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We recognize that you can’t all get out to see us personally. It’s a long way from Corner Brook or Saskatoon and the bus service from Iqaluit is just awful. But, you’re almost here — virtually speaking of course. We have a mandate to be a ‘national’ museum, available to all Canadians and it is here that you will be able to:
- tour our exhibitions,
- learn about the Bank’s functions,
- explore in detail the artifacts in our collection and
- read articles and research papers written by our knowledgeable curators.
Of course, you must check out the blog for up-to-date Museum news, events and the errant musings and curious activities of our staff.
Putting an industrial facility on a bank note is not a casual decision. At the end of the 1960s, such places were earning a bad reputation for pollution. There was actually a good reason for this choice, but it wasn’t obvious to many Canadians.
For daily users of modern money, getting an understanding of the old British system of currency can be an act of confusion and wonder. But it’s also a peep into 13 centuries of European numismatic history.
The men on the back of this bill were part of a small community of families, a summer hunting camp called Aulatsiivik on Baffin Island.