Paul S. Berry

  • November 8, 2018 Money of the First World War

    By: Paul S. Berry


    In Europe, gold and silver coins largely disappeared from circulation as they were hoarded or as governments used the metal for the war effort.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Collection
  • October 2, 2018 Canada Financially Comes of Age

    By: Paul S. Berry


    The First War Loan included bonds in denominations of up to $100,000. They matured in ten years and paid interest at 5 percent.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Collection
  • June 22, 2018 FIDEM and Masters of Relief

    By: Paul S. Berry


    FIDEM…exists to promote an appreciation for art medals, hosting shows internationally and providing a forum for the discussion and publication of relevant information.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): News & Events
  • April 18, 2018 New Acquisitions

    By: Paul S. Berry


    To distinguish the new production from that of 1936, a small impression was added to the reverse dies, creating a raised dot on coins struck from those tools.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Collection
  • 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
  • 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
  • November 15, 2016 A Field Trip to Montréal and the MTM Auction: 2

    By: Paul S. Berry


    Several parties were bidding on lot #14 until it reached $10,000, at which point the contest was only between me and the gentleman who had underbid the previous lot.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Collection
  • November 2, 2016 A Field Trip to Montréal and the MTM Auction: 1

    By: Paul S. Berry


    The sale room was a hive of activity. About 20 people sat at tables scrutinizing lots, heads bent down with magnifying glasses pressed close to their faces.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Collection
  • June 15, 2016 New Acquisitions

    By: Paul S. Berry


    In May 2013, staff of the Bank of Canada Museum visited BABN and were able to select for the National Currency Collection more than 650 steel dies (small, engraved metal or “intaglio” plates) and other production tools formerly used by the company to prepare the intaglio printing plates.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Collection
  • May 11, 2016 New Acquisitions

    By: Paul S. Berry


    Canadians, on occasion, have used money as a signboard for political protest, a platform for social commentary and even as a handy notepad on which to record fleeting thoughts before they are lost.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Collection