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Australian Bank Notes are the Best in the World

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Proof that Australian bank notes are the best in the world because they are sized according to a log scale. Also, they are water-proof. I compare Australian, Canadian, UK and USA bank notes in an unbiased competition to see which is the best. My dual criteria are: - the closest log-scale fit between the value and physical object for each note - able to survive a being left in pocket and going through the wash If you disagree: cast your vote now! If you think I have missed an even better currency: I accept bribes in whatever the currency may be. Also, check out my mate Steve Mould: https://www.youtube.com/user/steventhebrave https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMGvTYDC5MA MATT PARKER: Stand-up Mathematician Website: http://standupmaths.com/ Music by Howard Carter Design by Simon Wright
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Ali Jee (13 hours ago)
I like the Australia note
AndImJustFerocious (2 days ago)
Yeah........the size was a HUGE mistake America made when it came to producing its currency. Making them all the same size means counterfeiters are able 'wash' the ink off a 5 dollar and print 20 dollar on it instead. There are other mistakes they made when producing their currency. Like the lack of a watermark on early\lower domination bills. So why havent they changed it? As a prevous (and since busted) counterfieter, Ive wonder why they never changed this as the UK has. My only answer is that US currency is such an international currency, that so many countries would have to change their supporting infrastucture.........for example, ATMS, Money counting machines and counterfiet detecting systems........and so, they just havent bothered?
G Tubers (3 days ago)
@intro9.com Australian dollars visit https://intro9.com/key-elements-that-drive-australian-dollar-l-widely-traded-currencies-in-the-forex-market/
simon1625 (4 days ago)
1:17 nice snap change :D
WinterCraft (5 days ago)
Not only that but since all notes are in a different colour it's pretty easy to know what note is what. I think it's the best design and colour notes in the world.
Miika Vuorio (6 days ago)
Well how about the euro
Kevin Smoak (8 days ago)
R u gone yet
Bedub yell1 (8 days ago)
USD is more valuable and steadily increasing in value compared to other currencies
chris smook (14 days ago)
ROFL you just proof australian notes are better then US, but, that i could guess - now compare all of those to euro's
cornebistouille (16 days ago)
heuuuuu and euros?
chestercopperbottom (16 days ago)
1:40 I wouldn't come back to the U.S. if I were you,Matt. You just broke federal law.
David Hattmsn (18 days ago)
I don't like the widths. That would make it an even bigger pain for putting them in the wallet.
Joseff Nic (18 days ago)
Remake this with the new British notes
bo1bo1bo1unlosode (18 days ago)
What about E U R O?
Michael Karpinski (20 days ago)
No us currency looks ugly.
Maechtiger Zirk (20 days ago)
And what's with euros?
James Gibson (21 days ago)
what about with the new UK notes??
BlackOrchid (22 days ago)
You forgot to check how well the notes/bills slap cheeks. US bills may also not have a Queen, but it does have the Illuminati :D
Daniel Hinkles (22 days ago)
Finding this video a tad irrelevant in 2018 given the UK now has the fancy plastic money.
MrCorvusC (22 days ago)
Why would Brits want to take their money to the beach? When they do, it's a currency of a country they're currently in for a vacation :D
West Coast Ghost (22 days ago)
American money is the best because they don’t have a queen or king on them. That’s why America is America, we threw the crown out of our politics.
Minh Nhân (23 days ago)
Hope you have the chance to visit Vietnam, I'm curious about my country's currency. Beach use (checked) Different sizes (checked) (not sure if based on log scale tho).
weaktech (23 days ago)
fact: if you scrunch up an Australian note and then unwrap it, wait a few hours - it irons itself back to the way it was originally. - crease free.
GO GAMER (24 days ago)
my country wins :)
Deathbrewer (24 days ago)
6:45 I actually think the Queen looks younger on the British note here. Sorry ;)
Nandi Collector (25 days ago)
Very neat collection you have there my friend. Congrats. :) If you want to buy more world banknotes for your collection, please check out the links on my video's description.
Malcanth (25 days ago)
The US note is water resistant, but not tear resistant. The US note is made mostly of cotton, not paper. So it holds together when wet.
Lixon Plays (26 days ago)
I mean sure Canada isn't on a log scale but they have brail on them
Ben K. (1 month ago)
You should review Swiss bank notes, the new ones are also scaled and waterproof (they are made out of polymer)
AoyD (1 month ago)
Single sized Bank Notes are the best! we had them before ugly Euro https://thumbs.dreamstime.com/b/latvian-currency-banknotes-lats-cash-latvia-joined-european-union-79481105.jpg
Edward Fleming (1 month ago)
The polymer note can actually be "torn" easily. If you accidentally leave a note in your pockets when you run them in the wash, they'll become more brittle and fragile once they've gone through the dryer.
Zach LeBlanc (1 month ago)
But US notes are waterproof
Derianmon (1 month ago)
The pound seems super inconvienient to carry in your wallet with all the varrying sizes!
Derianmon (1 month ago)
Is they're really no 100 pound note?
Koba (1 month ago)
but what about good old kiwi notes.
Viera Johaninecová (1 month ago)
Euro is the best
Enis Becirovic (1 month ago)
*laughs in euro*
El Dae (1 month ago)
aussie notes are better cos you can't just rip em
CobobS12 (1 month ago)
Myles Perry (1 month ago)
1. Queen isn't the boss 2. US notes aren't waterproof but are cotton based so they can take water 3. Colorblind people don't need to worry about mistaking notes based off color
Olive Obelisk (1 month ago)
Will , Britan now has new banknotes that are polymer so...
Art Clark (1 month ago)
Malaysian bank notes have varying lengths of polymer bills as well.
Art Clark (1 month ago)
Which currencies are friendly to visually impaired people? I'm very certain Canadian bank notes are printed with braille values. Wouldn't the braille printing actually be more useful than different sized notes? Was that the reason for varying physical sizes of notes?
Georgia Gittins (1 month ago)
'called the "I'm afraid I can't accept that, I'll have to check with my manager"' Beautiful
Alec Lipscomb (1 month ago)
You could say that that UK note was really... Water logged
t 77 (1 month ago)
Could you please not attempt to / actually tear the notes at exactly that spot?!
Chrismofer (1 month ago)
3:16 greg dematerializes for a few frames
Finnian Pederson (1 month ago)
The USD you have has a BLUE SEAL its a SILVER CERTIFICATE. at least the one in the pic on your chart.
Markus B (1 month ago)
Bro If Americans saw a two black zeros on a hundred we would know it was fake
Will Glass (1 month ago)
Australia actually invented the polymer plastic and started making bank notes out of it 1996
PLO Narco Caliph (1 month ago)
Neither Australia nor US currency’s are worth anything. It’s all about the Kuwaiti Dinar,Jordanian Dinar, & Bahrain Dinar. We all know that and the world knows that clearly my Australian friend. It’s not about the dimensions silly goose, it’s about the value homie. Research more before comparing dimensions lol
CynicalArt (1 month ago)
You're now in the past, the new UK fivers are now ptastic
Matias Bax (1 month ago)
7:24 isnt that a crime?
Caleb Tan (1 month ago)
Wth! The Malaysian Ringgit has the same thing bro !
Metalhead 1966 (1 month ago)
Gotta agree. Canadian here.
Roldán Belenos (1 month ago)
Foreigners: "ZOMG, all American bills look alike. I can't even..." Americans: "Um no... we can spot the difference 1.609344 kilometers away. No American has ever made such a mistake as spending $100 as $1.00." Full Disclosure: This is not the case with the US$1 coins minted between 1979 and 1999, which are nearly identical to 25¢ and so everyone everywhere hates them and won't use them and the government spends $million/year to store them in a big warehouse until they can be melted down and turned into some other coins.
Roldán Belenos (1 month ago)
Everyone knows that the size of *real* US money is 85.60 mm by 53.98 mm and is made of thick, waterproof plastic and has a microchip in it.
Medusa gorgon anime (1 month ago)
mexico and Canada are the best banknotes in north America mexico also has plastic water proof banknotes only $20 and $50 pesos banknote and the $100 pesos of 100 years of mexicos revolution it has a train on the banknote
Andrew Joy (1 month ago)
But what about base12 money ? that would make WAY more sense
Nicholas Galeski (1 month ago)
How cares is money is sam damm size😂
Lara alba (2 months ago)
Same as our euro ;)
M Johnson (2 months ago)
**Cough cough** 2 dollar bill exists in America *cough
Amogh Gade (2 months ago)
India has similar currency like australia...Color is different
Im Your Cat (2 months ago)
These are like play moneys lololoolool
Alex Pennert (2 months ago)
Euro or swiss franc please
Mr Anonymous (2 months ago)
Northern irish, English and I think Scottish is the same mate
SteveNoobGeek (2 months ago)
But the fact that they can fit in the wallet is an adventage, isn't it ?
IoKnight (2 months ago)
What do you think of Romanian currency?
Son Goku (2 months ago)
Since Britains bank notes are now turning to the plastic type, does that now make them better?
Vito Scaletta (2 months ago)
I like how he casually technically comets a federal crime by drawing on a Single with a permanent marker ( destroying federal currency)
everl0ng (2 months ago)
I now pay by card or applepay so don’t carry cash that much.
Guy Huguenin (2 months ago)
New Channel Corbin Sykes (2 months ago)
Yeah but... Canadian bills are water-proof AND if you scratch the maple leaf on it (I’m not even kidding google it) it smells like maple syrup... so canada 🇨🇦
Ben Reay (2 months ago)
Actually, U.S. Federal Reserve notes are water proof.
tiny b (2 months ago)
The reason that Australian money is different lengths, is so the prostitutes know how much to charge...
Francisco Torres (2 months ago)
Who cares what the size is or what money is money
OEDODRAGON (2 months ago)
8:06 CANADIAN MONEY HAS A MAPLE LEAF ON IT!! And it's polymer too..... it's a clear winner!! x)
OEDODRAGON (2 months ago)
3:51 Yes, that is exactly what they're called. The charity shop I (voluntarily) work for will not accept them, but the place where I (get paid to) work will.
OEDODRAGON (2 months ago)
7:01 I know our (UK) polymer bank notes are inferior as I've seen these things ripped, some ripped and taped, some with missing corners, and even one with a hole in the middle of it. (How?! What are they doing with these things?!) Least they'll survive the washing machine though.
Daniel Hebard (2 months ago)
Except American banknotes being the same size means they all fit perfectly in a wallet....
Leon Leee (2 months ago)
now UK has Polymer fivers and tenners, with the £20 note coming soon Also one of the Scottish fivers have a fish picture which automatically makes it better than Australian notes
Arisa Live (1 month ago)
and braille
someone (2 months ago)
AUD has many easter eggs. Plus if it wasnt for AU, UK wouldntve made Polymer notes :)
Zarafa 04 (2 months ago)
Leon Leee Australian money has tiny words on it
Hao He (2 months ago)
I’m a proud Aussie mate
YoshTG (2 months ago)
i don't get the Queen Meme, guess im too young for that?
RubberDuck 1987 (2 months ago)
Just wait until this guy sees the new Aussie notes!
Aashish Singla (2 months ago)
Riping 💰 money to earn more 😂
Jackie Johnson (2 months ago)
are the polymers biodegradable???
Daniel's Good Review (2 months ago)
No US Dollar just Australian Dollar
geinling (2 months ago)
what about the euro?
Dylan Johnson (2 months ago)
America’s bills also follow basically the same “doubling” pattern
Dylan Johnson (2 months ago)
He is a bit patriotic about his currency
Dylan Johnson (2 months ago)
Does he not know about the blue water mark
Pasha (2 months ago)
No longer true anyway :D All UK Notes are now polymers too! :D
Imperialth (2 months ago)
The new designs have brail on them. And look heaps better. So yeah…blind people can safely go to the beach?
Yanjiachuan Fu (2 months ago)
One question: so what? One more: what ACTUAL FUNCTION does a few digits of difference in the perfectness on that scale serve? In conclusion: who cares?
Biker Boiy (2 months ago)
The Australian currency plastic notes are a great idea (the $1 and $2 notes replaced with coinage) and the great thing is any notes I have left in a pocket of my clothing that has been put in the washing machine ( _also known as money laundering_ ) comes out clean and intact whereas paper notes tended to disintegrate (not sure how good plastic money is in clothes drier)
Cameron Steel (2 months ago)
“Australia is ever so slightly in the past” 😂😂
xyzyx (3 months ago)
WTF is that glitch @ 3:16 lmao
Noman002raja Raja (3 months ago)
Sorry Bro but Kuwait has the best currency in world
pieter veldman (3 months ago)
euros ?
jacob bailey (3 months ago)
the $100 to me feels thicker than the $5

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