I remember when the term “plastic money” referred to a credit card. But in Canada, plastic money is just that.
The Bank of Canada is printing new high-tech polypropylene substrate bills that last two and a half times longer than the paper variety. They will be nearly impossible to duplicate, using security measures such as holograms and designs only visible using a single point light source.
The Bank of Canada is starting with the $100 bill to enter circulation in November, and working its way down the denominations from there. Each denomination will trumpet a different Canadian scientific achievement. Not noted on the new currency: The high-tech polypropylene material for the bills is manufactured in Australia.
Read more (and watch a video) at CNET.