Aug. 30 marks anniversary of Canadian Currency Act

It was today, 163 years ago, that the British Parliament approved the Canadian Currency Act, specifying a conversion to decimal currency, and make the dollar legal tender, up to $10 per transactions.

Any new coins struck for Canada had to have the approval of the British Government.

For a very detailed history of the Canadian Currency, click onto the following link, for an article written by C.A. Curtis.

http://faculty.marianopolis.edu/c.belanger/quebechistory/encyclopedia/CanadianCurrency-CurrencyinCanada.htm

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