Look out, loons – you’re about to lose your spot on the twenty dollar bill.
Just as the novelty of the new five-dollar and ten-dollar bills is beginning to run out, the Bank of Canada has announced that a new twenty-dollar bill will be unveiled Wednesday, August 25. This bill will have special significance to islanders, especially Haida people, as it will feature the art of Bill Reid, one of Canada’s most accomplished artists.
The unveiling will take place in Vancouver, and the bills should be in circulation by September 29. The bill will also have new and improved security features, to combat the recent explosion in counterfeiting.
Skidegate’s Amanda Reid Stevens, Bill Reid’s daughter, said she received an invitation to the unveiling, but probably won’t be able to go because her daughter is getting married.
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