Royal Coin Cabinet
The Royal Coin Cabinet (Swedish: Kungliga Myntkabinettet) is a museum located on Slottsbacken, Gamla stan, in central Stockholm, Sweden, dedicated to the history of money and economic history in general.
The 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.
- The oldest Swedish coin
- A copper plate coin dating from Queen Christina's reign in 1644 that is thought at 19.7 kg (43 lb) to be the heaviest in the world
- Parts of the Lohe treasure found in 1937 in Gamla Stan
- Weimar Republic inflation currency
- Nobel Prize medals
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