Tuesday, March 27, 2012

New $50 Polymer Canadian Currency

Bank of Canada Issues
$50 Polymer Bank Note

Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney today officially announced the new $50 polymer bank note’s entry into circulation, during an event at the Canadian Coast Guard’s Qu├ębec port facility. These new notes will be available at financial institutions from coast to coast to coast starting today.

The front of the new $50 note features a portrait of Sir William Lyon Mackenzie King, while the back depicts the Arctic research icebreaker CCGS Amundsen, in port during the ceremony, as well as other imagery that reflects Canada’s commitment to Arctic research and the development and protection of northern communities. Most importantly, the new $50 bill, like the rest of the polymer series, features a unique combination of state-of-the-art security features, making them the most secure bank notes ever issued in Canada.



  1. William Lyon Mackenzie King did not receive a knighted so he was never styled "Sir".

  2. That should read "did not receive a knighthood". :)


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