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February 2, 2023
Because of a growing concern over counterfeiting, the Bank of Canada began to release a new series of bank notes in 1969. The main characteristic of the new design was the use multicoloured tints beneath the dominant colour.
January 31, 2023
Because the Ottawa Mint was a branch of the Royal Mint in 1908, it was part of the duty to produce Gold Sovereign for London. The mintmark C above the date stands for Canada.
January 29, 2023
Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island produced provincial issues through the 20th century.
January 28, 2023
Nova Scotia decided to adopt a decimal system of currency in 1861. The half cent have the same diameter as the British farthing and the cent as the half penny.
January 27, 2023
In honour of the 100th anniversary of Confederation, a modified version of the 1954 $1 note was issued, bearing the date 1967. The centennial logo was added to the front of the note and a view of Canada's original Parliament Buildings, destroyed by fire in 1916, was substituted for the prairie landscape that appeared on the original 1954 $1 note.
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