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tailfins
08-25-2013, 10:47 AM
http://beta.images.theglobeandmail.com/c2d/incoming/article5403739.ece/ALTERNATES/w620/ajw106-New+20+Bill+2012050.jpg

http://m.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/new-20-bill-doesnt-work-in-some-vending-machines/article5403700/?service=mobile

Don't let it sit out on the dashboard!

http://fortmc.ca/resources/image/187

Larrymc
08-25-2013, 11:10 AM
http://beta.images.theglobeandmail.com/c2d/incoming/article5403739.ece/ALTERNATES/w620/ajw106-New+20+Bill+2012050.jpg

http://m.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/new-20-bill-doesnt-work-in-some-vending-machines/article5403700/?service=mobile

Don't let it sit out on the dashboard!

http://fortmc.ca/resources/image/187Doesn't seem like the brightest idea, dose it? Although i could see our current Administration giving it a go.

tailfins
09-22-2013, 05:10 PM
Doesn't seem like the brightest idea, dose it? Although i could see our current Administration giving it a go.

1) It renders passe the question: Do you take plastic?
2) It offers a new way to "stretch your dollar".

Trigg
09-22-2013, 06:26 PM
I wonder how it does in the washer and dryer?? I am always forgetting to check pants pockets at my house

aboutime
09-22-2013, 07:34 PM
Can't wait to see the Obama Treasury Secretary instruct the U.S. Mint's to re-tool, and start making plastic Monopoly money....http://icansayit.com/images/monomony.jpg. No more Bouncing Checks, just Melting Money.

Arbo
09-22-2013, 07:45 PM
I'm not in Canada and do not use their money, so I don't care what they make it out of. I think we have our own problems to deal with down south of Canada.

Noir
09-22-2013, 08:05 PM
We had plastic notes for a while over here, i liked them, could be machine washed etc and didn't rip, not often you see them now though.

Drummond
09-22-2013, 08:17 PM
We had plastic notes for a while over here, i liked them, could be machine washed etc and didn't rip, not often you see them now though.

REALLY ???

Fascinating, Noir. Plastic notes in Northern Ireland ALREADY introduced ? Why are there fewer now ?

We do NOT have plastic notes in 'mainland UK', at least, not quite yet. There's talk of introducing plastic 5 notes in the not too distant future, though.

As you should know, Noir, the '1 note' isn't a problem, because it's been a COIN for rather a long time. In fact, it so happens that I had independent reason to research this just minutes ago. See this, folks ..

http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080826123049AA56xCb


The coin was introduced on 21 April 1983 to replace the Bank of England one pound note, which ceased to be issued at the end of 1984 and was removed from circulation (though still redeemable at the Bank's offices) on 11 March 1988. One pound notes are still issued in Jersey, Guernsey and by the Royal Bank of Scotland, but the pound coin is much more widely used. It was given the nickname "round pound" on introduction, although this term did not remain in common use.

As of December 2005 there were an estimated 1,452 million 1 coins in circulation

The main reason the Bank of England wants to introduce plastic 5 notes is because of durability - these days, 5 notes are so very often passed from person to person that they wear out very quickly. The Bank of England also reckons it can come up with a form of plastic note that's far harder to forge than the paper version.

Noir
09-22-2013, 08:46 PM
REALLY ??? Fascinating, Noir. Plastic notes in Northern Ireland ALREADY introduced ? Why are there fewer now ? We do NOT have plastic notes in 'mainland UK', at least, not quite yet. There's talk of introducing plastic 5 notes in the not too distant future, though. As you should know, Noir, the '1 note' isn't a problem, because it's been a COIN for rather a long time. In fact, it so happens that I had independent reason to research this just minutes ago. See this, folks .. http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080826123049AA56xCb The main reason the Bank of England wants to introduce plastic 5 notes is because of durability - these days, 5 notes are so very often passed from person to person that they wear out very quickly. The Bank of England also reckons it can come up with a form of plastic note that's far harder to forge than the paper version.

Yeah they were issued at the turn of the millennium, 5 notes only, they were everywhere for a few years but i guess they've been cycled out of general use for the most part, still use to see a few per year when i worked in a cash handling job. As i say I liked them, would welcome having them back.

Drummond
09-22-2013, 09:41 PM
Yeah they were issued at the turn of the millennium, 5 notes only, they were everywhere for a few years but i guess they've been cycled out of general use for the most part, still use to see a few per year when i worked in a cash handling job. As i say I liked them, would welcome having them back.

So it seems that England regarded NI as a 'proving ground' for the idea ? They must've thought it successful.

tailfins
09-22-2013, 11:16 PM
I'm not in Canada and do not use their money, so I don't care what they make it out of. I think we have our own problems to deal with down south of Canada.

With most of New England always having somebody "up your butt", you almost have to cross the border for some tranquility. Even Maine has crowds during the Summer. New Brunswick may not be the first place people think of for a short vacation (or long one for that matter), which is exactly why it's an excellent place to avoid crowds. That especially holds true during our Memorial Day weekend (theirs is July 1 together with Canada Day). If you don't want to seem unpatriotic, you can attend an event in Houlton, ME on the day itself and spend the rest your time off on the other side of the border in New Brunswick.

jafar00
09-22-2013, 11:31 PM
We have plastic notes here downunder.

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I wonder how it does in the washer and dryer?? I am always forgetting to check pants pockets at my house

They do quite well in pockets :)