While Greeks are in no mood to trust any government currency and are buying gold, Canada has launched a plastic currency. The Bank of Canada introduced brand new polymer bills, yesterday.
The notes, which have two see-through windows, are also cheaper to make and last about 2 1/2 times longer than paper money.
The $100 bills will be issued in November; the $50 bills in March of 2012 and the new $20 bills will be introduced late next year.
The Bank of Canada has put out this new video on the plastic cash.