Like many Marco Arment thinks it is time to streamline U.S. currency:
- 1 cent: I don’t care whether we keep these. I’ll still keep them in a bowl and eventually bring them to a Coinstar machine for Amazon credit.
- 5 cents (5x previous denomination)
- 25 cents (5x)
- $1 (4x): I don’t care whether it’s a coin or a bill. Just pick one.
- $5 (5x)
- $20 (4x)
- $100 (5x)
My swing at this would involve the same number of currencies but would look slightly different. After spending a few weeks in Ireland last year I grew to love coin money over paper money. So I’d do it this way…
- $1 coin
- $2 coin
- $5 bill
- $20 bill
- $100 bill
This would mean that prices would have to change. Gone would be the days of prices that end in .99. I say good riddance to the penny and bring on the dollar and two dollar coins.
Bitcoin is P2P Virtual Currency. I’m watching, closely.
This is great. Â Joe D!, as he is known on Flickr, decided it’d be neat to deface, I mean – artistically improve U.S. paper currency by adding some doodles. Â He managed to create an entire Flickr photo set dedicated to this hobby. Â Here are a few samples:
So far Joe D! has published 75 peices of his art work, which have received a total over over 500,000 views. Â He is as surprised as anyone about the attention they are getting.
“wow, i’m surprised how much everyone likes this. it’s just something i’ve been toying around with every now and then, it all started when i would draw glasses or beards on money with the counterfeit pen on the registers at work and just grew in to a hobby.”
Â I wonder if he takes requests? Â A Mr. T version of Lincoln might be a good place to start.
Source: Refacing Government Tender.
Via: Boing Boing: Hilarious Money Doodles.Â