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21 July 2015 Unpacking the Collection 1

By: David Bergeron

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In the mid 60s, high denomination notes were in such low circulation that Bank of Canada Governor Louis Rasminsky and the Minister of Finance discussed the possibility of actually dropping the denomination altogether.
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6 July 2015 The Travelling Translator II

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Also in Brussels is the National Bank of Belgium, which, just like our own central bank, is undergoing some renovations at the moment. However, I could still visit their temporary (and free) museum.
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23 June 2015 New Acquisitions

By: Paul S. Berry

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The Canadian financial system of today is diverse… A little known but once prolific system member was loan and building societies. These firms made loans for the construction or purchase of property against mortgages as collateral.
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10 June 2015 The Travelling Translator 1

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One of the things of which Paris doesn’t lack is museums. Whether you like fashion, music, history, literature, science, arts or tennis, you will find something that suits your tastes. The City of Paris alone owns 14 of them and access to their permanent collections is free in most cases.
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Closed for Renovation

The Bank of Canada Museum is currently closed to the public and will reopen in 2017.

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Collection Highlights

25 June 2014 5 Cents: Canada, 1943

The beaver briefly disappeared from our nickel during World War II. So did the nickel typically used in minting the coin, a consequence of wartime rationing of the metal.

25 June 2014 1 Cent, Framed: Canada, 1908

In January of 1908, Countess Grey, wife of the Governor General, inaugurated the new Canadian branch plant of the Royal Mint by ceremonially striking a one-cent piece- the first produced in Canada.

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The New Building Project

Much more than replacing the linoleum and painting the kitchen, the construction team has begun construction on a new space for new ideas and new audiences−for the Bank of Canada Museum.

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Travelling Exhibitions

During renovations, you can’t come to us, so we’ll just have to come to you. Welcome to our travelling exhibitions program – our way of keeping our metaphorical doors open while the actual doors are closed.

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Looking for specific items in our Collection? Here you will be able to access all of the items in our Collection that have been digitized so far.

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