The American Numismatic Association (ANA) has announced that it will be opening the Money Museum as part of Colorado Springs, Colorado’s First Friday Downtown. The event will allow the general public to view three main exhibits at the Money Museum free-of-charge starting April 2 through September during the hours of 4:00 PM through to 7:00 PM. The Money Museum and the ANA are located in Colorado Springs.
Discover how cultures have developed through the lens of numismatics – coins, banknotes, tokens, medals and more. The Money Museum, located adjacent to the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, explores art, history and culture through the prism of money. Beginning April 2 and continuing through September, patrons can view fascinating exhibits and rare specimens for free from 4 to 7 p.m. during First Friday Downtown.
Three main exhibits are on display at the Money Museum:
- Money of Empire: Elizabeth to Elizabeth: This exhibit uses money and medals to illustrate the development of the British Empire from its beginnings under Elizabeth I (1558-1603) to the present day.
- Harry W. Bass Jr. Gallery: One of the most complete U.S. gold coin collections ever assembled, including many one-of-a-kind specimens. Of paramount importance in the collection is a set of virtually all known die varieties of early (1795 to 1834) U.S. gold coin denominations, in the finest condition.
- The History of Money: Money has been evolving for the last 10,000 years. This exhibit displays those changes for all types of money – coins, tokens, paper money, emergency notes and more.
First Friday Downtown features new art, live music, and special events on the first Friday of every month at dozens of galleries, retailers and nonprofits throughout Downtown Colorado Springs.
The Money Museum is located at 818 N. Cascade Ave. Current museum hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Regular admission is $8 ($6 for seniors and students). Kids 12 and under are always free. For more information, call (719) 632-2646 or visit money.org/money-museum.
The Money Museum is operated by the nonprofit American Numismatic Association, which is dedicated to encouraging the study and collection of coins and related items. The ANA helps its 28,000-plus members and the public discover and explore the world of money through its vast array of educational programs including its museum, library, publications, conventions and webinars. For more information, call (719) 632-2646 or visit money.org.