New Issue: Canada 150 banknote to be unveiled this Friday

This Friday, the Bank of Canada will unveil a new commemorative banknote in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary.

Bank Governor Stephen Poloz and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance Ginette Petitpas Taylor are slated to unveil the new $10 polymer note on April 7 inside the atrium of the bank’s headquarters at 245 Sparks St. in Ottawa.

The new note will eventually be issued on July 1. Further details, including security features, circulation numbers, and the means to obtain the new issue, will be announced on Friday.

The unveiling will be broadcast live on the bank’s website and YouTube channel.

This $25 note, issued in 1935, was the Bank of Canada’s first commemorative banknote. It honoured King George V’s Silver Jubilee.


Since its inception, the Bank of Canada has only issued three commemorative banknotes—one on Sept. 9, 2015, when the Queen became the longest-reigning sovereign in Canada’s modern era; one in 1967 to honour the 100th anniversary of Confederation; and another, the first, in 1935 to mark the Silver Jubilee of King George V.

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