video of unveiling
As long as it is still worth 100 dollars, I dont really care.
IDK... why don't you send me one to examine up close?? :D :P
Meh . . the US has always had ugly currency. I don' think this is any uglier than any other. If it minimizes counterfeiting, I am all for it.But I find the video and the YouTube user to be quite interesting - I guess the Treasury needed a way to reach out to the unwashed masses who hang around YouTube. :)
Kookaburra saidI don' think this is any uglier than any other
Euro notes are actually good looking (even if I never saw a 500 with my eyes) ;P
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Oh yeah, there is lots of attractive currency in th world. I don't know why the US insists on making it so boring.
Who the hell carries cash anymore?
I can't decide if Franklin looks worried or pissed.
Mister_IQ saidI can't decide if Franklin looks worried or pissed.
I think he looks pissed!
I think I smell a "create new currency contest". Or maybe I just need to hop into the shower.
Franklin definitely has an irritated look about him. I would like to know how much money was spent designing and developing that look.
Actually, make that one of the new one, and one of the old one, so I can do a "comparison" :P
He looks like Mr. Bean after he stuck the goldfish in his mouth.Good news for me: As a college student, I'll likely never see a $100 bill, so I won't have to worry about how it looks.
Ummmmmmm I could sure use 100 bucks no matter how ugly.
I would be fine with the Euro if they just made a note smaller than a 5.I am studying abroad in Vienna this semester and have a drawer FULL of coins (that I never want to carry around in my pocket - I'm a guy) because everytime you buy something you get a handful of high valued coins back (1 & 2 EUR coins)While $1 bills might get annoying, at least they are easier/lighter to carry around than 1 & 2 EUR coins.
When I look at it all I see him thinking is"You darned kids..."
I agree with you 100%. Sweden is about to launch a 20kr coin to replace the 20kr bill (about 2 worth) and I can't say I'm thrilled with the idea of yet more coins jingling around. I asked why this is though, suspecting some silly reason.Well, it turns out that maintenance costs of bills are much higher due to wear and tear. And when you have such a popular denomination like the 20kr/2, which is very often used in transactions (small purchases) it wears down a hell of a lot quicker too. Coins don't have that problem, so that's why they want to replace the most common small-purchase values with metal.Knowing why made me feel a little less annoyed./hijack
I've always liked the American money, really serious and stately looking.on a slightly different 'note', our industrious neighbours have recently started trading in US$ after their currency got this bad....
This is after, on two occasions, they removed 3 zero's in order to make computations easier (so the above is actually a 100 000 000 000 000 000 000 dollar bill - whatever that number is). When I was young the Zim dollar was stronger than the US dollar. This bill won't even buy you a cup of coffee now./hijack (again)
I'd like to offer my disposal services to all of you who might think the new $100 bill is unpleasant to look at. No need to put your talented eyes through that sort of grief. And since you're all Worthians, I'll dispose of your unwanted bills at no charge! ;)
you should try paying the exact amount with coins. I bet the cashier would be very pleased with that. ;)
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