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  • June 9, 2017

    A New Ten on the Block

    By: Graham Iddon


    In a modern twist, Governor Stephen S. Poloz took a “selfie” while holding a C150 note before meeting up with the Honourable Ginette Petipas Taylor for the main photo op.
    Content type(s): Blog Subject(s): News and events
  • May 30, 2017

    New Acquisitions

    By: Paul S. Berry


    Although never released for circulation, these two pieces were part of the first official initiative to mint coins in Canada.
    Content type(s): Blog Subject(s): Collection
  • April 21, 2017

    150 Years Since Confederation

    By: Graham Iddon


    Canada’s cultural and regional diversity is a key part of our nation’s identity. However, it’s an enormous challenge to represent such concepts on a 7 by 15 centimetre piece of polymer.
    Content type(s): Blog Subject(s): News and events
  • April 11, 2017

    Museum Reconstruction – Part 7

    By: Graham Iddon


    It’s a very flexible design and right now our graphics team is busy adapting it to a dozen different uses and formats.
    Content type(s): Blog Subject(s): About us
  • March 31, 2017

    Unpacking the Collection 5

    By: David Bergeron


    In the middle of the 19th century, a French lawyer and adventurer named d’Antoine de Tounens became fascinated by the Mapuche people of the Patagonia region of South America. At the time, they were struggling to protect their ancestral lands, their identity and their culture from colonial expansion by the governments of Chile and Argentina.
    Content type(s): Blog Subject(s): Collection
  • March 7, 2017

    Museum Reconstruction - Part 6

    By: Graham Iddon


    So how’s the Bank of Canada Museum progressing? Everything seems to be ticking along just fine, thanks.
    Content type(s): Blog Subject(s): About us
  • February 8, 2017

    Unpacking the Collection 4

    By: Paul S. Berry


    Often referred to as “bookmark money” because of their narrow, vertical format, Japanese hansatsu were among the world’s most distinctive currencies.
    Content type(s): Blog Subject(s): Collection
  • December 23, 2016

    Is That Blitzen on Our Quarter?

    By: Graham Iddon


    Well into my adulthood, I had assumed that the noble beast gracing the reverse side of our quarters was a moose. Clearly, I was not a terribly observant coin collector.
    Content type(s): Blog Subject(s): News and events
  • December 21, 2016

    A Bank NOTE-able Woman III

    By: Graham Iddon


    Desmond truly exemplifies a Canadian who has overcome barriers, is inspirational to others, has made a positive change to society and in so doing, left a lasting legacy.
    Content type(s): Blog Subject(s): News and events
  • December 1, 2016

    Why We are Not the Currency Museum

    By: Graham Iddon


    But a few years before it closed, the Currency Museum officially became an arm of the Communications Department. And this was the crucial factor that would change the future mission of the Museum.
    Content type(s): Blog Subject(s): About us