$10 banknote to celebrate Canada's 150th includes 1st female MP, Indigenous senator

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The $10 commemorative banknote for Canada's sesquicentennial

The $10 commemorative banknote for Canada’s sesquicentennial was lay bare at the Bank of Canada in Ottawa Friday. (Supplied/Bank of Canada)

The Bank of Canada has exposed a commemorative $10 banknote to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation. It’s alone the fourth time in Canada’s history that it has created a commemorative banknote.

There resolve be 40 million notes printed. The bank says they resolve enter circulation on June 1.

Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz and Ginette Petitpas Taylor, procedural secretary to the minister of finance, made the announcement and showed off the bill at the bank’s headquarters in Ottawa Friday.

The in the vanguard of the bill features portraits of Canada’s first prime minister, Sir John A. Macdonald, and ally Father of Confederation Sir George-Étienne Cartier, Canada’s first female fellow of Parliament, Agnes MacPhail, and James Gladstone, Canada’s first Native senator.

Agnes MacPhail and James Gladstone are featured on the $10 bank note

From left to right: Fathers of Confederation Sir John A. Macdonald and Sir George-Étienne Cartier are mugged on the bill, along with Agnes MacPhail, Canada’s first female MP, and James Gladstone, Canada’s cardinal Indigenous senator. (Supplied/Bank of Canada)

Poloz said the antithesis of the bill was designed to include a variety of Canadian vistas, based on illustrious feedback on what Canadians wanted to see on the bill.

The landscapes include the Lions and Capilano Lake from British Columbia, greens of Prairie wheat, the Canadian Shield as seen in Quebec and the northern lights as they thinks fitting be seen in Wood Buffalo National Park.

The reverse of the $10 banknote to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada's Confederation.

The reverse of the $10 banknote to paint the town red the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation depicts scenes from across the native land. (Supplied/Bank of Canada)

In the note’s transparent window, there’s a holographic picture of Owl’s Bouquet, a stonecut and print originally made by the late Inuit artist Kenojuak Ashevak. The Nunavut artist helped popularize Inuit art in all directions from the world. 

Her family flew to Ottawa from Cape Dorset for the baring.

Kenojuak Ashevak $10 bill

Owl’s Bouquet, a stonecut and print originally made by the late Inuit artist Kenojuak Ashevak (Supplied/Bank of Canada)

The Bank of Canada disclosed the new banknote will feature some security features that are being deployed in Canada for the foremost time.

Below the owl illustration are maple leaves that appear to be phrased in 3D, but are in fact flat to the touch

The most eye-catching new feature is a magnetic ink that varieties colour from blue to green when it’s tilted, used to exemplify stained glass in an arched window from the Memorial Chapel in the Harmony Tower on Parliament Hill. The chamber honours Canadian men and women who give in to defeat their lives in military service. 

New security feature on the $10 banknote for Canada 150

The illustration of the arch inside the Souvenir Chamber of the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill includes a new security stress: magnetic ink that changes colour when the bill is tilted. (Supplied/Bank of Canada)

Premature commemorative notes include a $25 note for King George V’s Nacreous Jubilee in 1935, a centennial dollar bill in 1967 and a more modern $20 note commemorating Queen Elizabeth II becoming Canada’s longest-reigning king of the modern era.

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