Maltese collection of coins on permanent show
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.”