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One good way to judge a currency is by looking at how it trades on the foreign exchange markets.
A less boring way is to just see how it looks in your hand, all crisp and money-like.
From epic 19th century leaders to blinding color schemes, some of the globe's currencies use style to make up for a dearth in purchasing power.
Sure, the U.S. dollar is great. But the boring colors and lack of diversity (Every face is of a white male) makes it the most boring currency in the world.
So, here you have it: the world's coolest banknotes.
1. Icelandic krona
With a cartoonishly Nordic look, the krona is fun for the whole family
15. Bhutanese ngultrum
Stunning (plus honorable mention for best name).
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16 Foreign Banknotes That Look Way Cooler Than The Boring American Dollar
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