October 25, 2019 to November 1, 2020
When you toss a quarter in a fountain, lift a penny off the sidewalk or bake a nickel into a cake, you are taking part in rituals dating back hundreds or even thousands of years.
Explore the spiritual, the ceremonial, the seemingly impractical uses we have for money. Learn the surprising stories behind some of the transformed money, the replica money and the real money we’ve used for millennia to bring good fortune to ourselves and others.
An exhibition at the Canadian Museum of History until March 29, 2020.
A nation’s identity is an ever evolving thing, and Canada’s official identity has changed substantially since the Bank of Canada unveiled its first bank notes in 1935. Trace Canada’s official self-identity through more than 80 years of bank notes.