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The E-Sylum:  Volume 11, Number 8, February 24, 2008, Article 19

NUMISMATIC COLLECTIONS OF THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

Douglas Mudd writes: "Another great issue - and you were
right - a whopper!  I am glad I persevered in reading
through...

In answer to Alan Weinberg's question about the Library of
Congress, I know that some parts of the original Smithsonian
collection came from the Library of Congress - including
numismatic objects - this would have been at the time of
the foundation of the Smithsonian.  After that, I believe
some items were transferred during the 19th century, but
I do not know (or remember) of any transfers in the 20th
century.  I will see if I can find any further information
on that.

"As for what the LOC currently has, unfortunately, I never
had the privilege to visit their collections - and I was
not aware that they had very much. Most of my contact with
the library was via the web - they have fantastic resources
available online and have had for over a decade."

 COINS AND MEDALS AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
 esylum_v11n07a22.html

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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