December 28, 2018
A Good Deal
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.
December 14, 2018
Unpacking the Collection 10
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.
December 11, 2018
Unpacking the Collection 9
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.
December 7, 2018
Paul Berry is Retiring? Say it Ain’t So!I can’t remember when I first met Paul, but it must have been shortly after his arrival in 1984. It seems like yesterday … No, it doesn’t, actually.
November 8, 2018
Money of the First World War
In Europe, gold and silver coins largely disappeared from circulation as they were hoarded or as governments used the metal for the war effort.
November 2, 2018
Money’s Magnificent Moustaches
We would like to present some of history’s great moustaches—as seen on bank notes.
October 31, 2018
The Devil is in the Hairdo
Have you ever seen eyes in the bark of trees? Wolves in the clouds? How about spooky things in bank notes?
October 2, 2018
Canada Financially Comes of Age
The First War Loan included bonds in denominations of up to $100,000. They matured in ten years and paid interest at 5 percent.
October 1, 2018
#AskACurator Day 2018
What would you ask a curator? Your chance was September 12, when the annual Twitter event #AskACurator Day took place on computers, tablets and mobile phones all around the globe.
August 30, 2018
Happy Birthday, Dear Bank of Canada Museum!
A little grade 8 math revealed that, since our last full year of operation, we have increased Museum attendance by 91 per cent (pause while the audience claps).