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)
- Badge with metal pin bar in the shape of a cross with a shield at center. The embossed image of a Bible is set within the shield with the words, "Loyalty to Christ." The cross bears the initials BYPU, which stand for Baptist Young People's Union. The bar holds a plastic badge with a wreath design on its border and the phrase, "Welcome 1904 // Detroit the Beautiful." Badge features a color illustration of a pool and pathway. There is an island in the forefront and trees along the banks of the pathway. The BYPU held its annual convention in Detroit in 1904.
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- Whitehead & Hoag Company
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- Data Source
- National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center