Canada's New Plastic Currency

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The Bank of Canada will begin issuing new, plastic, $100 bills.

In a statement, the Bank of Canada said that the new notes will last twice as long as paper money and will also be recycled, which makes them generally greener... There are also two transparent windows on the note -- one small one depicts a frosted maple leaf, the other extends the height of the bill, and has a copy of the portrait toward the top of the window, and an image of a building at the bottom. If you move the bill the colors of the building will change a lot, while the color changes on the portrait are more subtle.

The video highlights the relevant features , which were all created in an attempt to make the bills impossible to counterfeit.  The degree to which they will be foldable, stackable, washable etc. remains to be determined.


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Before we hear any more snarky comments about the oil sands, I believe that oil goes to the USA to be processed.

In a funny reversal, our credit cards are going to be made out of paper now.
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No thanks, there are enough coins in Canada already. We would need to club more harp seals to make bigger wallets if they came out with a $5 coin.

Seriously though I am excited to use the new money I think it looks great.
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