July 8, 2019
Retaining the landscape format but showing human activity and intervention transformed the imagery into an extended portrait of Canada and Canadians.
May 24, 2019
During World War Two, the Bank created the Foreign Exchange Control Board (FECB). One of its major tasks was to find as many US dollars as possible to pay for American imports.
May 15, 2019
Economic bubbles continued to pop up regularly throughout history, and still do today.
April 25, 2019
In heritage conservation, broken metal objects can be reassembled with an adhesive most commonly used for repairing glass and ceramics.
April 22, 2019
Used extensively in the 19th century, this type of hand-operated press printed secure financial documents using the intaglio method.
April 1, 2019
How on earth did an “S” with a line or two through it come to represent a dollar? Any ideas? No? That’s OK, you’re in good company.
March 29, 2019
In 1977, the Royal Canadian Mint wanted to reduce the size of the penny in response to the rising price of copper. Little did the Mint know that the Toronto Transit Commission’s reaction would force the cancellation of the program.
March 8, 2019
The printing firms’ design teams went to work and came back with a surprising result: vertical notes.
February 19, 2019
The life expectancy of a two-dollar paper note was about a year. But coins can last for more than 10 years.
February 8, 2019
Successfully counterfeiting a bank note in the mid-19th century required an engraver with reasonably high talent and very low ethics.