• English

Numismatic Museum

The Central Bank and National Museum of Iceland jointly operate a numismatic collection according to an agreement ratified by the Minister of Education, Science and Culture on January 28, 1985. The agreement states that both institutions’ numismatic material should be kept in a single collection run by the Bank, while archaeological findings of coins and treasure trove remain at the National Museum. Material from the National Museum has been catalogued separately, to enable it to be distinguished from the rest.

The collection consists of Icelandic notes and coin, foreign money from earlier times, especially that mentioned in Icelandic sources, and more recent currency from Iceland’s main trading partner countries. The collection is now comprised of almost twenty thousand coins and almost five thousand types of note. A selection from the numismatic collection is on display in showcases on the ground floor of the Central Bank´s main building in Kalkofnsvegur 1.

Opening hours Week days: Saturdays: Sundays:
  13:30-15:30 Closed

Closed

Free admittance.

Related Articles

    The Icelandic Sea Monster Museum

    The Icelandic Sea Monster Museum

      Tales of sea monsters have played a colourful role in Icelandic folk culture for centuries, and several written ...

    Viking World

    Viking World

    Vikingaheimar is the home of the Viking Ship Íslendingur (the Icelander). Built in 1996, Icelander is an exact replica o...
    The Icelandic Phallological Museum

    The Icelandic Phallological Museum

    The Icelandic Phallological Museum

    The Icelandic Phallological Museum is probably the only museum in the world to contain a collection of phallic specimens...

    Reykjavik Museum of Photography

    Reykjavik Museum of Photography

    Reykjavík Museum of Photography is the only independent museum of photography in Iceland. The aim of the museum is to sh...


Kalkofnsvegi 1 101 Reykjavík

569-9600, 569-9964

[email protected]


Open all year round.


  • English

CATEGORIES

NEARBY SERVICES