The Münzkabinett of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin is one of the largest Numismatic Collections in the world. The area covered by its holdings reaches from the beginning of coinage in the 7th century B.C. to 21st century Euros, its geographical scope from Finland to South Africa, from Berlin to Buenos Aires. In addition to more than 500,000 items (coins, medals, notes, tokens) the Cabinet also holds sealings, dies, and historical minting tools. The Numismatic Collection equally is maintaining its exhibitions duties and, being an archive of money, its role as a centre of numismatic research and study.
On the Berliner Museumsinsel the Münzkabinett presents two permanent exhibitions within the Altes Museum (ancient coinage up to c. A.D. 268) and the Bode-Museum (antiquity, medieval and modern periods including medals). Additionally coins are on display within the exhibitions of the Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte in the Neues Museum.
This online catalogue allows you to browse through these exhibitions and other holdings. Feel free to virtually take these coins, medals and many more objects home with you. Have a closer look and find additional information of numismatic and historical value. You will discover precious beauties and hopefully a new experience of old money and coinage. Please allow yourself to be surprised!