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Paying with plastic

Paying with plastic
Paying with plastic

The Bank of Canada has unveiled its new polymer banknotes. By 2013, the new notes will replace the old paper dollars, starting with $100 and $50 notes, followed by $20, $10 and $5 bills.

The new banknotes will have a radically different appearance, with new designed-in anti-counterfeiting security features. They will also be more hard-wearing with a lifespan at least two and a half times longer than their paper predecessors.

The plastic notes are also known to be more hygienic and will be recycled when they become too tattered or worn.

More information
www.banqueducanada.ca

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