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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Whimsical currency designs

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Over at the Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/gallery/2011/dec/17/writers-artists-design-money#/?picture=383404290&index=11 they’ve got a slide show on modern currency designs, each with its own spin. 

The modern currency is no longer backed by gold, or silver, or really much of anything. Here’s one idea for getting some backing behind the currency.

The artist credit is Posy Simmonds. Banknote Design for Sat Review

This one inspires more confidence:

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This is because of Dicken’s financial advice (put in the mouth of Micawber)

“Annual income twenty pounds,

annual expenditure nineteen pounds nineteen shillings and six pence,

result happiness.

Annual income twenty pounds,

annual expenditure twenty pounds and six pence,

result misery.”

 

Credit: Robert Harris Banknote Design for Sat Review