Collection

  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • June 13, 2018

    Unpacking the Collection 8

    By: Patricia Measures


    Dora’s work is as familiar as the change that jingles in your pocket. In all likelihood, you have come in contact with her work while using coinage to pay for your morning cup of coffee.
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  • 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.
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  • February 27, 2018

    Unpacking the Collection 7

    By: David Bergeron


    Canadian waters have also claimed their fair share of treasure ships.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • June 16, 2017

    The Yap Stone Returns

    By: Graham Iddon


    For us, its removal from the Garden Court dramatically marked the Currency Museum’s closing. The big stone’s return now performs the opposite role for the new Bank of Canada Museum—heralding its opening.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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