Raewyn Passmore

  • October 29, 2015 Royal Canadian Numismatic Association

    By: Raewyn Passmore


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    Nova Scotia has long been a centre of trade that connected Europe, New England and the West Indies. Following the American Revolution, Halifax became the primary British port in North America and a hub of financial activity.
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  • May 21, 2015 New Acquisitions

    By: Raewyn Passmore


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    Everyone loves getting presents, and we’re no exception. We recently received a very exciting donation of 50 silver coins. The collection was purchased in Lima, Peru, at an estate sale in the 1950s.
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  • February 26, 2015 New Acquisitions

    By: Raewyn Passmore


    New Acquisitions - What is money but not money? / Nos nouvelles acquisitions - La monnaie dans tous ses états
    What do you think of when you think of money? Is it coins? Is it bank notes? Three-hundred years ago people weren’t sure bank notes were really money; it took a long time for them to get used to the idea.
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  • December 15, 2014 New Acquisitions

    By: Raewyn Passmore


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    The recent additions to the National Currency Collection described below are from very different parts of the world and are between 1500 and 2500 years old.
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  • February 7, 2014 Notes from the Collection: Moving Forward

    By: Raewyn Passmore


    After four months in our new digs the Collections Team is starting to settle in. But even though most of the boxes have been unpacked there is still a lot of work to do. In 2014 we will be collaborating with the Exhibitions Team on travelling exhibits and coming up with ideas for the new museum space.
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  • July 30, 2013 Remembering Alex Colville (1920-2013)

    By: Raewyn Passmore


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    The Staff of the Currency Museum was saddened to learn of the passing of artist Alex Colville who died on 16 July at his home in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. He was 92. One of Canada’s most celebrated painters, Colville is not as well-known as a sculptor but if you look carefully through your pocket change you might just find an example of his work.
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