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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Now Our Money Really IS Plastic!

Our new $100 dollar bills arrived yesterday. They're comprised of a polymer, developed specifically for the currency. By March 2012, a $50 bill will enter circulation followed by $20, $10 and $5 by the end of 2013. There are no plans to bring back the brown $2 bills.
The environmental impact of these new bills is noteworthy, as they are recyclable and 2.5 times more durable than their cotton and paper counterparts.

A Canadian focus group was commissioned to look at the bill and reported some amusing findings here. I've said it before and I'll say it again: we see what we want to see...!

A very interesting look at the numerous security devices imbedded in the new bills.


  1. I wonder if the states will follow suit. I am good with it as long as it doesn't act like a Shrinky Dink in the dryer! I tend to wash money now and then.

  2. I had no idea that new notes were even in the works. Now that I know, I'm keen to see one.

  3. Now they can retire the loonie and toonie coin. So much better in the pocket.

  4. looks like it's diseased! :(

    wonder how ugly the 50, 20, 10 and 5 will be?

    why don't they just go to electronic 'money'?

    electrons never wear out, ugly or otherwise...

    fast and secure... use your cellphone or some other device

  5. Hi laughingwolf, I am surprised that they went to all the trouble and expense - can't remember the last time I had a $100 bill in my wallet - I debit everything.

  6. WebDebris, I rarely carry money anymore - probably a good thing!

    Tracy, I think they are pretty interesting - looking forward to seeing the first one.

    Lorene, Seems like a million years ago since the $1 & $2 bill, doesn't it?


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