November 8, 2018
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
We would like to present some of history’s great moustaches—as seen on bank notes.
October 31, 2018
Have you ever seen eyes in the bark of trees? Wolves in the clouds? How about spooky things in bank notes?
October 2, 2018
The First War Loan included bonds in denominations of up to $100,000. They matured in ten years and paid interest at 5 percent.
October 1, 2018
What would you ask a curator? Your chance was September 12, when the annual Twitter event #AskACurator Day took place on computers, tablets and mobile phones all around the globe.
August 30, 2018
A little grade 8 math revealed that, since our last full year of operation, we have increased Museum attendance by 91 per cent (pause while the audience claps).
June 13, 2018
Dora’s work is as familiar as the change that jingles in your pocket. In all likelihood, you have come in contact with her work while using coinage to pay for your morning cup of coffee.
May 8, 2018
Operation Fish was the largest movement of physical wealth in history.
April 18, 2018
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.
March 14, 2018
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.