First polymer bank notes rolling out
November 10, 2011, Ottawa – The Bank of Canada will begin circulating Canada's first polymer bank note on Nov. 14.
The $100 note, the first of the new bills to roll out, celebrates the country's contributions to innovation in the field of medicine.
Other denominations will be introduced in the coming months. The Bank of Canada plans to release the new $50 bill in March 2012, followed by the $20 bill later that year. The new $5 and $10 bills will be released by the end of 2013.