Unit: $1 USD
This is one of my favorite pieces in the museum, mostly because of its obscurity and that no one seems to ever think about it. You may notice some oddities in the little description above of the specimen, namely that it's an Antarctican dollar but it's from Canada and worth American, which I shall clear up in a bit. Today's piece from the museum is indeed an Antarctican dollar bill. The obverse has a picture of some mountains, because Antarctica is a continent which means there is rock and ground just like all the others even though there are miles of ice piled on top in some places; this is in comparison to the North Pole which is just ice over the ocean. The reverse features penguins diving into the water, along with the Antarctican flag in the upper right hand portion of the bill.
It's a very interesting piece to be sure, and the company really puts a lot of effort into making their bills look great. The Antarctican series comes in $1, $2, $5, $10, and $20 denominations, and they print out new issues with different pictures every few years. You can order yourself one to help out research at the Antarctica Overseas Exchange Office's website and learn more about life in Antarctica at the British Antarctica Survey's website here. Also, you may want to note that this is the same place that made the Galapagos Islands bill that I posted last year.