Coins tell a story.
The exhibit at the Smithsonian’s Nation Museum of American History describes the interplay between coins as objects and the personal history of their use. The main section shows what money looked like in Colonial America and at pivotal times, including the Gold Rush, Great Depression and in the current era. The section called "The Power of Liberty," presents an array of coins from the United States and the world depicting Liberty, the feminine personification of freedom; coins with real and mythological women are also featured.
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All photos by Tom Mulvaney for the Smithsonian Institution. Copyright 2005, Smithsonian Institution.