With the news of Leonard Nimoy‘s passing this past Friday, The Canadian Design Resource took it into their own hands to tweet an image of a Canadian five-dollar banknote with a drawing of Spock’s face over top of Canada’s seventh prime minister, Sir Wilfrid Laurier. Facebook communities and groups such as Spocking Fives and Spock Your Fives feature a great collection of banknotes that have been “Spocked” by their members.
Although it is illegal to deface the bill, they are still acceptable to use for commercial purchases.
An image of the original Canadian five-dollar banknote for comparison:
artwork by The Canadian Design Resource
images via Spocking Fives, Spock Your Fives, Design Canada, and Bank of Canada