New Acquisitions: Building the National Numismatic Collection

The National Numismatic Collection grows each year through the generosity of individuals and agencies, including the U.S. Mint, Treasury, and Bureau of Engraving and Printing. Here are some of the National Numismatic Collection’s newest acquisitions and temporary loans since 2015, gathered through public and private partnerships  

Since its inception with the Smithsonian Institution’s founding in 1846, the National Numismatic Collection has grown to more than 1.6 million pieces today. The Smithsonian continues to build this world-class collection to preserve monetary objects for future generations and to promote the study of history.