Museums & Exhibits

Smithsonian Celebrates Opening of New National Numismatic Collection Exhibit

Smithsonian Celebrates Opening of New National Numismatic Collection Exhibit

By Harvey Stack and Charles Morgan for CoinWeek….   AN EXHIBIT TO BE REMEMBERED On July 15, 2015 the National Numismatic Collection was returned to the displays at the Smithsonian. For close to a decade, portions of the National Collection were not exhibited as the Museum of American History at the Smithsonian was reduced in size and the museum […]

Smithsonian Embraces Entrepreneurial Spirit, Opens American Innovation Wing

Smithsonian Embraces Entrepreneurial Spirit, Opens American Innovation Wing

New Exhibit Features the National Numismatic Collection By CoinWeek News Staff….   On Wednesday, July 1, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. officially opened the Innovation Wing of the National Museum of American History. There were educational demonstrations, live jazz and hip-hop performances, and even an attempt to build the world’s largest American flag out […]

51st Georgia Numismatic Association Coin Show Coming April 17-19, 2015

51st Georgia Numismatic Association Coin Show Coming April 17-19, 2015

By the Georgia Numismatic Association….   In Dalton, GA from April 17-19, 2015 rare U.S. coins and paper money will be on display at the Georgia Numismatic Association (GNA) 51st Convention coin show held at the Northwest Georgia Trade & Convention Center. The American Numismatic Association (ANA) will have its ANA Road Show at this […]

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Pistrucci Medal on Display May 1-2 at Pontypool Museum for Waterloo Bicentennial

Pistrucci Medal on Display May 1-2 at Pontypool Museum for Waterloo Bicentennial

By Pontypool Museum….   18 June 2015 marks the 200th anniversary of the victory of Britain and its allies at the Battle of Waterloo, the decisive battle that brought over 20 years of war in Europe and the wider world to an end. This summer, Pontypool Museum will host a small exhibition that explores the […]

By April 13, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Polish-American Numismatic Society Organizing 2015 Tour of Eastern Europe, Russia

Polish-American Numismatic Society Organizing 2015 Tour of Eastern Europe, Russia

By CoinWeek News Staff….   The Polish-American Numismatic Society (PANS), based in Troy, Michigan, is currently organizing its 2015 “Numismatic Educational Tour of Hands Across The Borders” of Eastern Europe and Russia, set to depart September 9 and return to the United States on September 25. The tour will start in Poland and cover Lithuania, […]

By April 10, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Money Museum Hosts Free Event for National Coin Week

Money Museum Hosts Free Event for National Coin Week

Free admission, coin-making demonstrations and more scheduled for April 25 The American Numismatic Association and Edward C. Rochette Money Museum will celebrate National Coin Week, April 19-25, with a host of family-friendly activities–including an open house with free admission and special events on Saturday, April 25. The theme for this year’s event is “Building Tomorrows: […]

Famed Brasher Doubloon on Display at ANA Money Museum

Famed Brasher Doubloon on Display at ANA Money Museum

The finest certified 1787 Brasher Doubloon, the first circulating gold coin struck for the young United States, is on display at the American Numismatic Association’s Edward C. Rochette Money Museum (www.money.org) in Colorado Springs. The coin is on loan courtesy of Monaco Rare Coins of Newport Beach, California (www.MonacoRareCoins.com). “It is now prominently exhibited in […]

Coins, Other Contents of Boston Time Capsule Revealed (UPDATED MARCH 28)

Coins, Other Contents of Boston Time Capsule Revealed (UPDATED MARCH 28)

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   UPDATE: According to the Boston Museum of Fine Art’s Patrick McMahon, the time capsule will be reburied some time after April 2015. So if you get the chance or just happen to be in the area, check out the time capsule’s contents at the MFA before the exhibit ends […]

PNNA, WCC to host trip to former proposed U.S. Mint site

PNNA, WCC to host trip to former proposed U.S. Mint site

Bus tour to The Dalles will follow ANA’s National Money Show The Pacific Northwest Numismatic Association (PNNA) and the Willamette Coin Club (WCC) have arranged a special all-day bus tour of the former proposed U.S. Mint site at The Dalles, Oregon, following the American Numismatic Association’s Portland National Money Show, to be held at the […]

The Numismatourist Book Describes Numismatic Museums Around the World. VIDEO: 3:18

The Numismatourist Book Describes Numismatic Museums Around the World. VIDEO: 3:18

Howard Berlin, Ph.D., Author Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……. Imagine traveling the world and going in all the great numismatic museums. That is just what Howard Berlin has done and he has written a book describing the different collections. This new book will inspire you to travel and learn more about numismatics. Copyright © CoinWeek – […]

By September 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
World’s Fair of Money top exhibiting honor awarded to Mack Martin

World’s Fair of Money top exhibiting honor awarded to Mack Martin

Exhibit featuring Reconstruction-era bonds wins Howland Wood Memorial Award Editor’s note: Images from Martin’s award-winning exhibit can be seen at Money.org. American Numismatic Association member Mack Martin won the Howland Wood Memorial Award for Best-in-Show in numismatic exhibiting at the 2014 Chicago World’s Fair of MoneySM in Rosemont, Illinois. Martin’s exhibit, “Baby Bonds,” featured notes […]

Coin Exhibits: The Saints Come Marching In To September 2014 Long Beach Expo

Coin Exhibits: The Saints Come Marching In To September 2014 Long Beach Expo

Free admission coupons will be available, and the all-time finest collection of Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle gold coins will be displayed in public for the first time anywhere at the Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com), September 4 – 6, 2014. “The A&A Saints Collection has a grade point average of 65.63, […]

By August 15, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Goals and Objectives of the San Francisco Museum and Historical Society. VIDEO: 1:54

Goals and Objectives of the San Francisco Museum and Historical Society. VIDEO: 1:54

Jeff Sosnaud, Interim Executive Director Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……. Interim Executive Director Jeff Sosnaud explains why San Francisco needs a historical society and what the SFMHS seeks to accomplish. Copyright © CoinWeek LLC – May 2014 Old San Francisco Mint, San Francisco, California – San Francisco Museum and Historical Society More news and video about […]

Why Museums Hate Ancient Coins

Why Museums Hate Ancient Coins

By Mike Markowitz for Coinweek….. Ancient Coin Series As collectors of ancient coins, one of the most Frequently Asked Questions we encounter is “Don’t these things belong in museums?” The answer, sometimes with a patient sigh, sometimes with a snort of derision, is an emphatic, “No!” The Dirty Little Secret is that museums hate ancient coins. Or, […]

Smithsonian & NGC Preserve National Numismatic Collection

Smithsonian & NGC Preserve National Numismatic Collection

Smithsonian Preserves National Numismatic Collection Through NGC Encapsulation of International Coins. The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History today announced the completion of a second project to increase the long-term preservation of the National Numismatic Collection housed at the museum through protective coin holders. The 100 coins recently encapsulated are some of the rarest and […]

Visual Diary: Smithsonian’s Plans for the new National Numismatic Collection Exhibit Unveiled

Visual Diary: Smithsonian’s Plans for the new National Numismatic Collection Exhibit Unveiled

CoinWeek’s David Lisot and Charles Morgan attended the gathering of  patrons for the Smithsonian Institution which included an insightful presentation on the design philosophy of the forthcoming National Numismatic Collection Exhibit, which is expected to launch in 2015. The following images, which were on display at the event, are presented here to give collectors a […]

By March 30, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Whitman Expo Baltimore Coin Show Report: Part 1

Whitman Expo Baltimore Coin Show Report: Part 1

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek….  A CoinWeek field report from Whitman Expo Baltimore…. For one lucky youngster–12-year-old Cole Bank–the opening day of the Spring coin show was one to remember. Dressed in Orioles orange and black, he was the first person in line to purchase and receive a 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame and […]

Major Exhibit of Mexican Revolution Memorabilia at US Mexican Convention. VIDEO: 18:54.

Major Exhibit of Mexican Revolution Memorabilia at US Mexican Convention. VIDEO: 18:54.

Elmer Powell, Collector Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com………. Coin conventions offer important opportunities to learn about history and collecting when exhibits are displayed. An extensive collection of items from the Mexican Revolution were on display at the US Mexican Numismatic Association Convention. The collector who assembled the collection talks about his collection and shows highlights. Copyright […]

By October 29, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Ship of Gold on Display by Monaco Rare Coins at Long Beach Expo. VIDEO: 3:37

Ship of Gold on Display by Monaco Rare Coins at Long Beach Expo. VIDEO: 3:37

Adam Crum, Monaco Rare Coins Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…… Treasure from the SS Central America shipwreck was on display at the Long Beach Expo in California. The “Ship of Gold” exhibit contains artifacts, coins, and bars of gold from a ship that sunk in a hurricane in 1857. The ship contained so much gold its […]

By October 3, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
ANA Museum Road Show at Long Beach Expo. VIDEO: 3:05.

ANA Museum Road Show at Long Beach Expo. VIDEO: 3:05.

Walter Ostromecki, Ph.D., President, American Numismatic Association Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……. The ANA is the largest coin collector organization in the United States. It has a large museum of some of the most rare coins and paper money in all of numismatics. As a way for more people to be able to see these coins […]

By October 2, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Brief History of the Smithsonian’s National Numismatic Collection

Brief History of the Smithsonian’s National Numismatic Collection

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the NGC Weekly Market Report ….. My first encounter with the Smithsonian’s National Numismatic Collection occurred nearly three decades ago. While in the Washington D.C. area I planned a visit to the Smithsonian Museum of American History to see what coins they might have on exhibit. My interest in rare […]

A Brief History of the Money Museum and Upcoming Fundraising Coin Auction

A Brief History of the Money Museum and Upcoming Fundraising Coin Auction

PANTA RHEI – “everything flows.” This quote from the work of the Greek philosopher Heraclitus perfectly encapsulates everything the Money Museum strives to be – always changing, never resting on the laurels of its past, and always remaining in the lead when it comes to the challenge of seeking out new forms of communication. This […]

Earliest Known Membership Certificate From 1894 Donated to ANA by Dwight Manley

Earliest Known Membership Certificate From 1894 Donated to ANA by Dwight Manley

Colorado Springs, Colo. – The earliest known surviving American Numismatic Association membership certificate, dated July 1, 1894, has been acquired by California real estate developer and long-time coin collector, Dwight Manley, and donated to the ANA. Manley’s donation also includes 16 other documents and materials dating back to the early years of the association that […]

ANA Money Museum Gets Stolen Australian Holey Dollar Returned

ANA Money Museum Gets Stolen Australian Holey Dollar Returned

The 1813 Holey dollar was returned to the American Numismatic Association’s Edward C. Rochette Money Museum on Oct. 23. The Holey dollar is an 1813 Australian coin struck on a 1788 Spanish-American real piece of Charles III from Mexico City. It has a large hole punched out of it; around the hole is an added […]

One of the Last Canadian Cents on Display at Money Museum

One of the Last Canadian Cents on Display at Money Museum

Royal Canadian Mint Recently Donated Special Cent to ANA Collection   A new display at the Edward C. Rochette Money Museum marks the end of an era and a major milestone in the history of money. The second-to-last Canadian cent ever produced is on display at the downtown Colorado Springs museum through 2012. Canada recently […]

ANA Museum Showcase Highlights Bass Collection Rarities

ANA Museum Showcase Highlights Bass Collection Rarities

Texas paper currency, rare patterns, famous errors also on exhibit The American Numismatic Association’s Museum Showcase will present a stunning array of numismatic treasures with a Texas connection during the 2012 Fall National Money ShowSM. These and other rare, historically significant items will be on display in the showcase Oct. 18-20 at the Dallas Convention […]

The Anniversary Celebration of Important Global Companies

The Anniversary Celebration of Important Global Companies

For the first time this October 20, 2012, there will be a celebration of companies which have reached milestone anniversaries.  There has not been such a celebration before, and the early reactions to this new concept have been very enthusiastic and gratifying. The celebration will be held in the exhibit Gallery of the Museum of American […]

By September 11, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
New Gold Bar Exhibit at the Denver Mint

New Gold Bar Exhibit at the Denver Mint

A ceremony was held at the United States Mint in Denver, Colorado exhibiting the first public display of gold bars in more than 10 years. The exhibit coincides with the 220th anniversary of the US Mint and the 150th anniversary of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. David Croft, Denver Mint Manager, introduced Treasurer Rosie […]

Exhibition of Greek Medals at Princeton University Library

Exhibition of Greek Medals at Princeton University Library

To showcase its recent acquisition of a collection of more than 120 medals of modern Greece, the Princeton University Numismatic Collection has installed an exhibition of a selection of historically important pieces in the Boyd Room of the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections in Firestone Library. The exhibition has been curated by Mary […]

Wyatt Yeager Sentenced to 27 months in ANA Museum Theft

Wyatt Yeager Sentenced to 27 months in ANA Museum Theft

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – Former ANA collections manager Wyatt Yeager, 33, has been sentenced to 27 months in federal prison, two years supervised release and ordered to pay $948,505 in restitution for the theft of approximately 300 historically significant coins and objects from the American Numismatic Association Money Museum in Colorado Springs, CO. The sentence […]

 
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