A friend of mine just came back from Switzerland and showed me this currency. My first thought when I saw it was, "Oh, there's Le Corbusier" and a second later it was "That's not possible; he's an architect."
Countries don't put architects on currency.
Turns out Switzerland indeed does. That really is Le Corbusier on their 10 Franc note. How cool is that?? If Switzerland does that then I think we need to see if we can get the U.S. Mint to make a Frank Lloyd Wright $1 bill, a Louis Sullivan $5 bill, a Louis Kahn $10 bill and a $20 Daniel Burnham bill. I think that would be an amazing thing to see.
Of course the $1 bill will look really good but probably leak at some point. The $5 bill would be the most ornate but end up alone and lonely. The $10 bill will be sleak and modern and the $20 bill would propose that all currency be laid out in your wallet in an organized, radiating pattern with spaces reserved for no money at all so the other things in your wallet can have a nice place to relax.
Sarah Rothschild, Realtor & Architectural History Nerd.