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(Space.com)   New Canadian money: Space Robots. New US money: Old dead white guys, and Jack Lew's signature   (space.com) divider line 53
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2013-11-08 05:10:05 PM
crazy no-penny-havin country with their space robots and queen elizabeth, think they're so cool...
 
2013-11-08 05:26:01 PM
Wow, they actually put the Canadarm on the currency. That's awesome.
 
2013-11-08 05:55:19 PM
We're only an Elvis $20 away from winning the Strategic Currency Race.
 
2013-11-08 07:56:13 PM

Cagey B: Wow, they actually put the Canadarm on the currency. That's awesome.


It almost makes up for taking the Asian female scientist off, because she "didn't seem representative" to some old racist sexist focus groups.
 
2013-11-08 07:57:20 PM

Cagey B: Wow, they actually put the Canadarm on the currency. That's awesome.


It was either that or Rob Ford's liver.
 
2013-11-08 08:15:21 PM
Last time the US had attractive currency, by denomination (US paper money has never been attractive). Basically, things went to shiat once someone got the idea to put real people on money.

1 cent - 1909

www.usacoinbook.com

5 cent - 1873
websitepicturesonly.coinauctionshelp.com
10 cent - 1916
silvercoinmeltvalues.net
25 cent - 1930
www.usacoinbook.com
50 cent - 1947
www.providentmetals.com
1 dollar - 1935
peacedollars.com
5 dollar - 1908

0.tqn.com

10 dollars - 1933

indianheadeagle.com

20 dollars - 1933

0.tqn.com


/please let the html formatting I did actually work and post these images scaled down instead of huge...
 
2013-11-08 09:02:30 PM
The US needs to have Honey Boo-Boo and the Kardashians on their currency.
 
2013-11-08 09:05:17 PM
Oh, please.  We've had space $5s for a long time.
 
2013-11-08 09:06:35 PM

Rusty Shackleford: Oh, please.  We've had space $5s for a long time.


ibackpackcanada.com

/Now with previewed non-fetchable image goodness.
 
2013-11-08 09:09:57 PM

dookdookdook: Last time the US had attractive currency, by denomination (US paper money has never been attractive). Basically, things went to shiat once someone got the idea to put real people on money.

1 cent - 1909



5 cent - 1873

10 cent - 1916

25 cent - 1930

50 cent - 1947

1 dollar - 1935

5 dollar - 1908



10 dollars - 1933



20 dollars - 1933




/please let the html formatting I did actually work and post these images scaled down instead of huge...


Gee, what are those $10 and $20 coins made out of? Some sort of shiny yellow metal that has no economic value?
 
2013-11-08 09:10:44 PM
Oh, noes! We have money that isn't pretty and colorful.

EVERYBODY PANIC.
 
2013-11-08 09:11:27 PM

baconbeard: The US needs to have Honey Boo-Boo and the Kardashians on their currency.


s3.amazonaws.com
 
2013-11-08 09:12:18 PM
If the US put anything to do with the International Space Station on our money the derper nutjobs here would spew "NEW WORLD ORDER" crap until the cows came home.
 
2013-11-08 09:13:24 PM
There's lots of good stuff on the $100 too.
i.imgur.com

From the Bank of Canada website:

$100 Note - Design Features

Canadians have long been at the frontiers of medical research and as a result have helped to save millions of lives worldwide. Notable Canadian contributions include pioneering the use of insulin to treat diabetes, DNA and genetic research, the invention of the pacemaker, and the first hospital-to-hospital robot-assisted surgery.

Researcher at a microscope
The image of a researcher using a microscope depicts Canada's long-standing commitment to medical research.

DNA strand
Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is the genetic blueprint of life. Canadian researchers have been at the forefront of mapping our human genetic makeup in this field of medical science.

ECG
This electrocardiogram provides a visual cue to Canada's contributions to heart health, including the invention of the pacemaker by John Hopps in 1950.

Insulin
The discovery of insulin to treat diabetes was made by Canadian researchers Frederick Banting and Charles Best in 1921.
 
2013-11-08 09:14:01 PM
Once read in an online discussion, "That's as credible as a 2-dollar bill."

I was like,
img.photobucket.com
 
2013-11-08 09:15:17 PM

Rusty Shackleford: Rusty Shackleford: Oh, please.  We've had space $5s for a long time.

[ibackpackcanada.com image 315x275]

/Now with previewed non-fetchable image goodness.


It's a Spock-Buck
 
2013-11-08 09:17:01 PM
dollarbillface.com
 
2013-11-08 09:17:03 PM
I really don't care if the US Mint continues to have the same dead white guys on the greenback well into the future, so long as it can be exchanged for goods and services.
 
2013-11-08 09:19:04 PM

the801: crazy no-penny-havin country with their space robots and queen elizabeth, think they're so cool...


That's because we are. Now, if only we didn't have such limp-wristed politicians and such terrible weather, we'd be pretty well off...
 
2013-11-08 09:20:41 PM
Not only that, but it can be traded for goods and services.
 
2013-11-08 09:24:13 PM
Not bad, but you may not be able to turn Laurier into Spock (above) and Snape from Harry Potter.

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/08/26/spock-canadian-5-bills-snape -p hotos_n_3818218.html

I like the train best but the space toys are fun too.

I wouldn' mind seeing some of those Golden C-Notes. Please send me some free samples.
 
2013-11-08 09:24:50 PM
Here is the other side

wpmedia.o.canada.com
 
2013-11-08 09:25:53 PM
Rusty Shackleford: Oh, please. We've had space $5s for a long time.

ibackpackcanada.com

/Now with previewed non-fetchable image goodness.


Fascinating  \V/-
 
2013-11-08 09:28:55 PM

dookdookdook: (US paper money has never been attractive)


Horse hockey.


api.ning.com

The painting is called "Electricity presenting light to the world". Yes, there was a time when American was currency not only beautiful, but it also celebrated science.

See more here Link
 
2013-11-08 09:29:20 PM
i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2013-11-08 09:32:23 PM
Hey, I've got a brilliant idea!  Let's just get rid of all money!

www.historyplace.com
 
2013-11-08 09:38:00 PM

Moriel: The painting is called "Electricity presenting light to the world". Yes, there was a time when American was currency not only beautiful, but it also celebrated science had boobies.

 
2013-11-08 09:40:59 PM

Moriel: Horse hockey.

api.ning.com


Fair enough, I stand corrected.  Still not as pretty as a gold half eagle imo.
 
2013-11-08 09:42:20 PM
Say, when this is all over
You'll be in clover
We'll go out and spend
All a your blue money
Blue money blue money

What kinda money honey
 
2013-11-08 10:05:36 PM

dookdookdook: Last time the US had attractive currency, by denomination (US paper money has never been attractive).

upload.wikimedia.org
upload.wikimedia.org
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-11-08 10:05:46 PM

SirEattonHogg: Hey, I've got a brilliant idea!  Let's just get rid of all money!

[www.historyplace.com image 514x418]


It is quickly becoming an anachronistic method of paying for things like checks are bartering. Come on grandpa, just slide your debit card, why are you digging in your pockets? For money? Oh, my, god, get with the times.
 
2013-11-08 10:07:15 PM

dookdookdook: Last time the US had attractive currency, by denomination (US paper money has never been attractive). Basically, things went to shiat once someone got the idea to put real people on money.

10 cent - 1916
[silvercoinmeltvalues.net image 400x200]


Dimes were pretty until 1945:

www.usacoinbook.com
 
2013-11-08 10:07:57 PM

Moriel: dookdookdook: (US paper money has never been attractive)

Horse hockey.


[api.ning.com image 674x285]

The painting is called "Electricity presenting light to the world". Yes, there was a time when American was currency not only beautiful, but it also celebrated science.

See more here Link


I should have scrolled down, but I saw the comment and to find the same series. :)
 
2013-11-08 10:10:31 PM

Korzine: It is quickly becoming an anachronistic method of paying for things like checks are bartering. Come on grandpa, just slide your debit card, why are you digging in your pockets? For money? Oh, my, god, get with the times.


"Slide"? Speaking of getting with the times...
i.imgur.comi.imgur.com
 
2013-11-08 10:14:18 PM

Triumph: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x360]


He gets a lot of flak for it, but I had a doctor whose signature was a single circle.  Fortunately, for his sake, he was good enough that everyone knew his circle and that pi wasn't anywhere near 3.14 in his head.
 
2013-11-08 10:21:18 PM

Ivo Shandor: Korzine: It is quickly becoming an anachronistic method of paying for things like checks are bartering. Come on grandpa, just slide your debit card, why are you digging in your pockets? For money? Oh, my, god, get with the times.

"Slide"? Speaking of getting with the times...
[i.imgur.com image 245x187][i.imgur.com image 380x253]


Cac cards are too frail for most people. Anyway the future is loading funds on to our smart phones and just paying with them. We won't even need to carry cards anymore.
 
2013-11-08 10:29:33 PM

Korzine: Cac cards are too frail for most people.


Not a CAC - "Chip and PIN", and it works well for most of the world. Although your point about smartphones being the future is valid.
 
2013-11-08 10:32:34 PM

flaminio: dookdookdook: Last time the US had attractive currency, by denomination (US paper money has never been attractive). Basically, things went to shiat once someone got the idea to put real people on money.

10 cent - 1916
[silvercoinmeltvalues.net image 400x200]

Dimes were pretty until 1945:

[www.usacoinbook.com image 535x260]


Yah, that bundle-o-reeds around an axe is called a fascia, from which "fascism" takes it's name. I'm pretty much 100% ok with that *not* being on my currency ever again.
 
2013-11-08 10:34:26 PM
flaminio:Dimes were pretty until 1945:

[www.usacoinbook.com image 535x260]


I've always hated that design for some reason...
 
2013-11-08 10:37:56 PM

Ivo Shandor: Not a CAC - "Chip and PIN", and it works well for most of the world. Although your point about smartphones being the future is valid.


Well, that would certainly explain why I've never seen it in the US. As for the smartphones it's already being used in parts of the world, though it kind of makes me paranoid to tie that much of my personal life into one device.
 
2013-11-08 11:08:57 PM
i read it as blue collar...
 
2013-11-08 11:11:06 PM

Korzine: Ivo Shandor: Not a CAC - "Chip and PIN", and it works well for most of the world. Although your point about smartphones being the future is valid.

Well, that would certainly explain why I've never seen it in the US. As for the smartphones it's already being used in parts of the world, though it kind of makes me paranoid to tie that much of my personal life into one device.


I know I bought a Cowboys jersey in the Dallas airport the other day and had to sign the screen? Weird... I like just punching my code in.

/canadian
 
2013-11-08 11:12:43 PM

Korzine: Cac cards are too frail for most people. Anyway the future is loading funds on to our smart phones and just paying with them. We won't even need to carry cards anymore.


Which is funny because much of Africa has been doing this for years. And yet most threads on Fark concerning Africa think Africans all live in huts and have bones through their lips. Which some do... but they still can use their phones to exchange money.
 
2013-11-08 11:33:30 PM
Winner winner chicken dinner. Our money is pretty! Woot!
 
2013-11-08 11:59:51 PM
Now put the Valley of the 10 Peaks back on the $20 f*ckers......
banffandbeyond.com
 
2013-11-09 12:00:12 AM
So a non-human to celebrate science and technology. I suspect this is blowback from the $100 they introduced which celebrated the 1990s mapping of the RNA by computers, the vial of insulin isolated by Charles Banting and Frederick Best, and the electrocardiogram celebrating the work of John Hopps....

...by depicting an Asian woman with a 1970s optical microscope?
 
2013-11-09 12:02:04 AM
They're really trying to get a lot of mileage out of that farking robotic arm. We bring it with us and use it to move our shiat around, right?
 
2013-11-09 12:10:58 AM

Ivo Shandor: Korzine: It is quickly becoming an anachronistic method of paying for things like checks are bartering. Come on grandpa, just slide your debit card, why are you digging in your pockets? For money? Oh, my, god, get with the times.

"Slide"? Speaking of getting with the times...
[i.imgur.com image 245x187][i.imgur.com image 380x253]


Still wasting time?

www.visa.ca

Beep! done.
 
2013-11-09 12:20:15 AM

Eps05: Beep! done.


I refuse to use those because it's a stupid design. As soon as I got a new bank card with that "feature" I went into the branch and had them deactivate it. Nobody gets money from my card unless I explicitly authorize the transaction, and I don't consider "standing near an antenna" to count as authorization. Put a membrane-switch 'enable' button on the card and I'll consider it.
 
2013-11-09 12:33:16 AM

Ivo Shandor: Eps05: Beep! done.

I refuse to use those because it's a stupid design. As soon as I got a new bank card with that "feature" I went into the branch and had them deactivate it. Nobody gets money from my card unless I explicitly authorize the transaction, and I don't consider "standing near an antenna" to count as authorization. Put a membrane-switch 'enable' button on the card and I'll consider it.


Is that a Faraday cage in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?
 
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