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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Ships on banknotes

Passing on the article about researching the four-funnel ship on a Canadian banknote inspired a lot of interest and off-blog comment.  A hunt about the internet found many examples, both old and new...

I even found a banknote that is worth what it says it is worth -- it is engraved with precious metal.

I was also shown a nicely produced book, The Art of Money: the History and Design of Paper Currency from Around the World, by David Stanich (SF: Chroncile, 2000), which has a whole chapter on ships on paper currency.

With thanks to Brian Easton

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