Gorgeous virtual, spinning view of Canada’s vertical $10 note

UPDATE: As pointed out in the comments, click/tap the Spin button 20 times for a throwback surprise. AWESOME!!!!

This is incredible. Gorgeous. So very much worth your time.

The design of the bill is top notch. And the web page implementation does it justice.

Funny to see such detail exposed to the public in this way. Contrasts with the river of rules that limit how money is shown in the US.

The woman on the new $10 note is Viola Desmond. From the Bank of Canada press release:

Viola Desmond was selected for the new $10 bank note by Minister Morneau following an open call to Canadians to nominate an iconic Canadian woman for the next redesigned bank note. A successful Black Nova Scotian businesswoman, Viola Desmond defiantly refused to leave a whites-only area of a movie theatre in 1946 and was subsequently jailed, convicted and fined. Her court case is one of the first known legal challenges against racial segregation brought forth by a Black woman in Canada.

I love the choice of Viola Desmond, and I love the vertical design.

[Via Snaggy]