Uppsala University Coin Cabinet

Collections

The collections at the Uppsala University Coin Cabinet cover the whole world's monetary history from the inception of coinage in the 7th century before Christ to the present. The collections comprise close to 40,000 objects in total.

Of course, the collections are above all abound in rare and unusually well preserved Swedish coins and medals. Through its privileged position the university has retained Royal medals and other medals, which have then been preserved, almost entirely untouched, in the collections.

A great many of the coins and medals are unique, both those which were minted in Sweden and those which were minted for Sweden during its Era of Great Power in the Swedish possessions. Added to this is a fine collection of Plate money, including several intrinsically rare items.

Collections database

You can search for indivual objects in the collections database. As yet, only some 10 percent of the collections are available online. It will probably take a number of years before all the rest is available on the web even though we are entering new data continuously. Therefore, please contact us if you are searching for objects that are not available in the database yet.

Library

The Coin Cabinet even disposes of a special library on numismatics.