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16 August 2017 Gold! I Found Gold!

By: Louise-Anne Laroche

Barkerville is the largest heritage site in western North America with 100 historical and 21 replica heritage buildings.
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2 August 2017 Unpacking the Collection 6

By: David Bergeron

In 1934 the Department of Finance invited Emanuel Hahn to submit a design for a silver dollar to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of King George V’s reign.
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18 July 2017 A Dash Through the Imperial War Museum

By: Graham Iddon

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So, despite the known health risks, I rashly decided to “do” London’s Imperial War Museum (IWM) in a single morning. It almost worked.
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11 July 2017 Our Grand Opening…

By: Graham Iddon

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After four years of plans, worries, setbacks, successes and sheer hard work, the Bank of Canada Museum opened its doors—on Canada Day, right on schedule.
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30 June 2017 C’mon In!

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The ribbon has been cut, the doors unlocked and you just can’t imagine how glad we are to see you here at the Bank of Canada Museum. Welcome and thank you for celebrating with us on our grand opening day.
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28 June 2017 July First, 2017: It’s Our Grand Opening!

By: Graham Iddon

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Situated as we are on the edge of the Parliamentary Precinct, there could be no better time to open our doors than when tens of thousands of festive Canadians are likely to be milling around.
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Learn more about the exciting, interactive Bank of Canada Museum.

Complete Commemorative Note Series

Since issuing its first series of bank notes in 1935, the Bank of Canada has issued three commemorative bank notes. Each commemorative note marks an important milestone for the reigning monarch or a defining moment in Canadian history.

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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.

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The New Building Project

Four years after the closing of the original Currency Museum, the Bank of Canada Museum is now open for business.

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Travelling Exhibitions

If you are unable to come to us, then we’ll just have to come to you. Welcome to our travelling exhibitions program. It’s our way of extending the walls of the Bank of Canada Museum all across Canada.

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Search the Collection

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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