Mar 14, 2008
Cool transparent area on the $100 Brunei Bill.
About four years ago I told a designer friend of mine who travels a lot that I enjoy collecting foreign currency. Not because I like money (I do) but rather because I like the designs found on them. With the recent release of the new $5 US Bill it reminded me once again how boring our own currency is compared with other countries.
The favorite bill in my currency collection is a $100 Brunei bill. (Pictured above) The bill itself is printed on a thin plastic paper, they have printed a white base coat and allowed areas to remain transparent such as shown above in the picture. On top of this white base they have printed full-color, spot metallic, etchings, embossed areas, crash numbering and foil stamping. All of these technologies are used within a very colorful and elegant design.
For some reason Donny Osmond likes this bill?
Needless to say the Brunei bill is a lot more fun to look at then the mole-centric Abe sporting a big purple san serif "5".
View the Front Design of the $100 Brunei Bill.
View the Back Design of the $100 Brunei Bill.
Time for the US Mint to get some fresh blood in their design department. But maybe since the value of the dollar is dropping lately the design is now appropriate?