The Daily Mail published a great article on the Canadian public's confusion over images shown on the country's new $20 bill.
Canadians have been left confused over the country's new $20-dollar bill which some have said appeared to feature three naked woman and the World Trade Center towers.
The government was rolling out the new banknote as part of an upgrade of the monetary system. It actually features the Vimy Memorial in northern France, the largest monument overseas for Canadian soldiers lost the First World War.
However many Canadians believed the bill showed the Twin Towers and three topless women along with the head of state, Queen Elizabeth II.
The Vimy Memorial, a nationalist symbol of bravery and sacrifice, was seen on the $20 when it was unveiled by the Bank of Canada in Ottawa last week.
Focus groups, typically made up of a wide-range of citizens from different generations, had examined the note before it was made public.
In fact, the two columns of the Vimy Memorial symbolise the unity of France and Canada - represented by a maple leaf and fleur-de-lis.
The group of women at the top of the statue are known as the Chorus. The most senior figures represent Justice and Peace - the latter with a torch upraised.
The figures of Hope, Charity, Honour and Faith are located below Justice and Peace. Truth and Knowledge are positioned on the Western side.
The new $20 bill is due to come into circulation in November and has a high-tech polymer design. The note is currently the most counterfeited in circulation, accounting for more than half the bills in exchange.
To read the complete article, see:
'Three topless women and the Twin Towers': Canadians baffled by picture of WWI memorial on their new $20 dollar bill
Wayne Homren, Editor
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