Truman Coin Collection
The Truman Coin Collection, on loan from the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum The Harry S. Truman Library of Independence, Mo., has generously loaned a large number of coins from its 463-piece coin collection for display in the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City's Money Museum. The Truman Library collection of American coinage consists of examples of coins produced by the U.S. Mint during every presidential administration.

The Truman Coin Collection was created through a nationwide campaign to replace a similar collection belonging to Secretary of the Treasury John Snyder that was stolen in 1962. Joseph Stack, a New York coin dealer, took the lead by volunteering to catalog and arrange the coins that were donated to the Coin Restoration Program. Coins were received from 167 individual donors and coin clubs located across the country. On May 6, 1964, John Snyder and Joseph Stack presented the restored collection to the Truman Library.
The Truman Coin Collection, on loan from the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum
The relationship between Harry S. Truman and the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City extends beyond the loan of this coin collection. In 1953, following his second term as president of the United States, Truman leased office space on the eleventh floor of the Bank's previous headquarters at 925 Grand in downtown Kansas City. It was here that the former president chronicled the years of his administration in a two-volume set of memoirs, Year of Decision (1955) and Years of Trial and Hope (1956). When the Harry S. Truman Library opened in July 1957, Truman moved his offices to the Library in Independence.
Saint-Gaudens $20 Double Eagle

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