The Bank of Canada has unveiled a new $10 bank note to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation.
This special note, showcasing Canada’s history, land and culture, was unveiled during a ceremony at the Bank’s head office in Ottawa.
For the first time, four individuals, including an indigenous Canadian and a woman other than the Queen are portrayed on the front of a Canadian bank note: Sir John A. Macdonald, Sir George-Étienne Cartier, Agnes Macphail and James Gladstone or Akay-na-muka – his Blackfoot name.
On the back, the note showcases five different landscapes representing the various regions of Canada: the Lions/Twin Sisters (Western Canada), a wheat field (Prairie provinces), the Canadian Shield (Central Canada), Cape Bonavista (Eastern Canada) and the Northern lights (Northern Canada).
The commemorative $10 note also has new security features, including a colour-shifting arch depicting an arch found in the Memorial Chamber on Parliament Hill, as well as three-dimensional maple leaves.
The new $10 note will be available on June 1, 2017, when 40 million go into circulation.
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