@Travel_Quest mentioned that she is collecting foreign currency paper bills and I suddenly remember I used to collect that too while mentally recalling as well on where did I place this collection of mine.
I collect a lot of things. I have STAMP, PERFUME BOTTLES, (Mcdonald’s) 101 DALMATIAN, RACE BIBS and SINGLETS, MUGS and some more collections that I can’t no longer remember because they are no longer on display at my (ware)home (LOL). I’m a pack rat - maybe the reason why I collect things. There are more weird things that I collected and it will need a single blog post for me to explain why I collect them. I’m now making a mental note to make a post about this collections. For now let’s talk about my foreign currency paper bill collection.
I started to take fancy with foreign currency paper bills when I was working with the international operations group of a certain corporation. Part of my job was to monitor the foreign currency exchange rate. Back then you can ask me how much is the exchange rate of a certain currency versus the US Dollar and I can answer you in one quick second plus I’ll make you a cross reference rate of each currency (wink*).
Since I always need to look at the dollar, I used to keep a dollar bill in my office desk. Then later I think I got a hold with another foreign currency that I placed beside the US Dollar bill that I only used for reference. It started from there and later I realized I have a collection. The collections came from different people but I remember that the most contributor of these currencies is hubby who used to travel as an athlete delegate under the Philippine National Football Team. The other main contributor is the son of the owner of the company where I was working.
Here’s a glimpse of my foreign currency paper bill collection. They used to adorn my office desk and they really looked good with glass top on it. It was from my office desk where colleagues and other people took notice of them and suddenly some of them started to pitch in a contribution to my collection. It used to be more than this number but some of them are maybe misplaced somewhere because I still have lots of (pack rat) things boxed somewhere.
Top Collector’s Item: (Real) Ten Peso Bill During the Japanese Government
Love my Own Collector’s Item:’ (Obsolete) Two and Five Philippine Peso Bill
Fun Collections: Dunkin Dough
(I have play money for foreign currencies too but it might incriminate me if I’ll post them here :)
Smallest Paper Bill Collection: Yuan (not sure)
From Around the World:
ONE US Dollar; MILLE LIVRES (Lebanese Pound); FIVE /TEN DIRHAMS (United Arab Emirates Central Bank); ONE/TEN RIYALS (Saudi Arabia Monetary Agency); 1000 WON (The Bank of Korea); MIL CRUZADOS (Banco Central De Brazil); 2 ER YUAN/ 10 SHI YUAN (Zhongghou Renmin Yinhang); TWENTY TAKA (Bangladesh Bank); 5000 TURK LIRASI (Turkiye Cumhuriyet Merkez Bankasi); SATU RINGGIT (Bank Negara Malaysia; CINQUECENTO (Repubblica Italiana); TWO SINGAPORE DOLLARS (Majulah Singapura); 10 DZIESIEC ZLOTYCH (Narodowy Bank Polski)+; 100 SERATUS RUPIAH (Bank Indonesia); TWENTY THAILAND BAHT; TEN/FIFTY NEW TAIWAN DOLLARS
So why am I showing this collection with you? Hmn… It has something to do with the Part 2 of this post which I titled “Before January Ends Part 2: New Caledonia, Norway and New York!”
P.S. The photos were taken in a hurry my apologies for the poor quality.