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Collecting History: Coins, Banknotes, and Postage Stamps in Special Collections
Exhibition Dates: June – August 2017
Collected by people of all ages and status, coins, banknotes and postage stamps serve a practical function, yet can be considered miniature works of art that reflect the history and culture of their time. Featuring national symbols, notable individuals and events, and often putting forth ideas and propaganda, they show us how nations wanted the public to perceive their governments and cultures.
This summer exhibition features just a sampling of these materials from our collections, from ancient coins to foreign currency, and stamps from around the world.