From Rare to Remarkable Currency ExhibitWINONA, Minn. – From rare to remarkable, dozens of examples of American currency from the past 230 years will be part of a new exhibit at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum.
WINONA, Minn. – From rare to remarkable, dozens of examples of American currency from the past 230 years will be part of a new exhibit at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum.
Sponsored by Merchants Bank, the exhibit titled From the Vault: Historic Currency from the 18th to 20th Centuries will be on display in the Museum’s atrium from July 1 to 13.
More than 80 pieces of currency make up the exhibit. Some of the notable notes include:
• fractional currency – paper notes in 5 to 50 cent denominations, printed during the Civil War due to coin hoarding
• colonial notes – American currency issued while under English rule
• large size notes featuring the best in monetary design from 1861 to 1928
• a $5,000 bill – one of only 143 left in the world
• the “King of Error” bill – the face shows a $5 bill, but the back shows a $10
“Merchants Bank officials really outdid themselves combing the vault to put together this collection,” said Larry Gorrell, MMAM executive director. “The currency displayed is so rare and unique; the exhibit is as much an educational venture as it is an artistic one.”
The Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. The Museum is closed Mondays and holidays such as Independence Day. Admission costs $6 adults and seniors, $3 students and is free for children age 4 and under. Students also are admitted free on Tuesdays thanks to support from Target.
For more information about the Museum, its programs, lectures, exhibits and events, call (507) 474-6626 or visit www.minnesotamarineart.org. For more information about Merchants Bank visit www.merchantsbank.com.