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Journey $10 note (2nd try)

BC-67

Front  
Signatures: Left - P. Jenkins (Senior Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada)

Right - D.A. Dodge (Governor of the Bank of Canada)
Portrait: The portrait of Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada's first prime minister and one of the Fathers of Confederation, continues to be featured on the front of the upgraded Canadian Journey series $10 bank note. Macdonald held office from 1867 to 1873 and from 1878 to 1891. He is best remembered as a nation builder for his role in creating Canada, and for realizing his dream of building a transcontinental railway. Macdonald was a constitutional expert, who helped draft the British North America Act, which established the federal system by which the country's first four provinces—New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Quebec—were united on 1 July 1867. During his years as prime minister, Canada experienced rapid growth and prosperity. Manitoba, British Columbia, and Prince Edward Island joined Confederation, and the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway's transcontinental line was driven into the ground. Sir John A. Macdonald was born in January 1815, in Glasgow Scotland. He emigrated to Canada in 1820, and passed away on 6 June 1891.
Background: The Library of Parliament, Ottawa, Ontario. The only remaining part of the original Parliament Buildings.
Back  
Theme: Remembrance & Peacekeeping - Veterans, children and Peacekeepers paying tribute

Part of the Canadian Journey series featuring Canada's history, culture and achievements, the theme of the new $10 note is a tribute to Remembrance and Peackeeping.

A veteran and two young people observe a Remembrance Day service as members of the Land and Naval Forces stand vigil. A member of the Armed Forces in a peacekeeping role complements the scene.

Poem:

The first verse of Colonel John McCrae's poem, In Flanders Fields, and its French adaptation, Au champ d'honneur, by Jean Pariseau, are featured together with doves and a wreath of poppies, which symbolize peace and commemoration.

 

Official First Day of Issue: May 18, 2005
Cat. No. Signature Printed Changeovers
BC-67
(likely, but
not for sure)
Jenkins - Dodge 2005  
Read more about the new "Canadian Journey Series"
 

 

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