David Bergeron

  • 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
  • September 28, 2015 Unpacking the Collection 3

    By: David Bergeron


    Before banks were established in remote regions of Canada, paying employees involved shipping currency long distances into wild and often lawless locations. The alternative to this risky enterprise was for the company to issue its own money. Called scrip…
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Collection
  • August 19, 2015 Unpacking the Collection 2

    By: David Bergeron


    During 1952, Comfort produced a number of pencil and watercolour design models for the face of the new notes. Some were updates of the traditional style while others were radically modern treatments.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Collection
  • July 21, 2015 Unpacking the Collection 1

    By: David Bergeron


    In the mid 60s, high denomination notes were in such low circulation that Bank of Canada Governor Louis Rasminsky and the Minister of Finance discussed the possibility of actually dropping the denomination altogether.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Collection