Cabinet. A piece of furniture, usually an arrangement of shallow trays, or trays of varying depth, built to house a collection of coins and medals. Cabinet is also the collective term for a collection of any numismatic items irrespective of wherever or how ever it is kept.
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For Artists, Makers, Collectors and Curators
COMPILED AND WRITTEN BY D. WAYNE JOHNSON
Roger W. Burdette, Editor