George Manz and Marina Fischer with the Yap stone money. Photo: Jesse Robitaille, Canadian Stamp News.

Across the world, organic materials were used as currency prior to European colonization. Some defy credulity, while others have stood the test of time. Barter and trade in fact play a crucial part in our everyday lives since the beginning of civilizations. Join Marina Fischer, numismatic specialist at Nickle Galleries, and explore the objects from the Nickle Numismatic Collection, which contains over 300 unique pre-coinage currencies and its Canada’s foremost ethnographic money collection

Marina Fischer, MA. Numismatics Collection Specialist, Nickle Galleries.

Gallery Hall, Taylor Family Digital Library.


Everyone Welcome.  Always free!

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