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The E-Sylum: Volume 12, Number 15, April 12, 2009, Article 21

SOURCE OF "AMERO NOTES" UNCOVERED

Last year we noted that someone was touting images of "Amero" banknotes as proof of a planned changeover to a common North American currency modeled after the Euro (and called the "Amero"). We wondered where the images really came from.

This week one of our favorite web sites, the Internet hoax-debunking site Snopes.com located the true origin of the images. -Editor


20-50-100 Amero BankNotes
The "Amero" notes pictured in Turner's blog were actually mock-ups which had been created as part of a project and posted to the designer's Flickr photo-sharing account, from which a few select images were lifted and promulgated out of context as supposed examples of "real" Amero notes.

As a picture of the back of one of these Amero notes clearly shows, the bill was an element of a project intended to "prompt discussion about questions related to the monetary interdependence in North America" and was most assuredly not, as Turned asserted, an official specimen of "a new currency already being printed and quietly distributed around the world."


Amero back


To read the complete article, see: Amero Notes (www.snopes.com/politics/business/ameronote.asp)



Wayne Homren, Editor

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