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What has it got in its pocketses?

I realised that I have been carrying a round a lot of extraneous stuff in my wallet, including currencies for countries I don't go to regularly (and indeed in one case have never been to). But hey, it's a good excuse for a quiz. Under the cut you will find a poll; all the banknotes have had the name of the country, the name of the currency, and other obvious clues like maps of the country or the address of the central bank removed. But I have left in things like national symbols and the words for numbers in the local language. Feel free to answer either using the text boxes or in screened comments.

Where is this note from?

Where is this note from?

Where is this note from?

Where is this note from?

Where is this note from?

Where is this note from?

Where is this note from?

Where is this note from?

Where is this note from?

Where is this note from?

Where is this note from?

Where is this note from?



Answers tomorrow evening.

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lamentables
Feb. 11th, 2007 12:21 pm (UTC)
I haven't a clue about actual answers, but this gets my vote for prettiest poll evah.
uitlander
Feb. 11th, 2007 12:45 pm (UTC)
I recognise one, which comes from a country I worked in for 3 months inside the old iron curtain and which has a non-indo-european language.
xnamkrad
Feb. 11th, 2007 12:47 pm (UTC)
Good quiz - I hope I got at least one right
captainlucy
Feb. 11th, 2007 12:53 pm (UTC)
I can (surprise surprise) confidently identify the third example! :D And I think the second-from-last is the new Turkish Lire.


One thing that gets me about some of these notes is just how downright scary some of the people on them look! The First Trust 20-spot is anything but, as it has Olivia Walton on it, which gives it a nice safe homely feel, all warm and snuggly. But compare that to the last note, where the guy seems to be saying "Infidel dog, you will burn in the fires of Hades for all eternity!", or the first note where the guy looks like he's sizing you up for a nice impalement.

And as for the second-to-last note! "Also, I can kill you with my brain!" Either that or, "No, you fools, don't you see? It's too late! They're already here!" :)
watervole
Feb. 11th, 2007 01:07 pm (UTC)
It certainly makes you realise how few countries are in the Euro.

Why do you think it isn't more widespread - it always seemed so sensible to me.
nwhyte
Feb. 11th, 2007 06:26 pm (UTC)
Actually one of these notes has very recently been replaced by the Euro! I am very much in favour myself.
applez
Feb. 11th, 2007 07:10 pm (UTC)
I imagine that the Euro is widespread in these economies, despite local currency. nwhyte, care to confirm/deny?

Even the Swiss readily transact with Euros, side-by-side with their francs...actually, come of think of it, that's perhaps a bad example, the Swiss will transact anyone's currency! ;-)
matgb
Feb. 11th, 2007 05:51 pm (UTC)
As will be fairly obvious, I've guessed, a lot. I have no clue at all.
nwhyte
Feb. 11th, 2007 06:31 pm (UTC)
Hmm, I think "somewhere with Roman ruins" doesn't really narrow the field enough to even qualify as a guess!
matgb
Feb. 11th, 2007 06:37 pm (UTC)
Well, y'know, I haven't a clue. Non-Eurozone, non-cyrillic script, not got any monuments of their own. Slovenia. Although they're Eurozone now aren't they?

It was as good a guess as any, and I don't like skipping answers...
qatsi
Feb. 11th, 2007 06:48 pm (UTC)
I'm sure I have some of the right answers ... but whether I have matched them with the right notes is another matter.
marykaykare
Feb. 11th, 2007 06:52 pm (UTC)
I have no idea where any of them are from, but the one with the peacock is prettiest.

MKK
arwel_p
Feb. 11th, 2007 07:21 pm (UTC)
Actually I thought it was fairly straightforward, apart from the "50" with the man with the funny hat, which caused me to scratch my head for about half an hour before inspiration struck!
redfiona99
Feb. 11th, 2007 10:12 pm (UTC)
With the exception of the first one, they're mostly guesses based on the writing (although, from other people's answers, I can't tell Greek and Cyrillic apart) and what pictures are on them. I look forward to being almost entirely wrong.
blue_condition
Feb. 11th, 2007 10:32 pm (UTC)
Blimey there's a lot of strange countries that use Cyrillic ;)
overlycautious
Feb. 12th, 2007 02:26 pm (UTC)
Hi there,

I saw your Doctor Who Friending Meme, and I thought I'd friend you... Feel free to have a look around and add back if you want- I won't be offended either way :)
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