Smithsonian Institution is seeking volunteers at its transcription
center to create digital images for online illustration of items in
its museums, which includes the National Numismatic Collection at the
National Museum of American History.
current focus involving the National Numismatic Collection is to
digitize the thousands of certified proofs for paper currency.
to https://transcription.si.edu, "Since 1863,
certified proofs allowed the Bureau of Engraving and Printing to
examine every intaglio printing plate before it was placed in production."
certified proof is being cataloged and digitized, with appropriate
descriptive information added to each image that will be posted online.
the main Smithsonian Transcription Center webpage at https://transcription.si.edu to learn about the
efforts being conducted in the Smithsonian family of museums. From the
main page, access the drop-down window under the title "Browse
Subjects" and click on the link to National Museum of American History.
section on certified proofs is located at https://transcription.si.edu/project/6691.