National Numismatic Collection

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The National Numismatic Collection is the national coin cabinet of the United States. The collection is part of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History.

Overview

The National Numismatic Collection is one of the world's largest collections of coins, paper currency, exonumia and related items. In total the collection contains over 1.6 million objects, including 450,000 coins, medals and decorations and 1.1 million pieces of paper money.[1]

History

As of 2004, the exhibit housing the Collection was the last surviving exhibit from the Smithsonian Museum of American History's original 1964 arrangement. In late 2004, the exhibit was closed, and the Collection returned to the Smithsonian's vaults. Only a few dozen of the Collection's most notable specimens remain on display today.

Noteworthy items in the collection

See also

This featured list of United States Fractional currency is comprised exclusively of notes from the National Numismatic Collection. United States Fractional Currency
This featured list of United States Silver certificates is comprised exclusively of notes from the National Numismatic Collection. United States Silver Certificates

Footnotes

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i These articles contain image tables comprised in large part or exclusively of images from the National Numismatic Collection.
  2. ^ a b These articles use some images from the National Numismatic Collection.

References

  1. ^ "The National Numismatic Collection". Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved October 12, 2011. 

External links

  • Official website
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