David Bergeron

  • September 28, 2015

    Unpacking the Collection 3

    By: David Bergeron

    Before banks were established in remote regions of Canada, paying employees involved shipping currency long distances into wild and often lawless locations. The alternative to this risky enterprise was for the company to issue its own money. Called scrip…
    Content type(s): Blog Subject(s): Collection
  • August 19, 2015

    Unpacking the Collection 2

    By: David Bergeron

    During 1952, Comfort produced a number of pencil and watercolour design models for the face of the new notes. Some were updates of the traditional style while others were radically modern treatments.
    Content type(s): Blog Subject(s): Collection
  • July 21, 2015

    Unpacking the Collection 1

    By: David Bergeron

    In the mid 60s, high denomination notes were in such low circulation that Bank of Canada Governor Louis Rasminsky and the Minister of Finance discussed the possibility of actually dropping the denomination altogether.
    Content type(s): Blog Subject(s): Collection
  • January 30, 2015

    Royal Canadian Numismatic Association Convention

    By: David Bergeron, Paul S. Berry

    The show… is an ideal opportunity for the Bank of Canada Museum to share a part of the National Currency Collection with Canadians. This year, we decided to tell the story of Canada’s phantom banks and the financial crisis of 1837.
    Content type(s): Blog Subject(s): Reviews
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