Friday, June 22, 2012

When the financially struggling Hispanic Society of America decided to sell its collection of nearly 38,000 rare coins last year, that Upper Manhattan museum sought to allay fears that its cultural treasure would become inaccessible to scholars and the public by striving to find a public institution to buy it.

None, however, was found to purchase the collection, valued at more than $25 million; the coins landed in private hands; and some of those scholars’ concerns are now being realized.

About 1,000 of the coins will be . . .

Read more at The New York Times

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