Scenes of Canada Series $50 Note
The face of the $50 note features an engraving of William Lyon Mackenzie King by George Gunderson based on a Karsh portrait of Canada’s longest-serving prime minister. The dome formation from the RCMP musical ride appears on the back of the note. This is the only denomination in the series where the vignette on the back was produced by a lithographic rather than an intaglio process. The note was issued in March 1975 and printed by Canadian Bank Note Company Ltd.