Heritage Call to Support the Smithsonian’s National Numismatic Collection
As passionate collectors, we believe that we have a responsibility to preserve the history of numismatics for future generations. It is with this sense of duty that we are compelled to ask for your help.
The National Numismatic Collection (NNC) is among the world’s finest such collections and consists of more than 1 million objects, including coins, medals and paper currency. It is housed at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and preserves the role that money has played throughout this nation’s economic history. Currently, no endowment exists to support the collection and to guarantee broader access for collectors and the general public.
Therefore, Heritage is making a commitment to the Smithsonian to create an endowment for the National Numismatic Collection by raising over $1 million through “donated consignments,” where the consignor designates that the sale proceeds go to the NNC. This endeavor will culminate at FUN 2012 with a special session auction of the donated consignments. We are also donating 100% of our services as well as waiving 100% of our commissions. We are thrilled to announce that our very first donation has already been received, a 1895 Morgan Dollar PR66 Deep Cameo valued at over $100,000!
So, we challenge you to please consider donating a coin (or piece of currency), valued at $500 or more, to help build this incredibly important endowment. You will receive a charitable gift receipt from the Smithsonian for the proceeds of the sale of your consignment, less the value of any benefits received. Your contribution will guarantee a bright future for this collection.
We consider this to be one of the most important endeavors that Heritage has ever undertaken and we are proud to lead this project. We invite you to email us with your consignment, or any questions you might have.
For more information, please visit our Smithsonian Benefit Auction page.