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A Sampling of the Mitchelson Coin Collection

1927 Double Eagle CoinIn December of 1911, the Connecticut State Library was given a vast collection of currency, coins and medals assembled by Joseph C. Mitchelson.

Mitchelson, of Tariffville, Connecticut was a member of the U.S. Assay Commission and was the first American to be elected to the British Numismatic Society. Originally comprising over 10,000 U.S. and foreign coins, the collection continued to grow and now includes some of the most rare and unique specimens in the world.

The sampling of American coins on display at the Museum of Connecticut History spans the period from the 17th century to the present. Included are such rarities as Connecticut's Higley Copper token and the ultra high relief 1907 $20 Gold Double Eagle.

The Museum is part of the Connec

The Museum is part of the Connecticut State Library.
Admission is free

Museum of Connecticut History, Connecticut State Library
231 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106 [Directions/Parking]

Tel: 860-757-6535, Fax: 860-757-6521
Museum Administrator: Dean Nelson

Museum Hours: Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

The Library and Museum are closed on Sundays, State Holidays & Saturdays when a holiday observance is on a Friday or Monday.

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