Last Updated: Nov 22, 2016 Views: 38
Thank you for contacting us. You are correct that there are several objects in our collection with coins enclosed in glass pieces. When searching our OPAC, I did not readily find any results on the topic, so you are not alone. However when I searched for coin glass in article index, I did find 53 citations. Did you have a chance to look through those? One feature of the collection browser is the publications section. For this piece, if you scroll down the page, you will see the publications section that lists books or articles that contain the featured piece.
This section will be on the page for any piece that has corresponding library materials. This is one way you may be able to go through and look for related publications. Some of them may have no more information than what is already listed in the object description though. If you do find books you are interested in borrowing or articles you would like copied, please take the citation to your local library and ask the librarian to request the item through Interlibrary Loan. Let me know if you have any questions about this. We are happy to loan second copies of books or send pdfs of articles.
Your topic is also one that may be addressed within larger volumes and not specifically called out within our catalog. Are you focusing on items from any particular country? Checking indices may be helpful, though a bit tedious.
I hope some of this information helps. Please let me know if you have any additional questions by contacting me at the email address listed below.
The Corning Museum of Glass is currently closed to the public effective March 16 through April 22, 2020, as a precautionary measure for public health and safety. As a result, resources available to answer your questions are extremely limited. During this closure, you may be interested in searching our Ask a Glass Question FAQs or reviewing our Research Guides on various topics. We also highly recommend checking out The Corning Museum of Glass on YouTube for hours of artist demonstrations, lectures, and special events. Thank you for your patience.