To help mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation, the Bank of Canada has unveiled a commemorative $10 banknote.
There will be 40-million printed and they’ll go into circulation June 1.
The front of the bill features four portraits – Canada’s first prime minister, Sir John A. Macdonald, fellow Father of Confederation, Sir Georges-Etienne Cartier, Canada’s first female MP Agnes MacPhail and Canada’s first Indigenous senator, James Gladstone or Akay-Na-Muka, meaning ”many guns”.
The back highlights Canada’s landscape – the Lions and Capilano Lake from B.C., fields of Prairie wheat, the Canadian Shield in Quebec and the northern lights as they would be seen in Wood Buffalo National Park.
There’s also a holographic rendering of ‘Owl’s Bouquet,’ a stone cut and print originally made by the late Inuit artist Kenojuak Ashevak, in the window below Canada’s coat of arms and flag.
It’s just the third time in Canadian history that the central bank has created a commemorative banknote.