The Royal Coin Cabinet
The Royal Coin Cabinet – Sweden’s national museum of economy – is a part of the government agency Swedish National Historical Museums. The Royal Coin Cabinet is a specialist museum with a national responsibility within areas such as coin, economic history and medal art. The museum is one of the oldest in the country, with parts of our collections dating back to the reign of John III of Sweden in the 16th century.
Money concerns everyone. It is an inexhaustible topic of conversation and is of great importance for people and the society we live in. Coins and banknotes also reflect history, destinies, art, war and peace. The museum exhibits objects that describes human history over the course of 2,500 years, as seen from a economic and historical perspective. The exhibits include the world’s first coins, banknotes, the heavy plate money – the largest method of payment in the world – and exciting treasures. The Royal Coin Cabinet wants to stimulate interest in economic history and the current economy.