I'm not a big fan of the concept of money (a necessary evil>?), but I really do like the physical objects we use to represent this concept. The elegant patterns and illustrations used to decorate these pieces of paper and bits of metal are often of such high quality with such amazing detail. I pray that electronic cash and all the smart creditcard crap never gets put into wide implementation, as it would be a shame to have these everyday objects of beauty abandoned to obsolecence and the collector's shelf.

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