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The E-Sylum: Volume 25, Number 24, June 12, 2022, Article 30

MORE QUEEN ELIZABETH II BANKNOTE PORTRAITS

The Sydney Morning Herald had another nice article about Queen Elizabeth II's banknote portraits. -Editor

Her face first appeared on banknotes in Canada in 1935 when she was just eight years old. Since then Queen Elizabeth II has featured on the currencies of at least 33 countries, with portraits depicting her up to the age of 90.

Now at 96, the Queen is celebrating her Platinum Jubilee - or 70 years on the British throne. Here's a look at her life through the notes of Commonwealth countries and former British colonies.

Canada $20, first issued 1935

  Queen portrait canada20_1935

The Queen was still Princess Elizabeth when she first appeared on a banknote while her grandfather King George V, was monarch. Canada $20, first issued 1935

  Queen portrait aged8
The portrait of the now Queen - referred to by some as the Shirley Temple for the curls which resembled those of the child actor - was taken by royal photographer Marcus Adams using a camera built to look like a toy cabinet. Adams operated the device remotely while talking to the children.

Cayman Islands $1, first issued 1974
  Queen portrait cayman1_1974
This was the first portrait of the Queen to feature on Cayman Islands currency after the country stopped using Jamaican coins and banknotes in 1972. The Queen is still on all Cayman Islands banknotes, with the latest series showing the Queen at 73.

New Zealand $1, first issued 1989
  Queen portrait NZ1_1989
The portrait of the Queen used on all New Zealand banknotes was updated in the 1980s when the country changed its note printer from a London-based company to one based in New Zealand.

To read the complete article, see:
How the Queen changed the face of money (https://www.smh.com.au/interactive/2022/how-the-queen-changed-the-face-of-money/index.html)

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