The ANA Museum Showcase features spectacular examples of rare coins and paper money, along with many other historically significant numismatic treasures. The exhibit includes rarities from the ANA Edward C. Rochette Money Museum and private collections.
On display are the Money Museum’s 1913 Liberty Head nickel, one of a mere five struck, and the 1804 silver dollar—the “King of Coins”—of which only fifteen are known.
The first coins ever produced by the U.S. Mint were struck at the request of President George Washington. These 1,500 half dismes were made in a basement close to the minting facility that was under construction in Philadelphia and featured a portrait of Liberty, which legend says was modeled after Martha Washington. This rare and historic specimen is displayed courtesy of Brian Hendelson.
This showcase offers a selection of spectacular printing errors in the ANA’s signature Bebee Collection of U.S. Paper Money. As currency is produced, a variety of mistakes can occur, among them double denominations, improper alignment, inverted backs, seal overprints, and misaligned or missing serial numbers.