comparing what is on the face of paper money...
- it was posted; "I am not a US dollar fan, but it's the only currency (I know of) which has written on its back "in God we trust".
The Costa Rican 10'000 Colones note has a sloth on it's back. Rather appropriate as far as not shedding the currency is concerned."
"in god we trust" wasn't placed on paper currency until 1957.
I like the idea of putting an indigenous species of animal on the currency. at least I know it exists and can be seen here in costa rica. ticos even like to call their paper money by the animal that is on it. 20k bill is called a colibri (hummingbird), 10k perezoso (sloth), 5k mono (monkey) and 2k Tiburon (shark). the 1k is usually still referred to as a rojo by its color. no one calls the u.s. dollar bill a pyramid with eye above it.
i also prefer the wording on costa rican money because it is in their language and not a foreign language like some of American currency has latin phrases on it.
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