Online Gallery: The Smithsonian Grand Duke Georgii Mikhailovich Rare Coin Collection

An online showcase featuring highlights of this collection was recently posted online. A number of these treasures are unique and haven't been seen for decades.

In the vaults of the National Museum of American History in Washington is a collection of some 14,000 Russian coins and medals dating back nearly 1,000 years. The collection, rivaled only by the coin collection in the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, is so exceptional that a number of the pieces cannot be found in any other private or public collection worldwide.

Click the link below to see a wonderful gallery from this collection created by the US State Department’s Bureau of International Information Programs (IIP): Chronicling Russian History in Rare Coins.

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