Bank Note Iconography and the Ornaments of Commerce

Canadian Bank of Commerce, $5 and $20

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Article by Don McLean

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ver the course of the next few years, Canadian paper currency will be changing to Canadian plastic currency as the Royal Canadian Mint introduces the next generation of money, printed on plastic laminar. The change will bring two benefits: an increased lifespan for the notes, and increased security to prevent forgery. The graphics on …