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July 7, 2014

Birds of Canada Series $10 Note

Printed by British American Bank Note Company and issued in June 1989, the $10 note features a portrait of Sir John A. Macdonald engraved by Thomas Hipschen of the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing.
July 7, 2014

Birds of Canada Series $5 Note

The face of the $5 note features a portrait of Sir Wilfrid Laurier engraved by Yves Baril. Beside the portrait is the Centre Block of the Parliament Buildings as it appeared in Laurier’s day.
July 7, 2014

Birds of Canada Series $2 Note

Issued in September 1986 and printed by both Canadian Bank Note Company Ltd. and British American Bank Note Company, the $2 note was the second in the new series and features a portrait of the Queen engraved by Henry S. Doubtfire of De La Rue, based on a photograph by Anthony Buckley.
June 23, 2014

CENTimental Journey

By: Graham Iddon


With all the blogging we’ve been doing for Voices from the Engraver, you’d think we had nothing else on our exhibition plate. We do, actually, and it’s called CENTimental Journey. This temporary exhibition, hosted at the Canadian Museum of History, walks you through more than 150 years of the Canadian 1 cent piece.
Content type(s): Blog posts
June 16, 2014

Museum Reconstruction - Part 2

By: Graham Iddon


We are coming up on a year since we closed the doors on the physical museum. During that year, we’ve worked very hard to make sure everybody knows that we are still a functioning museum and one that will be opening its doors again in a few years on a beautiful new space, with an expanded mission and mandate.
Content type(s): Blog posts
June 13, 2014

CENTimental Journey

27 June 2014 - 26 June 2015 This temporary exhibition, hosted at the Canadian Museum of History, walked visitors through more than 150 years of the Canadian 1-cent piece. Featuring 12 significant coins, the exhibition evoked Canadian and world history even as it profiled our humble pennies. The coins were backed up with entertaining graphics […]
June 6, 2014

2011-2013: The Frontiers Series

The paper money that’s not made of paper is our first series to be printed on a state-of-the-art polymer material that is both more resilient and harder to counterfeit.
June 6, 2014

2001-2006: The Canadian Journey Series

This first series for which the Canadian public was consulted features scenes representing culture and achievement. It is also the first predominantly computer aided design.
June 6, 2014

1986: The Birds of Canada Series

New reproduction techniques available to counterfeiters encouraged the production of a new series of notes with reflective elements and simpler designs that would make printing defects more apparent- birds are also politically neutral.
June 6, 2014

1969-1979: The Scenes of Canada Series

Counterfeiters were catching up and new approaches were needed to foil them; the layering of multiple colours and elegant swashes of geometric patterns were the key design features of this series.
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