In Europe, the 2 major currencies ( Euro + Pound) only issue relatively high value banknotes (i.e. starting from EUR5/GBP5) whereas in America, Brazil, China, Singapore, HK, Malaysia etc issue low denomination banknotes (e.g. US$1, RMB5, S$2, HK$10, RM1). It's pretty weird, for you'd probably end up with alot of change and loose coins when one visits Europe.
Some currencies are really weird however, like the US dollar. case in point:
Some Chinese notes I have. The "yi jiao" is RMB 0.10. Sing dollar 0.2 cents.
I also received MIT + First REIT dividends. Used part of the dividends to buy a nice silk tie on offer :D
usual price $53, bought for $19 from G2000 :)