Canada wins bank note competition with human rights defender

May 6, 2019

A bit quirky but nice news item: “Canada’s Viola Desmond note wins international banknote competition” as reported by the BBC on 30 April 2019.

A Canadian $10 bill has won the top prize in an international banknote competition.

The bill, featuring Canadian civil rights activist Viola Desmond, beat 15 other banknotes to win the International Bank Note Society award. Desmond became the first female Canadian to be featured prominently on a banknote. Desmond, a black businesswoman from Nova Scotia, stood at the forefront of Canada’s early civil rights movement when she refused to vacate a whites-only area of a theatre in 1946. The back of the $10 note depicts the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

The $10 Viola Desmond note (centre) beat competition from Russia (left) and Venezuela (right)Image copyrightCOURTESY The $10 Viola Desmond note (centre) beat competition from Russia (left) and Venezuela (right)

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-48071926

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