kshandra: Rich Uncle Pennybags, pockets turned out and palms upturned, over a background of Monopoly money (Broke)
I placed an order with our bank for a supply of Turkish Lira - we'll be charging most of our purchases to the debit card, but having cash on hand for tipping housekeeping at the hotel, etc. is always a good thing. They called this afternoon, and I'll be able to pick it up tomorrow.

EDIT: I found out from the bank when I went to pick up the money that there's a 3.8% surcharge on foreign-currency debit transactions, vs. a $5 flat fee for using a foreign-currency ATM. Looks like I'll be getting to know where the nearest bancomat is.

Stock photo of Turkish Lira, showing a fan of bills in 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, and 200 denominations, plus coins in .05, .10, .25, .50, and 1 denominations.

"We need to visit more places with pretty money," says [personal profile] gridlore.

Date: 2016-02-24 02:02 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] bergeronprocess.livejournal.com
I wish American money could be pretty too!! Canada, Ireland, Northern Ireland, all of these places have pretty, colorful, intriguing money. Why not us too, right?

I like the biggest coin and the slightly sly look on the guy on the 200 lira bill especially.

Date: 2016-02-24 07:50 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] capplor.livejournal.com
When I wandered through Europe, before the inception of the EEC, I saw lots of pretty money. I remember one bill, how much or which country is eluding my memory, which I called "rainbow money" because of all the colors on that one bill alone.

Then there is the Tibetan bill I got from someplace that I have always wanted to frame, but only if I can find a way to exhibit both sides of it. It looks like it's from Tibet, but doesn't, at first glance, say "money" rather looks more like a highly illuminated religious text or something.

I need to dig that out and scan it for you.
Edited Date: 2016-02-24 07:50 pm (UTC)

Date: 2016-03-02 02:08 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] hederaivy.livejournal.com
Australia has pretty money, and it's made of plastic.
The Dutch 100florin note was yellow with sunflowers on it. I loved it.

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