Numismatic Museum

The most ample collection of Cuban coins is exhibited in this museum, placed out of the old Monte Piedad, very close to the Plaza de Armas, downtown in Old Havana.

It holds 1500 pieces grouped according to different historical moments, and in correspondence with the main periods of the development of the Cuban nation. Some of the most interesting pieces of this collection are 20 gold coins of a great value. It also exhibits medals, decorations, coins given in the sugar cane mill as succedaneums of bills, certificates, lottery bills, numismatic bills and falsifications found in the country.

Other collections hold bills and coins from different parts of the world, some of them are very old, private collections and rare coinage.

The first Cuban currency system can be appreciated, with its first gold and silver issues from 1915 and 1916, the silver certificates as the first bills of the Republic of Cuba, the creation of the National Bank and its first issue, and finally the issues after the triumph of the Revolution.

The Numismatic Museum was created as a cultural institution after a resolution of the National Bank of Cuba, in December 11th, 1975.

This institution offers services as an specialized library, professional assessment and guided visits.

Address: 305 Obispo between Aguiar and Habana.
Telephone: (537) 861 5811
Open Tuesdays through Saturdays 9:15 - 16:45; Sundays 9:00 - 12:45.
Entrance fee: 1.00 CUC