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Münzkabinett (Coin Cabinet)

Whether it is the medal struck to celebrate the birth of August the Strong’s sole legitimate heir, or the splendid silver and gold medals presented by kings to worthy personages after victories in military conflicts, or coins from ancient times that were used for trading purposes: every coin, every medal, every historical bond is associated with some aspect of world and cultural history and thus bears testimony to a particular epoch or event.

The broad spectrum of the Münzkabinett extends from classical antiquity to the present day. Its holdings comprise nearly 300,000 objects, making it one of the largest universal collections in Europe. Furthermore, the 30,000 Saxon coins and medals represent important periods in the history of Saxony. As well as coins and medals, the collection also comprises orders and insignia, bank notes and historic bonds, models, seals, minting dies for coins and medals, as well as minting machines and equipment.

Interested visitors can study the subject in depth in the specialist library containing 30,000 volumes, or they can work in the study hall and gain fascinating insights into the history of coins, currency and artistic design.

Currently the Münzkabinett is prepairing its permanent exhibition. The new presentation of the collection will be presented in June 2015 inside the Georgenbau.