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50 Dollars 2012, Canada

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Years of issue: 26.03.2012 - present
Edition:
Signatures: Deputy Governor: Mr. Tiff Macklem, Governor: Mr. Mark Carney
Serie: The Frontier Polymer Series
Specimen of: 26.03.2012
Material: Polymer
Size (mm): 152.4 х 69.85
Printer: Canadian Bank Note Company Limited, Ottawa

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50 Dollars 2012

Description

Watermark:

watermark

The main security features of the new banknotes are two transparent windows: one - in the form of a maple leaf (national heraldic symbol of Canada), another - in the form of a broad vertical strip with two metalized images - reduced portrait of Honorable Sir William Lyon Mackenzie King and one of the buildings of the Parliament of Canada (Image have a holographic shine and well visible from the front and back).

At 50 Dollars that is the Central block of Canadian Parliament building at parliament Hill in Ottawa.

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50 Dollars 2012

William Lyon Mackenzie KingThe engraving on banknote is made after this photo of Mr. Mackenzie King.

William Lyon Mackenzie King (December 17, 1874 - July 22, 1950), also commonly known as Mackenzie King, was the dominant Canadian political leader from the 1920s through the 1940s. He served as the tenth Prime Minister of Canada from December 29, 1921 to June 28, 1926, from September 25, 1926 to August 7, 1930, and from October 23, 1935 to November 15, 1948. A Liberal with 22 years in office, he was the longest-serving Prime Minister in Canadian history. Trained in law and social work, he was keenly interested in the human condition (as a boy, his motto was "Help those that cannot help themselves"), and played a major role in laying the foundations of the Canadian welfare state.

Denominations in numerals are in lower left and top right corners.

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50 Dollars 2012

The vastness and splendour of Canada’s northern frontier have helped to shape our cultural identity. The icebreaker plays an important role in the North, keeping Canada’s historic passages open, undertaking marine search and rescue, supporting isolated communities, and participating in international environmental research.

CCGS Amundsen, Research Icebreaker.

CCGS Amundsen

The CCGS Amundsen helps Canada - the nation with the world’s longest stretch of Arctic coastline-to remain at the leading edge of Arctic research, providing the world’s oceanographers, geologists and ecologists with unparalleled access to the North.

The Canadian Coast Guard Ship Amundsen became a research icebreaker in 2003. It is jointly operated by ArcticNet and the Canadian Coast Guard.

“Arctic” in Inuktitut.

This syllabic text is taken from Inuktitut, a language of Canada’s Inuit population. It stands for “Arctic”.

Map of Canada’s northern regions.

The map on the back of this note shows Canada’s northern regions in their entirety, including Inuit regions of the Arctic. This image was provided by Natural Resources Canada.

Denominations in numerals are in top left and lower right corners.

Comments:

The banknotes are manufactured by Ottawa-based companies Canadian Bank Note Company and BA International. They are made from a single sheet of polymer substrate branded as "Guardian" manufactured by Innovia Films, which is the only supplier of the substrate for the Frontier Series, based on a polymer developed in Australia and used by Note Printing Australia to print the banknotes of the Australian dollar since 1988. The material is less likely to tear than cotton-based paper, and is more crumple resistant and water resistant. The polymer notes are made of recyclable biaxially-oriented polypropylene (BOPP).