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Royal Coin Cabinet, Stockholm

Categories: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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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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  • Although not a must see the Royal Coin Cabinet was really interesting - history of money was fascinating and it was interesting to see all the ways we have figured out to pay each other! 
  • A Museum of coins with a lot and very well organized. Obviously, if you're not interested in coins (and only looking for the historical part) is not your Museum. There are not too many bilingual explanations, but good. Recommended for lovers of numismatics, no doubt (you can go while your friends are sitting in a bar resting on Gamla Stan...).
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  • This incredible small museum, free entry, is part of the Royal Palace complex. Look for it if coins and money float your boat. The is also free audio guide and lockers (put in krona which is returned)...  read more »
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