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Basic cultural differences

Basic cultural differences (viva Europa!)

the American …it is all business…he looks far away, his attention undisturbed

the Canadian…a little distracted and naive

the French and the Italian are looking at one thing only….

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Currency Beauties of Nuismatics

Switzerland (Francs)

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“For such a seemingly staid bunch, the Swiss have fairly wild paper money. The back of the 100 Franc bill, shown here, might at first seem to be a still from a new remake of “Night of the Walking Dead,” but no, it’s actually a tribute to Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966), and the figures are some of his signature works.”

Comoros (Comorian Franc)

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“Another small island nation — this time off Africa’s east coast, north of Madagascar — the Comoros were controlled by the French for 130 years before gaining independence in 1975. The peaceful, dreamlike quality of this image, with its ghostly superimposed suggestion of a nautilus shell, may be a bit of wishful thinking, since the Comoros’ history since independence has been a stormy one riddled with coups.”

Cook Islands (Cook Island Dollars)

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“Hard to say why this woman seems so tranquil and happy, since she is riding a giant ferocious shark, but it’s probably just the vibes from living in the Cook Islands, which are still in the middle of nowhere. The islands are about halfway between New Zealand and Hawaii, with no high-rise hotels or resorts, and mercifully few tourists to junk things up. Come to think of it, that shark looks sort of blissed-out, too.”

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