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A Noteworthy Woman Exhibition

A Noteworthy Woman Exhibition

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.


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March 8, 2019

The Vertical Note That Almost Was

By: Graham Iddon

The printing firms’ design teams went to work and came back with a surprising result: vertical notes.
Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Collection
February 19, 2019

The Coming of the Toonie

By: David Bergeron, Graham Iddon

The life expectancy of a two-dollar paper note was about a year. But coins can last for more than 10 years.
Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Collection
February 8, 2019

The Canadian Roots of the “Greenback”

By: Graham Iddon

Successfully counterfeiting a bank note in the mid-19th century required an engraver with reasonably high talent and very low ethics.
Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Collection
January 30, 2019

What’s Up Next for 2019?

By: Graham Iddon

Instead of bragging about our visitor statistics and the popularity our programming (both great!), we’ll talk about what’s coming up for early 2019.
Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): News & Events
January 24, 2019

Boer War Siege Money

By: Graham Iddon

As in any siege, Mafeking quickly began to run short of most things, not the least of which was cash.
Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Collection

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Complete Commemorative Note Series

Since issuing its first series of bank notes in 1935, the Bank of Canada has issued four 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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