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December 8, 2005 – February 11, 2008
Museum: Smithsonian Castle
Location: Schermer Hall, West Wing
On view are some of the National Museum of American History's National Numismatics Collection's (NNC) rarest holdings, including a 1913 Liberty Head nickel and the unique 1849 Double Eagle. Documenting the role of money in economic history, the NNC holds more than 1 million objects, including coins, medals, and paper currency.
Five areas are explored: