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« Reply #30 on: March 07, 2010, 02:50:16 pm »

It's unfortunately the case, but probably the best it can be done: let the BoC choose for us and live with it, as they had always done... :-\

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« Reply #31 on: March 07, 2010, 05:14:31 pm »

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I would instead like to get rid of the PMs and put peoples who have made real contributions in the history of the country in different ereas: explorers, inventors,  scientists, artists, etc

Yes- that's a refreshing thought.   I think we brought this up before once.

Here's a few candidates (off the top of my head):
Banting/Best
Dr. Norman Bethune
Alexander Graham Bell (though he's really Scottish)
Terry Fox

Anyone else?

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« Reply #32 on: March 07, 2010, 06:14:36 pm »

Canadians are so highly politicized these days that any debate on who should appear on the new series of notes will likely cause divisiveness and anger.

You hit the nail on the head with that one.  Regionalization and political affiliation have to be pandered to.  Look at the PMs on the bills now:

1 from Ontario
1 from Quebec
1 from Nova Scotia
1 foreign born

2 Liberals
2 Conservatives

2 wartime PMs
2 peacetime PMs

the Queen on the remaining bill is a nice bone-toss to the royalists and traditionalists.  It's a mix that seems to hang in a delicate balance, trying to please everyone.  Tampering with it would definitely open up a big can of worms.

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« Reply #33 on: March 08, 2010, 12:00:25 am »

For those who are interested in HOW the sheet of polymer are made, you can look at this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTggA4jVPj0

Enjoy!

Wow thanks for that very informative link!

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« Reply #34 on: March 08, 2010, 02:53:08 pm »

Hey W2W,

I think it wouldn't be much of a stretch replace the hockey scene on our five with a scene of the Olympic gold medal winning goal.

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« Reply #35 on: March 08, 2010, 05:23:01 pm »

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Hey W2W,

I think it wouldn't be much of a stretch replace the hockey scene on our five with a scene of the Olympic gold medal winning goal

I think it's a great idea P D.  Why not break completely with tradition since the new polymer series will be completely breaking from the technological tradition of paper?

of for sporting heros, how's

Maurice "Rocket" Richard?

or How about living sports heros?

Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Sid the kid?

or  Clara Hughes, Nancy Greene, Marylin Bell for the $10?

We have plenty of sporting heros to choose from.  

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« Reply #36 on: March 08, 2010, 08:14:23 pm »

Throwing sports figures on a postage stamp is fine...but not on our money
Personally I would rather have scenery or animals as opposed to a face that I don't want to look at....every time I pull bills out of my pocket
I rather have the notes depict something artistic as opposed to a human (dead or alive)



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« Reply #37 on: March 08, 2010, 08:40:54 pm »

Throwing sports figures on a postage stamp is fine...but not on our money

Hmmm,I'm rather partial to fighters FS.Take George Chuvalo, inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame in 1990 and the World Boxing Hall of Fame in 1997. He was made a Member of the Order of Canada in 1998 and was awarded a star on Canada's Walk of Fame in 2005.
Arguably Canada's greatest heavy weight to date,yet he has one ugly mug!Would not want to see his face every time I pulled out a $20. Mine on the other hand.............lol


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« Reply #38 on: March 08, 2010, 08:48:37 pm »

Maybe we should just put on the Canada's most wanted...that way we can have a new note everytime a criminal is caught....and a new one is posted...



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« Reply #39 on: March 08, 2010, 09:14:46 pm »

I would like to put my vote in for RUSH....  a true canadian band  ;)

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« Reply #40 on: March 08, 2010, 09:18:26 pm »

I would like to put my vote in for RUSH....  a true canadian band  ;)

I will second that  ;D



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« Reply #41 on: March 08, 2010, 09:51:28 pm »

POLYMER BANK NOTES OF THE WORLD

Canada: http://www.polymernotes.org/country_pages/can.htm added

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« Reply #42 on: March 09, 2010, 04:56:59 am »

How about a re-issue of the 1954 series on polymer?  Keep the same basic designs, colours, and backs.  Put an updated engraving of the Queen on the $20 and the PMs on the other denoms.  Throw in a transparent window and a few other modern security features.

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« Reply #43 on: March 09, 2010, 02:24:40 pm »


New Zealand has some nice Polymer Notes..

I think we should stay Canadian.  Although a lot of people didn't like the Birds Series too much I think Animals would be good.

I wish they would go back to the Old Alegories though.. the 1935-1937 Series ones were amazing.  As well as some of the DOC Notes.  But those are just "Too Old" now for the new generation.

I like the Canadian Animals ideas..

I know our Coinage has Animals but they make so many 25 Cent Coins and Loonies/Toonies with new Designs ever week it seems they should put some on the notes.

But Hey.. I like Animals on notes.. :)   Hence why I collect World Notes with Animals.

But I think a Fiver with a Big Beaver on it would Rock!

Or Even Better... Put a Big Polar Bear Mauling Brian Mulroney on the $10! Lol..

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« Reply #44 on: March 09, 2010, 02:26:04 pm »

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How about a re-issue of the 1954 series on polymer?

Not bad.  How about a "greatest hits" package comprising of one design from each previous series, for each of the remaining denominations.
e.g.
1935/37 $50 Modern Inventions  
1954  $5  Otter Falls
Multicolour 1969  $20  Moraine Lake
Birds  $100  Canada Goose...or any bird note; they're all equally as bad good.
Journey  $5  Hockey Scene
 

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