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More than 170 countries print paper currency, but only the United States produces bills that are identical in size and color regardless of denominations. At right, three different-size denominations of British pound notes.

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Court Agrees That Paper Money Discriminates Against the Blind
Article | A federal appeals court yesterday upheld a lower court's ruling that the U.S. currency system discriminates against blind people because bills of different denominations are the same size, shape and color and cannot be easily distinguished by the visually impaired.

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