In a live videostream from the International Space Station to the Bank of Canada's Ottawa head office, CSA Astronaut Chris Hadfield revealed the new Canadian $5 bank note that proudly features Canadian space robotics achievements Canadarm2 and Dextre.
A look at the security and design of the new $20 polymer bank note that features the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France.
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Polymer notes feel different from paper notes but they’re just as easy to use. This video offers some handling tips as the public and cash handlers get to know the new note series. Handling FAQs
Polymer notes are the most durable notes ever issued by the Bank. This video shows the testing that confirms polymer notes will withstand normal circulating conditions and serve Canadians well for many years to come. Durability FAQs
This broadcast-quality video (588 MB) provides news media with footage of:
- Bank Note Printing (3:00)
- Research and Development (0:36)
- Design (0:24)
- Bank Note Security Features Verification (3:18)
Most fraud can be easily prevented with some simple know-how. The Fighting Fraud on the Front Lines video series provides easy-to-follow advice on how to avoid becoming a victim of bank note counterfeiting, debit card fraud, identity crime and cheque fraud. These materials will be of special interest to retailers, financial institutions and police officers.
Canadian bank notes have security features that are easy to check and hard to counterfeit. This video helps you verify bank notes, and informs cash handlers how to deal with suspicious notes.
Debit card fraud costs millions of dollars every year. It’s a threat that can hit anywhere. Consumers and retailers have an important role to play in reducing debit card fraud, and this video provides useful tips and advice.
Identity theft which is happening more and more frequently, is carried out in stores and banks, over the phone, and through the mail and the Internet. It’s a huge problem, with billions of dollars in losses every year. This video explains what you can do to minimize the risks.
Even with all our electronic payment options, cheques are still used for billions of payments every year. This makes them very attractive to fraudsters. The basic pointers in this video are all you need to avoid becoming a victim of cheque fraud.
Part 1: This is the first in a five-part series that looks at each step in the life cycle of a bank note.
Part 2: The process of developing a new series of bank notes doesn’t happen in isolation. Find out how Canadians have a say in selecting the designs that make our bank notes uniquely Canadian.
Part 3: It’s not a simple matter of starting the presses. With the introduction of longer-lasting polymer bank notes, the Bank of Canada is raising the bar on security and production quality. It’s also about meeting the demand for bank notes.
Part 4: The Bank works with Canada’s financial institutions to maintain Canada’s supply of bank notes. Find out how your money flows from the printers all the way to your wallet.
Part 5: It’s a long way off, but our polymer notes will eventually become worn and need to be destroyed and replaced. Even as the first polymer notes enter circulation, the Bank is already looking ahead to the end of their life cycle and it’s a ‘green news story.’
Host Monique offers a quick overview of the Bank's currency role in this excerpt from the corporate video, "Count on Us", which explores all of the Bank of Canada's functions.