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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 45, November 5, 2006, Article 16

ROYAL COPENHAGEN AND EAST BERLIN STATE MUSEUMS

Regarding Howard Berlin's planned tour of numismatic museums,
Alan V. Weinberg writes: "In my view, the second most impressive
European numismatic display (and holdings)- after the British Museum
- is the Royal Copenhagen Museum in downtown Copenhagen. Now, I'm
going back to my visit in the mid-1960's, but I doubt it's changed
much.

Not only was the public display almost the equivalent of the then
British Museum but the holdings in the private room off the display
room were incredible. Without any forewarning or invitation, I asked
to view some of the American coins and was shown a gem 1795 dollar,
a gem Noe-1 Oak Tree shilling, proof bust quarters, etc. I held them
raw in my fingers. From the collection I saw and the acquisition tags
I viewed (and my memory may be fuzzy now), I believe at least one of
the Danish monarchs was a serious numismatist who assembled much of
this world-class collection.

During this same period, I visited the East Berlin State Museum and
viewed significant numismatic holdings in display cases, one of
which appeared to be a gold Baker-61 George Washington Manly medal."

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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