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Polymer bills reportedly melt in Canadian heat

There have been reports of the new 50- and 100-dollar polymer bills melting, but the Bank of Canada says the new bills are virtually indestructible.
The new $100 bill has a plastic feel and two clear windows, through which the floor can be seen. (Fabiola Carletti/CBC)

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 its new bills are virtually indestructible.

Brittney Halldorson, a teller at the Interior Savings Credit Union in Kelowna, B.C., 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.