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Canada's new plastic polymer bank notes

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by milquetoast, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. milquetoast

    milquetoast Senior Member

    The new bills look good, it's about time our money caught up with the rest of the world. Although, it feels like our currency just got an upgrade not too long ago though.

    $100 starting November 2011
    $50 starting March 2012
    $20, $10, $5 coming by late 2013

  2. 604YVR

    604YVR Full Member

    This should help prevent counterfeiting... hopefully!
    Vivek Golikeri likes this.
  3. Nel

    Nel New Member

    Wow, I didn't even know about that until now.
  4. jrysmile

    jrysmile Junior Member

    "The frosted maple leaf window..and the large window" lol why not parliament building window or face window
  5. APReal

    APReal Junior Member

    There goes my money printing business :sad:
  6. milquetoast

    milquetoast Senior Member

    Now that I look at it more, the font for "Canada" kind of bugs me. Sans-serif is too soft looking to be on currency.
  7. milquetoast

    milquetoast Senior Member

    Got to see one of them yesterday at UBC where they had a booth set up. The plastic feels a lot flimsier than I thought it'd be.
  8. 6u-huo.l.uV

    6u-huo.l.uV Moderator Staff Member

    prepare for holes in your money.
  9. the mechanic

    the mechanic Active Member

    ... the old ones are still good though, right?
  10. Henry

    Henry Junior Member

    The old ones are still good, but eventually they'll be over taken by the new polymer bills. They look fake... but don't tear as easily :)
  11. mission

    mission Full Member

    The feel of the plastic note would need some time getting used to
  12. Seth

    Seth Guest

    Canadian money has always had sans-serif fonts on it, going back to the 1930s.

    I like the new bills. Can't wait for the rest to change.
  13. mission

    mission Full Member

    Just got my first plastic $100 bill, doesn't feel that bad
  14. SMP

    SMP New Member

    I guess it is Robert Borden on the 100 dollar bill. The new bill makes him look mean and ugly. I wonder how much damage he did to canada?
  15. milquetoast

    milquetoast Senior Member

    Looks like they melt :D.

  16. mission

    mission Full Member

    Left the bills in the dryer?
  17. Henry

    Henry Junior Member

    Noo I heard someone left it in their car for a long period of time and it melted. :/
  18. ema

    ema Full Member

    EFF YOU BALLER. Don't melt it next time, give to me!
  19. dawn d

    dawn d New Member

    Hmmm, I've heard of cheques bouncing, but I want to know if you got enough of them and stuck 'em together... Will this bring a new dimension to Canadian currency?
    cheeseshredder likes this.
  20. Vivek Golikeri

    Vivek Golikeri Active Member

    In times ahead technology will do all kinds of things with notes made no longer from paper but out of new, synthetic materials. Tracking ability ---- the ability of track where a note has been is one possibility. Automatic checks by cash registers and other machines to detect counterfeits is another.

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