How do you move one the largest and most valuable coin collections in the world? Hire a moving company with ordinary trucks to schlep 425 plastic packing crates across Manhattan.
Although there was a police escort, the American Numismatic Society moved over 800,000 coins, bank notes, medals, pins, tokens, campaign buttons, and many other artifacts to the society’s new headquarters at One Hudson Square.
The ANS was founded in 1858 and the collection represents an accumulation of some of the finest and most unique collectables accumulated during that time.
The ANS collection will begin to exhibit the collection starting in October. In September, the ANS library of over 100,000 books, manuscripts, catalogs, and other items will be open to the public.