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Old November 18 2011, 03:53 AM   #1
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New plastic Canadian $100 bill

Hell I live here and haven't seen one yet, lol
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Old November 18 2011, 03:56 AM   #2
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I can't even remember the last time I saw money that wasn't plastic here in Australia.

And mildly off-topic, I've never understood America sticking with all their money being the same colour.
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Old November 18 2011, 04:00 AM   #3
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I can't even remember the last time I saw money that wasn't plastic here in Australia.

And mildly off-topic, I've never understood America sticking with all their money being the same colour.
We like it green. Over the last few years, though, it's been changing. It's all still green, but there are other colors mixed in with the different denominations.

I've never understood countries that make their bills different sizes. I like my money nice and uniform so it fits in my wallet.
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Old November 18 2011, 04:08 AM   #4
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I've never understood countries that make their bills different sizes. I like my money nice and uniform so it fits in my wallet.
You've got something against helping out blind people?

But seriously, that's why our money is the same height but different lengths. Helps them to differentiate them.
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Old November 18 2011, 04:30 AM   #5
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^ We just have the paper slightly raised and a different texture around the number, so I presume that works about as well as I've never heard anyone complaining about it.
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Old November 18 2011, 04:45 AM   #6
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I remember being in Australia and asking about the different sized bills. "How are blind people supposed to know what they have?"

It shows how ignorant you can be and not even realize it. Of course! Brilliant.

When I got back to the US, I ran into a blind couple at a bar, and I told them the story and asked how they differentiated the bills. They said you have to have someone you trust tell you, and then they use different folds along the tops and edges to separate the bills into denominations.

I think the US should definitely help them out and create a better system than that.
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Old November 18 2011, 04:54 AM   #7
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I've been using plastic money for the last decade. Comes in nice little rectangle shape and the single piece of plastic represents all the money I currently have. Much better than messing with multiple pieces of paper.
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Old November 18 2011, 05:01 PM   #8
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How the hell do you fold your wallet with one of those things? Can I snap it in 2 and use half a a 50?
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Old November 18 2011, 05:05 PM   #9
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Plastic cash? Canada just broke my brain.
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Old November 18 2011, 05:15 PM   #10
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What's next, paper credit cards?
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Old November 18 2011, 06:13 PM   #11
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Those plucky Canadians have done it again.
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Old November 18 2011, 06:26 PM   #12
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I expected the OP to say "....small shiny objects."
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Old November 18 2011, 06:56 PM   #13
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Tosk wrote: View Post
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I've never understood countries that make their bills different sizes. I like my money nice and uniform so it fits in my wallet.
You've got something against helping out blind people?

But seriously, that's why our money is the same height but different lengths. Helps them to differentiate them.
I don't even like the new colors and face changes on our American bills. But as to blindness... there was a blind man who owned a store on my campus and worked the cash register. He would change out bills with no problems, it was fascinating really. I'm sure if someone put effort into fooling him they might've been able to do so but who in the hell is going to be so cold as to rip off a blind man?
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Old November 18 2011, 07:07 PM   #14
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I've never understood countries that make their bills different sizes. I like my money nice and uniform so it fits in my wallet.
Instant differentiation has its advantages - in the states I found the opposite, that you couldn't tell at a glance in your wallet whether you had 1s or 100s, very annoying!
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Old November 18 2011, 07:12 PM   #15
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My first exposure to plastic money was when I moved to Romania in 2006.
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