Canada renames the mountains on its 10 dollar note

It has been quiet for some time in the world of Canadian banknotes. After a series of problems, complaints and mistakes (examples: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) things seemed to calm down finally. Until today that is! CTV News reports that the Bank of Canada made another mistake, this time with the new 10 dollar note.

Professor and mountaineer Hitesh Doshi contacted the Bank of Canada by email last November, shortly after the new notes were released. He asked the Bank of Canada if they were quite sure the mountains on the back of the note were indeed Mount Edith Cavell and Mount Marmot as the Bank claimed on their website. He knew these mountains from his personal experience and they looked very different.

Finally after a few months of investigating the Bank of Canada admitted its mistake: the description on its website of the upper left image of the mountains has been changed, saying they're actually Lectern Peak and Aquila Mountain. Mount Zengel is also properly identified, along with some other changes.

"I can confirm that we changed the description of the $10," bank spokesman Alexandre Deslongchamps said Monday. "Image research was undertaken during the development of the polymer (plastic bank note) series. The documentation error was the result of a misunderstanding about information provided to the Bank of Canada by Canadian Bank Note Co. Ltd." Added Deslongchamps: "The bank has consulted several subject matter experts to ensure that we now have an accurate identification of the mountains in our documentation for the $10 note."(source)


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Steven Woensdag 30 Juli 2014 at 09:41 am | | news
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