Since actor Leonard Nimoy’s pass away last Friday, some Canadian fans of Star Trek have ‘Spocked’ a couple of five dollar bills.
The bills portrais Canada’s seventh prime minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier and the fans have turned him into a Vulcan (character’s Spock’s race in the ‘STAR WARS’- movies) with the ears, haircut and eyebrown of a Vulcan, along with Spock’s catchline: ‘LIVE LONG AND PROSPER’.
Bank of Canada has admited that this is not illegal, but made the following statement:
“…However, there are important reasons why it should not be done. Writing on a bank note may interfere with the security features and reduces its lifespan. Markings on a note may also prevent it from being accepted in a transaction. Furthermore, the Bank of Canada feels that writing and markings on bank notes are inappropriate as they are a symbol of our country and a source of national pride.”
Thanks to Epicstream for the news.