The Bank of Canada has unveiled a commemorative $10 banknote to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation. It’s only the third time in Canada’s history that it has created a commemorative banknote.
The front of the bill features portraits of
Canada’s first prime minister, Sir John A. Macdonald, and
Fellow Father of Confederation Sir Georges-Etienne Cartier,
Canada’s first female member of Parliament, Agnes MacPhail,
James Gladstone, Canada’s first Indigenous senator.
The reverse of the bill include the Lions and Capilano Lake from British Columbia, fields of Prairie wheat, the Canadian Shield as seen in Quebec and the northern lights as they would be seen in Wood Buffalo National Park.
There will be 40 million notes printed and enter circulation on June 1