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  • May 5, 2020

    The “Streak of Rust” and the King of Newfoundland

    By: David Bergeron


    Reid was on the verge of ruin, yet insisted on continuing railway construction. Suffering huge losses, and with no credit or cash resources, Reid issued wage notes to pay his employees.
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  • April 22, 2020

    Retired Cash

    By: Graham Iddon


    In January 2021, 17 of our old bank notes will lose their legal tender status—what does that mean?
    Content type(s): Blog
  • March 30, 2020

    The Fisher, the Photographer and the Five

    By: Graham Iddon


    There’s little doubt that the BCP45 is lovingly preserved today partly thanks to being immortalized on this beautiful blue five-dollar bill.
    Content type(s): Blog
  • January 15, 2020

    Where Futurists Feared to Tread

    By: Graham Iddon


    blueprint of a self-sustaining town ringed with working homes
    Among the laser pistols, hover cars and androids of science fiction, there’s an elderly elephant in the room: money.
    Content type(s): Blog
  • January 2, 2020

    Wrap-up, 2019

    By: Graham Iddon


    The Bank of Canada Museum set some very ambitious goals at the end of 2018. We have managed to achieve more in one year than we had since we opened in 2017.
    Content type(s): Blog
  • November 8, 2019

    Private Atkinson’s War

    By: Graham Iddon


    Private Edward Atkinson’s example of trench art is what is called a “love token”—a souvenir made from a coin. It’s one man’s personal wartime experience expressed through a pocket-sized medium.
    Content type(s): Blog
  • September 16, 2019

    For Teachers: National Teachers Survey

    By: Heather Montgomery


    The Bank of Canada Museum would like to hear from teachers across Canada to help design new online resources for economic literacy.
    Content type(s): Blog
  • September 9, 2019

    Bank Note/Billet de banque

    By: Graham Iddon


    The first Canadian paper money was issued in 1817, and for the next 120 years, the vast majority of Canadian bank notes were only in English.
    Content type(s): Blog
  • 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
  • July 8, 2019

    Landscape Engraved

    By: Graham Iddon


    Retaining the landscape format but showing human activity and intervention transformed the imagery into an extended portrait of Canada and Canadians.
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