The society’s members selected the vertically-oriented bill out of 15 potential options released by governments across the world in 2018.
The competition came from Mexico’s 500-peso note, Russia’s 100-ruble note, Norway’s 500-kroner note and China’s 50-yuan note, among many others.
The $10 bill, which prominently features Viola Desmond — a Nova Scotia civil rights pioneer and businesswoman — went into circulation in November.
Desmond, who fought for racial equality, is the first Canadian woman to appear on a regularly circulating banknote.
A release from the IBNS says that the bill dominated the voting almost from the start, with the organization stressing the bill’s new vertical orientation and purple colour as its most striking features.