David Bergeron

  • July 18, 2019

    RCNA Convention, 2019

    By: David Bergeron


    Bank of Canada Museum will be at the 66th annual convention of the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association (RCNA).
    Content type(s): Blog
  • March 29, 2019

    TTC Tokens and the Proposed 1978 Cent

    By: David Bergeron


    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.
    Content type(s): Blog
  • February 19, 2019

    The Coming of the Toonie

    By: David Bergeron, Graham Iddon


    The life expectancy of a two-dollar paper note was about a year. But coins can last for more than 10 years.
    Content type(s): Blog
  • January 3, 2019

    Unpacking the Collection 11

    By: David Bergeron


    The size of the 1-cent coin was reduced to save on the cost of copper. At the same time, there were proposals to mint Canadian coins out of cheap and abundant nickel.
    Content type(s): Blog
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