In Conjunction With ‘Money, Money, Money,’ THNOC To Host Forum On Currency Collecting

NEW ORLEANS – In conjunction with its current exhibition “Money, Money, Money! Currency Holdings from The Historic New Orleans Collection,” The Historic New Orleans Collection (THNOC) will present an interactive presentation designed to educate and enrich people interested in Louisiana’s economic history and in collecting rare paper money and coins.

         Entitled “Currency Collecting in the 21st Century,” this two-hour forum will take place on Saturday, October 15, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at THNOC’s Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St. It will include THNOC curator and historian Erin M. Greenwald along with two experienced collectors—Randy Haynie and Stephen Cohen—who will touch on a number of fascinating subjects ranging from past personal experiences to precise instructions on maintenance—as well as pitfalls to avoid—that will give an overview for anyone trying to start or grow a currency collection.

         Greenwald, the curator of “Money, Money, Money!,” will provide an overview of New Orleans’s financial history. Haynie, who has spent 50 years amassing one of the largest currency collections in the state, will discuss his past experiences and the importance of preservation techniques. Cohen, of the venerable French Quarter antiques shop James H. Cohen and Sons, will trace his family’s lineage in the collecting world and discuss the changes that the 21st century has brought to the trade.

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          Following the presentations, Greenwald will lead an audience-driven discussion that will encourage guests to pose questions to the panel. Panelists will also recommend collecting supplies, and a limited number of complimentary currency collecting kits will be available on a first come, first served basis.

         Admission is free and registration is recommended.

         Founded in 1966, The Historic New Orleans Collection is a museum, research center and publisher dedicated to the study and preservation of the history and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf South.

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