Coins, Currency, and Medals
The Museum possesses one of the largest numismatic collections in the world. The collections include over 1 million objects, comprising coins, medals, decorations, and pieces of paper money. Among the many great rarities here are some of the world’s oldest coins, created 2,700 years ago. But the collection also includes the latest innovations in electronic monetary exchange, as well as beads, wampum, and other commodities once used as money. A special strength lies in artifacts that illustrate the development of money and medals in the United States. The American section includes many rare and significant coins, such as two of three known examples of the world's most valuable coin, the 1933 double eagle $20 gold piece.
"Coins, Currency, and Medals - Overview" showing 1 items.
- Description (Brief)
- Pinback button with illustration of a woman in a swimsuit sitting on a beachfront and the Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks logo, a red star between elk antlers. Purple plastic ribbon with white print hangs from the button.
- The button is a guest badge from the New Jersey State Convention of June 21-22, 1923, in Asbury Park, N.J.
- Currently not on view
- Whitehead & Hoag Company
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- Data Source
- National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center