Scenes of Canada

1969–1979 Series, Scenes of Canada

Size: 152.4 x 69.85 mm (6.0 x 2.75 inches)

Often dubbed the “multicoloured series,” these bank notes were released beginning in 1969 in response to growing concerns about counterfeiting.

The main characteristic of the design was the use of multicoloured tints beneath the dominant colour. Known as “rainbow printing,” this process subtly merged two or more colours into each other. The colour technique was designed to thwart counterfeiters.

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