Currency
Edmonton – Back in 1987, the $1 coin was met with excitement by transit operators in Edmonton, but vending machine operators saw the coin as an added expense. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
London, U.K. – When the new polymer five-pound notes entered circulation last September in U.K., the Bank of England claimed that the new notes would provide a better alternative to their previous paper counterparts. However, certain studies said otherwise. EPPN reports. | READ MORE
Alberta – People and businesses in southern Alberta are being warned about counterfeit money. Fake bills have been turning up in small towns surrounding Calgary more frequently in the past few months. Global News reports. | READ MORE
Toronto – Toronto-based CCL Industries will pay $1.13 billion to buy its British rival Innovia in a bid to become one of the world's biggest makers of polymer banknotes. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Ottawa – One eminent Canadian woman will be named as the face of the next regularly circulating bank note on Dec. 8.
Ottawa – The central bank of Canada has published a new working paper that suggests its researchers believe digital currency exchange rates will become less volatile should adoption increase. CoinDesk reports. | READ MORE
Ottawa – Learn about the security features of the $20 note commemorating Queen Elizabeth II’s historic reign. The note has special design elements, says The Bank of Canada | READ MORE
Ottawa – The Bank of Canada has begun circulating a $20 note commemorating the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.
Ottawa – The Bank of Canada on Sept. 9 will present and begin circulating a $20 note commemorating the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.
Ottawa – While slightly below the same period in 2014, results of $34.9 million in pre-tax profits for the Royal Canadian Mint's second quarter demonstrate another quarter of strong performance, the Mint said in a news release.
June 24, 2015, Ottawa – A long-anticipated report published by the Canadian Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce has called for a "regulatory light touch" on bitcoin and digital currencies, CoinDesk reports. | READ MORE
May 25, 2015, Vancouver – Simon Fraser University is unveiling three Bitcoin ATMs — or automated vending machines May 26 at campus bookstores in Burnaby, Surrey and downtown Vancouver. Business Vancouver reports. | READ MORE
May 21, 2015, Ottawa – The federal government will issue coins commemorating the 63-year reign of Queen Elizabeth through the Royal Canadian Mint and a $20 bank note through the Bank of Canada.
Feb. 10, 2015, Ottawa – The Royal Canadian Mint has selected Origin Merchant Partners to facilitate the sale of its MintChip digital currency product. Origin was selected as the result of a competitive procurement process.
Dec. 5, 2014, Ottawa – The Bank of Canada is inviting Canadians to propose ideas for the design of a new bank note to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017.
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