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New Canadian $5 and plastic $100 Bills?!

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by [- FuNKtiOn -], Mar 27, 2002.

  1. [- FuNKtiOn -]

    [- FuNKtiOn -] TRIBE Member

    well, I just went to the store and recieved a new $5 bill with my change.
    hockey on it, too... how canadian.


    your thoughts?


    cool..i didnt know we were getting a new $5 bill. its pretty. i like the new $10's too. its very european looking.

    i wish they would bring back $1 and $2 bills..i hate lugging around change.
  3. AdRiaN

    AdRiaN TRIBE Member

    Bills, Bills, Bills

    I wonder why these new notes ($10 and $5) have entered circulation with so little fanfare? You really shouldn't catch people off guard when it comes to currency.

    Anyhow, I have mixed feelings about the $5 bill in general. I sometimes wonder if we should finally move to a $5 coin instead. It's going to happen eventually, and the paper money seems to deteriorate so quickly these days.
  4. Rosey

    Rosey TRIBE Member

    Re: Bills, Bills, Bills

    i agree completely. so long as the coin was made from a fairly light material. but i wonder at what point minting forgeries of $$$ coins becomes cost effective.
  5. [- FuNKtiOn -]

    [- FuNKtiOn -] TRIBE Member

    yes, but I will be dreading the day that there is a $5 coin.
    I lose enough change from my pockets as it is.



    they should just laminate paper bills or something. if there is a $5 coin im moving out of this country.
  7. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    A rave flyer with canadian tire money influences, with a hint of IGA grocery supplement.
  8. Jazz

    Jazz TRIBE Member

    AGREED!!! I can't stand all that heavy change in my pockets, creating unsightly bulges... The only bulge I want in my pants is my own!

    The worst is when you pay for something small, like a pack of gum, with a $10 and they have no $5's left... "here's 9 loonies, sorry about that!" ... makes.me.want.to.smash.things.
  9. Fir3start3r

    Fir3start3r TRIBE Member

    Re: Bills, Bills, Bills

    No we don't want that.
    Coins are not worth anything on the international market and would degrade the strength of our currency.
  10. Chris

    Chris Well-Known TRIBEr

    Money, money, money,

    Okay I'm love'n the new bills, and hope no more new coins for god sake, could you imagine 5$ and 10$ coins too!!!

    Australian money is the best though, it feels like plastic or something, anybody?
  11. MisterJacques

    MisterJacques TRIBE Member

    I love the artwork and the layout on the new Fin.

    It seems so Euro to me...

    Now if we make our Beaver-buck worth more than the Greenback...:p

    :cool: Respect Everywhere! http://mrjacques.50megs.com
  12. Rosey

    Rosey TRIBE Member

    Re: Re: Bills, Bills, Bills

    say what?
    are you saying that if we issued a $5 coin the value of the canadian dollar would drop? could you back this up somehow please?
  13. Cheeka

    Cheeka TRIBE Member

    ooooo la la
    I love the new bill :)!!
    I didn't know there was going to be one.

    I'm suprised because the toonie and loonie were the biggest thing ever (sadly)... I remember seeing my first one as a kid at a Canada Day pancake breakfast... everyone was oooo'ing and aaaa'ing at it....
    I know its different because it was a coin replacing a bill but you would think the bill would get some press time here.
    what else to we have happening :p??
  14. RJ45

    RJ45 TRIBE Member

    Re: Re: Re: Bills, Bills, Bills

    Yeah, because you know there's like those currency traders or whatever.. And they like, trade trillions of dollars a day around the world, or something. And like if you were like totally trading a trillion dollars, would you want it in coins? NO. Like, DUH! :rolleyes: .. or sumfin.
  15. Silverback

    Silverback TRIBE Member

    I use to think the same but after having to travel in the states and using american money everywhere? Oh how I love my loonies and toonies. I hate having all those bills that add up to a mear 6 dollars. Having to use bills to pay for small things, getting like 2 dollars change back and you get more bills. Bills bills bills ..

    <--- does not like destiny's child and draws the line at the $2 coin.
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2002
  16. AshG

    AshG Member

    Canada should really follow australia's lead and start minting plastic money. It never wears out, is much more difficult to counterfeit and looks a hell of a lot better.

    I like their coins too; they're smaller.

    Also they round all cash transactions - no pennies!
  17. kyfe

    kyfe TRIBE Member

    I was just about to post the same thing, you can't rip that money and it lasts..... looks very chic as well...

  18. AshG

    AshG Member

    And you can wash it!
  19. Preroller

    Preroller TRIBE Member

    I ahve already implemented the no penny rule at my work. I hope that other countries will do the same, but I dont think we'll eliminate the penny till the US does, never!!!! oh well.
    BTW....liking the new 5....hockey rules!!

  20. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Its cos the Ozzies are always jumpin into the ocean with bills in their shorts.
  21. Temper Tantrum

    Temper Tantrum TRIBE Member

    I :mad: coins...

    If there was a 5 dollar coin I'd spend even more then I do now. I just dont think of change as *real* money...

    Plus I hate having a heavy wallet!

  22. Maui

    Maui TRIBE Member

    Thats the truth amen!
    I could have 30 bucks in coins sittin at my house and just keep buying stupid little things with it cause it seems like so little. and annoys me so i try to get rid of it. And i do have a lot cause at work i get tips. So its either that or buy those stupid rollers (what a concept paying to cash in your money) and spend tireless hours counting nickels and dimes.
    And then bring em to my OWN bank, cause one time i brought a roll of quarters to Canada Trust and they wouldn't change em cause i had no account with them... wtf!? :rolleyes:
    you wonder y their are random shooting sprees? :D

  23. Plato

    Plato TRIBE Member

    ooh, purty

    does it have braile?
    whats the quote on the hockey side?

    i wish they woudl announce this, the new ten dollar bills caused sooo much problem with disbelievers when it first came out, giving a new ten dolar bill back with change got people angry since they thought we were giving them fake money.

  24. seeker

    seeker TRIBE Member

    it's just money, but:

    the new bill is about on par with all our bills. there's nothing terribly amazing about it, but nothing terribly terrible (??? :p) about it either. i'd keep them in my wallet.

    oh, and BTW, more coins = bad idea, IMHO.

    "acronym boy"
  25. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Re: Bills, Bills, Bills

    actually these new bills are supposed to last a lot longer than the old ones. They've got something like plastic added to them.

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