Paul S. Berry

  • 30 May 2017 New Acquisitions

    By: Paul S. Berry


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    Although never released for circulation, these two pieces were part of the first official initiative to mint coins in Canada.
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  • 8 February 2017 Unpacking the Collection 4

    By: Paul S. Berry


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    Often referred to as “bookmark money” because of their narrow, vertical format, Japanese hansatsu were among the world’s most distinctive currencies.
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  • 15 November 2016 A Field Trip to Montréal and the MTM Auction: 2

    By: Paul S. Berry


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    Several parties were bidding on lot #14 until it reached $10,000, at which point the contest was only between me and the gentleman who had underbid the previous lot.
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  • 2 November 2016 A Field Trip to Montréal and the MTM Auction: 1

    By: Paul S. Berry


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    The sale room was a hive of activity. About 20 people sat at tables scrutinizing lots, heads bent down with magnifying glasses pressed close to their faces.
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  • 15 June 2016 New Acquisitions

    By: Paul S. Berry


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    In May 2013, staff of the Bank of Canada Museum visited BABN and were able to select for the National Currency Collection more than 650 steel dies (small, engraved metal or “intaglio” plates) and other production tools formerly used by the company to prepare the intaglio printing plates.
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  • 11 May 2016 New Acquisitions

    By: Paul S. Berry


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    Canadians, on occasion, have used money as a signboard for political protest, a platform for social commentary and even as a handy notepad on which to record fleeting thoughts before they are lost.
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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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  • 30 January 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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  • 28 November 2014 The Big Nickel

    By: Paul S. Berry


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    The commemorative 1951 5 cent piece was issued to mark the 200th anniversary of the naming of nickel and its isolation as an element. Recently, I had the great pleasure to participate in the Big Nickel anniversary festivities and give a talk about the design competition for the 1951 5 cent coin.
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  • 22 April 2014 Notes from the Collection: Recent Acquisitions II

    By: Paul S. Berry


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    This month’s selections highlight various areas of Collection development. These include what are called financial instruments: items such as stocks, bonds shares and other articles that represent a contract to deliver money in some manner.
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