Who among doesn’t love easter eggs, well The Bank of Canada’s web team certain does and they’re not afraid to show their nerdy side. They have added a nice easter egg on their site to explore the new $10 bill to celebrate Canada’s 150th.
When you punch in the Konami Code (from Konami’s Contra on the NES from 1986), the national anthem will start playing along a the new $10 bill raining from the sky.
“The Bank of Canada’s web team thought the Konami code was a fun way to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation,” Bank of Canada spokeswoman Josianne Menard said in a statement.
The new $10 bill have the latest anti-counterfeiting technology including holograms, raised ink, colour-changing images and polymer materials. The new bill features Canada’s first Prime Minister John A. MacDonald, Agnes Macphail, first woman parliamentarian, and Indigenous peoples pioneer James Gladstone, known in his Blackfoot language as Akay-na-muka.
The bill also shows off the Canadian Prairies, the mountains of British Columbia, The Canadian Shield, the Atlantic Coast, the Northern Lights, the Maple Leaf, Metis Assomption Sash and more. The actual bill is 152.4 x 69.85 mm.
The new commemorative $10 bill will hit circulation, of about 40 million of them, in June and then more broadly available across Canada, starting July 1st (Canada Day).