Thursday, October 23, 2008

Bank notes

When the Bank of England announced that 150-anniversary-guy Sir Edward Elgar was being replaced on the £20 note by Adam Smith, there was some negative reaction. When I was in London last week, I came across a few Elgar notes, but they'll be history soon.

Here's Villa on the 500 cruzados note from Brazil:

and the other side:

This note is no longer legal tender, but I'm sure there's no slight intended to Villa-Lobos in this. The cruzado was replaced by the cruzado novo in 1989, and then replaced by the cruzeiro in 1990, the cruzeiro real in 1993, and that's when I stopped reading the Wikipedia articles....

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