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Press Release

Discover the Tales Money Can Tell

Cleveland is first to host traveling exhibit on world money

Be part of a first! The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland's Learning Center and Money Museum is the first organization to host Money of the World Today: A Portrait of Global Society. The exhibit, containing coins, currency, and artifacts from 192 countries, is on loan from the American Numismatic Association Money Museum in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The special exhibit - which opens to the public today, and runs through July 12, 2007 - is full of fascinating facts and appealing displays. Visitors may be surprised at what a country's cash reveals about its art, geography, history, and languages. As they "journey" to each country, they will meet heroes, visit landmarks and landscapes, and explore other cultures.

Children visiting the exhibit can also participate in a scavenger hunt. They will receive a Money of the World Today passport and a brief list of questions. As they search through the displays for answers to the questions, children will learn about the history, economics, people, and geography of the countries that they are "visiting." Once they have completed their tour and turned in their answers, they will get their passport stamped - just like true world travelers!

Admission is free. The exhibit is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Thursday (closed holidays). Groups of 10 or more, must call ahead for reservations.

The exhibit is a special addition to the Learning Center and Money Museum's 30 interactive exhibits and displays that focus on what gives money value. The Learning Center is open year-round, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Thursday (closed holidays).

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland is one of 12 regional Reserve Banks that along with the Board of Governors in Washington DC comprise the Federal Reserve System. Part of the US central bank, the Cleveland Fed participates in the formulation of our nation’s monetary policy, supervises banking organizations, provides payment and other services to financial institutions and to the US Treasury, and performs many activities that support Federal Reserve operations System-wide. In addition, the Bank supports the well-being of communities across the Fourth Federal Reserve District through a wide array of research, outreach, and educational activities.

The Cleveland Fed, with branches in Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, serves an area that comprises Ohio, western Pennsylvania, eastern Kentucky, and the northern panhandle of West Virginia.

Media contact

Doug Campbell,, 513.218.1892