By Michael Abraham
Grabbing my wallet the other day to pay a friend a debt, I discovered I still had a $20 New Zealand bill from our recent vacation there. It is an elegant piece of currency. It is full color, printed on transparent plastic “paper” and is washable and virtually indestructible. There are a number of anti-counterfeiting security features, including an oval “window” with the denomination burned onto it and a watermark of the queen.
My friend didn’t want it; it is useless to him.
Abraham is a businessman and writer. He lives in Blacksburg.