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Section 457 of the Criminal Code of Canada

Section 457 of the Criminal Code of Canada states:

 
  1. No person shall make, publish, print, execute, issue, distribute or circulate, including by electronic or computer-assisted means, anything in the likeness of
    1. a current bank note; or
    2. an obligation or a security of a government or bank.
  2. Subsection (1) does not apply to
    1. the Bank of Canada or its employees when they are carrying out their duties;
    2. the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) or its members or employees when they are carrying out their duties; or
    3. any person acting under a contract or licence from the Bank of Canada or Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).
  3. A person who contravenes subsection (1) is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.
  4. No person shall be convicted of an offence under subsection (3) in relation to the printed likeness of a Canadian bank note if it is established that the length or width of the likeness is less than three-fourths or greater than one-and-one-half times the length or width, as the case may be, of the bank note and
    1. the likeness is in black and white only; or
    2. the likeness of the bank note appears on only one side of the likeness.
 

Each of the banknotes depicted on this website are reduced to 74% of their original size and are in an electronic format and therefore comply with Section 457 of the Criminal Code of Canada. If the viewer of these images chooses to print them, it is the responsibility of the viewer to ensure that the viewer is in compliance with any applicable law, regulation or statute.

The Bank of Canada banknote images depicted on this website are used with permission from the Bank of Canada. Further uses beyond this website may be an infringement on the Bank of Canada's copyright and may expose you to legal actions.

Reference: Bank of Canada
Reference: U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Reference: Reserve Bank of Australia
Reference: Rules For Use website

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