According to a press release, the Bank of Canada’s new 20-dollar (US$20) note was issued on 7 November 2012. The new note is printed on polymer (specifically, Guardian, a biaxialoriented polypropylene substrate manufactured by Securency International of Australia). “As with the previously issued $50 and $100 polymer bank notes, the
According to several newspaper articles including one in the Winnipeg Free Press dated 18 August 2012, the back of the Bank of Canada’s new 100-dollar note design originally depicted an Asian woman scientist, but the image was revised to show a Caucasian woman prior to issuance of the note. The
The Ottawa Numismatic Society voted unanimously in favour of making its journal, moneta, available to all, for free. To download current and past issues, visit www.ons-sno.ca. Courtesy of Serge Pelletier.
The Bank of Canada held a press event on 26 March 2012 to officially introduce the new polymer 50-dollar note. B374 (P109): 50 dollars (US$40) Red. Front: English and French text; maple leaf; 10th prime minister, William Lyon Mackenzie King wearing suit. Back: English and French text; Canadian Coast Guard
On 18 November 2011, the BBC published an interesting article, “Who, What, Why: Why don’t more countries use plastic banknotes?,” which quotes BanknoteNews.com contributor Stane Štraus, publisher of the Polymer Bank Notes of the World web site. Courtesy of Aidan Work.
According to a press released dated 14 November 2011, the Bank of Canada has introduced a new 100-dollar note which is the first polymer note for the nation. The new 50-dollar note is scheduled for introduction in March 2012. B375 (P110): 100 dollars (US$79) Brown. Front: English and French text;