No, not at all. I just thought that Canada had some more illustrious people to show. Were all of these people from the political spectrum? European money often used/uses images of famous writers, artists or scientists who are often a greater source of national pride than political figures.
Yes Kerouac, and I would like to know how much it is costing Canadians to advertise/educate the obvious.
We are donating all our pennies (we have several huge jars of them) to the Alzheimer Society for their penny drive that is currently being held. We are also going to give them all our silver coins that we have collected as well. We counted some of the silver change the other day and we have over $30.00. It amazes me how much we collect by just throwing it into a jar when we come home each day.
Well, I guess as they are being made in Australia, they must know what they are doing. Australia has had plastic notes for a while now. I do hear that they will not withstand being put through the dryer however. (Washer yes, dryer, no).
I just can't get used to them. The other day a cash till girl at my bank, told me she accidentally gave away one extra $50 note without realizing. There were two stuck together.
bjd, yes they are all plastic, very pretty to look at actually. And yes, the old and new will be used side by side and eventually the old ones will be phased out. They are supposed to be near enough tamper proof, cannot be counterfeited. The ATM machines have all had to be replaced, these plastic notes would not work with them.
The new one hundred dollar note:
We now also have a new plastic $50 and soon will be getting the $20 and $5 ones.
This weekend the ATM gave us some of the new 20's. It will take some getting used to like anything new. They are attractive to look at and hopefully they will help to control the counterfeiting problems in our country.