The wads of banknotes that you carry around and so often spend are miniature versions of art treasures! Have you ever noticed what beauties they depict? Though the banknote designs in themselves are a work of art, they also sport some famous masterpiece paintings on them. Painting is an art which enables us to find and lose ourselves in it at the same time! It is such a beautiful depiction of complex human emotions, the nature and the unthinkable abstract. Going to the art galleries in the faraway lands cannot be feasible for all…but you can behold some of these beauties in your currency notes! Let’s embark on a journey that will reveal the unseen and the hidden art on banknotes…
Welcome to our series of “Banknotes of the Countries from across the world”. Though banknotes by their very definition are a type of a negotiable promissory note, made by a bank, payable to the bearer on demand, they are artistic treasures in their own right. All the countries are no doubt proud of their history and heritage and proudly boast about them on their currency notes. Currency notes and their designs and reason behind their issuance are in itself a topic of great interest and study. Hence we will discuss various such interesting and unique banknotes of the world.
The Persian Gulf Rupee or the Gulf Rupee was a currency issued by the Government of India and the Reserve Bank of India for use in the Persian Gulf and the Arabic peninsula. The Indian rupee was an official currency in several areas that were controlled by the British and governed from India and it was a legal tender in the Gulf countries up till 1966.
One Rupee Note is the smallest Indian paper denomination in India. But how many of us know that the One Rupee note still exists?
Well… Not many. But yes, the One Rupee note still exists and is accepted as a legal tender of exchange. And this One Rupee note is celebrating its 100th Birthday today. Yeah!! You heard it right.
There have been various currency counterfeits flooding the markets for a long time. So now, one has to stay alert when handling currency notes or coins. But how will you distinguish between the original and the fakes? Here are a few examples, keep a look out for some obvious signs of forged currency notes and coins!
“Life is short and the world too wide!”
To all those struck with the wanderlust, here’s another lot of banknotes depicting some of the offbeat and some famous tourist places from all over the world. The holiday season is upon us and all of us are ready to get packing and hit the trails. And while we are visiting new countries, let us take a closer look at their currencies. Believe it or not, the banknotes in themselves are a treasure chest of adventures. Let’s view some of these tourist places on banknotes!