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5 Dollars 2013, Canada

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Years of issue: 29.11.2013 - present
Edition:
Signatures: Deputy Governor: Mr. Tiff Macklem, Governor: Mr. Stephen Poloz
Serie: The Frontier Polymer Series
Specimen of: 29.11.2013
Material: Polymer
Size (mm): 152.4 х 69.85
Printer: Canadian Bank Note Company Limited, Ottawa

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5 Dollars 2013

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 Sir Henri Charles Wilfrid Laurier and one of the buildings of the Parliament of Canada (Image have a holographic shine and well visible from the front and back).

At 5 Dollars that is the West block of Canadian Parliament building at parliament Hill in Ottawa.

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5 Dollars 2013

Wilfrid LaurierThe engraving on banknote, probably, made from this photo of Sir Wilfrid Laurier. The date and photographer are unknown.

Sir Henri Charles Wilfrid Laurier (20 November 1841 - 17 February 1919), known as Wilfrid Laurier was the seventh Prime Minister of Canada from 11 July 1896 to 6 October 1911.

Canada's first francophone prime minister, Laurier is often considered one of the country's greatest statesmen. He is well known for his policies of conciliation, expanding Confederation, and compromise between French and English Canada. His vision for Canada was a land of individual liberty and decentralized federalism. He also argued for an English-French partnership in Canada.

Denominations in numerals are bottom left and top right.

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5 Dollars 2013

Robotics innovation is Canada’s ongoing contribution to the International Space Station program and demonstrates our commitment to space exploration. The Canadian-built Mobile Servicing System is the sophisticated robotics suite that helped to assemble the International Space Station in orbit. This system consists of Canadarm2, Dextre and the Mobile Base.

On board the space station - a permanent orbiting research laboratory - international partners conduct scientific experiments, many of which result in an enhanced quality of life on earth. Canada’s contribution to the space program evokes pride and sparks the imagination and curiosity of our future leaders in science and technology.

Canadarm-2

Canadarm2 is the centrepiece of Canada’s contribution to the International Space Station. The 17 metre-long robotic arm plays a major role in the assembly and maintenance of the station. It routinely makes repairs, moves equipment and supplies, captures and docks unpiloted spacecraft and, at times, supports spacewalking astronauts. Launched in April 2001, Canadarm2 is a larger, more advanced version of the original Canadarm, which was retired in July 2011.

Dextre

Dextre, which is short for Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator, is a sophisticated two-armed robot that attaches to Canadarm2. It acts as a space handyman and performs routine upkeep and repair work outside the International Space Station so that astronauts can devote their time to scientific research. Launched in March 2008, Dextre is sometimes referred to as “the Canada Hand” since it rides on the end of Canadarm2 and manipulates small components that require precise handling.

Mobile base

The Mobile Base is a moveable work platform and storage facility. It serves as a base for Canadarm2 and Dextre.

The astronaut depicted on the $5 note represents all Canadians who have contributed to the space program and the scientific research conducted on board the International Space Station. This image also depicts the courage and commitment of all Canadian astronauts and highlights the role they have played, and will continue to play, in inspiring youth to get excited about science and technology.

Probably that this astronaut is a crew commander ISS Chris Hadfield, which in April 2013 presented a prototype of this space bills, during his stay on the ISS as captain of the 35th expedition.

Denominations in numerals are top left and bottom right.

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).