|Added by||Alain Martineau|
|General Description||Canadian banknotes are the banknotes of Canada, denominated in Canadian dollars (CAD). In everyday usage, they are called bills. Currently, they are issued in five, ten, twenty, fifty, and hundred dollar denominations. All current notes are issued by the Bank of Canada, which released its first series of notes in 1935.
Beginning in 2001, the Bank of Canada introduced a new series of bills called "Canadian Journey", featuring images of Canadian heritage and excerpts from Canadian literature. The $10 was first issued on January 17, 2001; the $5 on March 27, 2002; the $100 bill on March 17, 2004, the $20 on September 29, 2004, and the $50 on November 17, 2004.
$50: All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights (from Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948)
|Front Description||William Lyon Mackenzie King; the Peace Tower.
William Lyon Mackenzie King, PC, OM, CMG (December 17, 1874 – July 22, 1950) was the dominant Canadian political leader from the 1920s to the 1940s. He served as the tenth Prime Minister of Canada from December 29, 1921 to June 28, 1926; September 25, 1926 to August 7, 1930; and October 23, 1935 to November 15, 1948.
The Peace Tower (officially the Tower of Victory and Peace; is a focal bell and clock tower, sitting on the central axis of the Centre Block of the Canadian parliament buildings in Ottawa, Ontario.
|Back Description||The Famous Five and Thérèse Casgrain; quotation from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The Famous Five or The Valiant Five were five Canadian women who in 1927 asked the Supreme Court of Canada to answer the question, "Does the word 'Persons' in Section 24 of the British North America Act, 1867, include female persons?
Marie Thérèse Forget Casgrain, CC, OBE (10 July 1896 – 3 November 1981) was a feminist, reformer, politician and senator in Quebec, Canada.
|Catalog prices||No catalog prices set yet|