Thursday, August 11, 2016

Why Museums Hate Ancient Coins

Why Museums Hate Ancient Coins
By Mike Markowitz August 10, 2016

AS COLLECTORS OF ANCIENT COINS, one of the most Frequently Asked Questions we encounter is “Don’t these things belong in museums?” The answer, sometimes with a patient sigh, sometimes with a snort of derision, is an emphatic, “No!”

The Dirty Little Secret is that museums hate ancient coins.

Or, to put it more accurately, most museum curators and officials would be happy not to have to deal with them.

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