Knowing your coins
Now that you have a grasp of preservation techniques for coins, you might want to familiarize yourself with the finer points of their anatomy. It is all part of your numismatic education and besides, you need to be informed and sound informed when you are buying coins at flea markets or coin fairs. You may need to talk the talk at coin fairs, but we don’t recommend you flaunt your new jargon at cocktail parties. We are under no illusions about this subject’s ability to break the ice with a prospective date and suggest you stick to light social commentary. But that’s for another blog and likely another blogger. For your own edification, take a look at our visual glossary.
Among the laser pistols, hover cars and androids of science fiction, there’s an elderly elephant in the room: money.
The Bank of Canada Museum set some very ambitious goals at the end of 2018. We have managed to achieve more in one year than we had since we opened in 2017.
Private Edward Atkinson’s example of trench art is what is called a “love token”—a souvenir made from a coin. It’s one man’s personal wartime experience expressed through a pocket-sized medium.