David Bergeron

  • January 3, 2019

    Unpacking the Collection 11

    By: David Bergeron


    The size of the 1-cent coin was reduced to save on the cost of copper. At the same time, there were proposals to mint Canadian coins out of cheap and abundant nickel.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Collection
  • December 28, 2018

    A Good Deal

    By: David Bergeron


    In Canada playing cards were used as form of emergency money at a time when the colony constantly suffered from a shortage gold and silver coins.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Collection
  • December 14, 2018

    Unpacking the Collection 10

    By: David Bergeron


    During the first international assembly of the Ligo in 1946, a decision was made to introduce a common world currency with an internationally stable value.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Collection
  • February 27, 2018

    Unpacking the Collection 7

    By: David Bergeron


    Canadian waters have also claimed their fair share of treasure ships.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Collection
  • October 23, 2017

    A Curator’s Favourite Task

    By: David Bergeron


    I have several key responsibilities to meet the requirements of my job. None of them is more gratifying than conducting research about the incredible artifacts in the Bank’s collection.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Collection
  • August 2, 2017

    Unpacking the Collection 6

    By: David Bergeron


    In 1934 the Department of Finance invited Emanuel Hahn to submit a design for a silver dollar to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of King George V’s reign.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Collection
  • 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
  • September 29, 2016

    Royal Canadian Numismatic Association

    By: David Bergeron


    The 63rd annual convention of the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association (RCNA)—Canada’s money collector show—was held in Ottawa from 20-24 July 2016.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Reviews
  • August 5, 2016

    New Acquisitions

    By: David Bergeron


    When I was a kid, I liked going to Canadian Tire with my dad because he gave me the Canadian Tire money that he would receive along with his change.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Collection
  • February 18, 2016

    New Acquisitions

    By: David Bergeron


    In late April of 2015, the National Currency Collection finally succeeded in acquiring a Spanish gold cob—famous in legends and tales of pirates and their buried treasures!
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Collection