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Monique LeBlanc, Atlantic Regional Office Currency Department, Bank of Canada, displays one the new polymer $20 bank notes in this file photo.
It appears some of Canada’s new plastic money can’t stand the heat of the summer.
There have been reports of the new 50 and 100-dollar polymer bills melting. The Bank of Canada though says it’s new bills are virtually indestructible.
Brittney Halldorson, a teller at the Interior Savings Credit Union in Kelowna, says the bills are supposed to withstand boiling water but she’s heard of cases where several of the bills have melted together inside a hot car.
She says the only way a person can be reimbursed is if they have the bill’s serial number.
In February, The Guardian reported a Charlottetown man had trouble getting his money back when three $100 polymer bills melted in his wallet on top of a toaster oven that was still warm.