National Numismatic Collection
The National Numismatic Collection is one of the world's largest collections of coins, paper currency, exonumia and related items. In total the collection contains over 1.6 million objects, including 450,000 coins, medals and decorations and 1.1 million pieces of paper money.
As of 2004, the exhibit housing the Collection was the last surviving exhibit from the Smithsonian Museum of American History's original 1964 arrangement. In late 2004, the exhibit was closed, and the Collection returned to the Smithsonian's vaults. Only a few dozen of the Collection's most notable specimens remain on display today.
Noteworthy items in the collection
- A gold 20 Excelentes coin of Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain
- Brasher half doubloon 
- All three types of the 1804 silver dollar
- 1849 Double eagle
- Two 1877 fifty dollar patterns
- One 1913 Liberty Head nickel
- Two 1933 Double Eagles
- The 1974 aluminum cent
- "The National Numismatic Collection". Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved October 12, 2011.