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Offline Quetzalcoatl

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Currency notes featuring scientists
« on: July 20, 2017, 06:26:37 PM »
I know of only a few, see below.

The old 100 SEK (equivalent to about 12 USD) note (it became invalid earlier this year) featuring Carl Linnaeus.

And the 10 GBP note featuring Charles Darwin.

And the 5 ILS note featuring Albert Einstein.

Please add more that you know of. It feels very likely that there are more scientists noted on notes among the world's many currencies.

I think defunct currencies are also okay.
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Re: Currency notes featuring scientists
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2017, 02:54:57 AM »
These are the older design. Sadly there are no scientists on Australia's current polymer notes.
All of these overlapped. So between 1984 & 1991 we had 7 scientists on our newly minted notes.

Sir Joseph Banks (Botanist on the Cook voyage to Australia in 1770)

The next banknote would be one of the very few in the world with scientists on both sides of the note.  8)

Howard Florey (an Australian pharmacologist and pathologist who shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1945 with Sir Ernst Boris Chain and Sir Alexander Fleming for his role in the development of penicillin.

and Sir (William) Ian Clunies Ross (an Australian veterinary scientist)

William Farrer (was a leading Australian agronomist and plant breeder.)

John Tebbut (was an Australian astronomer, famous for discovering the "Great Comet of 1861")

The next 2 are less well known for their scientific work, but were active in their scientific field.

another double sided scientist note.
Sir Douglas Mawson (He is more noted for his explorations of Antarctica, but he was a Geologist and performed that role in his explorations)

Lawrence Hargrave (was an Australian engineer, explorer, astronomer, inventor and aeronautical pioneer)

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Re: Currency notes featuring scientists
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2017, 04:25:05 AM »
Earnest Rutherford, NZ$100.

One could argue Sir Ed on the $5 for Antarctic science.
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Re: Currency notes featuring scientists
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2017, 04:09:34 PM »
Kristian Birkeland on the previous Norwegian 200 Kroner note:

"Anything one man can imagine,
other men can make real."
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Re: Currency notes featuring scientists
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2017, 04:20:56 PM »
"That's ridiculous, spooks. That's silly!" ~ The Tin Woodsman - The Wizard of Oz ~

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