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Museum Showcase

Show attendees have the opportunity to see some of the world’s most beautiful and valuable coins, paper money and related numismatic treasures not seen anywhere else. The Museum Showcase features rare and historic items from the ANA’s Money Museum and items generously lent to the ANA from private collections.

1913 Liberty Head Nickel

One of the five known 1913 Liberty Head nickels made under mysterious circumstances at the Philadelphia Mint and insured now for $3 million.

1913 nickel

1804 Draped Bust U.S. Silver Dollar

The "King of U.S. Coins", insured for $4 million, is among the most coveted of all U.S. rare coins, with only 15 known examples.

1804 dollar

The First U.S. Dimes

The United States Mint began operations in 1792 with experimental strikes of a limited number of coins.  It did not issue a full range of authorized denominations until 1796 – the year the first dimes were put into circulation.  This display features three 1796 and 1797 dimes showing the small eagle variety issued only in those two years – thus representing the first regular-issue dimes of the United States.

1796 dime

1943 Bronze Cent Error

Visitors can also see for the first time in Atlanta a unique World War II era Lincoln cent made in 1943 of bronze alloy, rather than zinc-coated steel to conserve copper, that sold for more than $1 million two years ago.

1943 error lincoln cent

1944 Zinc-plated Steel Cent Error

Though not as well known, 1944 steel cents errors are also quite rare with perhaps 35 examples in existence from all mints. 

1944 lincoln cent

Baker-Manley Washingtonia Exhibition

The Baker-Manley collection of Washington-related medals is the ultimate grouping of numismatic Washingtonia not only for its quality and size (over 950 pieces) but for its provenance – the core of this collection was formed by William Spohn Baker (1824-1897), the first numismatic researcher to compile a comprehensive catalog of medals related to George Washington.  Make sure to view this exhibit featuring highlights from this important collection donated by ANA benefactor and life member, Dwight N. Manley.

1797 washington medal
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