Royal Coin Cabinet

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Coordinates: 59°19′34″N 18°04′22″E / 59.32619°N 18.0729°E / 59.32619; 18.0729

Kungliga Myntkabinettet
The Royal Coin Cabinet in 2007

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.

Function[edit]

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.[1] 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 collections[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The museum and the mission". Royal Coin Cabinet. Archived from the original on 2006-12-20. Retrieved 2007-02-09. 

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