Wednesday, March 05, 2003

Canada's "monopoly money" tried by US

Guess there will be an end to American jokes about Canada's money, which uses different colours for different denominations, now that the new US $20 design will use a colour other than green, the first non-green US paper money in decades.

Americans may come to like this change. I'm used to the different colour Canadian denominations and find, when I am handling American money in the US, that I have to look harder at the individual bills to make sure that I don't pay for a candy bar with a US $50 bill by mistake. That may not be a bad thing, given the prevalence of counterfeit money mentioned in the story...but I find different colours are helpful.