Friday, February 17, 2006

Currency Challenge




Here's a fun challenge for all of you folks out there with too much time on their hands... A friend of mine got this as a tip at work, and can't figure out what currency it is. I've had several guesses already, but I'm putting it out there to everyone. Does anyone recognize this bill?

8 comments:

yrautca said...

It is Russian, dear. Its from 1995 showing the Krasnoyarsk dam. The value is 10 Rubles.

yrautca said...

Sorry, this particular note was issued in 1997. The 1997 issue was of a lighter color than the 1995 one. Both 1995 and 1997 are exactly the same except a subtle difference in color.

Jennifer said...

Lordy lordy, somehow, I imagined some scrounging for info, deductive reasoning... but hey, I just wanted to know, and now I know.
Do you use your powers for evil? Are you a counterfeiter?

Speaking of, every store in my neighbourhood has bad counterfeit bills posted next to the cash register lately. Did the criminals suddenly decide that everyone had forgotten how to spot a fake? FYI counterfeiters, the ink doesn't run on real money, mostly anyway.

yrautca said...

I imagine your friend works at some kind of hotel and some Russian visitors tipped him 10 Rubles. Is this even fair? I dont think 10 Rubles amount to much and then what is he to do with them in Canada? Pay $25 to get them converted?

Px said...

i was thinking it was russian, but i would've only been guessing!

tokyo tintin said...

for all your currency identifying needs;

http://aes.iupui.edu/rwise/notedir/mappage.html

i especially like the stuff from french indochina and the dutch east indies. that stuff is wack!

Princess Pessimism said...

Tokyo-Tin Tin....

YOU ARE HILARIOUS!!! LOL....I think you need your own blog, and I think you need to post that picture of the Yak...

Anonymous said...

One ruble is worth four cents Canadian. Forty Cent tip. Last of the big time spenders.