Central Banking

Bank of Canada issues new $100 bank notes

The Bank of Canada officially put into circulation Canada's new $100 bank notes on Wednesday 17 March. The new notes contain various state-of-the-art security features and will be distributed and become available across the country over the next two weeks.

"The new $100 note incorporates state-of-the-art security features designed to combat counterfeiting," said Bank of Canada Governor David Dodge.

There are four new security features that protect the $100 bank note against counterfeiting: a me