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Plastic money being introduced in Canada - November 18th 2011, 04:25 AM

I just learned about this today.

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Re: Plastic money being introduced in Canada - November 18th 2011, 04:46 AM

Idk to be honest with you. The whole "window" concept seems strange to me...and I just overall don't care for it much really.

But then again I'm not a Canadian :P

There have been concept mockups for revamps of American currency, and I say nothing beats tradition.


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Re: Plastic money being introduced in Canada - November 18th 2011, 05:39 AM

Well, in Australia, we've had plastic banknotes for a couple of decades already. Personally, I don't understand paper money - it seems too easy to tear or counterfeit. And I don't understand having banknotes that are all the same colour either; that would be so confusing...



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Re: Plastic money being introduced in Canada - November 18th 2011, 06:41 AM

To be honest I assumed every western country has plastic money... paper seems impracticle considering it's so easy to break.

Same goes for the 'window' thing.


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Re: Plastic money being introduced in Canada - November 18th 2011, 08:20 AM

Paper money gets really dirty and torn as it is used over the years.
   
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Re: Plastic money being introduced in Canada - November 18th 2011, 11:03 AM

Innovative implies it's a new idea... from what I've heard, plastic banknotes have been around in a few other countries for a while now.


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Re: Plastic money being introduced in Canada - November 18th 2011, 01:31 PM

Plastic money will be more hygeinic i suppose
   
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Re: Plastic money being introduced in Canada - November 18th 2011, 03:34 PM

Have to admit I didn't realise other countries had already introduced plastic money - shows what I know. The Canadian version does look interesting, though, and if it helps cut down counterfeiting then I'm all for it. With things as bad as they are, the last thing we need is billions being siphoned off via fraudulent currency.

On a random aside, most "paper" money is actually printed on cotton to improve its durability.


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Re: Plastic money being introduced in Canada - November 18th 2011, 06:53 PM

Awesome! I really hope this catches on and becomes the standard.
   
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Re: Plastic money being introduced in Canada - November 18th 2011, 07:05 PM

This is really interesting. I'm assuming this means wallets will have to change, though? Not that that's a huge deal...just a thought. I'd guess this new plastic bill isn't going to be very er...bendy.
I hope it catches on in Canada and in the states, though. Seems like a good change to make



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Re: Plastic money being introduced in Canada - November 18th 2011, 07:20 PM

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This is really interesting. I'm assuming this means wallets will have to change, though? Not that that's a huge deal...just a thought. I'd guess this new plastic bill isn't going to be very er...bendy.
I hope it catches on in Canada and in the states, though. Seems like a good change to make
No, it's very bendy. It isn't hard plastic like a credit card or something. I've never had paper money to compare it to, so I don't really know how that folds, but plastic notes easily fit into normal wallets.



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Re: Plastic money being introduced in Canada - November 18th 2011, 09:30 PM

Oh, okay! That's cool



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Re: Plastic money being introduced in Canada - November 19th 2011, 12:43 AM

But it will stop millions of people from feeling disappointed to find a washed bank note in their trouser pockets, why would you want to take that away form people?
   
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Re: Plastic money being introduced in Canada - November 20th 2011, 01:32 AM

I saw my first plastic bill today at work! (Well, that's not quite right. My first plastic Canadian 100 dollar bill, to be exact.) My boss got so excited, she was showing all the customers in the store, it was hilarious.

Anyway, I'm for it. I hate it when my bills rip and of course I'm all for cutting down on counterfeiting.
   
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Re: Plastic money being introduced in Canada - November 20th 2011, 05:22 AM

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Re: Plastic money being introduced in Canada - November 20th 2011, 11:15 AM

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Re: Plastic money being introduced in Canada - November 20th 2011, 08:03 PM

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Awesome! I really hope this catches on and becomes the standard.
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Re: Plastic money being introduced in Canada - November 26th 2011, 02:53 AM

Not only is plastic harder to counterfeit but having a 'window' makes it even harder.
   
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