In Europe, gold and silver coins largely disappeared from circulation as they were hoarded or as governments used the metal for the war effort.
We would like to present some of history’s great moustaches—as seen on bank notes.
Have you ever seen eyes in the bark of trees? Wolves in the clouds? How about spooky things in bank notes?
This lesson idea will help students learn about the design of Canadian bank notes.
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.