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Numismatics in Germany

By Linda Tancs

A coin collector’s paradise is the Münzkabinett in Berlin, Germany, home to one of the world’s largest numismatic collections. Celebrating the 150th anniversary of its establishment as an independent museum, its 540,000 objects include not only coins but also medals, paper currencies and medieval seals. Although the museum is open only for scholarly work, many of its items are displayed in Berlin’s other museums, like Bode-Museum, which is featuring an anniversary exhibition (ending this month) highlighting the collectors, dealers, numismatic researchers and patrons associated with the Münzkabinett.

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