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New Canadian banknotes feature wrong maple leaf

  • Canada's new plastic banknotes feature Norwegian maple leaves rather than the Canadian sugar maple leaf, according to botanists.

    The leaf shown features more sections with a more pointed outline in comparison to the Canadian version.

    The maple leaf appears on the new C$20, C$50 and C$100 notes, which were introduced in November.

    Bank of Canada officials say the image is a "stylized" leaf and was created with the help of a botanist.

    The Norway maple is found in across central and eastern Canada after being imported from Europe.

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