Gourdes, Francs, Pesos and More

Last week a visitor who had recently returned from Haiti shared with me some of the currency of that country.  Studying the money from different lands has always been something that was shared with me by my grandfather, my father and my husband. And so this year, my Christmas gift to my grandson will be small bits of currency from 9 different locations. Perhaps you are curious to look at them too?

This is Haiti’s. This is worth approximately one US dollar.

This photo shows five different currencies:

Top left: Kenyan Shilling – 50 (about .70 US)
Top right: Chinese Yuan – 5 (about .80US)
Middle left: Egyptian Pound – 5 (about .95US)
Middle right: Hong Kong Dollar -20 (about 2.75US)
Bottom: Nigerian Naira – 200 (about 2.00)

This last photo shows four currencies:

Top left: West African Franc – 1000 (about 2.30US)
Top right: Mexican Peso – 20 (about 1.75US)
Bottom left: Haitian Gourde – 10 (about .25US)
Bottom right: Russian Rouble – 10  (about .35US)

I hope you enjoyed seeing the different colors, sizes and designs! Each of these bills seems to tell me a story about a country. Do they tell you a story too?


About fromourisland

Gardener, knitter, wife, mother of 2, grandmother, and lots more.
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