OTTAWA, Sept. 27, 2012 /CNW/ - Today, the Currency Museum of the Bank of
Canada opens IN THE MONEY. This travelling exhibition explores the science behind bank notes, from
the earliest paper money in China to present day. Highlighted are
innovations that have kept both paper and now polymer notes easy to use
and difficult to counterfeit.
Interactive stations and dynamic displays focus on the history behind
artifacts from the National Currency Collection. Visitors will also be
able to see the latest developments in bank note technology, including
Canada's new Polymer note series.
The exhibition is on display to the public from 28 September 2012 to 23
About the Currency Museum
Established in 1980, the Currency Museum is part of the Communications
Department of the Bank of Canada. Through its stewardship of Canada's
National Currency Collection, the Museum preserves Canada's numismatic
heritage and engages visitors with videos, audio tours and special
programming about money, the central bank, and the economy.
The Currency Museum is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10:30 to 17:00
and Sunday from 13:00 to 17:00. Admission is Free.
Currency Museum of the Bank of Canada
245 Sparks Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G9
Telephone: 613 782-8914
SOURCE: Currency Museum
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