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The E-Sylum: Volume 3, Number 51, December 10, 2000, Article 8


ANA Museum Curator Robert Hoge writes:

"Some of your readers may be interested to know that there is an example of the Perkins Bank Bill Test in the collection of the Museum of the American Numismatic Association, in Colorado Springs. In fact, it can be viewed, nearly in its entirety, on the ANA's website if one goes to the ANA's home page (at, then selects LIBRARY from the menu, and then clicks on IMAGING PROJECT. This beautifully preserved rarity was donated to the ANA Money Museum by our prominent and generous benefactor J. Roy Pennell, Jr. It is now obviously the only example available on exhibit to the public.

So many numismatists seem to take the ANA for granted. It exists solely for their benefit, yet a surprising number do not really support it and many even seem to be essentially unaware of its existence. However, increasing numbers of researchers do appear to be taking cognizance of the ANA's resources, and it is hoped that the renovation plans presently under way will enable larger numbers to take greater advantage of the still little-known treasures here."

[Editor's note: the ANA's Perkins images were a Featured Web Site in the January 23, 2000 E-Sylum (Volume 3, Number 4). Here's the direct link: ]

Wayne Homren, Editor

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