Mal­tese col­lec­tion of coins on per­ma­nent show

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Visi­tors to Malta can now view a vast se­lec­tion of the Na­tional Nu­mis­matic Col­lec­tion which con­sists of more than 16,000 coins and medals. The largest and most di­verse col­lec­tion found on the is­land is now on dis­play at the Na­tional Nu­mis­matic Ex­hi­bi­tion at the Na­tional Mu­seum of Ar­chae­ol­ogy.

The ex­hi­bi­tion is di­vided pe­ri­od­i­cally and in­cludes coins of the Carthagini­ans, Ro­mans, the Me­dieval mil­len­nium, the Or­der of St John, the French and the Bri­tish. Another sec­tion in­cludes medals, dies, proofs and ac­ces­sories, while the mint­ing process is also ex­plained through au­dio vis­ual means.

Her­itage Malta’s Chair­per­son Dr Joe But­tigieg said that “There was a need for this ex­hi­bi­tion to be per­ma­nently on show, and it is now ac­ces­si­ble to the gen­eral pub­lic reg­u­larly for the first time, as be­fore this ex­hi­bi­tion was only ac­ces­si­ble via ap­point­ment.”

“This valu­able col­lec­tion shows us and re­minds us of our coun­try’s event­ful and rich past, es­pe­cially due to its strate­gic po­si­tion”, said Min­is­ter for Jus­tice, Cul­ture and Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Owen Bon­nici. “It is a good thing that such a col­lec­tion is ac­ces­si­ble to ev­ery­one.”

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