Canada's new banknotes to be issued in autumn

The Bank of Canada plans to issue a new $50 note, the final banknote in the Canadian Journey series, on 17 November. Before that the bank expects to put the new $20 note into circulation beginning late September.

The $50 note will be put into circulation beginning on Wednesday, 17 November 2004. The design and security features of the $50 note will be unveiled on Wednesday, 13 October 2004.

The bank also plans to issue an upgraded $10 bank note in 2005.

Canada's new $20 banknote to be issued thi