Size: 152.4 x 69.85mm
Paper type: Polymer
Main colour: Green
Canadian twenty dollar polymer note design features
- Portrait: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
- Building: The Peace Tower
- Signatures: Left – T. Macklem, Right – M.J. Carney
- 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 security features
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.”
Look for transparency through the large window containing a metallic portrait and The Peace Tower building.
Look at the details in the metallic portrait of in the large window. It matches the large portrait.
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.
Look at the numbers in and around the large window that match the value of the note. Some of the numbers appear in reverse.
Look at the word “Canada.” It is transparent and feels slightly raised.
Maple leaf border
Look at the maple leaves that border the large window. Some of the leaves cross into the window.
Frosted maple leaf window
Look at the frosted maple leaf window to see that it has a transparent outline.
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.