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2012-04-11 12:45:23 AM
Not to mention Jesus riding side-saddle.
 
2012-04-11 12:47:16 AM
It's getting so that no two quarters in a pocket of change are alike.

Really. I sometimes think they are carrying this thing too far.

One quarter for each of the 50 states, one for each of the 10 provinces and 3 territories, a new native or children's design every five minutes. Enough already with the quarters. Bring back the 50 cent piece. We can use it to buy penny candy.
 
2012-04-11 01:41:01 AM
Each will sell for $29.95
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-04-11 09:30:59 AM
Japan ought to do something similar using scrap metal from Fukushima. It would solve two problems at once.
 
2012-04-11 10:08:38 AM
Radioactive money! Yay!


/"Ow, my sperm!"
 
2012-04-11 10:22:33 AM
How do I order proof sets of these?
 
2012-04-11 10:26:13 AM
so canada has polymer based foldable money?? that's brilliant. let me guess, it's either socialism or jorbs is why we don't do that.
 
2012-04-11 10:29:26 AM

Britney Spear's Speculum


Each will sell for $29.95

for a quarter? must be schwag.
 
2012-04-11 10:34:21 AM
These are collectables, not to be used for actual transactions. Unless you like spending a quarter that costs $7.50 (CD)
 
2012-04-11 10:34:26 AM
That's...that's actually pretty cool. Canada when did start being cool, eh?
 
2012-04-11 10:37:22 AM
but is the dinosaur moist?
 
2012-04-11 10:46:18 AM
Whatthefark:
These are collectables, not to be used for actual transactions. Unless you like spending a quarter that costs $7.50 (CD)

Boo-urns :( At least the UK made their cool science money general-circulation.

cuddlyatheism.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-04-11 10:54:02 AM
You Are All Sheep
so canada has polymer based foldable money?? that's brilliant. let me guess, it's either socialism or jorbs is why we don't do that.

Cellulose is a polymer.
 
2012-04-11 10:54:25 AM
Canada just keeps getting cooler and cooler.
 
2012-04-11 11:03:12 AM

brantgoose: It's getting so that no two quarters in a pocket of change are alike.

Really. I sometimes think they are carrying this thing too far.

One quarter for each of the 50 states, one for each of the 10 provinces and 3 territories, a new native or children's design every five minutes. Enough already with the quarters. Bring back the 50 cent piece. We can use it to buy penny candy.


THIS. It's not uncommon for foreign coins that resemble U.S. coins to get mixed in and circulated, and often state quarters look more like one of those than a "real" quarter. I shouldn't have to examine a coin closely to figure out if it's one of the several dozen variations my country makes.
 
2012-04-11 11:09:05 AM

No Such Agency: Whatthefark:
These are collectables, not to be used for actual transactions. Unless you like spending a quarter that costs $7.50 (CD)

Boo-urns :( At least the UK made their cool science money general-circulation.

[cuddlyatheism.files.wordpress.com image 412x400]


We did too...

i.i.com.com

You'll see a microscope, a strand of DNA and insulin on the back of the new $100
 
2012-04-11 11:11:55 AM

gopher321: Radioactive money! Yay!

/"Ow, my sperm!"



My first thought. Seems to me I've heard this song before. No way I want those in my pocket.


/flipper babies!
 
2012-04-11 11:15:59 AM

gerbilpox: brantgoose: It's getti...

THIS. It's not uncommon for foreign coins that resemble U.S. coins to get mixed in and circulated, and often state quarters look more like one of those than a "real" quarter. I shouldn't have to examine a coin closely to figure out if it's one of the several dozen variations my country makes.


Yeah -- its a big pain in the ass that other countries have their own currencies. Since you big smart americans are claiming the small shiny coin as yours the rest of the world should buck up and change to what? designs burnt into chips of wood?
 
2012-04-11 11:33:54 AM

OnlyM3: How do I order proof sets of these?


Royal Canadian Mint. (new window)

Lots of cool stuff on there. Canada makes a lot of coins for a lot of countries.

Took my son for a tour of the Winnipeg coin plant. They make something like seven trillion coins a year in Winnipeg and are expanding so they can make another three trillion coins.
 
2012-04-11 12:01:17 PM
Oooh, I want one of those. Maybe 5. Even if it is Pachyrhinosaurus.
 
2012-04-11 01:16:59 PM
www.bankofcanada.ca
Can't wait to see the $20 and $5 bills, they look like they went with a new more monopoly-ish colour.
 
2012-04-11 01:29:14 PM

You Are All Sheep: so canada has polymer based foldable money?? that's brilliant. let me guess, it's either socialism or jorbs is why we don't do that.


And we're getting rid of the penny. Finally some progress.
 
2012-04-11 01:48:41 PM
You Are All Sheep

so canada has polymer based foldable money?? that's brilliant. let me guess, it's either socialism or jorbs is why we don't do that.

0/10 Troll.
 
2012-04-11 02:26:30 PM

mikefinch: gerbilpox: brantgoose: It's getti...

THIS. It's not uncommon for foreign coins that resemble U.S. coins to get mixed in and circulated, and often state quarters look more like one of those than a "real" quarter. I shouldn't have to examine a coin closely to figure out if it's one of the several dozen variations my country makes.

Yeah -- its a big pain in the ass that other countries have their own currencies. Since you big smart americans are claiming the small shiny coin as yours the rest of the world should buck up and change to what? designs burnt into chips of wood?


Now, don't get ahead of yourselves. It's OK if you use pebbles until you figure out how to make fire.
 
2012-04-11 04:33:50 PM

You Are All Sheep: so canada has polymer based foldable money?? that's brilliant. let me guess, it's either socialism or jorbs is why we don't do that.


Get your finger out of your nose tard.
 
2012-04-11 04:45:14 PM
Man, coin collecting use be totally legit, but now it's wicked wack. What's the point in collecting something that's made solely for the purpose of being collectable?
 
2012-04-11 05:02:15 PM

gerbilpox: THIS. It's not uncommon for foreign coins that resemble U.S. coins to get mixed in and circulated, and often state quarters look more like one of those than a "real" quarter. I shouldn't have to examine a coin closely to figure out if it's one of the several dozen variations my country makes.


At least Canadian money is running about par with the US these days....
 
2012-04-11 07:08:46 PM
i.thestar.com
 
2012-04-11 07:18:32 PM

Bondith: You Are All Sheep
so canada has polymer based foldable money?? that's brilliant. let me guess, it's either socialism or jorbs is why we don't do that.

Cellulose is a polymer.


U.S. 'paper' currency is made from rag cotton. It's not paper. It's cloth.
 
2012-04-11 07:20:06 PM

Representative of the unwashed masses: You'll see a microscope, a strand of DNA and insulin on the back of the new $100


With all respect, I don't believe I "will" see any part of the new CDN$100 bill, at least not in person. I never saw any of the old ones, either.
 
2012-04-11 07:30:34 PM

gerbilpox: brantgoose: It's getting so that no two quarters in a pocket of change are alike.

Really. I sometimes think they are carrying this thing too far.

One quarter for each of the 50 states, one for each of the 10 provinces and 3 territories, a new native or children's design every five minutes. Enough already with the quarters. Bring back the 50 cent piece. We can use it to buy penny candy.

THIS. It's not uncommon for foreign coins that resemble U.S. coins to get mixed in and circulated, and often state quarters look more like one of those than a "real" quarter. I shouldn't have to examine a coin closely to figure out if it's one of the several dozen variations my country makes.



It's not your worry, so don't. Money is worth whatever it's worth to someone else you want to trade with. Here in New England, most small businesses are happy to trade small Canadian coin at the same value. It's good for business, because we have lots of Canadian tourists, and it's more hassle than it's worth to try to mitigate. Most of our banks won't accept it (except in rolls*), so you just keep in the till. It's still 'money' in that sense, and still tradeable.

(* At this point, U.S. banks don't like to deal with loose coin. And if you give them a pile of quarters, and one's Canadian, they'll pass that one back as unacceptable. But they'll be happy to buy and sell rolls of whatever the hell you tape up inside, without ever checking. From their perspective, they're trading the wrapper, rather than the contents. It's its own kind of paper currency. Strange, but that's how it worked the last time I had to deal with a bank on that level. They got all pissy over one Canadian coin, but had no problem selling me lead slugs, tokens, even gelt.)
 
2012-04-11 07:38:30 PM
i.thestar.com

Well, now I want one.
 
2012-04-11 07:45:24 PM

Malcolm_Sex: Can't wait to see the $20 and $5 bills, they look like they went with a new more monopoly-ish colour.


I remember when the new U.S. bills started rolling about about a decade ago, a lot of people complained that it "looks like Monopoly money." I heard an interview with the chief of the Bureau of Engraving, who said, "I like to carry some actual Monopoly money around to show to people, so they can see that it doesn't look like that. ::self-amused chuckle::" I yelled back (I sometimes yell at the radio), "They're not saying that it resembles the play currency from the Milton-Bradley game, you tool: They're saying it looks like FAKE MONEY."

We've gotten used to it. But boy, it sure is hideous. The $10 looks like it went through the wash with bleach. The $20 looks like a child got at it with a metallic marker. And the Big Ben looks like, well, fake money.
 
2012-04-11 07:46:59 PM

Foxxinnia: Man, coin collecting use be totally legit, but now it's wicked wack. What's the point in collecting something that's made solely for the purpose of being collectable?


Are you new to this planet?
 
2012-04-11 07:47:53 PM

Foxxinnia: Man, coin collecting use be totally legit, but now it's wicked wack. What's the point in collecting something that's made solely for the purpose of being collectable?


Wow, I totally bit on that. Shame on me. Funny, etc.
 
2012-04-11 07:48:50 PM

abb3w: gerbilpox: THIS. It's not uncommon for foreign coins that resemble U.S. coins to get mixed in and circulated, and often state quarters look more like one of those than a "real" quarter. I shouldn't have to examine a coin closely to figure out if it's one of the several dozen variations my country makes.

At least Canadian money is running about par with the US these days....


So, tanking?
 
2012-04-11 08:38:10 PM
Sylvia_Bandersnatch
U.S. 'paper' currency is made from rag cotton. It's not paper. It's cloth.

Cotton fibres are extruded from the cotton plant, and are still made of cellullose. My point, such as it is, stands.

...what was my point, again?
 
2012-04-11 09:29:47 PM

Malcolm_Sex: [www.bankofcanada.ca image 400x422]
Can't wait to see the $20 and $5 bills, they look like they went with a new more monopoly-ish colour.


Actually, I'm pretty sure we've past monopoly colours, and are heading in new territory now.
 
2012-04-11 09:52:01 PM

Bondith: Sylvia_Bandersnatch
U.S. 'paper' currency is made from rag cotton. It's not paper. It's cloth.

Cotton fibres are extruded from the cotton plant, and are still made of cellullose. My point, such as it is, stands.

...what was my point, again?


I'll be darned. All this time I thought cotton fibres were protein or something. The More You Know!™
 
2012-04-11 10:03:34 PM

Sylvia_Bandersnatch: So, tanking?


More the other way around. Historically, the CA-$1 has been about US$0.80; the current near-par is more a result of the weak dollar, and may be relatively transient.
 
2012-04-11 11:45:26 PM

Sylvia_Bandersnatch: Representative of the unwashed masses: You'll see a microscope, a strand of DNA and insulin on the back of the new $100

With all respect, I don't believe I "will" see any part of the new CDN$100 bill, at least not in person. I never saw any of the old ones, either.


It's a cool bill. Our company gave them out for our Christmas bonus. Very plastic feel to it. Tough to rip unless you really try to do it. Very strong bill that will probably last a long time.

Even our $2 and $1 coins are getting an update.

The Canadian Mint has a lot of cool coins.

They also work with other mints around the world. If you're a Star Wars fan, they have a couple different sets from the New Zealand Mint. One set of the good guys in a Millenium Falcon (new window) and a Dark Side set in Darth Vader's mask (new window). Yes, they make sound effects when you open the case. My son thought they were pretty neat.
 
2012-04-12 01:23:22 AM

aniyn: Malcolm_Sex: [www.bankofcanada.ca image 400x422]
Can't wait to see the $20 and $5 bills, they look like they went with a new more monopoly-ish colour.

Actually, I'm pretty sure we've past monopoly colours, and are heading in new territory now.


I dunno, I kinda like the ridiculous colours. It makes it easier to tell the bills apart in your wallet
 
2012-04-12 02:22:07 AM
Sure the idea is cool, and sure I'll make sure to pay enough attention to my change so I can set them aside so my son has cool money, but for fark's sake...he already had a t-shirt with the exact same idea from the Royal Tyrrell Museum. Cute images in daylight, skeletons glowing at night.
 
2012-04-12 02:43:40 AM

abb3w: More the other way around. Historically, the CA-$1 has been about US$0.80; the current near-par is more a result of the weak dollar, and may be relatively transient.


Oil producing countries often have very strong currency. It can actually tank the rest of the economy though. Oil employs relatively small numbers of people relative to the amount of money it brings in, so it doesn't create all that many jobs, but it's high export value pumps up the currency, which in turn makes it cheap for citizens to buy other foreign goods, which in turn destroys the manufacturing sector. It's one of the reasons oil producing countries have such problems with corruption. It may also mean that Canadian money will be fairly valuable for the foreseeable future.
 
2012-04-12 02:03:20 PM
The new polymer bills smell like maple syrup too.

/not kidding. It makes them even harder to counterfeit.
 
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