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    Default Canada Introduces Polymer $100 Bill

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    One small step for Canada, one giant leap toward worry-free laundry.
    For the first time ever, Bank of Canada will release the new $100 bill on Monday ó in plastic. Itís reported to be almost impossible to rip (ever lost a dollar in the washing machine?) and the dollar is said to be nearly counterfeit-proof thanks to holographic elements and security features.

    The bill will continue to showcase Sir Robert Borden, a former prime minister, on the front while the back ďcelebrates Canadaís contributions to innovation in the field of medicine.Ē (Something, Iím sure, some Americans can attest to.)
    Itís not the only bill thatís getting the makeover: the $50 bill will follow in March, with the $20, $10 and $5 bill finally coming in 2013. For Canadians, itís time to break out the plastic.
    Canada isnít only the country to ditch the paper: several countries have switched their currencies over to the new material. Australia was the first country to move their currency to plastic in the 1980s.


    Read more: Paying with Plastic: Canada Introduces Polymer $100 Bill | NewsFeed | TIME.com

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    I can't remember the last time I saw a bill larger than a 20. Seriously, who uses cash?
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    What place will take a 100 bill anyway?
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    maybe they will now with the new plastic ones?

    chile introduced the new polymer bills a year or two ago. they're great. and it's fun to try to crumple them only to have them bounce back to their original crispness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Honey View Post
    Australia was the first country to move their currency to plastic in the 1980s.

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    EVIDENCE BASED SCIENCE
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    AFTER PEER REVIEW

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kat Scorp View Post
    Excuse me while I swagger a little
    Yeah plastic notes are awesome. And so pretty!
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    And I shall continue to use a debit card.
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