November 8, 2018 Money of the First World War
In Europe, gold and silver coins largely disappeared from circulation as they were hoarded or as governments used the metal for the war effort.
November 2, 2018 Money’s Magnificent Moustaches
We would like to present some of history’s great moustaches—as seen on bank notes.
October 31, 2018 The Devil is in the Hairdo
Have you ever seen eyes in the bark of trees? Wolves in the clouds? How about spooky things in bank notes?
October 5, 2018 For Teachers: Designing a Bank Note that Reflects Canada
This lesson idea will help students learn about the design of Canadian bank notes.
October 2, 2018 Canada Financially Comes of Age
The First War Loan included bonds in denominations of up to $100,000. They matured in ten years and paid interest at 5 percent.
We’re really rather nice. We are here to help you understand what the Bank does and how it matters to you. But, we are also a museum in the traditional sense, so the history of World and Canadian currency will also be explored: exhibiting fascinating artifacts and rare examples of money the likes of which you may have never seen before.
Find out what the Bank does, who runs the Bank and how it is separate from the political process. Learn about our history and find links to the Bank’s governance documents.