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June 6, 2014

1937: The Bilingual Series

The release of this partly re-designed series of notes was prompted by the death of King George V in 1936 and new legislation requiring bilingual notes.
June 6, 2014

1935: The First Series

Though not designed or produced by the Bank of Canada, this series was the first to be issued by our new central bank— going into circulation on the day it opened.
June 6, 2014

Complete Bank Note Series

This is the Bank of Canada’s portfolio. We’re very proud of it. Every denomination from every series on up to today can be found here.
June 6, 2014

About the Collection

Boasting more than 110,000 artifacts, our collection includes currency from around the world and from all historical periods.
June 6, 2014

Search the Collection

Looking for specific items in our Collection? Here you will be able to access all of the items in our Collection that have been digitized so far.
June 6, 2014


Who likes money? We do, and lots of it. And here is your window to our enormous collection of currency and currency-related artifacts.
June 6, 2014

Broken Coins and Paper Promises

24 July - 13 December 2009
Broken Coins and Paper Promises explored the various functions of money and also illustrated what could happen in the absence of a central issuing authority like the Bank of Canada.
June 6, 2014

Of Kings and Queens and Common Folk: Karsh at the Bank of Canada

12 June 2009 - 10 January 2010 This exhibit provided a glimpse into the early Bank of Canada through the lens of a master.
For a limited time, the Museum proudly displayed a series of Karsh photographs documenting the early years of the Bank of Canada.
June 6, 2014

The Good, the Bad, and the Fake

11 January - 11 August 2011
This was a youth-oriented exhibition about counterfeiting and how to tell the difference between real and counterfeit paper money.
June 6, 2014

By All Accounts: 75 Years of Central Banking

11 March - 24 December 2010
Guests revisited the history of the Bank of Canada and its Governors as seen through the eyes of outside observers— journalists, cartoonists, headline writers, economists, politicians, government-appointed commissions and the Canadian public.
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