Numismatic Department in the Museum in Bydgoszcz
The beginnings of the numismatic collection date back to the 19th century. In 1880, on the initiative of the Notec Land Historical Association, historical memorabilia, e.g. coins and medals, were started to be collected in order to establish a museum in the future. The Municipal Museum, established in August 5, 1923, along with its curator Kazimierz Borucki and members of the local Numismatic Association – spared no efforts on getting numismatics, paying particular attention to coins made in the mint of Bydgoszcz.
The collection of coins is the oldest and the most abundant (27,523 items). The department features coins from all mints operating in Poland over a span of ages, from Piast all the way to contemporary coins. A collection of banknotes and money vouchers (6,447 items) includes the first Polish paper money issued by the Highest Council during the Kosciuszko Insurrection in 1794 and cash tickets of the Duchy of Warsaw from 1810. Occasional and commemorative medals (4,057) are of great cognitive and artistic value. A separate collection includes thematic medals connected with Bydgoszcz – from the 19th century to the contemporary times (over 400 items).
Address: 4 Mennica Street
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