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Volume 55 – #08

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Volume 55#08

July 25 – August 7, 2017

Among the 1,400 artifacts displayed at the newly reopened Bank of Canada Museum (formerly the Currency Museum) is every banknote series issued by the Bank of Canada since the first in 1935.

Completely re-imagined Bank of Canada Museum re-opens to public

The Bank of Canada Museum – formerly known as the Currency Museum – has re-opened its doors after a four-year closure and a “complete re-imagining.” Aside from containing artifacts from the National Currency Collection, the two museums are “really quite different,” according to Paul Berry, the museum’s chief curator. “The Bank of Canada Museum is focused upon delivering messages about the economy and the Bank of Canada whereas the Currency Museum looked more at currency and its evolution both within and outside Canada,” said Berry, who added the new museum has “twice the floor space but about one quarter of the artifacts on display.” Despite fewer artifacts, the redesigned museum and its new focus has allowed the bank to showcase a greater variety of material from the National Currency Collection. “Stock certificates, payment cards and savings banks help tell the story about production, consumption and one’s personal involvement in the economy; subjects that weren’t formerly addressed,” said Berry. “The new museum is interactive, more flexible with respect to our ability to change displays and information, and much more modern in appearance.” Continue reading →

Features
RCNA auction to feature ‘King’ of Canadian coins
Page 1
Canada 150 medal receives Queen’s blessing
Page 1
1881 50-cent highlights June Torex
Page 12
RCNA to sell sesquicentennial medal series at upcoming convention
Page 16
‘Coins Are Like Songs’: Exploring British sentiments on early Canadian coinage
Page 18
Special medal features numerous symbols of Canada
Page 22

Regulars
CCN Trends
Focus on Maritimes coins
Page 28
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 34
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 37
Columns
Stanley Clute
Ancient Money
Egbert has wide reign over Anglo-Saxon lands
Page 8
Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Rare token was likely produced fraudulently
Page 10

Jeff Fournier
Show Circuit
Toronto Coin Expo keeps adding to its appeal
Page 16
Jeff Fournier
Numismatic Fringe
Canada 150 medals, tokens abundant
Page 32

Jeff Fournier
Club Circuit
Sudbury club reaches remarkable milestone
Page 36
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