Recently, a new Canadian currency of 10 dollar bill has won the “Bank Note of the Year Award” for 2018 at an international competition. The banknote gave a tough competition to the notes that belong to places like Switzerland, Norway, Russia, and the Solomon Islands.
The $10 bill features Civil Rights Activist Viola Desmond who is also a businesswoman. At the back of the note features the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Activist Desmond, a Nova Scotia businesswoman became a symbol of resistance in Canada’s early civil rights movement in 1946 when she refused t leave the whites (the only area of a movie theatre). Her legal fight against the injustice helped to end segregation in Nova Scotia.
Bank of Canada said that her court case was an inspiration for the pursuit of racial equality across Canada. Also, the bank had announced the release of this note on November 19, 2018.
The runners up were Russia (100 Ruble soccer), Norway (500 Kroner sailing ship) and the Solomon Islands (40 Dollar man blowing conch shell).
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