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Note:  After a three year renovation, The Bank of Canada Museum is open as of July 1, 2017

http://www.bankofcanadamuseum.ca/

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Hello fellow collectors,

I was in Ottawa last week to attend the 100th Anniversary of the Royal Canadian Mint where there was a special open house.   During my few days in the city, I dropped by the Bank of Canada Currency Museum.   I used my camera's video mode to tape a mini-tour of the museum.   So, for those who haven't had the opportunity to visit yet, my YouTube videos will give a glimpse as to what the museum looks like and what to expect. 

There are four segments in the video via YouTube.   To watch it, click on the links below.   For those who have hi-speed internet, you can click on "watch in high quality" below the timer and sound.  The video will be clearer.    I don't think it's necessary to increase the video to the full size screen of your monitor.   I would just watch it via the standard size screen.   I don't provide any commentary on the videos.  Just watch and enjoy.   I apologize for my amateurish videographer abilities.    Having this on Youtube is a first as there are no other YouTube videos of the Bank of Canada Currency Museum. 

Bank of Canada Currency Museum - Part 1:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unDfFGk4mbs
(10 minutes)

Bank of Canada Currency Museum - Part 2:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRltew3ILgc
(6 minutes 53 seconds)

Bank of Canada Currency Museum - Part 3:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVsdVkpIJUI
(2 minutes 1 second)

Bank of Canada Currency Museum - Part 4:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NLjyv-CUaY
(3 minutes 26 seconds)

Here is a link to my 163 PHOTOS of the Bank of Canada Currency Museum PRE-RENOVATION:
https://flic.kr/s/aHsm67yrFe




The official website of the Bank of Canada is  http://www.bankofcanada.ca/
For Canadian bank notes, it is  http://www.bankofcanada.ca/en/banknotes/index.html  (there's so much information on the left hand bar)

The official website of the Bank of Canada's Currency Museum is  http://www.bankofcanadamuseum.ca/
To do a search at the Currency Museum, the link is   http://www.bankofcanada.ca/currencymuseum/eng/collection/search_index.php

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« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2008, 12:57:03 am »

I'm about half-way through the first video and it looks great so far. Thanks for putting these up, coinsplus! I'm sure they will be of great interest to those members who are unable to visit the Museum in person.

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« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2008, 01:03:05 am »

Here's some still images of the Bank of Canada as well as some of the Canadian bank notes I photographed inside the Currency Museum.













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« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2008, 01:24:38 am »

Thanks for thinking of us, it was nice to see!  Murray.
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« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2008, 01:35:51 am »

The following photographs are taken from the "vault section" of the Currency Museum.   This is where the notes are in sliding screens. 


 


























The following "ultra rare" numismatic photographs were taken from the Currency Museum.   The photos of the coins below are "price-less", perhaps worth $3 Million+ in (total) value.















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And there are tons of more coins... this was just the tip of the iceberg. 


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« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2008, 01:43:30 am »

... and to end it...



(...and the "Bank of Canada Security" - although they are considered security, they do have guns).
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« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2008, 02:45:14 am »

Hey Coinsplus, doesn't that Train Note look familiar  ;D

Thanks for taking us for a tour in the Currency Museum. Great job.

Got to love all those low number notes and the scarce Dominion of Canada notes.

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« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2008, 09:37:59 am »

When I went to the Currency Museum I tried to take pictures of some of the notes, but they looked terrible because of the glare.

Your pictures are great! And the video's


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Thanks coinsplus.

Never seen the museum or its treasures.

Does any one  think they will ever sell off the 01's in any denomination or series we see here?

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Does any one  think they will ever sell off the 01's in any denomination or series we see here?

It is very unlikely that they will ever let go of their number 1 notes, or any of their low serial numbers below 10.

If the 1999 or 2000 Bank of Canada auctions are any indication of their intentions, you may see future auctions of surplus Specimen notes (before 1935) or low serial number notes, but none in the single digit.  For reference, the lowest numbered Bird Issue matched set at the 2000 BoC auction was #14.

On the other hand, I have heard that the Bank of Canada may be willing to trade a surplus note(s) from their collection in order to acquire a note they are missing or desire for their collection.
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Do they have a set of solid 8's ;D

Wonder if any of the executives like Puerto Vallarta!  ::)
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Hey

I wanted to thank you for posting the videos and pictures. Greatly appreciated and enjoyed.

Cheers

Jason

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Great pics & videos

Thanks for sharing
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Excellent pics and videos, thanks a lot coinsplus.

I especially liked looking at the close up's of the $500's these pics will have to do, until i get my own  ;D
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I was just in Ottawa a couple of weeks ago.  I had the opportunity to take some more photos of the Journey Series Notes (really low serial numbers) and some other bank note related items.  I have also added some photos of "very rare" Canadian coins to the postings.  Take a peek at some of the photos I have attached to this posting:    http://www.cdnpapermoney.com/forum/index.php?topic=8437.msg38809#msg38809

Below are photos of the "Bank of Canada's 75th Anniversary Exhibit" - features all the previous and current Bank of Canada Governors - and their economic history during their period.

























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