Posts Tagged ‘currency’

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    Printing Money: Canada’s Hundred Dollar Bill Problem

    Jan 5, 13 • 678 Views • No Comments

    Does the Canadian $100 bill melt? During November 2011, Canada started circulating state-of-the-art polymer $100 bills. Very tough to counterfeit and unusually resilient, plastic-based currency is supposed to be far better than the traditional paper (made......  [read more]

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    Forbidden Dollars

    Jan 10, 12 • 448 Views • No Comments

    By Mira Korber, guest blogger, Kent Place School alumna, Yale student, and recent traveler to Buenos Aires, Argentina.  In Argentina, a $100 USD bill is a hot item. And though Argentines want US dollars — for traveling, saving, or otherwise —......  [read more]

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    A Cashless Payoff

    Dec 14, 11 • 489 Views • No Comments

    Paying with a phone swipe makes Starbucks lines move faster. Less time in line means more productivity and society benefits. So, should we accelerate our movement toward a cashless society? Imagine having no currency. No wallets necessary? A useless U.S.......  [read more]

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    Look For the Silver Lining

    May 4, 11 • 357 Views • No Comments

    You might want to decide whether to set the table with Granny’s silver, sell it, or melt it. To see why, you just need to look at a graph of the price of silver. Representing a 162% increase between January and now, the line is almost vertical. When......  [read more]

  • War and Money

    Mar 7, 11 • 301 Views • No Comments

    A ship carrying freshly printed Libyan currency was intercepted near the coast of Great Britain. Assuming that it would be used to fund the Gaddafi regime, the British seized the cash and stored it in a “secure location.” Like many nations, Libya......  [read more]