This article exists as part of the online archive for HuffPost Canada, which closed in 2021.

New Plastic $5 And $10 Bills Debut In Canada

Canada’s new plastic $5 and $10 bills got a stellar welcome Tuesday — literally.

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield joined Finance Minister Jim Flaherty and Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney via a satellite video link from space to help unveil the latest and last of the country’s new polymer bills.

The bill’s themes centre on frontiers: The $10 bill features an image of a train, while the $5 bill shows the Canadarm floating in space above the earth (hence Hadfield's participation).

“The innovative nature of the polymer notes is echoed in the theme of the series — frontiers — because, in so many ways, these notes break new ground,” Carney said.

Check out these images of the new bills that will soon be coming to your purse or wallet:

Canada's New Plastic Money
Suggest a correction
This article exists as part of the online archive for HuffPost Canada. Certain site features have been disabled. If you have questions or concerns, please check our FAQ or contact support@huffpost.com.