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Canadian twenty dollar polymer note

Canadian 20 dollar polymer

+ Canadian dollar- General information

Quick links to notes:
- 5 Canadian dollar Polymer note
- 10 Canadian dollar Polymer note
- 20 Canadian dollar Polymer note
- 50 CAD Polymer note
- 100 CAD Polymer note

- 5 Canadian dollar
- 10 Canadian dollar
- 20 Canadian dollar
- 50 Canadian dollar
- 100 Canadian dollar

Size: 152.4 x 69.85 mm 
Paper type:

Obverse                                                      Reverse
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   Canadian 20 dollar polymer note design features

+ Portrait: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II;
+ Building: The Peace Tower;
+ Signatures: Left – T. Macklem, Right – M.J. Carney;
+ Size: 152.4 x 69.85 mm (6.0 x 2.75 inches);
+ Issue date: November 2012;
+ Theme: Canadian National Vimy Memorial;

The Canadian National Vimy Memorial is featured on the new $20 note as a tribute to Canada’s contributions and sacrifices in military conflicts throughout its history. Located on the site of the 1917 Battle of Vimy Ridge, the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France was erected in honour of Canadian service during the First World War

Canadian 20 dollar polymer note secutity features

polymer 20 canadian dollar note specimen  

1. Raised print
polymer 20 canadian dollar raised ink

By running your finger across the front of the 20 canadian dollar note you can feel raised print in areas such as the large number, the shoulders of the large portrait and the words “Bank of Canada” and “Banque du Canada.”

2. Large window
polymer 20 canadian dollar large window

Look for transparency through the large window containing a metallic portrait and The Peace Tower building.

3. Metallic portrait
polymer 20 canadian dollar note mettalic portrait

Look at the details in the metallic portrait of in the large window. It matches the large portrait.

4. Metallic building
polymer 20 canadian dollar note Metallic building

Look at the details in the metallic The Peace Tower building in the large window. Tilt the note to see sharp colour changes in the building.

5. Small numbers
polymer 20 canadian dollar note Small numbers

Look at the numbers in and around the large window that match the value of the note. Some of the numbers appear in reverse.

6. Transparent text
polymer 20 canadian dollar note Transparent text

Look at the word “Canada.” It is transparent and feels slightly raised.

7. Maple leaf border
polymer 20 canadian dollar note Maple leaf border

Look at the maple leaves that border the large window. Some of the leaves cross into the window.

8. Frosted maple leaf window
polymer 20 canadian dollar note Maple leaf window

Look at the frosted maple leaf window to see that it has a transparent outline.

You can see the features in the large window repeated in the same colours and detail on the other side of the note.

9. Hidden numbers
polymer 20 canadian dollar note Hidden numbers

The hidden numbers are an additional security feature that you can use after checking the other features if you're still unsure that a polymer note is genuine.

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