New $5 and $10 polymer bills released

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In a ceremony at the Johnson GEO Centre on Signal Hill  Thursday afternoon, the Bank of Canada officially launched the circulation of the new $5 and $10 bills, the final two bank notes in the new polymer series.

RNC. Const. Talia Murphy — Photo by Joe Gibbons/The Telegram

The $5 bill symbolizes Canada’s contribution to space exploration, depicting Canadarm 2 and Dextre on the back of the bill. The $10 bill pays tribute to Canada’s

railway, featuring the ceremonial last spike of the CP Railway. The last denominations are being put into circulation today. The bills are touted as “safer, cheaper and greener.” Canada’s central bank says the notes are expected to last between two and three times longer than their predecessors. RNC Const. Talia Murphy was on hand to watch the presentation.

Organizations: CP Railway, RNC Const.

Geographic location: Canada

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  • Anon
    November 10, 2013 - 11:17

    What the central bank failed to mention was that it's still FIAT currency and the economy is still doomed to fail as long as it's being utilized no matter how good you think it's going.

  • tom
    November 08, 2013 - 12:19

    Great. More lousy money that stick together. The plastic money sucks.