The Bank of Canada has now completed the issue of its first polymer banknote series. The release of the new $5 and $10 polymer banknotes follow the gradual release of the previous $100, $50 and $20 denominations.
Like the previous versions, the Bank of Canada state that the main motivation for the change to polymer is to use state-of-the-art anti-counterfeit security features. Their advice to members of the public is to “Feel. Look. Flip”, as demonstrated in their promotional video.
As with all denominations within theis banknote series, the anti-counterfeit security features include:
1. Raised ink
2. Large see-through window
3. Metallic portait
4. Metallic building
5. Small/micro numbers
6. Transparent text
7. Frosted maple leaf window
For further information regarding the security elements used within the Canadian polymer banknote series, click here.
Source: Bank of Canada