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Euro Question - Curious

Bay Roberts, Canada
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Euro Question - Curious

Why is each bill a different size?

Not that it makes any difference, just curious.

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1. Re: Euro Question - Curious

Because it's an extra aid to differentiate their denominations, especially useful for blind people.

Bay Roberts, Canada
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Ahhhh, OK. Thanks.

Limerick, Ireland
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3. Re: Euro Question - Curious

Not just people who suffer from blindness but the whole range of individuals who have visual impairments.

Jamie, take a look at the coins when you are here. Each country produces its own coins with distinct markings and it is interesting to see how many different countries' coins you can find in your change.

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It is usual, but not universal, throughout the world for notes and coins to be different to facilitate people with visual impairments.

Dingle, Ireland
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Now |'m curious, in Canada are all notes the same size? is a $5 the same size as a $20?

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Not sure about Canadian dollars, but I always found US dollars difficult to operate because they are all the same colour, so you have to look closely rather than differentiating at a glance by knowing the colours used. In my mind having all notes the same colour makes it easier to give the wrong change.

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Yep, in the US at least, all notes are the same size and colour. Takes some getting used to!

Bay Roberts, Canada
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fuchsia2014 - Yes, all the same size, but different colours, and lately, a new material. The new bills aren't made of paper any more, they're now made of some sort of polymer that will apparently last longer, will withstand a wash cycle and are significantly harder to counterfeit.

We also have $1 and $2 coins. We call the $1 coin the Loonie (engraving of a loon on one side) and so it was natural to call the $2 the Toonie

Edited: 13 June 2014, 10:22
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Washable notes? sounds a brilliant idea!! (from someone who has washed and tried to piece together several £s and €s).

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You'll really have to give up that money laundering, fuchsia