The Value of Money

Design render of the "vault door" exhibit entrance

A vault door will mark the entrance to the new Gallery of Numismatics and the inaugural exhibition, The Value of Money. This exhibition will delve into the National Numismatics Collection to uncover stories related to the innovations, messages, artistry, and allure of money. Featuring more than 400 objects from the collection, including some of the rarest in the world, the exhibit will include a storied 1933 Double Eagle, a personal check signed by President James Madison in 1813, a 1934 $100,000 dollar note, and a depression-era one-dollar clam shell. International artifacts as well as emerging technologies that represent cashless transactions will also be showcased.