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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 47, November 19, 2006, Article 17

CANADA UPGRADES $5 BILL DESIGN

According to news reports this week, "Canadians begin seeing a
new-look $5 bill in their wallets on Wednesday  the latest Bank
of Canada note to thwart counterfeiters.

The revamped $5 bill is the last in the series of bank notes to
get a security upgrade."

As with Canada's larger denominations, the new $5 bill has several
features meant to discourage forgeries, including: a holographic
stripe, watermarked portrait, windowed color-shifting thread and
a see-through number.
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  Wayne Homren, Editor

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