One of my friends recently got into a debate over monetary issues. It seems there’s a rather large number of US residents that are unaware of what makes money good or bad. To alleviate this, I’m going to list the properties any good currency should have. I’ll also compare 3 currencies to see how they measure up: the US Dollar (aka Federal Reserve Notes), precious metals (gold and silver), bitcoin.Read more »
These so-called ‘infographic coins’ by Mac Funamizu have obvious benefits to the blind, much like the Euro, as sizes, shapes and textures all play a role in the legibility of coins. Impaired or not, anyone reaching into their wallet or purse would likewise be able to more easily identify each coin denomination by touch.
Are we likely to give up on our standard circles? Perhaps not, but at least rethinking our (United States) hodge-podge system with inconsistent sizes, Â colors and weights might be worth doing after so much time with so little design change.Read more »
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