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August 14, 2022
The creation of a second series of bank notes, only two years after the first, was prompted by changes in federal legislation that required the Bank of Canada to produce bilingual bank notes. In the 1937 series, the portrait of King George VI replaced those of other members of the royal family on all denominations except the $100 and $1,000 notes, which featured former Canadian prime ministers.
August 11, 2022
The Royal Canadian Mint is honouring one of the greatest musicians the world by issuing a new $1 commemorative circulation celebrating the life and artistic legacy of Canada's own Oscar Peterson.
August 10, 2022
Like all other British North American colonies, Newfoundland adopted, in the mid-19th century, a decimal currency. However, in introducing the new currency in 1865, Newfoundland, unlike other colonies, chose to include a gold coin among the denominations it was issuing.
August 9, 2022
The 1935 series consisted of ten denominations, all but one of which began to circulate on 11 March 1935, the day the Bank of Canada opened for business. The exception was the $25 note, which was issued two months later to commemorate the silver jubilee of King George V. The 1935 series was the last to include $25 and $500 bank notes.
August 5, 2022
In 1937, the design on the reverse changed for the Bluenose, a fishing and racing gaff rig schooner built in 1921 in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. It is also portrayed on the Bluenose postage stamp 50-cent issued by the Canadian government on January 6, 1929. The owners of the Bluenose were honoured in 1935 by having their schooner present when King George V reviewed the British Fleet at Spithead.
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