• April 18, 2018 New Acquisitions

    By: Paul S. Berry

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    To distinguish the new production from that of 1936, a small impression was added to the reverse dies, creating a raised dot on coins struck from those tools.
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • March 27, 2018 Behind the Convenience

  • March 27, 2018 Fakes, Forgeries and Phonies

    By: Graham Iddon

    During the break for the English school board, the Bank’s Currency Department teamed up with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to give visitors a chance to handle some modern counterfeit bank notes.
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • March 14, 2018 The Bank-NOTEable Woman is Here!

    By: Graham Iddon

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    Even if you’re not familiar with Viola Desmond’s story, it will likely become clear that the theme of this note is human rights and social justice.
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • February 27, 2018 Unpacking the Collection 7

    By: David Bergeron

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    Canadian waters have also claimed their fair share of treasure ships.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Collection
  • February 26, 2018 A ComODDITY: The Canadian Tulip Festival at the Museum

    Visit this month and see some amazing counterfeits, meet some clever scoundrels and learn what the Bank does to keep your money real.
  • February 5, 2018 Winterlude Weekends

    By: Graham Iddon

    So we decided to provide some winter-themed indoor activities for families out and about during Winterlude who’d like to either warm up or lessen their disappointment at not being able to skate.
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • January 30, 2018 Before the Erebus

    By: Graham Iddon

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    Now you might wonder just how a museum specializing in economics and currency expects to interpret the history of a legendary arctic explorer—through money, of course.
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • January 17, 2018 While in Oxford…

    By: Graham Iddon

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    The meat of the traditional museum experience is found in Block B. Here you will see vintage radio sets, encrypting teletype machines, more Enigma machines and a working reproduction of the “Bombe.”
    Content Type(s): Blog