The exposition of historical coins called “From the denier to the Czech crown“ was put together by the National Museum employees and members of the Czech Numismatic Society Luboš Polanský and Jiří Militký. Historical coins are complemented with modern coinage from the Czech Mint’s archives. There is a complete series of gold commemorative coins issued since 1993, and Czech gold and silver medals.
Professionals are sure to appreciate rare coinage which was not yet publicly displayed. We are talking about test samples of 20 and 50 hellers struck on aluminium blanks with the inscription BIZUTERIE on one side and the mint sign “b“ with a crown on the other side. They date back to 1993, the year when Czech Mint was established. The hellers were struck during technological tests carried out by the producer of mint presses – the firm Gräbener – on a press which was later brought to and installed in Jablonec nad Nisou. The entire edition was officially destroyed in 1996 except for several test coins that are now on display in the National Numismatic Centre.
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The permanent exhibition is complemented with short-term theme shows displayed in a special cabinet.
Exhibits in the display cabinet are placed behind magnifying glasses – so-called Fresnel lenses. From October to December 2012, “Coins of Alexander the Great and his successors” collection was on display, followed in 2013 by “Roman empresses on their coins”, both lent by members of the Czech Numismatic Society. Professor Osmund Bopearachchi visited the exhibition during his trip to the Czech Republic.
Theme exhibitions will continue to originate in cooperation with administrators of major Czech collections and the Czech Numismatic Society.
The National Numismatic Centre is open for public from Monday to Friday between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. The exposition is unguided.
Full: 50 CZK
Reduced: 20 CZK
children aged 6-15, students, seniors over 65, disabled persons (ZTP and ZTP/P cards)
Please show the relevant card without being asked.
Family / group tickets: 100 CZK
families and groups up to 20 persons
Permanent ticket: 100 CZK
authorizes the holder to free entry in the exposition and participation in selected workshops.