David Bergeron

  • September 28, 2015 Unpacking the Collection 3

    By: David Bergeron


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    Before banks were established in remote regions of Canada, paying employees involved shipping currency long distances into wild and often lawless locations. The alternative to this risky enterprise was for the company to issue its own money. Called scrip…
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  • August 19, 2015 Unpacking the Collection 2

    By: David Bergeron


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    During 1952, Comfort produced a number of pencil and watercolour design models for the face of the new notes. Some were updates of the traditional style while others were radically modern treatments.
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  • July 21, 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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  • January 30, 2015 Royal Canadian Numismatic Association Convention

    By: David Bergeron, Paul S. Berry


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    The show… is an ideal opportunity for the Bank of Canada Museum to share a part of the National Currency Collection with Canadians. This year, we decided to tell the story of Canada’s phantom banks and the financial crisis of 1837.
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