Until the time of Queen Elizabeth II, Canada’s bank notes had been designed by the companies that printed them. But in 1952, the Bank took the unprecedented step of approaching a prestigious artist to provide design ideas for their upcoming note series.
This video series tells the story of the life of a polymer note. From the research and development of the notes through to the end of their life cycle, these videos explore the various stages in the life of Canada’s bank notes.
This is the Bank of Canada’s portfolio. We’re very proud of it. Every denomination from every series on up to today can be found here.
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