About #102A - 10 Dollars type 2005
Canada. Bank of Canada. 2001-2006 Issue. 10 Dollars Type 2005. Work by Jorge Peral, Artistic Director at the Bank of Canada. Date of introduction: 18-05-2005. Dimensions: 152 x 70 mm. The note is identical to the 5 Dollars Type 2002 (Ref. Pick: # 102, Charlton: # BC-63 ou The Banknote Book: # B365) but has new security features: a vertical holographic stripe on the left side, a watermark with the portrait of Sir John Alexander MacDonald and a gold-to-green color-shifting windowed security thread with demetalized 5 CAN. Two printers: "F" prefix for Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited (CBNC) and "B" prefix for British American Bank Note Company, Limited (BABNC). Front and back: Multicolored print predominantly purple, yellow, green and red. Texts in English and French. Description of the front: in order to give full space to the entirely computerized graphic composition, all the legal texts of the issuing institute "BANQUE DU CANADA - BANK OF CANADA" and "THIS NOTE IS LEGAL TENDER - CE BILLET A COURS LEGAL" Have been grouped on the left side in vertical with the Canada Coat of Arms logo printed in smaller on the bottom. There is also the value "10" printed in white on the upper left. The portrait, even more imposing than in the previous series, is now placed on the left half of the vignette with the face turned to the right. This is Sir John Alexander Macdonald, lawyer, Canadian statesman and Prime Minister of Canada from 1867 to 1873 and 1878 to 1891. In the center, the word "CANADA" and the value in two languages, then a front view of the Ottawa Parliament Library, and on the right, the name of the building in English and French written continuously and smaller and smaller inside a white rectangle. Below right, the value "10" is printed in dark purple in large size on a white gradient background with the two signatures printed in purple below. Three variants of signatures are known with The Deputy Governor and The Governor. In the elaborate graphics of the background, we can guess the presence of iridescent maple leaves and a Canadian flag. Description of the reverse: On the theme of tribute to Canadian Veterans, several symbols are represented: on the left side, poppies and the first verses of a poem by John McCrae entitled "In Flanders Fields" and the French translation by Jean Pariseau. Two doves in flight next to a military woman symbolize the "blue helmets" ensuring the maintenance of peace with binoculars. On the right, two children and a veteran observe a Remembrance Day service at memorial. At the bottom, the serial number is printed twice in black with the barcode for the blind. The specimen is known with two vertical "SPECIMEN" overprints in red and numbered twice in black "FEP0000000" on the back.