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Coins & Medals of Imperial Russia

This exhibition describes 600 coins of the Russian Empire housed in the Yale Numismatic Collection. The collecting of coins at Yale goes back at least to the early 19th century. The collection was once housed in the Trumbull Gallery, but by 1860 it was in the University Library where its arrangement was undertaken in the middle years of the century. Today the total number is closer to 100,000, making Yale's by far the largest university collection in the United States.