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  • 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.
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  • March 27, 2018 Fakes, Forgeries and Phonies

    By: Graham Iddon


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    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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • February 5, 2018 Winterlude Weekends

    By: Graham Iddon


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    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.
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  • 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.”
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  • January 3, 2018 Decoding E-Money Is Here

    By: Graham Iddon


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    Now that we are again back in our house, we’ve invited one of our wandering exhibitions home for a visit: Decoding E-Money.
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  • December 19, 2017 Building the Wall

    By: Graham Iddon


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    It’s basically an enormous digital tablet—the biggest one you’re likely to find anywhere in Canada.
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  • December 6, 2017 The Price of Victory

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    We opened the Museum doors at noon on Saturday, November 11, and to my amazement, more than 70 visitors flooded our entrance in the first hour.
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