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A Nation’s Calling Card

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Display presented by the Bank of Canada Museum

From the Bank of Canada Museum comes a new display about how national identity is expressed on money.

A nation’s identity is an ever evolving thing, and Canada’s official identity has changed substantially since the Bank of Canada unveiled its first bank notes in 1935. From natural resources to key figures, who or what is on our notes has always reflected the times.

Trace Canada’s official self-identity through more than 80 years of bank notes.

Image: © Bank of Canada Museum