04/30/2013 01:32 EDT | Updated 04/30/2013 04:17 EDT

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:

Photo gallery Canada's New Plastic Money See Gallery
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