There’s a new $20 bill in circulation, and we’ve now had a few pass through the Casino of the Rockies. On September 9, 2015, Queen Elizabeth II became the longest-reigning sovereign in Canada’s modern era. In recognition of this historic milestone, the Bank of Canada issued a commemorative bank note that is a variation of the existing $20 note in their polymer series.
As Canada’s head of state, Queen Elizabeth II figures prominently on our country’s bank notes. Since the Bank of Canada issued its first series of notes in 1935, several portraits of Her Majesty throughout her life and long reign have appeared on our currency. Click here for a look back at her portrayal over the decades celebrating her long-standing relationship with the Bank and enduring ties to our country.