January 30, 2019
What’s Up Next for 2019?
Instead of bragging about our visitor statistics and the popularity our programming (both great!), we’ll talk about what’s coming up for early 2019.
January 24, 2019
Boer War Siege Money
As in any siege, Mafeking quickly began to run short of most things, not the least of which was cash.
January 3, 2019
Unpacking the Collection 11
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.
December 28, 2018
A Good Deal
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.
December 14, 2018
Unpacking the Collection 10
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.
December 11, 2018
Unpacking the Collection 9
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.
December 7, 2018
Paul Berry is Retiring? Say it Ain’t So!I can’t remember when I first met Paul, but it must have been shortly after his arrival in 1984. It seems like yesterday … No, it doesn’t, actually.
November 8, 2018
Money of the First World War
In Europe, gold and silver coins largely disappeared from circulation as they were hoarded or as governments used the metal for the war effort.
November 2, 2018
Money’s Magnificent Moustaches
We would like to present some of history’s great moustaches—as seen on bank notes.
October 31, 2018
The Devil is in the Hairdo
Have you ever seen eyes in the bark of trees? Wolves in the clouds? How about spooky things in bank notes?