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Episode #8 - NEW ZEALAND - Dollar Banknotes and Niue Turtle Silver Coin
 
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Today on World Currency Collector we take a trip around the world to New Zealand. We'll learn about mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary, the Hoiho penguin, the Ross lily, suffragette Kate Sheppard, the whio blue duck, the Karearea falcon, Sir Āpirana Turupa Ngata, Porourangi Meeting House, the Kōkako blue wattled crow, Lord Rutherford of Nelson, the Mōhua yellowhead bird, Eglinton Valley, the Hawksbill sea turtle, and a brief introduction to world bullion coins.
Episode #10 - PHILIPPINES - Peso Banknotes, WWII Japanese Invasion Money and Emergency Money
 
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Today on World Currency Collector we travel to the Philippines to look at various banknotes from 1936 to 2010. We'll learn about currency during World War II including Japanese Invasion Money and Emergency Money. We'll also learn about leaders and heroes from the country's history like Apolinario Mabini, Katipunan leaders Andrés Bonifacio and Emilio Jacinto, José Rizal, Emilio Aguinaldo, Sergio Osmeña, and Manuel Acuña Roxas. We'll also talk about the giant trevally fish and the whale shark. Learn about Emergency Money: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emergency_circulating_notes Learn about Japanese Invasion Money: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_government-issued_Philippine_peso Learn about the teachings of the Katipunan: http://www.philippine-history.org/katipunan.htm Learn about the Leyte Landing in World War II: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Leyte Learn how to say numbers in Filipino: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQAuQJ5DN6k
Episode #9 - BRAZIL - Real, Cruzeiros & Cruzados Banknotes
 
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Today on World Currency Collector we’ll travel to Brazil to learn about 8 different issues of banknotes over the past 100 years. We’ll see hyperinflation at work, learning about overstamped notes and real ink signatures. We’ll also talk about the Great Egret, opera composer Antônio Carlos Gomes, poet Carlos Drummond de Andrade, poet Cecília Meireles, the fate of Isabel, Princess Imperial of Brazil, the military peacemaker Duque of Caxias, the Portuguese explorer Pedro Álvares Cabral, and Campos Sales, the fourth President of Brazil. Museum of Banknotes of Brazil: http://www.bcb.gov.br/htms/museu-espacos/cedulabc.asp Learn about collecting Brazilian Cédulas (banknotes): http://www.colecione.com.br/cedulas.html Hear a reading in Portuguese of Carlos Drummond de Andrade's poem "Prece do Mineiro no Rio": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tHzNOHwn-Y Learn about Isabel, Princess Imperial of Brazil: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isabel,_Princess_Imperial_of_Brazil Learn about Pedro Álvares Cabral: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedro_%C3%81lvares_Cabral Learn about the Duque of Caxias: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lu%C3%ADs_Alves_de_Lima_e_Silva,_Duke_of_Caxias Learn about the American Bank Note Company: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Bank_Note_Company Learn about the Thomas De La Rue & Company, Limited: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_La_Rue
Episode #15 - POLAND - 1994 Sovereign Series Złotych Banknotes
 
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Today on World Currency Collector we're traveling to Poland to check out the 1994 Sovereign Series of Złotych banknotes. We'll learn the differences between the Złoty, Złote, and Złotych. Then we'll hear about Duke Mieszko I, the coat of arms of Poland, and the recto/verso printing technique. Next we'll discover who Bolesław I the Brave was, and talk about the Gniezno doors. King Casimir III the Great, the Wawel Cathedral, and color-changing ink are next, followed by King Władysław II Jagiełło, Malbork Castle, and Sigismund I the Old. We'll finish our journey with some pictures from the National Bank of Poland's Money Centre and the Numismatic Cabinet at the Royal Castle, both in Warsaw. Learn more about the Chicken War: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicken_War Read about the creation of the NBP Money Centre: https://www.nbp.pl/en/publikacje/bankoteka/Bankoteka_5_March_2015_internet.pdf
Episode #1 - ARGENTINA - Peso Ley and Peso Argentino Banknotes
 
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Today on World Currency Collector, we take a short journey to Argentina while talking about the 500 peso ley and the 1 peso argentino bank notes. We'll learn about General José de San Martín, Cerro De La Gloria, and Bariloche Llao Llao.
Episode #7 - GUYANA - Guyanese Dollar Banknote (2008)
 
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Today on World Currency Collector we travel to the South American country of Guyana to look at the $100 Guyanese Dollar. We’ll learn about St George’s Cathedral in the capital of Georgetown, and talk about the Macaw Parrot.
Episode #6 - GERMANY - Goldmark Banknotes 1873-1914
 
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In this episode of World Currency Collector, we travel back in time to Imperial Germany in the early 1900's with the German Goldmark. We'll learn about Mercury (the Roman god of finance), Ceres (the goddess of agriculture), Germania (the personification of Germany), William I (the first German Emperor), and the concept of allegories. Information about the Goldmark: http://encyclopedia-of-money.blogspot.com/2010/03/gold-mark-of-imperial-germany.html Variations of the 1908 100 Mark: http://colnect.com/en/banknotes/list/variant/16077
Episode #3 - COSTA RICA - Costa Rican Colón Bank Notes
 
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Today on World Currency Collector, we take a journey to the beautiful country of Costa Rica. We learn about five important leaders in Costa Rica's history, plus facts about the mural called Allegory of Coffee and Bananas, the guanacaste tree, red cushion sea star, mangrove crab, brown-throated sloth, volcano hummingbird, and more!
Episode #5 - EGYPT - Egyptian Pound and Piastres Bank Notes
 
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Today on World Currency Collector we take a trip to the Horn of Africa with our examples from Egypt. We'll learn about the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Great Sphinx, the Saladin Citadel of Cairo, Tutankhamun, the Sayyida Aisha mosque, the Al-Azhar mosque, Ramesses the Great, Sultan Al-Ashraf Sayf ad-Din Qa'it Bay, and the Nubian Monuments. Here are some websites that provide more information about the Egyptian Arabic translations for these notes: http://en.numista.com/forum/topic32281.html http://www.donckelly.com/world/egypt.html http://englishtoislam.net/details-172.html#.WBrEyPkrKUk
Episode #14 - LITHUANIA - Talonas and Litas Banknotes
 
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Today on World Currency Collector we're traveling to Lithuania to check out the Talonas and Litas banknotes. We'll learn all about Pick numbers in banknote collecting. Then we’ll check out the charging knight on the Lithuanian national coat of arms called Vytis, sage and rosemary, the grey heron and the grey wolf, writers Žemaitė and Motiejus Valančius, pilots Steponas Darius and Stasys Girėnas, and famed poet Maironis. Visit Trakai Island Castle: http://www.trakai-visit.lt/en/museums Read some of the poetry of Maironis: https://web.archive.org/web/20120505231156/http://members.efn.org/~valdas/maironis.html More about Juozas Zikaras and the Statue of Liberty: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juozas_Zikaras Make a virtual visit to some famous museums in Lithuania: http://www.muziejai.lt/Index.lt.asp
Episode #4 - CZECHOSLOVAKIA - Koruna Crown Banknotes
 
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Today on World Currency Collector, we take a trip back in time to the former country of Czechoslovakia. We'll learn about Germany's occupation during World War II with a Protectorate Crown with images of Prague Castle and the Charles Bridge. Next we'll meet Margita & Marta and hear about their modeling gig, then learn all about the birth of modern education with a short bio of Jan Amos Comenius. For more information about the Protectorate Crown, visit the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum website: http://collections.ushmm.org/search/catalog/irn39036
Episode #11 - INDIA - Rupee Banknotes in the Lion Capital and Mahatma Gandhi Series
 
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Today on World Currency Collector, we travel to India to learn about the Lion Capital of Ashoka, the Sagar Samrat oil rig, the Aryabhata Satellite, the "Sansad Bhavan" or Parliament House, Mahatma Gandhi, agriculture and fauna of India, Mount Harriet, and the Himalayas. We discuss the recent demonetization of Indian 500 and 1000 rupee banknotes, and catch a glimpse of the new series releases of the 500 and 2000. More about the demonetization in 2016: https://www.rbi.org.in/scripts/FAQView.aspx?Id=122 More about the rupee symbol competition: https://youtu.be/RJ_BKJy_8ow More about the staple holes: http://www.greaterkashmir.com/news/business/stapling-of-currency-notes-is-punishable/3381.html More about the blind population in India: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/India-has-largest-blind-population/articleshow/2447603.cms More about the 1 rupee banknote: https://www.quora.com/Why-is-a-1-rupee-note-signed-by-the-Ministry-of-Finance-and-the-rest-of-the-notes-by-the-Governor-of-India More about the Aryabhata Satellite: http://www.isac.gov.in/experimental-satellites/html/aryabhata.jsp
Episode #2 - BELGIUM - Belgian Franc Banknotes and Coins
 
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Today on World Currency Collector, we take a short journey to the Kingdom of Belgium. We'll look at three notes and two coins from the mid-20th century, and learn about Roland de Lassus, Philippus De Monte, King Baudouin, the Atomium, the Belgian Parliament, and the Goddess Ceres.
Episode #13 - MONOPOLIA - Monopoly Money Spotlight
 
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April 1, 2017 - Today on World Currency Collector, we're traveling to kitchen tables around the world to examine various Monopoly currencies. We'll learn about one of the main developers of the game, Charles Darrow, and hear about his life in Pennsylvania. Or, we might not do any of those things.
Episode #12 - VALENTINE SPECIAL - Notes and coins you'll LOVE!
 
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In this special edition of World Currency Collector, we’ll journey to Armenia, Canada, China, the United States, Mexico, Norway, and Ghana in honor of Valentine’s Day. Today’s notes feature roses, chocolate, gold, diamonds, doves, and romantic performing and visual arts. Origami rose tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEf__gYoTVE Origami heart tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozky7JMFPbg More about the Armenian ballet Gayane: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gayane_(ballet) More about Frida Kahlo’s “The Love Embrace of the Universe”: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Love_Embrace_of_the_Universe,_the_Earth_(Mexico),_Myself,_Diego,_and_Se%C3%B1or_Xolotl Get tickets for the Folketeateret in Oslo, Norway: http://www.folketeateret.no/ More about the mining industry in Ghana: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mining_industry_of_Ghana