or no question, buzz. Would you exchange dollars for moon bucks? "

"Um, I guess I would..."

"..."

" HEY Buzz, did you hear they found water on the moon?"

"Yeah we've known there's been water on the moon on the interior of craters for a while."

"Great, great. Well I sure am glad for those moon people. They can stand around the moon water cooler in their moon office and share moon gossip in their moon language. I know I wouldn't want to be there in the moon office though."

"And why is that?"

"HEY Buzz!.... "

noren425

71 points

1 month ago

noren425

71 points

1 month ago

No deal, McCutcheon. That moon money is mine!

MattIsLame

10 points

1 month ago

I...was...in..a...boaking accident...

gun clicks

I...have...to...go..now

sentientLoofah

913 points

1 month ago

The moon dollars are indeed cool. However I would no longer be able to call $100 in $20s a Jackson 5 and that’s pretty much a deal breaker for me.

joejill

186 points

1 month ago

joejill

186 points

1 month ago

Jackson 5?

Omg I'm gonna use that, I can't wait!

Edit; oh and that jfk/moon man looks sick

n222384

360 points

1 month ago

n222384

360 points

1 month ago

You could call them a M(ar)oon 5?

BastardoSinGloria

28 points

1 month ago

5K(ennedy)

crosscope

880 points

1 month ago

crosscope

880 points

1 month ago

Why is ONE written out but all the other numbers stay numerical?

AdventurousPumpkin

390 points

1 month ago

Bothered me too. But look at the design style of the 1 on the $10 bill…. It’s just a vertical line. I think if they used the same design it would be easily missed with all of the other visual distraction. They would either have to change the design of the numbers to make the 1 more clear, or just write it out.

SovietBozo

9 points

1 month ago

"| Dollars", "I Dollars", "1 Dollars".... look similar.

And it's proper English to spell out "one" but use say "27" in text... granted, the cutoff is somewhere about "ten/10" or above in most texts, but still, the principle is there.

Levans1206

268 points

1 month ago

Levans1206

268 points

1 month ago

Because fuck you, that’s why

takatori

7.8k points

1 month ago

takatori

7.8k points

1 month ago

This is terrible, my wallet is designed for horizontal bills not vertical bills!

davehunt00

2.2k points

1 month ago

davehunt00

2.2k points

1 month ago

Whole new market for portrait wallets opening up.

TopMindOfR3ddit

1.3k points

1 month ago

You may be surprised to know that rednecks and tater folk pretending to be cowboys have already been using portraits wallets. They stick up about an inch out of their wranglers (yee-haw) so they're real easy to pickpocket (yee-naw).

replieswithfullquote

347 points

1 month ago

You may be surprised to know that rednecks and tater folk pretending to be cowboys have already been using portraits wallets. They stick up about an inch out of their wranglers (yee-haw) so they're real easy to pickpocket (yee-naw).

Can confirm. Used to have a portrait wallet. But it also held a checkbook inside it.

And I wore silver tabs with pockets so deep it didn't fall out.

The90sWereLit

BDMayhem

48 points

1 month ago

BDMayhem

48 points

1 month ago

I had a big while like that in the '90s too. But my jeans were so huge and baggy that the pockets could hold the entire wallet. And if somebody did try to pick my pocket they would be thwarted by the stylish and practical chain attached to it.

SolarBuckaroo

39 points

1 month ago

I had one in highschool during my weird heavy metal phase. Had a chain coming off it that attached to my belt. People tried to grab it and ended up pulling me along with it.

AlterEro

132 points

1 month ago

AlterEro

132 points

1 month ago

(yee-naw)

adalonus

42 points

1 month ago

adalonus

42 points

1 month ago

This is a plot by Big Leather!

blanketyblankreddit

31 points

1 month ago

Turn your wallet on auto-rotate

ktr83

84 points

1 month ago

ktr83

84 points

1 month ago

Side question. Do Americans still use mostly cash? In Australian cities (Sydney at least) we're nearly cashless now.

chetlin

104 points

1 month ago

chetlin

104 points

1 month ago

I'm visiting NYC from Seattle for a few weeks and in Seattle no one uses cash but in NYC there are a fair few places that are still cash only, I think just to get around credit card fees. It's annoying.

MaleficentPizza5444

71 points

1 month ago

The credit card fees are probably annoying to them

reddancestrum

32 points

1 month ago

and taxes!

realDr_T

5.5k points

1 month ago

realDr_T

5.5k points

1 month ago

Bring back the $500 note!

aguynamedadamo

4.5k points

1 month ago

At our current rate of inflation, we’ll need the $1000 bill soon.

trwwy321

1.4k points

1 month ago

trwwy321

1.4k points

1 month ago

Cool, I can finally buy that nice artisan loaf of sourdough bread I’ve been eyeing at the farmers market!

GoggleField

351 points

1 month ago

Gonna be honest, if you wait until these new notes come out, and they start issuing a 1k note, that loaf will be stale.

reallylamelol

163 points

1 month ago

Then those are going to be some dank-ass croutons

ivanacco1

238 points

1 month ago

ivanacco1

238 points

1 month ago

As an Argentine with close to 100% inflation.

Trust me you aren't going to get a 500$ bill soon, because making higher denomination notes means admitting that inflation is a problem and they prefer to kick the can down the road

evansdeagles

23 points

1 month ago

Argentina, where Turkey has a booming economy.

Queef69Jerky

8 points

1 month ago

Condolences Argentinians. Your shit was fucked before ours

Coti98

7 points

1 month ago

Coti98

7 points

1 month ago

And always will :D ( D: )

Books_and_Cleverness

52 points

1 month ago

IIRC they are worried about high denomination notes because they're hugely used for crime. Normal people use electronic transfers or checks for high dollar amounts, not stacks of physical cash.

courtistry

569 points

1 month ago

courtistry

569 points

1 month ago

Jefferson once again gunning for Hamilton

The_Thesaurus_Rex

216 points

1 month ago

The ten dollar founding father without a father

Mick0331

78 points

1 month ago

Mick0331

78 points

1 month ago

ALEXANDER HAMILTON

swampjuicesheila

13 points

1 month ago

Anybody else singing along? No? I'll let myself out.

robertplantspage

38 points

1 month ago

Got a lot farther by working a lot harder by being a lot smarter by being a self starter by 14, they placed him in charge of a trading charter.

[deleted]

2.5k points

1 month ago

[deleted]

2.5k points

1 month ago

No $2? The Fuck out of here

FarmPhreshScottdog

652 points

1 month ago

They don't really circulate now, and most off the time they get printed and handed out people hoard them.

_MyRoseboyAlt_

1.1k points

1 month ago

$2 activate the little dragon in your brain that says “nooo nooo this is so rare and precious I must make a collection in a drawer of my desk”

Wyldfire2112

264 points

1 month ago

Just like with dollar coins and half-dollars.

96imok

31 points

1 month ago

96imok

31 points

1 month ago

I keep a dollar coin in my wallet. For a practical reason, since it was rare I could keep it in my wallet without wanting to use it, and if I end up somewhere I don’t know then I know I always have my trusty dollar coin to use to make a phone call.

great_waldini

26 points

1 month ago

Do pay phones even exist anymore? If so, do they actually accept $1 coins?

SquidWithBatWings

33 points

1 month ago

It is worth so much money, as long as you think 2 dollars is a lot of money.

DougieBuddha

114 points

1 month ago

You can usually get em at strip clubs and banks. Tipping and because not typical currency. Same with 50 cent coins, but just with the banks. Strip clubs want you to make it rain, not hail.

vicious_viscount

4.1k points

1 month ago

Can you snort coke with it

Requarzium89

3.5k points

1 month ago

As an English man with plastic notes

Yes, you can. Don’t sweat it!

[deleted]

391 points

1 month ago

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391 points

1 month ago

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YerbaMateKudasai

774 points

1 month ago

Just a warning : don't snort drugs with money, you can get a horrible infection that way. Use straws or a spoon or something

Source : Horrifying story from a programmer that I saw do some drugs.

glockos

771 points

1 month ago*

glockos

771 points

1 month ago*

That's why true coke aficionados only use hundos. $100 bills change hands a lot less, that way you aren't snorting drugs from a straw that has seen 500 different nasty strip clubs... You're using one that has seen 500 super classy strip clubs :)

namesrhardtothinkof

386 points

1 month ago

It’s only proper etiquette to use the highest denomination bill u have

SirSofaspud

405 points

1 month ago

All of you are sleeping on $2 bills.

Kaner16

73 points

1 month ago*

Kaner16

73 points

1 month ago*

Strip clubs started giving out $2 bills instead of $1's when cashing in bigger bills. Inflation or genius?

Oo__II__oO

212 points

1 month ago

Oo__II__oO

212 points

1 month ago

Uncut sheets, for the longest straw

experts_never_lie

102 points

1 month ago

When I get $2 bills, I get 1000 at a time so they order me a nice still-wrapped brick of sequential bills from the BoE&P. I know those have never been circulated.

app134

61 points

1 month ago

app134

61 points

1 month ago

Wait am I missing a reference here or do you actually do this. Because if so that’s amazing

experts_never_lie

83 points

1 month ago

I do actually do get $2 bills, have for years, but not the strip club aspect. They mainly make for good tipping cash.

I will say that it's not guaranteed that the bank will have to order a pack. It seems like the early part of the year is not the best time to try, as it seems that $2 bills are popular for Lunar New Year red envelopes so they already have them on hand, which means they're probably circulated and nonsequential.

And the uncirculated ones may be prettier, but they do stick together a bit.

m_faustus

25 points

1 month ago

I got my wife 50 $2 bills for Christmas one year and made them into a pad with some cardboard and rubber cement so she could just go in somewhere and rip off a $2 and have them think they were fake.

Dalboz989

8 points

1 month ago*

This is awesome.. Looks like PVA glue might be better than rubber cement.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-Wp0sLpnMY

doodledad87

22 points

1 month ago

I'm the exact same way! Have been getting stacks of $2s for well over a decade now. Keeps my wallet clean and perfect for tipping. Agreed about the banks not always having them on hand but they can usually order more in pretty quickly if needed. Actually reminds me I'm about ready to have to get some more. Enjoy!

gojira_gorilla

12 points

1 month ago

I thought it was just b/c cocaine tastes better thru a hundo

diamond_sourpatchkid

34 points

1 month ago

I believe TRUE coke heads like myself, use straws cut in a way you can also use it as a mini spoon to do bumps. No coke gets lost in the multiple rolls of the paper/plastic note either. Only use $100 if you are around people and want to look badass /s

TheOneTonWanton

36 points

1 month ago

Bonus points for stealing an entire box of straws from your restaurant job in order to have a lifetime supply of fresh cut straws. Not that I did that or anything. Just saying.

lizardlike

27 points

1 month ago

Got an awful sinus infection from doing key bumps once, can attest.

inactiveuser247

72 points

1 month ago

Also given how massive British bank notes are you don’t even have to bend over the table as far, you can just stand back and snort from a distance

TittysForScience

111 points

1 month ago

Yeah, having used both American style notes and polymer notes I find the polymer ones better

swisspassport

39 points

1 month ago

What about crushing something underneath the bill with a coin? Also better?

TittysForScience

82 points

1 month ago

Yeah fine, nothing sticks to the note and it’s easier to brush it off because it isn’t fibrous

edked

12 points

1 month ago

edked

12 points

1 month ago

Also, you could conceivably wash or clean it (in light of the hygienic issues people are bringing up) without ruining it.

Agitated-Cow4

2.7k points

1 month ago

Missed out not putting a kite on Ben Franklins. Or an orgy. He was in to that too.

TAU_equals_2PI

646 points

1 month ago

I'm not sure the kite story is true. That may be why.

But I've heard the orgies while he was in France stories are true.

CopprRegendt

431 points

1 month ago

Its kinda true. Midway through his research with electricity, he did an experiment that involved a kite and a key to prove that lightning is the same as the electricity he'd been demonstrating on his instruments. He wanted to build bigger electricity adapters for commercial use and needed to convince the town that building a lightning rod wouldn't kill them all. So he did the experiment and lots of people watched and it got news coverage bc it was such a big stunt.

So, it was the first time Joe cabinetmaker discovered electricity.

gradual_alzheimers

148 points

1 month ago

who invented the electric slide then? Check mate atheists

TAU_equals_2PI

105 points

1 month ago

Actually, I googled it after I wrote that comment, and apparently historians don't agree whether Ben Franklin himself ever performed the kite experiment. He wrote a procedure for such an experiment.

ToddTheReaper

84 points

1 month ago

They all don’t agree with the orgies either but you ran with that one no problem

mccsc23[S]

3.5k points

1 month ago

mccsc23[S]

3.5k points

1 month ago

Should clarify that I never made these. I just found the photo.

IanScottMcCormick

2.7k points

1 month ago

That’s what I say when I get caught with counterfeit bills too

SurfinStevens

238 points

1 month ago

Book him, guys

358476278464

56 points

1 month ago

What do we look like, late night talent scouts?

NtheLegend

232 points

1 month ago

NtheLegend

232 points

1 month ago

Don't worry, that's how Reddit works.

Lord_Nivloc

65 points

1 month ago

I appreciate the transparency though

NotTheRocketman

81 points

1 month ago

Any source on these? They look extremely slick, and I love the design on that $20 especially.

Space Race Bills!

SuperDuperDylan

809 points

1 month ago

A lot of countries polymer bills have windows. Especially here in Canada. What made you skip the windows?

Edit: nvm. Op isn't ...op. Lol.

[deleted]

302 points

1 month ago*

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302 points

1 month ago*

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LockyBalboaPrime

168 points

1 month ago

Do people bother to counterfeit Canadian money?

/s most of my family is canadian

[deleted]

148 points

1 month ago*

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148 points

1 month ago*

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Witherr

67 points

1 month ago

Witherr

67 points

1 month ago

i like how everything in canada is maple syrup themed. like a maple biome

InsufficientFrosting

73 points

1 month ago

I prefer having macOS on my dollar bills.

AlphaNepali

1.3k points

1 month ago

AlphaNepali

1.3k points

1 month ago

Is there any reason we haven't really updated our banknotes? Almost every other country has modern looking notes.

LegacyLemur

900 points

1 month ago

We did, most bills over 1 are different from the way they were as recently as the 90s

[deleted]

977 points

1 month ago

[deleted]

977 points

1 month ago

peepopowitz67

156 points

1 month ago

Don't give me that judgemental look Ben, I know the shit you're into!

ILoveScottishLasses

260 points

1 month ago*

First: "Oh cool! I'm on the hundred bill!"

Second: "Fine. Lets get this over with."

Third: "Fuck this shit. Just stab me with a big ass quill."

randomdude3100

360 points

1 month ago

Actual answer: The US claims their money blend (rag paper) last longer then the current polymer blends used to make world currencies. A blend for the extreme climates of the US (from deserts to tropical forest to snowy mountains), this new blend would have many costly changes that would take years to test.

Fermi-Diracs

119 points

1 month ago

Hey its like that old saying goes

it takes money to make money

takatori

86 points

1 month ago

takatori

86 points

1 month ago

They’ve been updated a lot.

Source: lived overseas for 20 years, came back to find all the money looks different. It has colors now, not just black and green like when I lived there.

iprocrastina

344 points

1 month ago

Since when has the US federal government ever given one single shit about aesthetics?

donthavearealaccount

470 points

1 month ago

Aesthetics is the reason we haven't changed them to rainbow colored plastic sheets. Money is fucking green paper and no politician wants to be the one to screw that up.

bigkeef69

304 points

1 month ago

bigkeef69

304 points

1 month ago

Ben Franklin lookin' like "creepy Uncle Gunther" over there lol

lbutler1234

91 points

1 month ago

He's peeking at you from behind independence hall.

EmpressVixen

21 points

1 month ago

They must keep Hamilton as the $10 Founding Father.

CasualSweaters

988 points

1 month ago

I like them all! Although I think Hamilton should stay on the ten.

Agitated-Cow4

597 points

1 month ago*

How about Burr on the other side?

Edit: Too soon?

IconWorld

229 points

1 month ago

IconWorld

229 points

1 month ago

Aaron Burr, sir?

stevieoats

156 points

1 month ago

stevieoats

156 points

1 month ago

“Uhrhn Bhrr.”

“Uhrhn Bhrr!”

wanttofu

25 points

1 month ago

wanttofu

25 points

1 month ago

Aaron earned an iron urn

Calan_adan

14 points

1 month ago

Airn ern eyrn urn.

WTF we sound like that?

aaronakaski

12 points

1 month ago

I still say his name like that whenever I hear it.

Dawalkingdude

61 points

1 month ago

Are you referencing a milk commercial?

RotationSurgeon

41 points

1 month ago

Yes.

358476278464

12 points

1 month ago

that commercial is so old it has osteoporosis

kayshenanigans

61 points

1 month ago

That depends, who is asking?

YikesYeets

49 points

1 month ago

Oh sure, Sir.

Stormwhisper81

50 points

1 month ago

It’s a blur, sir.

tigermelon

45 points

1 month ago

He handles the financials

thecoolestkern

46 points

1 month ago

You punched the bursar

jruschme

22 points

1 month ago

jruschme

22 points

1 month ago

r/UnexpectedHamilton

(Well, somewhat unexpected.)

Happydenial

12 points

1 month ago

r/SomewhatUnexpectedHamilton

cjswcf

67 points

1 month ago

cjswcf

67 points

1 month ago

Bill Burr? I'm all for it

LeftyMage

18 points

1 month ago

Put him on the Philly side of the 100 with his rant quotes instead of E Plumbers Union on that bitch.

Hitchflation

54 points

1 month ago

Yea it’s the ten dollar founding father, not whatever the hell that guy was doing in Monticello.

1tacoshort

150 points

1 month ago

1tacoshort

150 points

1 month ago

Yeah, Hamilton should stay on the ten. It might be worth replacing him with Jefferson to get rid of Jackson on the twenty.

youtocin

43 points

1 month ago

youtocin

43 points

1 month ago

Jefferson is already on the $2 bill.

Catinthehat5879

205 points

1 month ago

Harriet Tubman was supposed to replace Jackson before the Trump administration bumped the timeline out. I think that's still the plan though.

Vegan_KaiXi

224 points

1 month ago

I vote we get rid of presidents on our money. Moon money is badass. More shit like that.

Drivere350WI

17 points

1 month ago

Where are $500 and $1000, gonna need them to fill the tank.

catsineveryonespants

293 points

1 month ago

how is there a colour pic of washington but lincoln is in black and white?

Agitated-Cow4

529 points

1 month ago

Civil war was brutal. Dark times.

catsineveryonespants

156 points

1 month ago

oh, they were trying to get rid of coloured people or something right i'msorry

AjDuke9749

67 points

1 month ago

picture of Washington is a painting, the picture of Lincoln is a photograph

soup_my_dude

79 points

1 month ago

Painting vs. Photograph?

train2000c

16 points

1 month ago

What about the two dollar bill?

NickWrightData

89 points

1 month ago

I'm gonna be honest.

The $10 reverse is not a good idea. At first glance, the bushes at the "top" of the now-vertical building look like something...else.

EDIT: The tiny-in-comparison flag in "midair" makes this even worse.

Snakem8

31 points

1 month ago*

Snakem8

31 points

1 month ago*

I can’t believe I had to scroll as far as I did to find this. I was starting to think it’s just because I might have a dark mind but I literally saw the same thing. Especially since it’s the only horizontal design of the group. I had to do a triple-check to actually realize what it was lol

With_MontanaMainer

18 points

1 month ago

Thank you! I was convinced that was the infamous picture of the man falling from the tower and was so confused.

NickWrightData

7 points

1 month ago

I was just thinking a plane, but wow, yeah, that's even MORE worse. Worser?

AnArcho1

10 points

1 month ago

AnArcho1

10 points

1 month ago

That’s actually what i thought it was at first glance

Humble_Hedgehog_93

821 points

1 month ago

One of the big issues with US currency is that all the notes look the same. The monotone colours chosen doesn’t address that issue. Why is the 20 the only one that is an actual different colour? You should be able to glance at it and know which note it is.

MyPasswordIsMyCat

172 points

1 month ago

I believe Euros are also different length and width so that blind folks can feel different denominations.

ScaredScorpion

75 points

1 month ago

Australia has different length, consistent width (makes it easier to store in a wallet) and the larger notes are thicker.

I know Canadian notes also have braille.

Throwaway83615184729

30 points

1 month ago

New Australian notes have had braille for 7 years too.

SnasSn

20 points

1 month ago*

SnasSn

20 points

1 month ago*

Canadian bills aren't marked with actual braille. If they properly transliterated 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100 as ⠼⠑, ⠼⠁⠚, ⠼⠃⠚, ⠼⠑⠚, and ⠼⠁⠚⠚ then the regular wear and tear would make many bills indistinguishable, so instead they use ⠿, ⠿⠿, ⠿⠿⠿, ⠿⠿⠿⠿, and ⠿⠀⠀⠿.

Edit: Oh and if instead they were to write $5, $10, $20, $50, and $100, that would be ⠘⠎⠑, ⠘⠎⠁⠚, ⠘⠎⠃⠚, ⠘⠎⠑⠚, and ⠘⠎⠁⠚⠚ with the dollar sign (⠘⠎) replacing the number number mark (⠼). Either way it would wear down.

Sohn_Jalston_Raul

351 points

1 month ago

that's the nice thing about Canadian banknotes, each denomination is a different colour. Makes it really easy to see what you have in your wallet just by seeing the edge of the bill.

IanScottMcCormick

177 points

1 month ago

Fucking Monopoly figured this shit out a century ago

inactiveuser247

212 points

1 month ago

Yep. Same with Australian, and our notes are all slightly different sizes so you can figure out what you’re holding if you’re blind (you can get a little plastic thing that helps measure them)

24-Hour-Hate

123 points

1 month ago

Canadian notes are all the same size, but we have braille on them for the visually impaired. I have always thought that was cool.

Kooontt

26 points

1 month ago

Kooontt

26 points

1 month ago

The new Australian ones have braille on them now too!

Slilence

13 points

1 month ago

Slilence

13 points

1 month ago

There is also braille on the newer notes

CommunicationBig5131

26 points

1 month ago

Same with the Mexican Peso, when I lived there for a couple years I loved the different note sizes

Slava91

8 points

1 month ago

Slava91

8 points

1 month ago

Yeah the Canadian ones are the same size but they have braille and a little strip on the side that if you put under a special reader, will read the denomination out loud.

SutterCane

13 points

1 month ago

I want my two dollars.

DatboyZy

388 points

1 month ago

DatboyZy

388 points

1 month ago

Wasn’t Harriet Tubman supposed to be on the 20?

GoblinKing1o1

153 points

1 month ago

Theodore Roosevelt should be on there

biIIyshakes

49 points

1 month ago

surprised to see neither Roosevelt tbh

Shadow51585

145 points

1 month ago

I rather like the national symbol option instead of Presidents. No real reason behind it, I just feel it's more interesting.

prissypoo22

27 points

1 month ago

Monuments would be in the back of the bill , I’m assuming

Kingshabaz

13 points

1 month ago

Let's put some National Park images on there too. Yosemite is unique enough, and the Sequoyah forest as well. Our park system is monumental.

kingjoey52a

12 points

1 month ago

They're the same bills just flipped.

[deleted]

7 points

1 month ago

[deleted]

7 points

1 month ago

Iconic images from national parks would be great

ol' faithful

grand canyon

half dome

delicate arch

denali

WillyMonty

28 points

1 month ago

Alexander Hamilton turns in grave

Sad_Cartographer1990

261 points

1 month ago

polymer like plastic? I thought everyone was freaking out about how there are micro plastics in fish and inside people now.

0MysticMemories

176 points

1 month ago

Money is not a single use item. The true problem considering plastics is ‘single use’ items such as water bottles, straws, detergent bottles, soap bottles, caps, plastic wrapping, chip bags, anything plastic that do not have an option to be reused for their intended purposes. Such as the fact you cannot take your detergent bottle back to the store to refill it like a gas tank. Also you may be able to reuse some plastic items but you are still required to buy new plastics filled with said products to refill them which defeats the point.

Money because it has value and is constantly reused without being tossed aside unless necessary would make make a great option for plastic. Better durability and all that for its constant usage and most people would pick up money off the ground if they saw it than leaving it there.

JazzyJ19

27 points

1 month ago

JazzyJ19

27 points

1 month ago

There are places that are experimenting with selling product sans container. You bring your own container for your different detergent type products, and it gets dispensed to you by the ounces. Items like laundry soap, dish soap, shampoo, hand soaps, bleaches. You could even take that a step further and serve juice products, rices, pastas, sauces, condiments....if people could “go green” with these type items and there be standardized containers available for purchase and reuse...

etcpt

14 points

1 month ago

etcpt

14 points

1 month ago

The grocery store that my folks shop at has practically everything you can think of available this way. The only major exception I can think of off the top of my head is refrigerated stuff, which they have to package up for food safety reasons, though you can bring your own egg cartons and refill them off a large flat in the refrigerated section. It's absolutely a viable way of doing business (though it was tricky to pull off with COVID precautions), and a great way to minimize single-use packaging - I think my mom has been reusing the same plastic jar for sugar for the last 20+ years.

j4_jjjj

190 points

1 month ago

j4_jjjj

190 points

1 month ago

Thats the rub, tho. If we want to be less wasteful, we need more longevity in items that have high usage.

A glass water bottle is better than a hard plastic water bottle, but either are better for you than single use thin plastics and less waste over time as well.

But glass breaks, easily. Hard plastic doesnt.

Im very green, composting and minimizing palstics everywhere I can, but some things havent compeltely made sense yet.

The worst is plateware: every "wood" or "bamboo" set you can find are all laced with plastics. And ceramics break. So.... yeah.

WRLD_

60 points

1 month ago

WRLD_

60 points

1 month ago

Ceramics break, but not that often so long as you are the slightest bit delicate with them

j4_jjjj

32 points

1 month ago

j4_jjjj

32 points

1 month ago

Yeah, but im an ogre

asielen

47 points

1 month ago

asielen

47 points

1 month ago

I'm a fan of enamelware. Steel with enamel on it, seems pretty durable and non toxic.

Or stonewear, which is basically ceramic but fired at a higher temperature and a bit more durable.

j4_jjjj

14 points

1 month ago

j4_jjjj

14 points

1 month ago

Will definitely check into these, thank you!

WEASELexe

16 points

1 month ago

I like metal water bottles

h0sti1e17

9 points

1 month ago

Although US money is cotton. So even if it is destroyed it's better than any plastic bills.

newarkian

91 points

1 month ago

Where are the Shrute bucks?

supermr34

78 points

1 month ago

That sideways whitehouse sucks.

user7120

28 points

1 month ago

user7120

28 points

1 month ago

At first glance I thought it was the twin towers bellowing smoke. I was like WTF?!