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A Noteworthy Woman Exhibition

A Noteworthy Woman Exhibition

From November 30, 2018 to May 12, 2019

An exhibition that explores the imagery on our new vertical $10 bill, featuring human rights inspiration Viola Desmond. This exhibition puts a spotlight on the life and work of this remarkable, trail-blazing, Canadian woman—the first to appear on a regular bank note.


Museum Blog

January 24, 2019

Boer War Siege Money

By: Graham Iddon

As in any siege, Mafeking quickly began to run short of most things, not the least of which was cash.
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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.
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December 28, 2018

A Good Deal

By: David Bergeron

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.
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December 14, 2018

Unpacking the Collection 10

By: David Bergeron

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.
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December 11, 2018

Unpacking the Collection 9

By: Raewyn Passmore

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.
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Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 to 17:00

Free Admission

Learn more about the exciting, interactive Bank of Canada Museum.

Warming Up at the Bank of Canada Museum!

February 2-3, 9-10 and 16 to 18, from 10:00 to 17:00

Tasting money, puppets on a budget, a brick of tea, trade with fur: Winterlude weekends at the Museum! FREE.


Coming to the Museum in early 2019.

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Complete Commemorative Note Series

Since issuing its first series of bank notes in 1935, the Bank of Canada has issued four commemorative bank notes. Each commemorative note marks an important milestone for the reigning monarch or a defining moment in Canadian history.

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Search the Collection

Looking for specific items in our Collection? Here you will be able to access all of the items in our Collection that have been digitized so far.

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Travelling Exhibitions

If you are unable to come to us, then we’ll just have to come to you. Welcome to our travelling exhibitions program. It’s our way of extending the walls of the Bank of Canada Museum all across Canada.

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