Laurie, mom to:
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(I grew up in OH, so Canadian dimes were fairly common. Only the dimes, I guess because they look so much like regular dimes. You aren't technically supposed to use them as money in the US, but people totally did. It was kind of like a big statewide game of Old Maid.)
-Alissa, mom to Tristan (5) and Reid (the baby!)
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Granddaughters Kylie 10/18/2010 & Aleya 4/22/2013
I never consider a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosopy, as a cause for withdrawing from a friend. --Thomas Jefferson
Seriously, the loonie and twoonie aren't that big of a deal. I don't have that much more change in my wallet than I did before they were introduced. They'll pretty much last forever, eliminating having to reproduce them and take old ones out of circulation like paper bills.
Anyone else seen Canada's new bills? They are polymer. Yeah, they're partly plastic and have this clear window you can see right through. Plus, OMG you should see the anti-counterfeiting measures they're using on these bills. Insane. And yes, still colour-coded.
I used to save the American coins I would get for my next trip across the border. There was also a time where the banks would take the American coins and exchange them for bills.
I worked at Canada's Wonderland many years ago and at that time we took American money at par (and I think our dollar was only worth $0.60). It was a pita for the managers so they allowed us to buy the American bills at par so that they would not have to deal with it.
I have yet to see the new $20s. The $100 bills really do smell like maple syrup, especially after being in your wallet for a bit
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