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Old 12-19-2013, 11:34 PM   #31
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Watcha got in paper?
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Don't care much for the polymer. Use it a lot in Eastern Europe.

The bills slip and slide together, several denominations are different sizes, which aggravates me to no end. Smaller bills are lost in pocket stashes of larger bills (and by larger I mean you have to have LARGE hands to maintain a grip on the width of the bills in order to count them. Then a smaller bill will slide out and the wind takes it down the sidewalk).

Could simply be a problem when you're dealing with bills of different lengths and widths. That said, it'* such a relief to get back to the U.*. and fold paper money together of one length and width.

Always wondered...is this weird size output done for the benefit of blind people? Strange, regardless.
Yeah, the different sizes are so blind people can count their money.

I heard some joker saying that the new Canadian bills smell like maple syrup. Intentional or not, do they?
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Don't smell our money, it smells like cocaine.
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Isn't that new Canadian money known for breaking in the cold? I saw something about it not too long ago someone had a corner chip off
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My polymer currency stays warm in my wallet, so I am not sure if there is a problem with the " cold " hard cash LOL!
I will tell you that my plastic credit card split after trying to use it as an ice scraper!
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As an experiment, I threw my newly acquired $5 bill into the freezer last night and checked it this morning. It was -10 in the freezer and the bill came out with no problems at all.
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Sarah, its Canada. Its cold here. We wear shorts and T shirts to play in the snow. Most of our homes are cut from blocks of ice. We ski to work and snowshoe back home. We drink ice cold beer to warm up.

Never heard of the new bills having any problems in the cold. They will, however, crumple up into a little ball when exposed to too much heat. I've heard stories of them doing that in the clothes dryer on hight heat, but can't confirm that is true.

The benefit of plastic money is durability. They can stay in circulation much longer than paper money before they have to be replaced.
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Polymer = plastic

You were making a big issue out of not liking plastic bills because they are different sizes, and the small ones get lost. In Canada, we have plastic bills and they are all the same size. My point was the size difference in some of the EU bills has nothing to do with them being plastic. If I recall correctly, they were different sizes back when they were paper.

That is not an opinion, that is a fact.
Here'* a fact for you Roy. You weren't the OP.

As I stated, I don't care much for the polymer/plastic. The bills slip and slide together a bit much for my liking, while the paper seems to hold together somewhat better due to friction I suppose.

Picked up some Canadian currency during an emergency stop in Newfoundland a couple of months ago. I have to admit, it is cool looking.
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As an experiment, I threw my newly acquired $5 bill into the freezer last night and checked it this morning. It was -10 in the freezer and the bill came out with no problems at all.
Mike, after removing the bill from the freezer, holding it at both ends, with a quick snap, it held together? What about the tear factor when frozen?
Anyways my $5 is currently in the freezer and will report back after a serious torture test, let see how it fairs tomorrow after 24 hours in there...
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I am interested to see what happens.
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