Canada: New Polymer Currency

Canada just recently introduced a new $100 banknote, made with a polymer substrate rather than paper. Its security features include two see-through windows. According to the Bank of Canada, you can “feel, look, and flip” to make sure the bill is real. The polymer bills can last much longer (up to two-and-a-half times longer) than … Continue reading

US Currency Design Timeline

from NewMoney.gov, “New Currency History” 1861 – first general circulation of paper money by the federal government 1929 – all paper currency is reduced in size by about 30% to lower manufacturing costs, and standardized designs across each denomination are introduced. 1955 – In God We Trust motto first appears on paper currency 1990 – Security thread … Continue reading