They’re not making currency like they used to! Earlier I was at a store, and the guy gave me this worn out bill along with the rest of my change:
I hope it’s not where we’re headed. The great seal on the right looks pretty flimsy — even flimsier than the Obama redesign.
Back in the old days, they knew how to design currency. Here’s a Czarist era 100 Ruble note from 1910, showing Catherine the Great striking a classical pose:
Empires rise and fall like money.
Easy come, easy go.