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Old 10-11-2016, 01:22 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I'm going to be visiting a friend in a few weeks in Hamilton. I got some Canadian currency and most of it is $100 dollar bills. I forget where I read it but I heard merchants don't like taking $100 bills due to counterfeiting issues. Should I try to get smaller bills before I visit or will I be OK? Thanks.
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Old 10-11-2016, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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You'll be fine. If you have a problem, hit a bank and have the note broken. Easier to do there.
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Old 10-11-2016, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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I'm going to be visiting a friend in a few weeks in Hamilton. I got some Canadian currency and most of it is $100 dollar bills. I forget where I read it but I heard merchants don't like taking $100 bills due to counterfeiting issues. Should I try to get smaller bills before I visit or will I be OK? Thanks.
It US 100 dollar bills that they won't take, if they take USD at all. Most small stores don't like large denominations, so the advice to go to a bank to have them broken down is a good one.

I'd get 50's and 20's.
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Old 10-12-2016, 12:13 AM
 
Location: Alberta, Canada
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Most counterfeit issues for Canadian currency seem to have been resolved by the introduction of plastic banknotes. Some merchants still won't take $100 bills, true; but it is easy enough to go to any bank, and have then broken down into smaller denominations.
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Old 10-12-2016, 09:59 AM
 
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You'll be fine. If you have a problem, hit a bank and have the note broken. Easier to do there.
This.
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Old 10-12-2016, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Service stations and grocery stores always take larger banknotes, so they're good places to get them "broken up".
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Old 10-12-2016, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Used Canadian $100s several times in the two trips I took this past year and never had a problem. Merchants accepted them without complaints. Canadian pennies on the other hand ...
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Old 10-12-2016, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Thornhill, Ontario
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I have seen the number of establishments that won't accept $50 or $100 decrease over the last couple of years.
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Old 10-12-2016, 08:54 PM
 
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Make sure you all the loonies and toonies in order before you come up here to Canada.
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Old 10-13-2016, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Used Canadian $100s several times in the two trips I took this past year and never had a problem. Merchants accepted them without complaints. Canadian pennies on the other hand ...
Pennies are still legal tender and they must accept them.
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