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Nov. 21st, 2014

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So New Zealand is getting new money. Well, not exactly new, it'll have all the same stuff on it - but apparently it'll be "Brighter and Better". That's the slogan they're using to sell it.


First, here's the old money:











And here is the new money (you can look at the reverse at the link):












I think they've managed to make Rutherford look particularly gormless on the $100, and I think fuvenusrs described the Queen on the 20 best, as "a cross between Yoda and Emperor Palpatine."

Also it seems our wildlife is phasing out of the picture. Which, given the current government's approach to environmental issues, doesn't really surprise me.

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From:m_danson
Date:November 20th, 2014 08:48 pm (UTC)
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It looks a lot like Canadian money. Is your new money plastic too?
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From:tatjna
Date:November 20th, 2014 08:49 pm (UTC)
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Our money has been plastic since some time in the 1990s I believe. It's pretty much indestructible (except by fire mwuahahahaha).
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From:meathiel
Date:November 20th, 2014 09:18 pm (UTC)
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They're making the Euro more colourful as well ... I'm not a fan!
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From:tatjna
Date:November 20th, 2014 09:19 pm (UTC)
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I do like that our money is coloured - US money confuses the hell out of me - but yeah, it doesn't need to look like a kindy class.
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From:richaarde
Date:November 21st, 2014 12:09 am (UTC)
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The last new series of money in the USA is lightly colored, although not as drastically as your money. $5 is uncolored, $10 is yellow, $20 is green. I don't remember what colors the $50 or $100 bills are.

It does make it a lot more obvious which bill you are looking at without having to read the bills.
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From:richdrich
Date:November 20th, 2014 09:35 pm (UTC)
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Shouldn't there be a mushroom cloud on the $100?

Or, even better, a small ribbon of fissile material inside each note, such that if you accumulate too many in one place, criticality will cause them to catch fire.

(0.1mg of U235 per note would mean that $52billion notes would form a critical mass, although probably the volume would be a bit large. The paper might act as a moderator though).

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From:jaelle_n_gilla
Date:November 20th, 2014 10:15 pm (UTC)
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OMG who's that manically grinning gold digger?

Euros get renewed every... I dunno, 10 years? And it gets harder and harder to think of the bright new slips as real money and not something from monopoly.
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From:tatjna
Date:November 20th, 2014 10:17 pm (UTC)
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The maniacal grinner is Sir Edmund Hilary, the first person to summit Mt Everest.

[edit] Interesting you thought he looked like a gold digger. He has always been held up as the epitome of 'rugged individual' that NZ is supposed to pride itself on.

Edited at 2014-11-20 10:18 pm (UTC)
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From:jaelle_n_gilla
Date:November 21st, 2014 09:09 am (UTC)
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Thank you :-) Ignorance strikes again. I didn't know he was a kiwi :-) And he sure doesn't look like a "Sir" to me.

I think it's the way he looks - this weathered face, the squinting into the sun and wind, obviously looking out for something.

I didn't know NZ was so big on rugged individualism. Germany is much more the "social net with tight meshing" and is becoming increasingly more so. People start having the attitude that they have a "right" to support, financially, legally, you name it, so why not use it once in a while? It's kind of sad. The social net was intended as a humanitarian tool to catch those who have no other way of survival, not as a hammock. And the saddest thing is that the few lazy bones are ruining it for those many who really really need it.
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From:c_maxx
Date:November 21st, 2014 04:44 pm (UTC)
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I hear you on that. Having the net is good, misusing it, not so.

The lonely cry of the Center in the US...
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From:tatjna
Date:November 21st, 2014 08:17 pm (UTC)
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The amount of benefit fraud committed in NZ is so low as to be almost negligible. I imagine it's the same in the US, and given the news coming out of there, I'm willing to bet that for more and more people, it's a safety net not a hammock. I find the middle class assumption that beneficiaries are lazy and misusing the safety net to be both ignorant and offensive.
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From:jaelle_n_gilla
Date:November 23rd, 2014 04:36 pm (UTC)
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True. When you watch our lovely "reality" TV these days, you'd think 50% are cheats, when I don't have numbers but I'm pretty sure it's more like 5%.
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From:fbhjr
Date:November 20th, 2014 11:45 pm (UTC)
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It is certainly colorful compared to US money.
I guess that woman on the 20 doesn't need a caption...
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From:girlguitarist
Date:November 21st, 2014 07:02 am (UTC)
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Any national who questions the identity of the queen shall be tarred and feathered!

That's how it works, right? :)
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From:tatjna
Date:November 21st, 2014 07:06 am (UTC)
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Totally. Yep. Happens all the time. ;-)
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From:pythia
Date:November 21st, 2014 02:13 am (UTC)
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It's so tacky and obnoxious. I wonder how much the change over is going to cost, because it seems pretty unnecessary to me...
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From:tatjna
Date:November 21st, 2014 07:12 am (UTC)
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Yeah, I can think of better things to spend tens of millions of dollars on, but since they've already spent it, we might as well get entertainment from it.
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From:girlguitarist
Date:November 21st, 2014 07:04 am (UTC)
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You guys are just copying Canada with your new green old Queen $20... geez!

I guess that big see through strip is all the rage now in currency too!
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From:tatjna
Date:November 21st, 2014 07:08 am (UTC)
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We've had see through strips since 1999.

[edited to add] Maybe Canada is copying us. ;-)

Edited at 2014-11-21 07:13 am (UTC)
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From:pundigrion
Date:November 21st, 2014 05:56 pm (UTC)
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Our see through strips are much more recent so perhaps yes!

Although, they got rid of the animals on most of the bills well before you....and our dimes have a sailboat instead of something furry!
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From:girlguitarist
Date:November 21st, 2014 06:30 pm (UTC)
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That's entirely possible, we are a big melting pot of culture and have none of our own ;)
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From:t_c_da
Date:November 23rd, 2014 08:38 pm (UTC)
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A friend of mine worked for one of the banks, and related to me that the ATMs use the see through bit to count the bills being dispensed. Apparently someone once loaded a tray of new bills in the wrong way around and the first person to use the ATM had the complete tray of bills dumped out of the machine at them - a tray is about 2 feet long - red faces all around...
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From:tatjna
Date:November 23rd, 2014 08:40 pm (UTC)
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Including the person who got the money (although theirs may have been red for a different reason).
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From:warriorsavant
Date:November 22nd, 2014 03:31 am (UTC)
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For a second I thought it was the same picture of the Queen that we have on our 20$ bills. It's close. (well, same Gracious Sovereign Lady, Queen, by the Grace of God of etc, etc, etc). Our 20$'s are also green. The recent change of bills has them made out of some sort of plastic (plasticized paper?), which if you accidentally run them through a dryer, they shrink. (Maybe that was deliberate? A metaphor for inflation?)
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From:meri_sielu
Date:November 22nd, 2014 11:57 pm (UTC)
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What? But I liked the old money! A friend of mine was visiting family of hers over in New Zealand and showed me the old money because she knew I loved the birds you had. Big no love to the new money. :(
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From:tatjna
Date:November 23rd, 2014 08:40 pm (UTC)
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The birds are still on the back, along with some native plants. They've just, um, stylised them?
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From:adam_0oo
Date:November 23rd, 2014 10:25 pm (UTC)
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I like how wrinkled and squinty Edmund is and that the Queen ages in real time.
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From:tatjna
Date:November 23rd, 2014 10:30 pm (UTC)
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Edmund is considerably more wrinkled these days...
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From:adam_0oo
Date:November 23rd, 2014 10:43 pm (UTC)
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I had jokes, but then I remembered this, so

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