Real Plastic Money
"Will you be paying for that with
plastic or plastic," might be what you will hear coming from store cashiers in the
not-too-distant future if Treasuries around the world have their way. Australia
claims to have had a resounding success circulating bills fabricated out of thin
plastic material. The ability to create transparent regions within the colorful
bills supposedly makes counterfeiting all but impossible, and the plastic lasts
years longer than paper bills. Canada might be the next country to make the switch.