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Old 02-05-2013, 11:34 PM
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Default Re: Today Canada Officially Retires the Penny

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Originally Posted by Bruce M. Thomson View Post
My brother lives in Sydney and when he visited he showed me the polymar bills and I thought that was great idea, well sure enough we are going that route as well. So far just the 20's and 50's but eventually everything. Your bills are better though, our new 20 seems to be a bit thinner. I also liked the idea of the smaller denominations being smaller in size.
Notoriously difficult to counterfeit, so I'm told. Both that and their durability (they last 2 to 3 times longer than a standard paper note) was the main driver towards adopting them in the late 80's/early 90's.

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Originally Posted by Anon La Ply View Post
Five cent pieces have been irritating for a few years now.......
Yep unfortunately they've become the new 1 cent pieces.......no-one wants them. I have a drawer full of the bloody things that I've been meaning to take to the bank and exchange for a "real" denomination that I can actually do something with......however I have just lost a $100 bet with a mate so I'm gonna be a spiteful, snidey bastard and pay him off in 5 cent pieces instead. Perfect for just such an occasion, Pol!! :-)
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