Bank of Canada issues new $20 Plastic notes

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OTTAWA (CNW) -- We're about halfway there. This month saw the unveiling of Canada's new $20 note, the third in the Polymer series.


The transition to the new series is well underway and Canadians are adjusting well to the move from paper to polymer bank notes.


The $100 polymer note was issued in November 2011 and the $50 in March 2012. The $20 will be out in November 2012, followed by the $10 and $5 by the end of 2013.


What's Featured on the $20


The front of the new $20 note continues to feature a portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, while the back features the Canadian National Vimy Memorial as a tribute to Canada's contributions and sacrifices in military conflicts throughout our history.


Located in France on the site of the 1917 Battle of Vimy Ridge, the Memorial was erected to honour Canadian service men and women during the First World War. In April 1917, all four divisions of the Canadian Corps fought together and successfully captured Vimy Ridge after several failed attempts by other Allied forces. This victory is often described as Canada's coming of age as a nation.

 
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