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April 21, 2024

Bank of Canada values and prices of 1954 modified portrait banknotes

Bank of Canada values and prices of 1954 modified portrait banknotes

With the ascension of Queen Elizabeth II to the throne in 1952, the Bank began planning the third series of Bank of Canada notes. Although the colours and bilingual text were retained, significant changes to the design gave the new series a distinctly modern look.

April 19, 2024

5 cents 1902 to 1936 - Price guide and values

5 cents 1902 to 1936 - Price guide and values

In 1922, the size, composition and design of the nickel changed mostly to replace silver for nickel.

April 17, 2024

1 cent 1865 to 1947 Newfoundland

1 cent 1865 to 1947 Newfoundland

Starting in 1865, the Newfoundland cent reverse design is a royal crown, wreath of pitcher plant and oak. In 1904, the Imperial State crown was replaced with the St. Edward's crown. Finally, in 1938, the coin was reduced is size to decrease production cost and the reverse was replaced with the pitcher plant in bloom, the provincial official flower.

April 17, 2024

1 cent 1871 Prince Edward Island

1 cent 1871 Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island was the last of the British North American colonies to adopt a decimal system of currency. 'Going decimal' in 1871, the island chose a dollar equal in value to the United States one-dollar gold piece, in line with the decimal currency system introduced earlier in the Provinces of Canada and New Brunswick and adopted by the Dominion of Canada in 1867.

April 15, 2024

5 cents 1858 to 1901 - Price guide and values

5 cents 1858 to 1901 - Price guide and values

The first colony (province) to succeed adoption of decimal currency was Canada in 1857. In the following two years, 1, 5, 10 and 20 cents pieces were coined by the Royal Mint in London and were the first of official decimal coins struck for a part of what is now Canada. The early 5 cents Canadian coins were small and in silver.

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