I nicknamed Howard Berlin of Delaware "The Numismatourist" for his varied travels around the world visiting numismatic sights and museums. Here's his latest report from closer to home - the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland's Money Museum. Thanks!
On Monday, our last day in Cleveland, we went to the Cleveland Federal Bank’s money museum. There I met up with an acquaintance, Tom Babinszki, whom I had met several years ago at a coin show in Chicago. Born in Budapest and blind at birth, he collects coins. He has been using my book about money museums as a guide when he travels to various cities here and abroad. He has a blog, aptly named, “The Blind Coin Collector.
Yes, money does grow on trees. At the Fed museum, there is a money tree with leaves of banknotes.
At right: Tom Babinszki with Judy and Howard Berlin
The East 6th Street side main hallway of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.
A display with a relatively small Yap stone money specimen.
An exhibit challenging museum visitors to identify whether U.S. banknotes are genuine or counterfeit.
Thanks again. The various Federal Reserve branches across the country often have nice numismatic exhibits. All are worth considering when on a trip to one of their home cities.
To visit Tom's Blind Coin Collector blog, see:
For more information about the Cleveland Fed, see:
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