From November 30, 2018 to May 12, 2019
An exhibition that explores the imagery on our new vertical $10 bill, featuring human rights inspiration Viola Desmond. This exhibition puts a spotlight on the life and work of this remarkable, trail-blazing, Canadian woman—the first to appear on a regular bank note.
The size of the 1-cent coin was reduced to save on the cost of copper. At the same time, there were proposals to mint Canadian coins out of cheap and abundant nickel.
In Canada playing cards were used as form of emergency money at a time when the colony constantly suffered from a shortage gold and silver coins.
During the first international assembly of the Ligo in 1946, a decision was made to introduce a common world currency with an internationally stable value.
Wars have been fought to control its trade and gifts of it have been made to ensure peace. It has even been used as currency.
Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 to 17:00
Learn more about the exciting, interactive Bank of Canada Museum.
February 2-3, 9-10 and 16 to 18, from 10:00 to 17:00
Tasting money, puppets on a budget, a brick of tea, trade with fur: Winterlude weekends at the Museum! FREE.