In a ceremony at the Johnson GEO Centre on Signal Hill Thursday afternoon, the Bank of Canada officially launched the circulation of the new $5 and $10 bills, the final two bank notes in the new polymer series.
RNC. Const. Talia Murphy ‚ÄĒ Photo by Joe Gibbons/The Telegram
The $5 bill symbolizes Canada‚Äôs contribution to space exploration, depicting Canadarm 2 and Dextre on the back of the bill. The $10 bill pays tribute to Canada‚Äôs
railway, featuring the ceremonial last spike of the CP Railway. The last denominations are being put into circulation today. The bills are touted as ‚Äúsafer, cheaper and greener.‚ÄĚ Canada‚Äôs central bank says the notes are expected to last between two and three times longer than their predecessors. RNC Const. Talia Murphy was on hand to watch the presentation.