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Can You Actually Identify Which Country This Money Is From?

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Which country uses this bill?

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Czech Republic

Correct!

Wrong!

Canada

Along with a scene of children playing hockey, Canada’s $5 bill has an excerpt from beloved French-Canadian writer Roch Carrier’s classic children’s book The Hockey Sweater, which reads: “The winters of my childhood were long, long seasons. We lived in three places — the school, the church, and the skating rink — but our life was on the skating rink.”

2.

Where are these coins from?

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New Guinea

Correct!

Wrong!

Australia

The front of Australian dollar coins features the face of Queen Elizabeth II, while the reverse depicts five of the country’s most famous animal: the kangaroo!

3.

Where does this money originate?

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Wrong!

England

Fun fact: British pounds have featured an image of the reigning monarch on coins for at least 1,000 years (and was often the only way someone would know what their monarch looked liked), but the first to appear on banknotes was King George V.

4.

To which country do these banknotes belong?

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5.

Where are these banknotes from?

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South Africa

Correct!

Wrong!

South Africa

The back of South African rand features Africa’s “big five”: lion, rhinoceros, leopard, buffalo, and elephant.

6.

In which country would you use these bills (pun intended)?

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New Zealand

7.

To which country does this banknote belong?

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Correct!

Wrong!

Honduras

The Honduran lempira is named after the 16th-century ruler of the indigenous Lenca people, who led the (ultimately unsuccessful) local resistance against the Spanish conquistadors.

8.

Where is this money from?

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Switzerland

Correct!

Wrong!

Switzerland

Swiss franc are quadrilingual, displaying information in Switzerland’s four national languages: French, German, Italian, and Romansh.

9.

Which country uses these banknotes?

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Philippines

Correct!

Wrong!

Brazil

Brazilian real comes in different colors, including the blue R$100 banknote above, which depicts underwater plants, starfish, coral, and the head of República, a national symbol of the Federative Republic of Brazil.

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In which country would you find this bill?

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Costa Rica

Correct!

Wrong!

Costa Rica

A bull shark, starfish, and other sea life are featured on the back of Costa Rica’s 2,000 colones banknote. The currency is named “colón” for Christopher Columbus, or “Cristóbal Colón” in Spanish.

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Which country uses this banknote?

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Saudi Arabia

12.

Where would you find this money?

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Philippines

Correct!

Wrong!

Malaysia

Malaysian ringgit showcases the country’s national flower: hibiscus.

13.

To which country does this banknote belong?

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Kazakhstan

Correct!

Wrong!

Kazakhstan

The 10,000-tenge banknote in Kazakhstan features a mountain range behind one of the country’s rarest mammals: the snow leopard.

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