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No 'drooling' or samples allowed: Cool currency exhibits

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Money museums: 'No drooling, no samples'

Global Money Week—the annual campaign to teach young people the value of money—is over, but museums around the world offer a year-round education for anyone curious about coins, currency and even virtual cash.

New York City's Museum of American Finance, for example, has a room dedicated to Alexander Hamilton. And the Higgins Museum of National Bank Notes, in Okoboji, Iowa, displays the country's largest collection of currency issued by chartered U.S. banks. (Note the museum rules: "No drooling on the banknotes" and "No free samples.")

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Here are a half-dozen more money-exhibits to visit.

—By Harriet Baskas, special to CNBC. Follow Road Warrior on Twitter at @CNBCtravel.
Posted 21 March 2015

Source: Money Museum of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago