Published Date

March 8, 2018

Today, the Bank of Canada unveiled the new $10 bank note featuring Viola Desmond.

It will be the first regularly circulating note to feature a Canadian woman as the portrait subject and the first vertically oriented note issued by the Bank of Canada.

This new $10 note will be rolled out gradually, starting late this year and will circulate alongside the other $10 bank notes already in circulation.



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This note has bold security features that are easy to check and difficult to counterfeit. It has some enhanced security features compared with the notes in the current series. Remember: bank notes are only secure if you check them.

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