VIDEO: Bank of Canada unveils new banknote celebrating Canada 150

The special $10 banknote includes four notable Canadians

Sir John A. Macdonald now has three other notable Canadians joining him on the $10 banknote.

The new bill now includes Macdonald, Sir George-Étienne Cartier, Agnes Macphail and James Gladstone (Akay-na-muka), with the Parliament’s Hall of Honour in the background.

Bank of Canada unveiled the new design Friday, to commemorate Canada 150.

The new design “celebrates the natural beauty and majesty of our land and some of the important parliamentarians who helped shape our great country,” Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz said in a press release.

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On the reverse side of the bill, five different landscapes representing the various regions of Canada are featured including the Lions mountain peaks in Vancouver, a wheat field, the Canadian Shield, Cape Bonavista and the Northern lights.

Starting in June, the Bank of Canada will issue 40 million of these commemorative bank notes and distribute them through financial institutions to be broadly available across the country by Canada Day.


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