PMG's Featured Note of the Month: Canada 2018 $10

Posted on 3/21/2023

This note celebrates Viola Desmond, whose fight against discrimination is compared to that of Rosa Parks.

Canada, Bank of Canada 2018 $10 graded PMG 70★ Gem Uncirculated EPQ
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Country: Canada

Catalog Number: BC-77a

Date: 2018

Denomination: 10 Dollars

Varieties: The PMG Population Report breaks down this note into BC-77a and BC-77b (which differ in their signature combinations) as well as BC-77afr, a group of BC-77a notes that earned PMG's First Releases designation.

What makes it special? This note celebrates Viola Desmond, who is sometimes compared to civil rights leader Rosa Parks in the United States. Desmond was arrested in November 1946 when she refused to leave a whites-only section of a Nova Scotia theater. She received a posthumous pardon in April 2010.

Did you know? March is Women's History Month, and Desmond is the first Canadian-born woman to appear on a Canadian banknote. She is also the first Black person to appear on her own Canadian note. The back of the note shows the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Total graded by PMG: As of March 2023, the PMG Population Report includes over 1,638 examples of BC-77a (including 98 with the First Releases designation) and 28 examples of BC-77b.

PMG median grade: PMG 67 Superb Gem Uncirculated EPQ for BC-77a and PMG 69 Superb Gem Uncirculated EPQ for BC-77b.

PMG highest graded: The PMG Population Report lists 13 examples of BC-77a in PMG 70★ Gem Uncirculated EPQ, as well as 9 examples of BC-77b.

Sales highlights: In December 2022, a BC-77a graded PMG 70★ Gem Uncirculated EPQ sold for $862 through World Banknote Auctions. Over a dozen other examples in lower grades have sold for less than $50 through World Banknote Auctions

PMG Registry: This note is part of several categories, including Bank Of Canada, 1935-Date, BC1-Date, where an example graded PMG 68 Superb Gem Uncirculated EPQ appears in Barbara Van-Helsdingen's Van-Helsdingen Complete Bank of Canada Set, 1935- Date.

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