Money Museum, Colorado Springs, CO


The Money Museum is located at 818 North Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903. The building is on the campus of the Colorado College adjacent to the Colorado Springs Fine Art Center. The museum is closed Sunday and Monday and open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:30 am to 5:00 pm. If visitors are members of the American Numismatic Association admission is free. General admission is five dollars for seniors 55 and over, and four dollars for military and students with an ID. School groups are welcomed and guides tours are available. The museum is set up for self guided tours, however. It will take approximately one to three hours to see the museum.

Visitors will find when they visit the museum the art, science and history of money and other related items. There are three main galleries in the museum where rare money can be seen. Guests will not only learn about the history of money they will also learn about the history of our nation and the world though the use of money.

There is a multi media gallery that is home to the Harry W. Bass collection and the gallery bears the Bass family name. In this gallery guests will see American gold coins, paper money and experimental pattern coins.

At the main level of the museum guests will see the new exhibit that is changed yearly. These exhibits are designed to appeal to diverse interests. The exhibit may include history, archaeology, art, economics, banking and coin collecting.

Other exhibits include the Maynard-Sundman Gallery and the Whitman Publishing Gallery. They are located on the lower level of the museum. These two galleries also have new exhibits each year. The focus of these exhibits is on the aspects of numismatics and coin collecting.

The Money Museum has more than 250,000 objects that speak of the history of numismatics that encompasses the earliest money to modern day money. Guests may see paper money, tokens, coins, medals, traditional money for the world's nations and exonumia. Some of the money on exhibit includes a George O. Walton 1913 Liberty nickel, an 1804 dollar and an 1866 no motto series.

Exhibits that have been at the museum include: Lincoln's Legacy: A Nation United, Explore America! A New Look for an Old Coin, Victory at All Costs: Money of World War II, Money Makes the World Go Round, The Presidents Are Coming, Spades, Knives and Cash: The History of Chinese Coinage, Numismatics of the Olympic Games, Money in Early America, Currency in Conflict: Money of the Civil War and Benjamin Franklin: A Man for All Times. There are two larger traveling exhibits that have or may come to the Money Museum and they are: Money of the World Today: A Portrait of Global Society and "Viva la Revolucion!'' The Money of the Mexican Revolution!

Other attractions in Colorado Springs include the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Garden of the Gods Park, Pike's Peak and nearby Manitou Springs with its Cave of the Winds, Cog Railway and many other offerings.

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May 20, 2011 @ 2:14 pm
Hello. My name is Judy Newhouse and I'm the receptionist at the Money Museum. Thank you for your review of our museum. However, I would like to correct some information. General admission is $5.00 for anyone under 55; $4.00 for seniors 55 and over, active students and active military. Children 12 and under are free.

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Kind regards,
Judy Newhouse
American Numismatic Association
719-482-9834
newhouse@money.org

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