Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Markets in Everything: Currency Symbol Design

BBC NEWS -- The Indian finance ministry has begun a public competition to select a design for the symbol of the rupee. Unlike the major currencies of the world like the dollar, the pound, the yen and the euro, the rupee does not have a globally recognised symbol.

The contest, which closes on 15 April, is open only to resident Indians. Five shortlisted entries for the final selection will be awarded a prize of 25,000 rupees ($500) and the winner will take 250,000 rupees ($5,000).

6 Comments:

At 3/10/2009 1:42 PM, Blogger ExtremeHobo said...

Apparently the inventors of the Euro Symbol are kept a secret.
Euro Sign

What do they have to hide!?

 
At 3/10/2009 1:53 PM, Blogger OA said...

It costs $10 (equivalent) to enter. Seems like they can make a pretty good profit on this contest.

 
At 3/10/2009 2:19 PM, Blogger ExtremeHobo said...

It costs $10 (equivalent) to enter. Seems like they can make a pretty good profit on this contest.

Our government should do something like this and put that entry fee towards the deficit!

 
At 3/10/2009 8:08 PM, Blogger @sethstorm said...

It's a bit hard to do H1-b in one character. You could do L-1, but it'd also have a problem of relating to the rupee.

(Just kidding!).


Our government should do something like this and put that entry fee towards the deficit!

Why not just start with the symbol used for yuan renminbi if we need a new one? At least we'd know who holds most of our debt.

 
At 3/12/2009 12:47 AM, Blogger OBloodyHell said...

> The contest, which closes on 15 April, is open only to resident Indians.

Well, that sucks. F'em.

> Our government should do something like this and put that entry fee towards the deficit!

Which one, the one we should have or the one Obama's going to try and give us?

 
At 3/12/2009 12:50 AM, Blogger OBloodyHell said...

> > Our government should do something like this and put that entry fee towards the deficit!

Interesting, isn't it, the two different mental approaches shown while responding to this comment?

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