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Colorado Springs, Colorado

Obscura Day 2016: Colorado Money Museum

Explore numismatic history through a mini-mint and private collections—an opportunity sure to be any coin collector's delight.

Join us on Obscura Day to explore a museum dedicated to the art, science and history of money.

Located in Colorado Springs, the American Numismatic Association Money Museum is home to some of the rarest pieces of currency in American history. The word "numismatic" refers to anything relating to or consisting of coins, paper currency, and medals. The American Numismatic Association (ANA), can be traced back to an 1888 leaflet titled The Numismatist, which drew the attention of coin collectors across the nation. The association was officially founded in 1891, and has since grown into the largest nonprofit numismatic organization of its kind in the world.

The Money Museum features several exhibits, including the Mini-Mint, where Obscura Day guests will get to see the minting process and even take home commemorative coins. Guests will be given an in-depth presentation on "The Currency of Colorado," as well as the chance to look at the museum's collection of Colorado's private gold and silver coins and paper money.

Money is a forever fascinating item and concept. With fellow Obscura Day explorers, thinkers and numismatists, take this opportunity to contemplate how money, and its representations and interpretations, have changed over time. 

Saturday, April 16; 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Ticket Cost: Free, but capacity is limited. RSVP REQUIRED.

American Numismatic Association Money Museum
818 N. Cascade Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

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