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"Let's talk about money."
Money. When you hear about it, or see this word, all you could think about is spending, credit or savings. Money is a sacramental word for some while some others condemn this because of oppression, or any unpleasant experiences related to it. Economically speaking, money is the language of goods and commodities. We can never access services and items that we like without having them. Apparently, money is more that its monetary value.
Let us pause for a while to think for some of its purpose other than what is stated above.
Money also imbibes the concept of form follows function. Now we've established what money serves its purpose for, let's delve into its form. Apparently, money has it aesthetic value. There's design, color, vibrance, combination, balance, and whathaveyou. Subsequently, while the World Bank, or the International Monetary Fund--as financial institutions--focuses on them being financial, there's an institution that puts high regards on the overall design of money, banknotes, or bills you just normally put in your wallets.
In case you are not familiar, the International Banknote Society oversees concerns regarding money's aesthetic value. Moreover, there is an international competition for banknotes, sponsored and spearheaded by such institution.
Just recently, they've announced and awarded the 2015 Banknote of the Year award. Guess what? The New Zealand $5 Banknote won the award.
If it's not your bill, better luck next time.
From 36 eligible entries coming from various countries, this banknote stood above the rest. Banknotes that were nominated represented the continents Europe, Africa, South America and Asia, with 4 island nations and 4 Middle East countries.
After rigorous deliberations, the banknote exhibits high standards when it comes to color balance and security. Its predominant colors are orange and brown, and it measures 138 x 66 mm.
Of course, we cannot disclose the intricateness of the materials to safeguard its authenticity.
This is Sweden's 20 Kronor Note. Look at how serene and home-y the message of the banknote delivers to users.
This is the 100 Rouble Note, and it is a 150 x 65 mm sized bill, with green, yellow, blue and brown as predominant colors.
Appearing with violet and blue-gray hues, the bill features the rich culture and system the country possesses. Well, you could see the outline of Kazakhstan's map, plus the Akorda Palace (the White house of the country), some doves, and other significant infrastructures.
That's from Clydesdale Bank.
And their nailing it since 1961.