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ANA opens ‘History of Money’ exhibit


Visitors to the American Numismatic Association’s Money Museum can see the many different forms, shapes and uses money has taken in the past 10,000 years in a new exhibit, “History of Money,” that opened April 26.

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“The exhibit is designed to highlight the most notable innovations in money through history,” said Douglas Mudd, Money Museum curator.

On display will be the first coins ever created from ancient Lydia, as well as ancient coins from Greece, Rome, India and China.
It will also present the oldest surviving type of paper money, a Chinese 1 kuan note from the 14th century.

Other major displays are dedicated to U.S. and world coins and paper money, modern coinage and how coins are minted.

Museum hours are 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors.

Call (719) 632-2646 for more information, or to schedule a tour.

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