What objects are on display?
- The NNC currently has two exhibitions at the National Museum of American History: The Value of Money and Really BIG Money.
How do I set up a visit to the NNC?
- Please see Contact and Inquiries to find out how to set up a research or photography visit.
Can I take my own photos of objects in the collection?
- Yes, during supervised research and photography visits to the collection, visitors are allowed to bring their own equipment and take photographs of our objects.
- Photos are allowed in the galleries as well.
I have objects that I would like to donate to the NNC. How do I proceed?
- Thank you for your interest in donating to the NNC. Please email a short description and, if possible, a few images of the objects to NMAH-NNC@si.edu. Curatorial and Collections staff will review and respond to your message.
- Please note that while we are very grateful for your consideration, we are not able to accept most donations of objects.
Would the NNC like to purchase my objects?
- Thank you for your interest in the NNC, however, we are not able to purchase your objects at this time.
How much is my object worth?
- The NNC is not able to provide valuations for objects. Please see this page for information about appraisals.
Is my object real?
- The NNC is not able to verify the authenticity of objects.
Does the NNC grade coins?
- The NNC does not grade its coins or participate in the grading of coins in other collections.
Can I get involved at the NNC through interning or volunteering?
- Thank you for your interest in donating your time and expertise. Unfortunately at this time we are not able to take on new volunteers.
- We accept interns on an as-needed basis. Please apply through the Smithsonian Online Academic Appointment System.