Canada 10 Dollar Polymer Note 2013

Canada Banknotes 10 Canadian Dollar Polymer Note 2013 Sir John A. Macdonald, the first Prime Minister of Canada
Canada money currency 10 Canadian Dollar Polymer Note 2013 Passenger Train Travel in the Canadian Rockies
Canada Banknotes 10 Dollar Polymer Note 2013
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The $10 note is violet, and the obverse features a portrait of Sir John A. Macdonald, the first Prime Minister of Canada from 1867 to 1873, and later from 1878 to 1891, and one of the Fathers of Confederation. It is based on a photograph in the collections of Library and Archives Canada. The metallic portrait in the large window was colorized for adaptation as a holographic feature.

Metallic building - The Library of Parliament. The image of the Library of Parliament is based on a photograph commissioned by the Bank of Canada. For the metallic in the large window, the image of the Library was adapted for use as a holographic feature.

The reverse features the passenger train Canadian passing through the Canadian Rockies, symbolising the country's monumental feat of building a pan-Canadian railway. The depiction of the train is based on a photograph commissioned by the Bank of Canada taken at Jasper National Park in Alberta. The banknote designers retained the locomotive identifier 6403 in the design. The depiction of the Canadian Rockies is a composite rendering based on photographs of several notable peaks and ridges: reading from the left are the shoulder of Lectern Peak and Aquila Mountain; Redan, Esplanade and Gargoyle mountains in the centre, and Mount Zengel, part of the Victoria Cross Range, in the right. On announcing the design in 2013, the Bank of Canada had originally said the image included Mount Edith Cavell and Marmot Mountain are to the left of the transparent window, Esplanade Mountain is to the right of the transparent window, and Palisade Mountain and Pyramid Mountain of the Victoria Cross Ranges. However, a query led the Bank to issue a correction in July 2014. A simplified adaptation of a map of the Via Rail network of passenger trains provided by Natural Resources Canada is visible between the transparent window and the image of the train.

The banknote was first circulated on 7 November 2013, the 128th anniversary of the ceremonial last spike driven into the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) at Craigellachie, British Columbia. A national ceremony hosted by Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada Tiff Macklem and the chief executive officer of VIA Rail Marc Laliberté at the Pacific Central Station in Vancouver was held that day.

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Canadian Frontier Series
   The Frontier Series is the seventh series of banknotes of the Canadian dollar released by the Bank of Canada. The new polymer banknotes were designed to increase durability and to incorporate more security features over the preceding Canadian Journey Series. The notes feature images that focus on historic Canadian achievements and innovation. It is the first banknote series issued by the Bank of Canada printed on a material other than paper.
   The banknotes were designed by the Canadian Bank Note Company, which also prints the banknotes. They were revealed in June 2011. To familiarise Canadians with the new banknotes, each banknote was introduced through national and regional unveiling events and advertising campaigns before being put into circulation. The $100 banknote was released into circulation on 14 November 2011, the $50 banknote on 26 March 2012, and the $20 banknote on 7 November 2012. The $5 banknote was unveiled by Chris Hadfield from the International Space Station during Expedition 35, and first circulated on 7 November 2013. The $10 banknote was first circulated the same day after a ceremony at Pacific Central Station in Vancouver.
   Canada is the largest of over 30 nations, and the first G8 country, to use polymer thin films for printing currency.

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The expansion of the railway in the 1880s was hailed as a remarkable feat of engineering for a young country with a varied and often treacherous terrain. At the time, the railway was the longest ever built, and its completion demonstrated Canada’s pioneering spirit by linking our eastern and western frontiers, connecting people, and facilitating the exchange of goods. Today, The Canadian train, winding its way through the Rockies showcases Canada’s natural beauty and symbolizes what we accomplished as a young nation.

The Canadian train
The train featured on the $10 note symbolizes the engineering feat of linking Canada by rail. In 1871, British Columbia agreed to join Confederation on the condition that the federal government build a railway to link the new province with the East (Manitoba was the province’s closest neighbour). Canada’s first Prime Minister, Sir John A. Macdonald, who is also featured on this note, kept that promise. The resulting rail expansion is one of his great legacies.
   At present, The Canadian train still connects us. Its route showcases the country’s geographic diversity, from Toronto, our largest city, to the Pacific coast, and allows both Canadians and visitors to experience the breadth of our country from the unique perspective of a railcar. The Canadian is represented here as a symbol for rail activity across the country playing a critical role in our economy and transporting people and goods to small and large communities alike.

The Canadian Rockies
Located in Jasper National Park, the mountains featured on the $10 note showcase the grandeur of the Canadian Rockies. On the left are the shoulder of Lectern Peak and Aquila Mountain; in the centre are Redan, Esplanade and Gargoyle mountains; and on the right is Mount Zengel, part of the Victoria Cross Ranges. Rather than feature only one mountain range, a variety was selected to highlight the diverse and majestic nature of the Rockies.

Map of Canada’s passenger railways
The map on the back of the $10 note shows VIA’s network of passenger rail routes. This image was provided by Natural Resources Canada.

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Canadian 10 Dollar Polymer Note 2013 Sir John A. Macdonald