The Bank of Canada has begun circulating its latest $10 banknote, with its vertical design featuring social justice icon Viola Desmond.
Like all Bank of Canada banknotes, the latest $10 note is printed on CCL Secure’s Guardian® polymer substrate and contains similar key security features to the existing series.
This includes a clear window including a holographic foil, thought to be Kurz’s Kinegram® ZERO.ZERO feature which is also included in the designs of the remaining Canadian series.
Similarly, the design continues to include CCL Secure’s WinTHRU® and Eclipse® features in the form of a 3-D maple leaf, whilst SICPA’s SPARK® optically variable ink is used on the reverse of the note to illustrate an eagle feather.
Viola Desmond’s portrait is seen on the front of the note, who is known for making a stand for justice by refusing to leave a whites-only area of a movie theatre in 1946.
She was selected to feature on the banknote following the Bank NOTE-able public consultation campaign.
Speaking of the design, the Governor of the Bank of Canada, Stephen S. Poloz, said:
“Bank notes are not only a secure means of payment that Canadians can use with confidence. They also tell the stories that have shaped our country,” adding “Now, each time this new vertical $10 bill changes hands, it will remind us of our continued pursuit of human rights and social justice in Canada.”
Watch the educational video released by the Bank of Canada
Read the Bank of Canada press release.
Images courtesy of the Bank of Canada.