BONUS: Though not still in circulation, we used to have a $1,000 bill. In 2001, when the banknotes were revamped, it was decided by the RCMP and Solicitor General that due to money laundering and organized crime in Canada, we really didn’t need this bill any longer.
Crazy enough, at the time it was discontinued, there were 2.8 Million notes in circulation (that’s $2.8 Billion dollars). By 2012, there were still 946,043 bills unaccounted for. That’s close to $1 Billion dollars just floating around, somewhere. Before you go trolling ebay or buying abandoned storage lockers, know that no one will accept the notes. Once a note is officially withdrawn from circulation, it’s just paper; especially this one.
Still though… $1 Billion dollars… I’d love to just swim in a kiddie pool of those notes, just once. Just to feel rich; it’s the Canadian dream!