Bank Note Iconography and the Ornaments of Commerce

Canadian Bank of Commerce, $5 and $20

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Article by Don McLean

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ver the course of the next few years, Canadian paper currency will be changing to Canadian plastic currency as the Royal Canadian Mint introduces the next generation of money, printed on plastic laminar. The change will bring two benefits: an increased lifespan for the notes, and increased security to prevent forgery. The graphics on …

Harvest Ring

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Article by John Harbinson
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ne of the more interesting aspects of collecting historical artifacts is contemplating their history and the people who may have been associated with them. This large circular flask or harvest ring, as it is sometimes called, is an intriguing example that invites the viewer to turn back the clock. On one face the maker …