New $100 Bill
Canada's paper-cotton banknotes would be replaced by newly designed plastic ones.
The new plastic bills, made from a polymer material (a smooth, durable film),
are harder to fake, recyclable, and two to three times more resistant to tearing, the Bank of Canada said.
They have innovative security features specifically designed for the polymer material.
It's part of a plan to modernize and protect Canadian currency against counterfeiting.
Check out the new $100 bill !
Like new paper notes, new polymer bills may feel slippery at first, but that feeling should
wear off as the bills are used.
You can remove dirt or spills from your notes by wiping them clean with a damp cloth.
Presently there are only $100 and $50 notes available, all of the other denominations
will be printed on polymer by the end of 2013, starting with the $20 note and
followed by the $10 and $5 notes.