Since the recent death of Leonard Nimoy aka Star Treks Mr Spock, fans in Canada have been paying tribute by “Spocking” five dollar bills.
The Canadian fivers normally feature the picture of a 19th-century politician Sir Wilfrid Laurier who was Canada’s seventh prime minister.
Now the Bank of Canada is pleading with the Star Trek fans to stop “Spocking” its five dollar bills!
On some of the bills, Sir Wilfrid now sports pointy ears, the spock like Vulcan haircut and eyebrows and of course Mr Spock’s mantra “Live long and prosper.”
According to the BBC, The Bank of Canada say it is not illegal but do feel it is inappropriate:
“…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.”