Field of Science

Pretty interesting money

In his many travels around the world in pursuit of plants, (for income tax purposes all travel is for professional reasons, of course) the Phactor has observed that virtually every other country in the world has prettier, more interesting money than the USA, whose currency is plain and boring even when used as clues in rather dopey Nick Cage treasure hunt movies.  But this, this is just too much!  How you go, Canada!  A glow-in-the-dark dinosaur coin!  Wow!  No wonder the Susan B. Anthony coin was a flop; dreary is all you could say about her coin.  Come on US Mint, get us a nice new dollar coin with a glow-in-the-dark southern magnolia on it, just to toss off an idea. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Pretty interesting coin - if you want to spend $30.00 on a quarter. Canada beats us in stamps and in coinage; I thought the Loony ($1.00 coin) and the Twoony ($2.00) were neat and getting rid of pennies is a terrific idea. (BTW, the two $ coin, which features a polar bear backed by the Queen's image is sometimes rudely described as "the Queen with the bear behind". Oh those Canadians!

On second thought maybe it would be worth thirty bucks to pull that coin out in the dark and see the skeleton glowing.