Canadian 5 dollar note
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Size: 152.4 x 69.85 mm
Cotton based paper
Cotton based paper
Canadian 5 dollar note design features
+ Portrait: Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Prime Minister, 1896–1911;
+ Signatures: Left – W.P. Jenkins, Right – D.A. Dodge / Left – W.P. Jenkins, Right – M.J. Carney;
+ Size: 152.4 x 69.85 mm (6.0 x 2.75 inches);
+ Issue Date: 15 November 2006;
+ Theme: Children at Play.
The Canadian $5 note is a banknote of the Canadian dollar. It is currently the lowest denomination issued by the Bank of Canada. The current Canadian 5 dollar note is dominantly blue. The front features a portrait of Sir Wilfrid Laurier, the coat of arms, and a picture of the West Block of the Parliament buildings. The reverse side depicts youngsters playing winter sports, including sledding, ice skating, and hockey; accompanied by a quotation from Roch Carrier's short story, "The Hockey Sweater":
Note: The original $5 note was issued on 27 March 2002. The signature possibilities are as follows: Left – M.D. Knight, Right – D.A. Dodge / Left – W.P. Jenkins, Right – D.A. Dodge.
Canadian 5 dollar note secutity features
1. Maple leaves
Tilt the note. Three maple leaves change colour from pale to shiny gold.
2. Hidden number
Slightly tilt the note at eye level. The number of denomination of the banknote appears.
3. Raised print
Feel the raised print on the shoulders of the portrait, the large number of denomination of the banknote, and the words “Bank of Canada • Banque du Canada.”
4. UV feature
Look at the note under UV light. The coat of arms and the words FIVE.CINQ (or DIX. TEN) and BANK OF CANADA – BANQUE DU CANADA glow in blue over the portrait. Red fibres are scattered on both sides of the note.
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