Canadian ten-dollar note
|This article relies on references to primary sources. (January 2010)|
|Value:||10 Canadian dollars|
|Security Features:||Holographic stripe, Watermark, EURion constellation, Tactile marks, Registration device, Raised printing, UV printing|
|Years of Printing:||2001–present|
|Design:||Sir John A. Macdonald|
|Design:||Warfare and remembrance; this is accompanied by the first verse of John McCrae's poem "In Flanders Fields"|
The Canadian ten-dollar note is one of the most common banknotes of the Canadian dollar. It was the first note printed when Canada changed its banknotes in 2001.
The current ten-dollar note is dominantly purple in colour. The front features a portrait of Canada's first Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald, the coat of arms, and a picture of the Library of Parliament. A security feature visible from the front consists of three shiny maple leaves. The reverse side depicts images related to warfare and remembrance; this is accompanied by a quotation from John McCrae's poem "In Flanders Fields". Yellow dots representing the EURion constellation can be found on both sides (and on all 2001 series notes). As well as textured printing, this design includes Braille dots for the blind indicating the denomination as a new tactile feature.
An updated version of the note began circulation on May 18, 2005, with new security features. On the front, these include a holographic stripe along the left side, depicting the number 10 alternated with maple leaves; a watermark of Macdonald's portrait; and a broken-up number 10, which resolves itself when backlit (the latter two which replaced the shiny-leaf feature). On the back, it has an interleaved metallic strip, reading '10 CAN' repeatedly along its length.
The version of the note issued in 1971 depicted the operations of Polymer Corporation on its back.
Less-visible security features include ultraviolet-detected threads in the paper, as well as an ink imprint of the coat of arms.
As with all modern Canadian banknotes, all text is in both English and French.
A new ten-dollar note made on polymer, as part of the "Frontier Series", will be released in November 2013. The note will feature a new portrait of Sir John A. Macdonald and hologram of the Library of Parliament on the front and the Canadian (VIA Rail train pulled using F40PH-2 locomotive) in the Rockies on the back.
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