Canadian ten-dollar note
|This article is outdated. (November 2013)|
|This article relies on references to primary sources. (January 2010)|
|Value||10 Canadian dollars|
|Security features||Holographic stripe, Watermark, EURion constellation, Tactile marks, Registration device, Raised printing, UV printing|
|Years of printing||2001–present|
|Design||Sir John A. Macdonald|
|Design||Canada's vast railway, featuring The Canadian. In the background; the Canadian Rockies|
The Canadian ten-dollar note is one of the most common banknotes of the Canadian dollar. The current ten-dollar note is dominantly purple in colour. The front features a portrait of Canada's first Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald, and a metallic image of the Library of Parliament. The reverse side shows Via Rail's train, The Canadian, with the Rocky Mountains in the background; this is accompanied by a map of the Canadian Railways. Yellow dots representing the EURion constellation can be found on both sides. As well as textured printing, this design includes Braille dots for the blind indicating the denomination as a new tactile feature.
An updated version of the note began circulation on May 18, 2005, with new security features. On the front, these include a holographic stripe along the left side, depicting the number 10 alternated with maple leaves; a watermark of Macdonald's portrait; and a broken-up number 10, which resolves itself when backlit (the latter two which replaced the shiny-leaf feature). On the back, it has an interleaved metallic strip, reading '10 CAN' repeatedly along its length.
The version of the note issued in 1971 depicted the operations of Polymer Corporation on its back.
Less-visible security features include ultraviolet-detected threads in the paper, as well as an ink imprint of the coat of arms.
As with all modern Canadian banknotes, all text is in both English and French.
A new ten-dollar note made with polymer, as part of the "Frontier Series", was released on November 7, 2013. The new note features a new portrait of Sir John A. Macdonald and hologram of the Library of Parliament on the front and the Canadian (VIA Rail train pulled using F40PH-2 locomotive) in the Rockies on the back.
- Bank of Canada's banknote site
- Counterfeit Prevention - Canadian Journey Series $10 Note (upgraded)