Monetary History Hall Opens in A&I

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The new hall of Monetary History and Medallic Art opens today in the Arts and Industries Building, illustrating major aspects of the development of money economy. Part of Secretary Leonard Carmichael's exhibits modernization program, the exhibit covers from the "beginning of primitive barter to the establishment of our modern monetary system."


  • Carmichael, Leonard 1898-1973
  • Arts and Industries Building)
  • Exhibits Modernization Program United States National Museum
  • United States National Museum


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 43, Folder 8, Monetary History and Medallic Art.

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


March 18, 1961


  • Money
  • Exhibit openings
  • Exhibitions
  • Arts and Industries Building
  • Monetary History Hall
  • Numismatics
  • Arts and Industries Building--Monetary History Hall

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