Lilly Coin Collection Acquired

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Summary

The numismatic collection of Josiah K. Lilly is acquired, and was, at the time, "the most important single acquisition ever received by the Numismatic Division." The 6,125 gold coins from ancient to modern times is transferred to the (National) Museum of History and Technology.

Subject

  • Lilly, Josiah Kirby 1893-1966
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 2, "The Torch," March 1974, p. 5.
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1969. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1969, p. 346.
  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7098, "S. Dillon Ripley Chronology."

Contact information

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

Date

1968

Topic

  • Money
  • Coins
  • Gifts
  • National Collections

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