|Issuing authority:||Bank of Canada|
|In circulation since:||2012|
Polymer film w/two clear windows covered with white inks on both sides
|Dimensions:||152mm × 70mm|
Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, Peace tower
Canadian National Vimy Memorial in Vimy, France; red poppies
Intaglio: face: portrait, inscription below the portrait, "20", curved "BANQUE DU CANADA 20", "BANK OF CANADA 20", signatures.
Offset printing: face: all images except for the intaglio ones; back: all images except for the serial number.
Letterpress printing: back: black serial numbers.
A semi-transparent window shaped as a maple leaf with the WinDOE® feature. WinDOE® (a diffraction optical feature) is a holographic structure applied to the surface of the clear window. Placing the banknote in front of a light source forms an image located between the source and banknote when the light passes through the feature
Design features: face: intaglio imagesare printed with two types of metameric inks, one of which absorbs IR waves and the other does not. As a result, when studying the images in the IR, only a part of the intaglio images appears. back: green offset images are printed with two types of metameric inks, one of which absorbs IR waves and the other does not. As a result, when studying the images in the IR, only a part of the green images appears.
Some of the intaglio images on the face ("0" in "20") have magnetic properties.
The banknotes of this series are made on a polymer substrate. The most important security features of the new series is large window with a holographic portrait and an image of a building. Frosted maple leaf transparent window contains a holographic element WinDOE®. Blind embossing, see-through register, and the image of maple leaves framing the large window and partially crossing into the window from the printed area of the banknote are also used to protect the banknote against counterfeiting. The banknote design celebrates Canada’s achievements in the development of the country, the world and space exploration.All banknotes of the series