History of the National Numismatics Collections

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Summary

History of the National Numismatics Collections covers its origin and early years in the nineteenth century, growth at the turn of the century, acquisition of the U.S. Mint Collection in 1923, and its recent history to 1966. Also discussed are exhibitions and procedures for care of the collection.

Subject

  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Postal History

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Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

Citation information

Bulletin of the United States National Museum Vol. 229

Notes

Author was curator of the collection for many years. Article contains numerous illustrations.

Contained within

Contributions from the Museum of History and Technology: Papers 31-33 on Numismatics (Book)

Contact information

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

Date

1970

Topic

Numismatics

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