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Old 12-15-2011, 07:06 AM
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Plastic money that is..........
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Yer currency has always been plastic


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pshhhh.......looks like what you get when you land on free parking....monopoly money. lol
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Yer currency has always been plastic


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Well at least it isn't a tennis ball. >
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Well at least it isn't a tennis ball. >



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Not a bad idea...I'll bet it's very difficult to counterfeit...
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Originally Posted by Wolakrab View Post
Not a bad idea...I'll bet it's very difficult to counterfeit...
The face of our currency changes so often counterfeiters don't have much of a chance....just my guess.

I was reading a few years back, it said Canada wanted to move in this direction to reduce counterfeiting and to save money. Paper currency needs to be replaced every so often, which costs a LOT of money, so the government figures the plastic currency will out last the cotton/ paper currency by 10:1.
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Is it somewhat rigid? How easy is it to break?
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Changing the face so often may make it harder to counterfeit money, but it makes it much easier to pass counterfeit bills. There are so many versions of our bills in circulation that they are hard to keep up with.
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Old 12-15-2011, 08:56 AM
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Actually the $100 American banknote is the most widely counterfeited note in the world. Just ask North Korea, as they opening flaunt their state sanctioned counterfeiting in our face. Talk about your QE Kim Jung style.

My classmate has worked for a company that produces the paper or cloth for American banknotes for the anti-counterfeiting effort.. He has job security
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Australia did it first. Years ago. I believe their central bank owns the technology and licenses it to other countries.

Countries with plastic notes prior to Canada. Thailand, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Kuwait, Western Samoa, Singapore, Brunei, Sri Lanka and New Zealand.

A little internet research shows that the US treasury is testing these also....
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I don't know what I had here....I guess I f....ed up!

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Groovy! No more soggy bottom bills!!! I hope we go there too. You could even wipe them with disinfectant if you were to have some OCD... You know, if you had that.
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Originally Posted by aln View Post
Actually the $100 American banknote is the most widely counterfeited note in the world. Just ask North Korea, as they opening flaunt their state sanctioned counterfeiting in our face. Talk about your QE Kim Jung style.

My classmate has worked for a company that produces the paper or cloth for American banknotes for the anti-counterfeiting effort.. He has job security

Can I get some samples from him for "personal research"? Ha!

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Makes more sense than the dollar coins no one here likes. We have over a billion of them in storage and the Treasury just asked for 65million to build a repository for them!
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I tend to expect wierd things like this from our canadian neighbors.
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Originally Posted by Garett View Post
It's not rigided at all, it's nothing more than a very thin film of foil plastic... I'm going to have to take one out to the shop and give it the once over. I'll get back to yau'all.
Send a few hundred down here .I'll give it the grandson test. And the Cabela's test.

BTW are they Beaver friendly? Can you snort thru them rolled up?

Seriously though they probably did it because they were running out of trees up there...

Next thing you know they will make paper credit cards.
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Oh!!! So, the hosers FINALLY stole that idea from Mexico? They've had plastic pesos for several years now. I guess it takes an illegal a long time to make it from AZ to Canada!

(just yankin' yer chain, Garett!!)
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Next theirs will 1/2'' sheetrock
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Originally Posted by Dulcecita Lures View Post
Oh!!! So, the hosers FINALLY stole that idea from Mexico? They've had plastic pesos for several years now. I guess it takes an illegal a long time to make it from AZ to Canada!

(just yankin' yer chain, Garett!!)
Yeah, Mexico had it first...
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