Bank of Canada defends ‘durable’ plastic bills despite melting
Confronted with photos of melted $100 bills, the Bank of Canada staunchly defended its new series of plastic currency as “the most durable bank notes ever issued” in the country.
The statement followed remarks by a credit union teller in Kelowna, B.C., who told a local radio station Tuesday she had seen melted polymer bills stuck together during a heat wave.
And this month, a Cambridge, Ont., woman says she received a $800 reimbursement cheque from the central bank for melted bills. (Photos: MONA BILLARD)
Fifty bucks if you can name the ship on the new Canadian $50
Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney introduced Canada’s “safer, cheaper and greener” plastic $50 bill. “The banknotes themselves have crossed a technological frontier. There is simply no other currency like it,” said Mr. Carney, speaking at a Quebec City Coast Guard facility.