Hardcover: 172 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press (October 13, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.6 x 10.3 inches
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This slim volume is the companion to the new permanent money exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. With approximately one and a half million objects, the national numismatic collection is a vast treasure trove that belongs to the American people, but only a small selection of the most celebrated, representative, exotic or dramatic items are accessible on public display. The book is organized in five thematic sections: Origins of Money, Innovations of Money, Messages of Money, Artistry of Money and Allure of Money. The author is the new curator of the collection and she has brought fresh enthusiasm, meticulous scholarship, and a new openness to an institution that has a reputation for stodginess. While this book will be of value to collectors and professional numismatists it also has much to offer readers with an interest in social, cultural and economic history. Richly illustrated in color, and well-indexed, with with a brief but useful bibliography.
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