Bank of Canada unveils new $10 bill for Canada's 150th birthday


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Bank of Canada unveils new $10 bill for Canada's 150th birthday



There’s a new bill on the block, thanks to the Bank of Canada (BoC).

Beginning June 1, a new $10 bill that’s meant to mark and celebrate celebrating the 150th anniversary of Confederation, will officially enter into circulation.


“This bank note is intended to captivate our imagination and instill pride in what we, as a nation, have accomplished,” said BoC Governor Stephen Poloz in a release.

“It celebrates the natural beauty and majesty of our land and some of the important parliamentarians who helped shape our great country.”

New note, new features

The front and back of the new bill has a number of new design features.

For the first time, four individuals are portrayed on the front of a Canadian bank note: Sir John A. Macdonald, Sir George-Étienne Cartier, Canada’s first female member of parliament Agnes Macphail and Canada’s first Indigienous senator James Gladstone or Akay-na-muka—his Blackfoot name.

The design also incorporates Inuit and Metis cultural elements: a reproduction of the artwork Owl’s Bouquet by world-renowned Inuit artist Kenojuak Ashevak and the distinctive arrow sash pattern, a symbol of the Métis nation.

The new bill also showcases Canada’s natural beauty and unique landscapes.

Five different landscapes representing the various regions of Canada are included in the design:

  1. The Lions/Twin Sisters (Western Canada)
  2. A wheat field (Prairie provinces)
  3. The Canadian Shield (Central Canada)
  4. Cape Bonavista (Eastern Canada)
  5. The Northern Lights (Northern Canada)

“Canada’s diversity is our greatest strength,” said Ministry of Finance Parliamentary Secretary, Ginette Petitpas in a statement. “As we celebrate Canada 150 we are reminded of what makes us who we are—from our shared history, to our cultures and languages to the breathtaking natural beauty that is instantly recognized around the world.”

A total of 40 million commemorative $10 bank notes will be issued by the BoC.

The new notes will circulate alongside the current bill, but will not replace it.

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Tecumsehsbones
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Very nice. Will they be doing an entire "Really Ugly Canadians" series, or is this a one-off?
 
petros
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There won't be a Wynne $3 bill. It was cancelled to protect children from having nightmares
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

There won't be a Wynne $3 bill. It was cancelled to protect children from having nightmares

Good. It would have led to a spike in counterfeiting as people tore the labels off Orville Redenbacher popcorn jars and passed them off as Canadian currency.
 
MHz
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There should be a line through it to show what part Canada gets and what part the Rothschild bank gets.
 
darkbeaver
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Yah I can hardly contain my joy and excitment about this staggeringly beautiful piece of recycled garbage bag. How much did the exercise in stupid cost? Was the numeral ten somehow unclear on the old bill?

Quote: Originally Posted by MHzView Post

There should be a line through it to show what part Canada gets and what part the Rothschild bank gets.

Because that would be a very smart thing to do it will never be done.
 
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