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lakeside013104

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I went to local bank today to exchange U.S. currency for Canadian for our upcoming RV trip through Canada to Alaska. As I was preparing to exit the bank, the teller mentioned to me NOT to leave the new Canadian currency in the glove box of a vehicle or a hot camper because it was made of plastic and it would melt and that would render it unusable and of ZERO value.

Just what I need is a fist full of useless plastic! [emoticon] Is it true that these new Canadian bills will melt in hot environments and have any of my fellow RVers had issues with them?

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Snopes: Canadian currency melts

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they said "false"? seems to me that it is only false if you keep it in your pocket at normal temperature. if exposed to high heat it can melt.
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My reading says that they don't melt "easily" as the OP story would indicate.

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I find 246'F quite high, which is the temperature too which the notes were tested.

Appears to me to be another URBAN MYTH!

A paper (cotton) note would not survive the 246'F. torture test, never mind boiling etc.!


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There is also an urban myth going around that it will crack and splinter if you take it out in the extreme cold but I have never had any issues.

There is also an urban myth that if you slam a toonie on the ground hard enough the gold center part will pop out of the silver outer ring. Tried that one as well with no luck.


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Posted: 08/25/14 05:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

These notes have been used in Europe and Australia for years. They aren't new.


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rwbradley wrote:

There is also an urban myth going around that it will crack and splinter if you take it out in the extreme cold but I have never had any issues.

There is also an urban myth that if you slam a toonie on the ground hard enough the gold center part will pop out of the silver outer ring. Tried that one as well with no luck.


I never heard of a toonie before. Now, I know what it is.

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Absolute nonsense, I keep a small amount of both Canadian and US bills in my truck for emergencies (less than $50 usually for wondering!) and have never had any of the new Cdn bills 'melt'.

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Put a Loonie or Toonie in your pocket at 246 F and you will be dancing a jig.........lol

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