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Biru

This week we are looking at a banknote from Peru. Peru is a South American country that is home to many Incan ruins such as Machu Picchu and Cusco, and home to parts of the Amazon rainforest. The name Peru comes from the word “Biru” which was the name of an Inca...
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Come with us as we look at a banknote from Indonesia. Officially known as the Republic of Indonesia. It is the world's largest archipelagic state with 18,110 islands. Located in Southeast Asia and between two oceans, Indonesia has been given the nickname “The Emerald of the Equator” for its natural and cultural...
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Maurice

This week we are visiting Mauritius. Mauritius is officially known as the Republic of Mauritius, but commonly referred to as Maurice. This island nation is located off the coast of East Africa in the Indian Ocean. It is known for its beautiful beaches, reefs, and mountainous interior with dense rainforests and several...
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Travel with us to the Southeast Asian country of Thailand. Thailand’s official name is the Kingdom of Thailand. Located on the Indochinese Peninsula, it is often referred to as the Land of Smiles because of their welcoming locals. Thailand is known for its ancient ruins, Buddha statues, tropical beaches, and royal palaces. Our...
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Land of the Free

This week we are looking at a banknote from Liberia. Liberia is a West African country bordering the Atlantic Ocean. The country is also referred to as the “Land of the Free” as a homage to the country’s freedom from slavery. It was founded by freed U.S. slaves on land acquired for...
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Join us as we look at a banknote from Canada. Canada is officially known as the Dominion of Canada. Unofficially, Canada has been given the nickname the Great White North referring to it as one of the largest countries in the world, and its cold, snowy weather. Canada is located in North...
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