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Coin Cabinet

The LVR-LandesMuseum Bonn houses more than 100,000 coins, scales, coinage dies, and medals. This makes it the world's largest collection of currencies and medals coined and found in the Rhineland. As a regionally based collection, it reflects precisely the regional circulation of money in the Rhineland from Antiquity to modern times. The coin cabinet is the central collecting point for coins that are found in the working area of LVR-ground monument preservation in the Rhineland. The scientific study of money and its history is referred to as numismatics. Owing to the specialist numismatic library, the museum is also the place where coin findings are worked on and the site of numerous research projects.

In cooperation with the University of Bonn, findings are regularly presented to students as illustrative material for examination and identification and other practice tasks. In order to expand the collection, share knowledge, and establish future Internet-based coin databases, we collaborate with coin cabinets both domestically and internationally as well as work with the Numismatische Kommission der Länder in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Numismatic Commission of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany). Additional cooperation partners are the University of Cologne, the Gerda Henkel-Stiftung (Foundation), the Gitta-Kastner-Stiftung (Foundation, Stüdemann Medals Collection) and the Academy of Sciences and Literature in Mainz (coin findings from Roman times in Germany).


LVR-LandesMuseum Bonn, Colmantstr. 14-16, 53115 Bonn

Tel. +49 (0) 228 / 2070 - 0, Fax +49 (0) 228 / 2070 - 299

Opening Hours Museum

TUE - FRI, SON 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., SAT 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., MON closed

Guided tours for school groups available from 10 a.m.

Opening Hours Library

MON - FRI 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.