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fasTTcar
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Canada
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Posted - 03/05/2010 :  07:33:48  Show Profile Send fasTTcar a Private Message

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Cheaper loonie production to save millions

Phil Hahn, CTV.ca News

Updated: Thu. Mar. 4 2010 4:34 PM ET

OTTAWA — Did you know those loonies and toonies jangling in your pocket cost 30 cents a coin to make?

But under the government's plans outlined in Budget 2010, a new technology to make them will cut production costs significantly, saving the feds up to $15 million a year.

The government is planning to change the composition of our $1 and $2 coins and instead use a "less expensive patented multi-ply plated steel technology."

It's the same technology being used to make our smaller, shiny change, and the coins will be calibrated to the same weight as they are currently, so they'll still work in vending machines.

Our current loonie is made from an alloy called aureate -- which is a bronze-plated nickel. The toonie is "bi-metallic," a ring of pure nickel surrounding a primarily copper alloy centre.

The feds also say they're taking steps to modernize our currency and protect against counterfeiting. They'll begin with a new series of bank notes in 2011. Unlike the coins, these bills will be more expensive to make. The government says they will not only last longer, thus saving money over time, but they'll have increased security features.

The notes will be printed on a polymer material "which lasts significantly longer than the current cotton-based paper, thereby reducing production costs and the impact on the environment," says the current budget.

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Nickelmeister
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Canada
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Posted - 03/05/2010 :  08:55:40  Show Profile Send Nickelmeister a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by fasTTcar


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Cheaper loonie production to save millions

Phil Hahn, CTV.ca News

Updated: Thu. Mar. 4 2010 4:34 PM ET

OTTAWA — Did you know those loonies and toonies jangling in your pocket cost 30 cents a coin to make?

But under the government's plans outlined in Budget 2010, a new technology to make them will cut production costs significantly, saving the feds up to $15 million a year.

The government is planning to change the composition of our $1 and $2 coins and instead use a "less expensive patented multi-ply plated steel technology."

It's the same technology being used to make our smaller, shiny change, and the coins will be calibrated to the same weight as they are currently, so they'll still work in vending machines.

Our current loonie is made from an alloy called aureate -- which is a bronze-plated nickel. The toonie is "bi-metallic," a ring of pure nickel surrounding a primarily copper alloy centre.

The feds also say they're taking steps to modernize our currency and protect against counterfeiting. They'll begin with a new series of bank notes in 2011. Unlike the coins, these bills will be more expensive to make. The government says they will not only last longer, thus saving money over time, but they'll have increased security features.

The notes will be printed on a polymer material "which lasts significantly longer than the current cotton-based paper, thereby reducing production costs and the impact on the environment," says the current budget.




Whoo-hoo! Plastic money, like they have in Austrailia :)

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fasTTcar
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Canada
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Posted - 03/05/2010 :  11:06:58  Show Profile Send fasTTcar a Private Message
They are actually using the Aussie manufacturer for the polymer.

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PennySaved
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USA
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Posted - 03/05/2010 :  12:45:02  Show Profile Send PennySaved a Private Message
Do you think the U.S. government will ever jump on board to do this?

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Robarons
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USA
522 Posts

Posted - 03/05/2010 :  13:03:35  Show Profile Send Robarons a Private Message
I think they annouced a while back they were going to test it on a $100 bill, but its hard saying. Because of the grid-lock of not being able to change coin composition, it might be a long time until we do it.

Were always last in changing our currency- that being good or bad is up to you to decide.

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jadedragon
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Canada
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Posted - 03/05/2010 :  13:05:48  Show Profile Send jadedragon a Private Message
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Originally posted by Robarons

I think they annouced a while back they were going to test it on a $100 bill, but its hard saying. Because of the grid-lock of not being able to change coin composition, it might be a long time until we do it.

Were always last in changing our currency- that being good or bad is up to you to decide.



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BCNumismatics
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New Zealand
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Posted - 06/04/2010 :  05:43:27  Show Profile Send BCNumismatics a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by fasTTcar

They are actually using the Aussie manufacturer for the polymer.



The Canadian Bank Note Company of Ottawa has been printing Zambia's polymer plastic notes for a few years now.

I think they would be getting a licence from Securency to print Canada's polymer plastic notes themselves.

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Ardent Listener
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USA
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Posted - 06/05/2010 :  14:09:00  Show Profile Send Ardent Listener a Private Message
It only a matter of time until clad coins will be hoarded too.

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wolvesdad
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USA
2164 Posts

Posted - 06/22/2010 :  13:57:47  Show Profile Send wolvesdad a Private Message
well, replaced. Maybe hoarded too.

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