In 2017 Canada celebrated 150 years of the Confederation of Canada 1867-2017. One of the ways it marked this milestone was with the issue of a 10 dollar polymer note which represented all the regions of the country and celebrated the work and lives of 4 prominent Canadians. The portraits of John Macdonald, George-Etienne Cartier, James Gladstone and Agnes Campbell Macphail appear on the front alongside a broad see through security panel. The regions of Canada are represented on the back with a view of Capilano Lake, Twin Sisters Mountain, wheatfields, the Kipana River, the coast of New Brunswick and the Northern Lights above Wood Buffalo Park. An impressive note in Uncirculated.
This issue we offer Uncirculated examples of the new Canada Polymer 10 dollar bill released last year. (PNew) It is a first for a Canadian banknote. It is printed vertically. For the first time, a Canadian-born woman appears on her own on a Canadian banknote. She was Viola Desmond, a businesswoman who, in 1946, challenged racial segregation by refusing to leave a whites-only area of the Roseland Theatre. It was the most publicized incident of racial discrimination in Canadian history. The back has an illustration of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights alongside an extract from the Canadian Charter of Rights. Uncirculated.
These small $5 bonds were issued by the State of Louisiana in the United States in the late 1870’s in a desperate bid to raise money for education. They are known as ‘Baby Bonds’ because they feature a small child in a fancy bonnet on the front. Interest was for 7 ½ cents per year. The $5 was redeemable in 1886.
These Million Dollar notes are a lot of fun. They are a private issue with an illustration of the Statue of Liberty on the front and Mount Rushmore on the back. Impress your friends with a Million Dollar Bill!