Berlin National Mint

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Norbert Meise

The Berlin National Mint (Staatliche Münze Berlin) is the oldest production facility in the city. Coins have been minted in Berlin since as early as 1280. The mint's affiliated museum documents this unique tradition in a collection of coins and medals from the past seven centuries. Also on display is a cohesive collection of commemorative coins from the DDR, all of which were pressed at the Berlin Mint.
In 2006, the National Mint moved to a new location in Reinickendorf. Examples from the collection are on display in a glass pyramid at the entrance to the mint and include silver pennies dating from the Margravial era to newer commemorative coins. Also on display are presses from the 19th century. The exhibition illustrates the technology involved in coin production and introduces visitors to some of Berlin's most famous coin engravers. The museum also examines the cultural history of money and of specific Berlin coinage. Special exhibitions round out the museum's offerings.
The museum also offers an interactive exhibition designed especially for children. For example, 13 interactive stations show children how goods are exchanged with and without money. Other stations explain what counterfeit money is and take a look at the history of Europe's current standardised currency.

Berlin National Mint
Ollenhauerstraße 97
13403 Berlin

Telephone
+49 (30) 23 14 06 39
Fax
+49 (30) 242 51 78
Website
www.muenze-berlin.de/mus…
Email
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Monday -Sunday
closed

Temporarily closed.

Free entrance

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