The national mint Staatliche Münze Berlin is the oldest workshop of the town. Already since 1280, coins are mint in Berlin. The affiliated museum documents this unique tradition in its collection of coins and medals from seven centuries. A closed collection are the memorial coins of the GDR; all were mint by the Münze Berlin.Since 2006, the Staatliche Münze in Reinickendorf is active. In a glass pyramid at the entry area, samples of the collection are shown, from Silberpfennige from the time of the margraves to more recent votive coins. One can also see presses of the 19th century. The exhibition explains the technology of coin manufacturing and presents famous engravers of the mint Berlin. Also, the culture history of money and of the Berlin coinage is dealt. In completion, there are special exhibitions.Since autumn 2007, the museum invites children to an interactive exhibition around money. In 13 play stations, the little visitors learn, among other, how there is change with or without money, about counterfeit money, and since when there is a standard European currency.
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