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The Museum Blog


December 7, 2018

Paul Berry is Retiring? Say it Ain’t So!

I can’t remember when I first met Paul, but it must have been shortly after his arrival in 1984. It seems like yesterday … No, it doesn’t, actually.
Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): About Us
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
November 2, 2018

Money’s Magnificent Moustaches

By: Graham Iddon

We would like to present some of history’s great moustaches—as seen on bank notes.
Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Collection
October 31, 2018

The Devil is in the Hairdo

By: Graham Iddon

Have you ever seen eyes in the bark of trees? Wolves in the clouds? How about spooky things in bank notes?
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

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