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December 2, 2021

The true value of money

By: Graham Iddon


Photo collage, old bank notes and coins, gold nuggets and a computer component.
What is money—when you really stop to think about it? To understand how money works, and what it ultimately represents, we need to strip it down to its very basic function.
November 25, 2021

Learning resources by grade

Access our entire collection of learning resources for the grades you teach.
November 22, 2021

Bank of Canada Museum: Protection of Personal Information Policy

The Bank of Canada Museum has long recognized and accepted its responsibility to protect the privacy of individuals who interact with the Museum through electronic or other means and to safeguard their personal information.
November 19, 2021

Privacy

November 16, 2021

The 1911 silver dollar

By: David Bergeron


In front of a set of coins in a case, two coins, one lead, one silver, each with identical wreaths of maple leaves.
The 1911 silver dollar has a history to match its prestige, and it now has a permanent home in the National Currency Collection of the Bank of Canada Museum.
Content type(s): Blog posts
October 25, 2021

Assessing the life cycle of a bank note

Examine the environmental impact of everyday items by assessing the life cycle of a universal product: money.
October 21, 2021

Needs or wants? That is the question!

Do you need it, or do you want it? That’s an important question to ask before buying anything. This activity is designed to teach kids how to prioritize their needs and wants, and how to make informed choices when shopping.
October 21, 2021

Moving mountains

By: Graham Iddon


Collage, bank note details, green, face of middle-aged woman, mountains and large number 20.
The $20 bill of 1969 was the prototype of the Scenes of Canada note series. Yet, as more notes were designed, the theme—and the $20 note itself—would change.
Content type(s): Blog posts
October 18, 2021

November is Financial Literacy Month

Enjoy Financial Literacy Month with us onsite and virtually throughout November. Check out some of our elementary and secondary resources.
September 16, 2021

A mythic metal: Some stories of gold coins

By: Krista Broeckx


In 1896, three enterprising men struck gold in the Klondike region of the Yukon. Their story is just one of many that illustrates the allure of gold through the ages.
Content type(s): Blog posts
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