From: Peter Kirk (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Oct 27 2003 - 04:14:59 CST
On 26/10/2003 20:08, John Cowan wrote:
>Kevin Brown scripsit:
>>Incidentally, as far as I know, neither the dollar symbol nor cent symbol
>>have ever appeared on Australia's paper money or coinage.
>>Is this unusual?
>I can't speak for the whole of the last two centuries, but certainly
>current American bills and coins do not use either symbol. The bills
>in common use say ONE DOLLAR, FIVE DOLLARS, TEN DOLLARS, and TWENTY
>DOLLARS; the coins say ONE CENT, FIVE CENTS (the name "nickel" is
>informal), ONE DIME, and QUARTER DOLLAR. The bills are also marked
The latest issue of UK banknotes do carry the pound sterling sign (with
one crossbar), but this is quite new. At least the more recent former
issues did not, if I remember correctly.
I was surprised to find no Euro symbol on Euro notes or coins.
-- Peter Kirk email@example.com (personal) firstname.lastname@example.org (work) http://www.qaya.org/
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