Canada needs foreign exchange in the worst way. In particular she desperately needs American dollars. Those American dollars go to buy planes and munitions of war from the United States. The more American dollars we can scrape together, the more planes, guns and things like that, we can buy. Now the readiest means of laying our hands on American cash, laid on the line, is through the tourist traffic.CBC national broadcast, June 17, 1940
In Europe, gold and silver coins largely disappeared from circulation as they were hoarded or as governments used the metal for the war effort.
We would like to present some of history’s great moustaches—as seen on bank notes.
Have you ever seen eyes in the bark of trees? Wolves in the clouds? How about spooky things in bank notes?
The First War Loan included bonds in denominations of up to $100,000. They matured in ten years and paid interest at 5 percent.
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.