Royal Numismatic Museum of Demirelia

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Royal Numismatic Museum of Demirelia
Kongelige Demirelske Numismatiske Museum
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Established 18 July 2020
Type Numismatic museum
Curator Patrick Renwick
Location Bessabian Palace, Midjord Len
Collection Ca. 2000 coins
12 banknotes
Exhibited 118 coins
12 banknotes
Parent institution Royal Demirelian Museums Group
Website Royal Numismatic Museum

Royal Numismatic Museum of Demirelia (Norwegian: Det Kongelige Demirelske Numismatiske Museum) is a numismatic online and physical museum owned by the Royal Demirelian Museums Group (RDMG). Planning on the museum began in early July 2020, and it was opened on 18 July 2020.

The museum is a subsidiary of and is operated by the Royal Demirelian Museums Group. It’s founder and current curator is Patrick Renwick.

History

The idea to create a museum out of the extensive private collection belonging to the Demirelian King had existed for a number of years. When in July 2020 a boom in the foundation of new businesses in the aftermath of the Concordiagate scandal in Abelden occurred, the Royal Demirelian Museums Group was founded, and shortly afterward the Royal Numismatic Museum. Development on the museum started immediately, with the establishment of a website and the design of a logo the following day.

Following multiple days of development, the museum was formally opened by King Patrick on 18 July 2020.

Collections

The museum collection numbers a total of about 2000 coins and 12 banknotes. Of the coins, 1 is gold and 260 are silver.

Exhibitions

Contents

Exhibition Description Opened
Gold coins Exhibit consisting of the museum’s single gold coin, a 1896 gold sovereign featuring Queen Victoria. 18 July 2020.
Silver coins Exhibit consisting of 115 silver coins from 20 countries, the oldest coin dating as far back at 1565. 18 July 2020.
Other coins Not yet opened exhibition planned to display a number of rare, valuable, beautiful or interesting coins made from non-precious metals Not yet opened.
Norwegian silver coins Not yet opened exhibition planned to display the museum’s special and ever expanding collection of Norwegian silver 25 øre, 1 and 2 kroner coins from the reigns of King Oscar II and King Haakon VII. Not yet opened.
Micronational coins Exhibition consisting of the museum’s 3 Micronational coins; 1 from Austenasia and 2 from Paravia 18 July 2020.
Banknotes Exhibition consisting of the museum’s 12 banknotes from 6 countries, the oldest dating to 1917. 18 July 2020.