England 1696: counterfeiting is rampant, the economy is in crisis and Sir Isaac Newton has been appointed Warden of the Royal Mint. Visit us for a thrilling talk about Newton’s single-minded pursuit of master counterfeiter and scammer William Chaloner. Presented by the Ottawa Numismatic Society and the Ottawa Baroque Consort. [English, with bilingual question period]
Family fun at the Museum with flowers, origami and odd ways to spend.
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.
In heritage conservation, broken metal objects can be reassembled with an adhesive most commonly used for repairing glass and ceramics.
Used extensively in the 19th century, this type of hand-operated press printed secure financial documents using the intaglio method.
How on earth did an “S” with a line or two through it come to represent a dollar? Any ideas? No? That’s OK, you’re in good company.
In 1977, the Royal Canadian Mint wanted to reduce the size of the penny in response to the rising price of copper. Little did the Mint know that the Toronto Transit Commission’s reaction would force the cancellation of the program.
The printing firms’ design teams went to work and came back with a surprising result: vertical notes.
Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 to 17:00
Learn more about the exciting, interactive Bank of Canada Museum.
Trading Planets and Inflation Busters, two new school programs available at the Museum.