Around the World in 8 Currencies

Have you ever wished for a trillion dollar bill? Or what if you used a different type of money than everyone else in your country? Take a quick trip around the world and see how your green bill compares.

8. Canadian Dollar

The new Canadian dollar is stronger, sleeker, and … plastic? Although Americans are accustomed to paper bills, these plastic dollars aren’t uncommon around the world. Canada introduced new banknotes in 2011, rolling out polymer $100s and $50s, with smaller denominations following in 2013. These lightweight notes are durable and, with a twenty year lifespan, are more eco-friendly. They’re also much harder to counterfeit. 

(photo via Evan Bench, CC)

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