Own a piece of history. Captures IBNS 2018 Bank Note of Year Award. The International Bank Note Society (IBNS) announces that its voting membership has selected the Bank of Canada to receive its prestigious "Bank Note of the Year Award" for 2018. PMG 68 EPQ Superb Gem Unc. S New Vertical Bank Note Featuring Viola Desmond.Bank Note of the Year. For 2018 by the International Bank Note Society (IBNS). Free of printer ink errors. A colour-shifting eagle feather, which changes from gold to green. Detailed metallic images in and around the large transparent window-the Library of Parliament's vaulted dome ceiling, maple leaves, and Canada's flag and coat of arms. Raised ink on the portrait, the word "Canada" and the large number at the bottom; and. The use of a single piece of smooth polymer with transparent areas for each note. More than 70 years later, we honour her as the first Canadian woman to appear on a bank note, and hope her story inspires the next generation of Canadians to follow in her footsteps. Desmond, a successful Nova Scotia businesswoman, defiantly refused to leave a whites-only area of a movie theatre in 1946. Her court case was an inspiration for the pursuit of racial equality across Canada.
A map of the historic North End of Halifax, where she lived and worked, is also shown on the note. The back of the note carries Desmond's legacy into the present with several images and symbols. These include the CMHR, the first museum in the world dedicated solely to the evolution, celebration and future of human rights. Its criss-crossing ramps symbolize the history of human rights in Canada and the world-a history of setbacks and contradictions, but built on strength and hope. QUALITY DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE!This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Paper Money: World\North & Central America\Canada\Bank of Canada". The seller is "kiemss" and is located in this country: CA. This item can be shipped worldwide.