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Canada Anti-Counterfeiting Plastic $100 Bills

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11/14/2011 09:23 PM ET

Canada Plastic $100 Bills - The $100 is Canada’s first polymer bank note and features a wealth of anti-counterfeiting bills. It’s made out of plastic and features include partially-hidden numbers.

The bill also includes a large, transparent window, transparent text, a metallic portrait, raised ink and a frosted maple leaf window.

More related to this storyThe $100s feature two portraits of prime minister Robert Borden and an image of a researcher at a microscope and a depiction of DNA.

The $50 polymer note will follow next March.

The rest of the plastic money will be in circulation by the end of 2013.

A focus group took a close look at the $100 bill earlier this year and saw several offbeat images the designers didn’t count on.

Some in the group mistook a strand of DNA on the $100 bill for a sex toy.

Most people also thought the see-through window on the new polymer notes was shaped like the contours of a woman’s body.

Others looked into the port holes of a famed Canadian icebreaker and saw a skull and crossbones staring back at them.

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