From the early days of the Tokugawa Shoganate (the feudal military government) in the 17th century until the mid-19th century, thousands of these notes were issued by nobles, towns, religious groups, companies and merchants.
This video series tells the story of the life of a polymer note. From the research and development of the notes through to the end of their life cycle, these videos explore the various stages in the life of Canada’s bank notes.
This is the Bank of Canada’s portfolio. We’re very proud of it. Every denomination from every series on up to today can be found here.
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.
What happens at the Bank of Canada Museum stays at the Museum, right? Wrong. You can still visit our previous exhibitions, from as far back as 2009.
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