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May 24, 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.
May 22, 2022
The reverse was designed by Emanuel Hahn and depicts a voyageur and a First Nations man paddling a canoe, except for the 1954 dollar made to mark the 100th of the meeting that led to the Confederation.
May 20, 2022
By 1983, the Bank had decided to use clear, uncluttered images of Canadian birds on the backs of the new notes. The use of a single, large focal point in the design was considered more secure than other, more complex, submissions, because printing defects in a counterfeit note would be easier to detect.
May 17, 2022
The following work was produced in conjunction with the exhibit Just Add Milk... Du Lait S'il Vous Plait... on display at the Currency Museum, Bank of Canada from July to November, 2008.
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