Have you ever been in another country and thought,” These folks really have some beautiful money?” Whether it was the colors, the portraits, or the overall design, good looking money is just a little more fun to spend.
So, what are the most beautiful currencies in the world? David Standish, author of The Art of Money , shares his comments and top picks. And even though he says the European Single Currency has driven many of the beautiful currency notes into extinction, he says there are still some spectacular notes to flash around.
Click ahead to see Standish’s thoughts on what he considers the most beautiful currencies.
|A Costa Rican bank note for five colones. - It shows Rafael Yglesia Castro, president of Costa Rica from 1894 to 1902 and a Guaria Morada orchid, Costa Ricas national flower. The current series of bank notes is being replaced throughout 2010.|
|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.|
|A 100 dirham note from the UAE, showing the World Trade Centre.|
|A 20 rand note from South Africa.|
|India currency note|