Coins and Medals Reading Room
The Coins and Medals Department (Level 0) holds the national collection of coins and medals. You can consult the coins and medals in person, but by appointment only. The specialised research library is freely accessible if you have a reader’s card.
Information and advice
We do not make valuations. If you want a valuation, please consult a coin dealer.
If you are looking for specific information for your research, you have come to one of the best numismatic libraries in the world. We will be happy to help and give you specialist, scientific advice.
Feel free to use the auction catalogues and sales lists of coins and medals held by the Coins and Medals Department.
Knowledge centre for numismatics
The Coins and Medals Department has been commissioned to conserve our heritage, to study it and to expand it. However, our first objective is to be a leading centre of knowledge for everyone who is interested in numismatics (> nummus is Latin for coin). Thanks to its collection, the Coins and Medals Department of the Royal Library is one of the finest institutes of its kind in the world.
Contact the department using the contact form.