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Valuable Coin Collection Unveiled in Uruguay Traces American History

Now on display at the Presidency's Library, the collection will travel to various Uruguayan cities

Posted: October 26, 2005

A large private collection of coins that had been kept in the vaults of Uruguay's Banco de la Republica for over 50 years is now on display at the Presidency's Library in Edificio Libertad.

Unveiled August 23, 2005 at Banco de la Republica’s Museos del Gaucho y de la Moneda, the collection shows how the great trends of U.S. history are reflected in the currency from the growing independence of the colonies, to the competing state currencies of the new nation, to the celebration of a more perfect union after the Constitutional Convention and finally the trauma of the civil war. (See related article).

The collection, now property of Museos del Gaucho y de la Moneda, will be on display at Edificio Libertad till October 28, and afterwards it is scheduled to visit several cities in the interior including the resort town of Punta del Este where it will be displayed throughout the tourist season.

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Coin collection on display at the Presidency´s Library. A historical timeline mounted above the display cases was prepared by the U.S. Embassy´s Information Resource Center to illustrate the various periods associated with the coins. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi)
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Coin collection on display at the Presidency's Library. A historical timeline above the display cases was prepared by the U.S. Embassy's Information Resource Center to illustrate the various periods associated with the coins.

The U.S. Embassy´s assistant Public Affairs officer Thomas Hamm observing one of the displays of the coin collection as Alicia Brassesco from the Museo del Gaucho y de la Moneda explains the various items within it, during a visit to exhibit at the Presidency´s Library October 25, 2005. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi)
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The U.S. Embassy's assistant Public Affairs officer Thomas Hamm observing one of the displays of the coin collection as Alicia Brassesco from the Museo del Gaucho y de la Moneda explains the various items within it.


Presidency´s Library director Mario Abellá, Museos del Gaucho y de la Moneda director Jorge Doldán, U.S. Embassy´s assistant Public Affairs officer Thomas Hamm, Museos del Gaucho y de la Moneda curator Winston Casal, and assistants Alicia Brassesco and Susana Vega. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi)
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Presidency's Library director Mario Abellá, Museos del Gaucho y de la Moneda director Jorge Doldán, U.S. Embassy's assistant Public Affairs officer Thomas Hamm, Museos del Gaucho y de la Moneda curator Winston Casal, and assistants Alicia Brassesco and Susana Vega.

Uruguayan Vice President Rodolfo Nin Novoa, right, speaks with Thomas Hamm, Jorge Doldán, Susana Vega and Winston Casal while visiting the coin collection display at the Presidency´s Library, October 25, 2005. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi)
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Uruguayan Vice President Rodolfo Nin Novoa, right, speaks with Thomas Hamm, Jorge Doldán, Susana Vega and Winston Casal while visiting the coin collection display.
 


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