What text is on your paper money or banknotes?
“The people and the government should respect the rights of all. Among individuals, as among nations, respect for others' rights is peace.”
“LET SLAVERY PROSCRIBE NOW AND FOREVER AS WELL AS SOCIAL CLASS DISTINCTION, REMAINING ALL EQUAL, AND BEING VICE AND VIRTUE THE ONLY MATTER DISTINGUISHING ONE AMERICAN CITIZEN FROM ANOTHER”
"I love the song of zentzontle/bird of four hundred voices"
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UK: £10 (10 GBP Sterling)
"I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading!" Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice)
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We don't have paper money in Australia - our banknotes have been 100% polymer since 1996 (first introduced in 1988). Quality Aussie invention - they don't tear, and they can go through a full laundry cycle and come out completely undamaged. New Zealand, Canada, Vietnam, Romania, Brunei and PNG thought it was such a good idea that they switched over, too, and a bunch of other countries are introducing them now.
Friends from the UK and the US used to laugh at our "rainbow play money", but it's great for the vision impaired (and the tired, and the drunk), because you'll never confuse a $50 and a $5 when they're different sizes and colours.
To answer your question:
Anything written on our money (other than the name of the person in the picture, the denomination, serial number, and Reserve Bank of Australia) tends to be in teeny-tiny cursive that's pretty hard to read. The $10 note has a line from the poem The Man From Snowy River on the side with Banjo Patterson's face (all Australian notes have a famous woman on one side and a famous man on the other).
"There was movement on the station, for the word had passed around That the colt from old Regret had got away."
I think the stripy background to the left of his face might have the rest of the poem in micro-writing? I remember looking at it with a magnifying glass when I was about 10...