World’s Most Beautiful Currency Notes

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 Canadian bank note 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. 

A 100 dirham note from the UAE, showing the World Trade Centre.

A five rupee note from Pakistan.
A five ringgit note from Malaysia

A 20 rand note from South Africa. 

A colourful, floral 1000 note from French Polynesia

Thiland currency note.

Surinamese currency note
Bundras currency note

Newzealand currency note
Bahamas currency note

Libiya currency note

India currency note

Indonesia currency note
(Source: rungmasti)

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