For only the second time since the “Bank Note of the Year” competition began in 2004, a Canadian banknote has taken home the honour of the world’s top piece of paper money.The voting membership of the International Bank Note Society (IBNS) chose the Bank of Canada’s latest $10 note – a vertically oriented bill featuring Nova Scotia businesswoman turned civil rights activist Viola Desmond – to receive its 2018 Bank Note of the Year Award.“Almost from the start, Canada’s new vertically oriented $10 bill dominated the voting, followed by Switzerland, Norway, Russia and the Solomon Islands banknotes,” reads a statement issued by the IBNS this April. “This is the fifth consecutive polymer-containing note to win the coveted IBNS Bank Note of the Year Award.” Continue reading →
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A new $1 circulation coin marking the 50th anniversary of a series of Criminal Code amendments that led to the decriminalization of homosexuality in Canada was issued this April.
The Royal Canadian Mint launched 11 new coins plus a five-piece collection taking the classic fractional set “in a new direction” as part of its latest numismatic catalogue this May.
For the second year in a row, a municipal trade token will be issued in Hornby Island, B.C., a Salish Sea island located east of Vancouver’s Comox Valley.