Museum of Stamps and Coins

The Museum is composed of two showrooms :

• the main room presents the complete chronology of currencies, since 1641, and Monegasque stamps, since 1885, as well as temporary thematic exhibitions; the public can discover plasters used in the process of striking of currencies, the awls and all the documents which participate to the issuing of stamps, and to admire a machine copperplate engraving which printed the stamps of Monaco during more than 60 years; a broadcasting zone allows to discover a film of presentation of the philatelic history, of the manufacture and of marketing of stamps and an encyclopaedic computer border concerning monegasque philately and numismatic,

• the room of the rare stamps, the real case, shelters préphilatelic documents, Sardinian and French stamps used in Principality ("precursors") and the first Monegasque stamps of the administrations of Charles III and Louis II ("classics") ; it is in this safe that were presented to the public the four Exhibitions of " 100 stamps and philatelic documents among the rarest of the world ", in 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2009.

The Museum is also a sales department and proposes to its counter stamps and coins of Monaco, as well as paraphilatelic products (books, enamels, scarfs). A service of mail-order selling was set up, from the Museum catalog.

 

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