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Royal Coin Cabinet, Stockholm

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The Royal Coin Cabinet is a museum located on Slottsbacken, Gamla stan, in central Stockholm, Sweden, dedicated to the history of money.FunctionThe Coin Cabinet is an institution with a national responsibility for the conservation and the historical studies of coins, medals, and finance in general. Through expositions, the institution offers insights in the economical history of the world; by lending objects from its collection to researchers and expositions all over the world, it helps develop the knowledge within its scope; and by maintaining a national register of coin hoards, it is of great importance to scholars in Sweden. Over the portal is a piece of art by Elisabeth Ekstrand from 1996 called Vattenporfyrlek ("Water Porphyry Game") made of porphyry and marble. The museum includes exhibitions of coins, banknotes (the first in the world was issued in 1661 by Stockholms Banco), treasure hoards and piggy banks.Notable collectionsThe oldest Swedish coinA copper plate coin dating from Queen Christina's reign in 1644 that is thought at 19.7kg to be the heaviest in the world Parts of the Lohe treasure found in 1937 in Gamla Stan Weimar Republic inflation currencyNobel Prize medals
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  • The one I visited is the "Coin Museum" which is oposite the Royal coin cabinet at number 8. Anyway, it's fun and free little museum with lot of interesting facts about money and it's history. Sadly, n...  more »
  • It started as a free - entrance walking - in and passing by - it turned out to be a very interesting visit deep into the History! Especially we were astonished to see real money from post - war, extre...  more »
  • A good find, with free admission and an excellent collection of coins and notes across time telling the history of money. Well worth a visit, but if you do, brush up on your Swedish because the exhibi...  more »