Numismatic Collection Goes on Exhibition

Usage Conditions Apply
The Smithsonian Institution Archives welcomes personal and educational use of its collections unless otherwise noted. For commercial uses, please contact


The Northwest Hall of the Arts and Industries Building is selected as the location for the exhibition of the National Numismatic Collection. The collection includes a large amount of numismatic material assembled by the Division of the History and the collection of numismatic material formerly shown in the United States Mint in Philadelphia, which was transferred to the United States National Museum from the Treasury Department. "A satisfactory installation of the whole collection has been rendered possible by the transfer to the Museum of the exhibition cases in which the Mint Collection was formerly shown." The Historical Collections formerly in this hall (including the George Washington Collection of antiquarian material and Richard Mansfield Collection of a Historical Theatrical Costumes) was moved to new locations.


  • Arts and Industries Building)
  • National Numismatic Collection
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Postal History


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 298, Box 1, "Local Notes," 12/6/1923, p. 3.

Contact information

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




  • Money
  • Coins
  • Exhibitions

Full Record

View Full Record