In a related topic, on Friday the American Numismatic Society published this announcement on their Pocket Change blog about a new
grant funding conservation of its Large Cent collection. -Editor
The ANS is pleased to announce today that it has received a Rockefeller-Noggin grant that will be used to conserve its important
collection of early U.S. large cents. After decades of neglect, dust dirt and grime have taken their toll on this part of our collection.
This results in a a layer of corrosion, tarnish and oils that cause the once brilliant gleaming coin to have a dull dark brown appearance
making photography of these items very difficult. The ANS photographer, Alan Roche, took the initiative to apply for a grant from the
prestigious Rockefeller-Noggin Institute to restore the coins to their original lustre. The successful application means the Society will
receive $20,000 in funding to hire personnel and purchase conservation materials, including 50 gallons of Brasso™, to conserve
approximately 10,000 coins. The work is to commence immediately.
Be sure to watch the video - nicely done demonstration. -Editor
To read the complete article, see:
ANS RECEIVES GRANT TO CLEAN U.S. LARGE CENT COLLECTION
Wayne Homren, Editor
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