Speak Your Mind: Canada has a Monopoly on Awesome Money
I don't carry around a lot of money. I do this for a couple of reasons: 1. I don't have a lot of money, and 2. Why would I carry around money when I can just use my debit card? I've built my life around not carrying cash, and it's worked out pretty well for me.
But, as usual, Canada storms into my little world and makes me rethink everything I know. Because, as we pointed out last week in the Reality Checks, Canada has commemorative quarters that feature glow in the dark dinosaur skeletons.
Why you gotta be so awesome, Canada? If the US had glow in the dark dinosaur money, I would carry a money pouch on my belt loop like I lived in a Rennaissance Fair. Our money is so boring! What do we have? Presidents? Occassionally you run across a Susan B. Anthony quarter or a Sacagawea dollar coin, which are cool, but somehow lacks cachet of glow in the dark dinosaurs.
If you ruled your country, what would you put on your currency? Would you stick with the heads of historical leaders, or would you do something a little more…nontraditional? Are there any important people/animals you think have been ignored by Big Currency?
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