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August 19th, 2016 at 1:43:13 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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Maybe too young here. She was about 19 and in her first film. She looks more Swedish here.

Four years later


Looking more enigmatic for Mata Hari another 3 years later.
October 3rd, 2016 at 1:37:37 PM permalink
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In her mid 20's Garbo was so stunning she would take men's breath away.


Launch day today for the new Garbo and Nielsen banknotes in Sweden.

December 11th, 2016 at 7:39:42 AM permalink
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DJT may have the power to reverse this decision. It is possible he will consider it a waste of money to pursue a politically correct agenda.

Trump may argue that the USA should be favoring the $50 bill more anyway, as the $20 no longer has enough value to be circulating in the quantities it has been. I don't think the culture in USA and Canada will ever change to the point that $50s outnumber $20s like they do in EU or Australia. Right now, in the USA, the $50 is the second least favorite banknote, behind the $2.

Twenties outnumbers fifties
8.1 to 1 in Britain (UK) 20 GBP =34.21 AUD
5.4 to 1 in USA
3.9 to 1 in Canada
1.7 to 1 in Switzerland

Fifties outnumbers twenties
2.4 to 1 in European Union
3.9 to 1 in Australia

Ratios are as of end of 2015.

The 50 pound note has not been scheduled to be replaced with a polymer version in Britain. Pundits are speculating that the UK may simply discontinue the denomination bowing to winds of political pressure. I am sure that decision will partly depend on the exchange rate in five years as 20 GBP ~ USD$25 and 50 GBP ~ USD$63.
December 26th, 2016 at 8:18:42 PM permalink
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One idea that you rarely hear, is to put animals on currency as South Africa does.
December 26th, 2016 at 8:26:47 PM permalink
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One idea that you rarely hear, is to put animals on currency as South Africa does.


Oh, but lots of bills have pictures of politicians :)
If Trump where half as smart as he thinks he is, he'd be twice as smart as he really is.
December 26th, 2016 at 8:42:12 PM permalink
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Oh, but lots of bills have pictures of politicians :)


But Mexico has used as much cultural as political figures, especially by removing Ignacio Zaragoza from the 500.

$20 Benito Juárez
$50 José María Morelos y Pavón
$100 Nezahualcóyotl
$200 Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
$500 Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo
$1000 Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla

I don't know how many leaders of the war of independence that most Mexicans can name besides José María Morelos and Miguel Hidalgo.

Most Americans only know George Washington of the Revolutionary War.

  1. George Washington is, of course, the most famous of Revolutionary War generals and was commander-in-chief of the colonial forces.
  2. Benedict Arnold was a general who fought brilliantly and bravely during the Battle of Saratoga.
  3. Horatio Gates: a controversial figure who campaigned unsuccessfully to replace Washington as commander-in-chief, then disappeared from the war after being routed by British forces at Camden in 1780.
  4. General Nathanael Greene was a well-respected and faithful servant of the Continental Army. He emerged from the Revolutionary War as one of Washington's most trusted and successful generals. Nathanael Greene is best remembered for his success in the Southern Campaign against General Cornwallis.
  5. William Heath fought in the Battle of Lexington, Concord, the Siege of Boston, Long Island, Harlem Heights, and many others as well as having a political career.
  6. General Henry Knox was the youngest Major General in the Continental Army.
  7. General Charles Lee was a leader during the American Revolution. He was second-in-command to General George Washington, and famously believed that he ought to have been given leadership of the army. He criticized Washington's decisions and openly attacked his reputation. He was eventually dismissed from the army.
  8. Benjamin Lincoln fought all over the United States from northern New York and Massachusetts down to Charleston. He took part in many battles, losing some, but was finally able to oversee the surrender of the British at Yorktown.
  9. The Marquis de Lafayette was French, but he fought in the Revolutionary War as a general and an aide and friend to General Washington.
  10. General Daniel Morgan was a general in the Revolutionary War, a talented battlefield tactician, and a politician. He took part in two of the most important turning points in the revolution.
  11. Joseph Reed was a lawyer, Adjutant General in the Revolutionary War, and a member of the Continental Congress.
  12. Baron von Steuben was a German-born officer in the Prussian army who volunteered his services in the Continental army. His "blue book" and training methods revolutionized the American army's methods.
  13. Artemas Ward was a Major General in the Continental army who went on to have a political career after the war.
  14. Anthony Wayne was an American Statesman, who became a general and fought in the Revolutionary War. He made military his career. His bravery and daring exploits earned him the nickname "Mad Anthony."
December 27th, 2016 at 1:54:45 PM permalink
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I don't know how many leaders of the war of independence that most Mexicans can name besides José María Morelos and Miguel Hidalgo.


You mean there were others??

I wonder how many Mexicans can name Mexico's first president (No, it wasn't Benito Juarez; and no, Mexico's independence is not on May 5th).

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Most Americans only know George Washington of the Revolutionary War.


Well, if you are talking about military officers, I reckon that's true. But if you add politicians, intellectuals and other influential figures, I suppose many Americans would know the names Franklin, Jefferson, Addams (all of them), etc.

Also among the military men, I guess some would know who Lafayette was.
If Trump where half as smart as he thinks he is, he'd be twice as smart as he really is.
March 27th, 2017 at 3:51:39 AM permalink
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DJT may have the power to reverse this decision. It is possible he will consider it a waste of money to pursue a politically correct agenda.


DJT is a big fan of President Jackson and has been heaping praises on him since January. He has suggest that Tubman might be better used to replace Jefferson on the $2 banknote.

March 27th, 2017 at 2:43:57 PM permalink
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Paper money, I only see it and use it in
the casino. It would never occur to me
to buy anything with it. I love looking
at my debit card statement and seeing
where every penny I spent went to.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
March 27th, 2017 at 3:17:08 PM permalink
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Paper money, I only see it and use it in the casino.


If you look at coins you can see how inefficient the system of our coins is. Over 300 billion zinc pennies since 1982 to be thrown in trash. The nickel is very costly because of the price of nickel. The 50 cent piece and the dollar coin are never used. Basically it is dimes and quarters that are worthwhile,


But if you look at the number of banknotes produced for the 2009 series (2009A series for $100)
9,017,600,000 : $1
~ 134,400,000 : $2
1,203,200,000 : $5
1,465,600,000 : $10
4,217,600,000 : $20
~ 665,600,000 : $50
7,190,400,000 : $100

Nine billion $1 banknotes, that simply wear out and have to be collected, sorted, and replaced at great expense. One hundred million $2 banknotes that end up in drawers. A pathological love of the $20 when inflation means we should have upgraded many of our ATMs to $50 banknotes decades ago.

We are producing a ridiculous number of $100 banknotes, and facing huge production problems as we try to develop a note which is both cheap to produce and extremely difficult to counterfeit.