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Thread #96919 Message #1900470
Posted By: The Fooles Troupe
05-Dec-06 - 08:27 AM
Thread Name: BS: Mid 20th Century term for US paper money
Subject: RE: BS: Mid 20th Century term for US paper money
All those terms reached Australia when I was a kid - thru the delights of old Hollywood movies, but were not known much to be used - most people in the 1950/60s had never even seen a $100 bill let alone held one - a 50 Pound note was prior to decimalisation in 1966 the largest note known - not sure if AUD$100 notes were introduced at that time or later on...
We don't have larger denominations in Oz... 'Bank Cheques' or 'Bank Draughts' were used for large amounts - among honest people.