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National Museum of American History: Coins, Currency, and Medals

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The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History is home to over a million items related to the history of currency and medals. On this website, visitors can browse a significant digitized portion of this collection which includes over 50,000 items dating back to colonial North America. This numismatic collection can be filtered by date, location (most items in this collection are from the United States and can be searched by state; the collection also includes items from Russia, Mexico, and a handful of other countries), Object Type (including coins, sketches, medals, and paper money) and more. A few of the many highlights of this collection include a 20 shilling note from late-seventeenth century Massachusetts; a Russian medal crafted to commemorate the death of Nicholas I in 1855; and a tajedero used as currency by the Aztecs circa 1500.
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Date of Scout Publication 2017-03-17
Archived Scout Publication URL https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2017/0317

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