MONEY I Got A Strange Message …

Posted by on 29. Mai 2014

Dollar

The new banknote with the big head ...

Dollar

… and the small-headed old money

Strange things happen in strange parts of the world! Listen to this: When I tried to pay the 50 US$ visa fee for Zambia (Africa) at the Airport of the capital Lusaka, they refused my money!!! The immigration officer said: „Your dollar notes are not valid anymore!“ I answered (correctly): „All dollar notes, ever issued since 1776, are valid eternally …“. He said: „Not in Zambia!“ And he explained it to me: The banknotes with the small heads are not accepted, they want the banknotes with the big heads. I knew that the US Treasury is, by and by, substituting the old with the new money, but no banknote goes out of circulation – except in Zambia (and other African countries, like the Republic of South Africa, I’m afraid). So be careful when travelling to countries with unusual regulations! Look for the big-headed dollar – the cost the same …

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