See Olympic coins, memorabilia at ANA Money Museum

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) is reminding collectors the “Olympic Games—History and Numismatics” exhibit will be open at the Money Museum until mid-April.

This exhibit showcases a wide range of Olympic numismatic objects and memorabilia and explores the Games from their ancient beginnings to the modern revival. Notable artifacts on display include rare Syracusan dekadrachms from the fifth century BCE designed by two of the most celebrated engravers of the ancient world; a 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics bronze medallion designed by the famed Karl Goetz; a complete set of award medals from the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics and 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics courtesy of the U.S. Olympic Committee; plus participation medals, torches and a few mascots.

WWI EXHIBIT TO OPEN IN MAY

Following the conclusion of the Olympic exhibit, the Money Museum will unveil its new installation, “Trenches to Treaties: World War I in Remembrance,” which will include a complete set of victory medals issued by the Allied nations and presented to veterans of the “War to End All Wars,” as well as propaganda and satirical medals issued by artists of combatant nations.

Often called “The Great War” and more optimistically”The War to End All Wars,” the First World War changed the world’s political map and the fabric of European civilization. For more than four years, from 1914-18, more than 17 million people perished in an unprecedented maelstrom of destruction, but the consequences extended beyond casualties and physical damage.

Museum hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Regular admission is $5 ($4 for seniors, military and students), and children age 12 and under are free. For more information, call 719-632-2646 or visit money.org/money-museum.

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