'Wrong' maple leaf on Canadian banknotes

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PostSat Jan 19, 2013 6:56 pm » by One-23

Fail :lol:

Norway maple leaf (left) and sugar maple leaf (right).

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Canada's new plastic banknotes feature Norway maple leaves, instead of the Canadian sugar maple leaf, according to botanists.

They argue the leaf shown features more sections and has a more pointed outline than the Canadian version.

The maple leaf is featured on the new C$20 (£13), C$50 and C$100 notes, which were introduced in November.

Bank of Canada officials say the image is a "stylised" leaf, created with the help of a botanist.

"I think it's just an after-the-fact excuse," said Sean Blaney, senior botanist at the Atlantic Canada Conservation Data Centre, who first brought the image to the attention of the broadcaster CBC.

The Norway maple, however, is a popular tree in central and eastern Canada, after being imported from Europe.

"It has naturalised to Canada," Mr Blaney said.

"This could not be confused with a native species of Canada," Julian Starr, a botany professor at the University of Ottawa, told the CBC.

The leaf on Canada's flag is stylised, but in such a way that it still looks like the native species, Mr Starr later told CTV.

In August, the Bank of Canada apologised for removing an image of an "Asian-looking" woman from the design of the new $100 bank note.

The polymer banknotes have also faced criticism for not working in many vending machines.

Source http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-21093230

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PostSat Jan 19, 2013 7:31 pm » by Cosmine

The back reminds me of the WTC... :headscratch:

If one was to travel the unofficial threads of history, by tracing the money trail of the European Royal families back to the ruling elite and Patrician class of the Roman Empire, one could also draw the conclusion that World War I was the final war to end all wars between these self imposed Monarchies and rulers of men. A winner take all won by an elite that quickly claimed all spoils of war for their own, including the people as their subjects. I don’t like the new Canadian twenty dollar bill because it does not reflect Canada, it reflects British Rule.

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PostSat Jan 19, 2013 7:54 pm » by Fourscorn

It's not our money anyway it is private corp who prints it. They only make it canadian looking to make u feel better!

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PostSat Jan 19, 2013 8:09 pm » by FearNot


These new bills suck anyway. Sure they don't rip as easy but you get them a little moist and they stick together really bad. Embarrassing when you try to pull a twenty out but end up pulling 100 dollars worth of bills at the checkout. Not to mention the creepy holographic image of the queen in the clear strip. They've already changed the design a couple times on these plastic pieces of shit.

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PostSat Jan 19, 2013 8:16 pm » by Fingolfin


At least they still haven't F'ed up those beautiful Silver maple leafs yet..2013 they added a coiled snake on it for some foolish reason?

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PostSun Jan 20, 2013 12:22 pm » by Slith

Someone always seems to F'k up the Maple Leaf


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