Trains as Currency

10 Feb

Since the 14th of January of this year Paraguay’s 5 mil bill (approximately $1.25) got a makeover!  The train has a prominent spot on the newly designed bill that is said to last for four years in circlulation because it’s made from plastic.  The current 5 mil has a one year circulation time and is made of cotton.  This will certainly be an improvement as there are plenty of bills that have been taped back together multiple times over floating around out there.

Read the full story here: http://www.paraguay.com/nacionales/con-la-entrada-del-plastico-billete-de-papel-no-perdera-vigencia-90439  (If you speak Spanish)

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Want to support the train station of Paraguari?  Lucky for you we’ll even accept bills that don’t have trains on them.  Donate now! https://donate.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=donate.contribute.projDetail&projdesc=13-526-009

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