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Gallery: Check out Canada’s new astronaut-themed $5 bill

The new polymer $5 and $10 bills were unveiled by Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney and Finance Minister Jim Flaherty (with special guest astronaut Chris Hadfield from space) on April 30, 2013.

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The prime-minister sides of the new $5 and $10 polymer bills, held by Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney. Former prime minister Wilfrid Laurier features on the $5 bill and first prime minister John A. Macdonald is on the $10.

Sean Kilpatrick/THE CANADIAN PRESS

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On the reverse sides, the Canadarm2 and an astronaut are featured on the $5 and rail transport is on the $10.

Sean Kilpatrick/THE CANADIAN PRESS

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