Birds of Canada Series $50 Note

The $50 note issued in December 1989 was the first in the series to carry the cutting edge optical security device on its face. The note also features a portrait of William Lyon Mackenzie King engraved by Thomas Hipschen and a vignette of the Parliament Buildings with the Red Ensign flying. The back features an illustration of a snowy owl. For security reasons, the dominant colour hue on this denomination was changed from an orange-red to a blue-red. The note was printed by Canadian Bank Note Company Ltd.

At A Glance

152mm (Horizontal) x 69mm (Vertical)
Birds of Canada series (Subject)
William Lyon Mackenzie King - prime minister - government (Subject Face)
Snowy owl - bird - animal (Subject Back)

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