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The art of money

A Costa Rican banknote for five colones. The art of money

A Costa Rican banknote for five colones. The art of money

The art of money
Traditionally, beautiful currencies of different countries inspire us. Meanwhile, we admire them not as banknotes, but as a kind of art. For example, Costa Rican banknote, that shows Rafael Yglesia Castro, president of Costa Rica from 1894 to 1902 and a Guaria Morada orchid, Costa Rica’s national flower. Noteworthy, the current series of banknotes is being replaced throughout 2010.

A colorful five dollar Australian note. In 1965, Australia adopted the name 'royal' for its currency, but it was later dropped in favor of the dollar

A colorful five dollar Australian note. In 1965, Australia adopted the name ‘royal’ for its currency, but it was later dropped in favor of the dollar

The art of money

telegraph.co.uk/finance