Monday, January 31, 2011

Canada 10 Dollar

Front: Sir John Alexander Macdonald
Back: Warfare and remembrance; this is accompanied by the first verse of John McCrae's poem "In Flanders Fields"

first Prime Minister of Canada and the dominant figure of Canadian Confederation. Macdonald's tenure in office spanned 18 years, making him the second longest serving Prime Minister of Canada. He won praise for having helped forge a nation of sprawling geographic size, with two diverse European colonial origins, numerous Aboriginal nations, and a multiplicity of cultural backgrounds and political views.
A few months after he opened his first law office in 1835, Macdonald moved with his parents and sisters to this two-and-a-half-storey stone house on Kingston's Rideau Street.
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Sunday, January 23, 2011


Canada 5 Dollar 2001-2004 UNC
Front: Sir Wilfrid Laurier
Back: Children at play

Laurier in 1869

Sir Wilfrid Laurier, GCMG, PC, KC, baptized Henri-Charles-Wilfrid Laurier (20 November 1841 – 17 February 1919) was the seventh Prime Minister of Canada from 11 July 1896 to 5 October 1911.

He is well known for his policies of conciliation, expanding Confederation, and compromise between French and English Canada. His vision for Canada was a land of individual liberty and decentralized federalism. He also argued for an English-French partnership in Canada. Laurier was also well regarded for his efforts to establish Canada as an autonomous country within the British Empire, though he supported the continuation of the British Empire if it was based on "absolute liberty political and commercial".

Laurier is the fourth-longest serving Prime Minister of Canada, Laurier also holds the record for the most consecutive federal elections won and his 15 year tenure remains the longest unbroken term of office among Prime Ministers. In addition, his nearly 45 years (1874–1919) of service in the House of Commons is an all-time record for that house. Finally, at 31 years, 8 months, Laurier was the longest-serving leader of a major Canadian political party, surpassing King by over two years. Laurier's portrait is displayed on the Canadian five-dollar bill. Read more

Canada 2 Dollar Series/Bird

Canada 2 Dollar 1986 UNC
Front: Queen Elizabeth II
Back: Robins

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Myanmar 50 Pyas 1994 UNC
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