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The E-Sylum:  Volume 3, Number 2, January 9, 2000, Article 10

NUMISMATIC COLLECTION AT MINT HQ?  

   In an interview in the January 4, 2000 issue of Numismatic 
   News,  U.S. Mint Director Philip N. Diehl remarks: "I very 
   much want to see a new home for American numismatics. 
   What I'm really talking about here is a visitor's center and/or 
   museum here in Washington, D.C., that pays tribute to the 
   American coin collector and to numismatics...  

   There has been a lot of talk about the National Numismatic 
   Collection and the fact that there hasn't been a great deal 
   invested in it over the last several years.  We have been 
   talking to the Smithsonian about the possibility of entering 
   into an agreement that would allow the Mint to take a more 
   active role in that collection."  

   The new Mint headquarters building was designed to have 
   a visitor's center on the ground floor.   It would be an 
   interesting turn of events to see part of the collection come 
   full circle and return to the Mint, where it was started 
   (albeit in Philadelphia, not Washington).    Having driven 
   past the building this spring while it was under construction, 
   I can attest to the fact that it is a substantial structure, located 
   at the edge of Washington's Chinatown, with plenty of 
   restaurants nearby. 

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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