World's Best New Banknote

For the first time in nearly 15 years, a Canadian banknote has been named the best in the world. The International Bank Note Society has recognized our new $10 bill as the winner of the 2018 Bank Note of the Year Award.It was selected from a list of 15 finalists, including entries from Argentina, Armenia, Australia and Bolivia. The award is voted on by members of the IBNS.The bill features human rights icon Viola Desmond on its front and the exterior of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights on its back.Canada won the inaugural Bank Note of the Year competition in 2004 for the $20 bill released as part of the Bank of Canada’s Canadian Journey series, and finished second behind Kazakhstan in 2011, 2012 and 2013.