Books and monographs

  • March 6, 2010

    By All Accounts

    By All Accounts is the fifth and final book in the Bank's souvenir history series. This volume presents a portrait of the Bank from the perspective of outside observers, showing how Canadians have perceived the performance of their central bank over the decades through the eyes of those who monitor its work on the public's behalf.

  • December 6, 2008

    Beads to Bytes: Canada's National Currency Collection

    This volume explores money and the role it has played, and continues to play, in society, through the lens of Canada's National Currency Collection. The Collection is an extraordinary repository of coins, bank notes, and related paraphernalia from around the world. Soft cover, 124 pages (2008).

  • December 6, 2007

    More Than Money: Architecture and Art at the Bank of Canada

    This volume will take you on a tour of the head office complex, highlighting interesting features of architecture, interior design, and decoration, as well as elements of restoration and preservation. It also features pieces from the Bank's art collection. Soft cover, 128 pages (2007).

  • December 6, 2006

    The Art and Design of Canadian Bank Notes

    This volume offers readers a behind-the-scenes look at the demanding world of bank note design, highlighting the beauty of Canada's bank notes and celebrating the engraver's art. Soft cover, 124 pages (2006).

  • December 10, 2005

    A History of the Canadian Dollar - by James Powell

    The history of Canada's money provides a unique perspective from which to view the growth and development of the Canadian economy and Canada as a nation. Author James Powell traces the evolution of Canadian money form its pre-colonial origins to the present day, highlighting the currency chaos of the colonial period, as well as the effects of two world wars and the Great Depression.

  • December 6, 2005

    The Bank of Canada: An Illustrated History

    This volume features interesting images and anecdotes about Canada's central bank and its place in Canadian society from 1935 until the present.