Coin Cabinet


in short

They are more than just a means of payment. Coins reflect politics, culture and a society’s view of itself. Showpiece items from the Graz Mint and treasure troves found throughout Styria, now housed in the oldest part of Schloss Eggenberg, tell the "striking" history of Styria’s coins – from Roman days to the late 18th century.
Schloss Eggenberg
© Foto: UMJ / Jare
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Coin Cabinet

in detail

Remarkable and historic coins from the magnificent panther thaler minted in Graz to the monetary crisiscausing schinderling groat, from the coined medallions of Flavia Solva to the pure Renaissance jewelled medallion of Archduke Karl II of Inner Austria: The numismatic collection of the Coin Cabinet at the Universalmuseum Joanneum has impressive stories to tell about the power and the powerlessness of money and has been thoroughly inspired by the location Schloss Eggenberg.

The origins of the coin collection at the Universalmuseum Joanneum go back to the times of Archduke Johann, who recorded in the statutes of the Joanneum in 1811 that "coins of the country in all metals should be collected". From these beginnings the numismatic collection has now grown to 70,000 objects, the Joanneum collection is one of the biggest private collections of coins in Austria and includes remarkable and magnificent coins minted in Graz as well as treasure finds and single discoveries from all parts of Austria. The Coin Cabinet collection that has been housed on the ground floor of Schloss Eggenberg since 1982 was closed in March 2006 because the presentation was no longer abreast of the latest in museum presentation techniques.
Eggenberg Castle
Schloss Eggenberg: one site, 4 museums!
Visit the unique State Rooms, the Alte Galerie with masterpieces of european art, the Coin Cabinet, the Archaeology Museum and enjoy the park and gardens!

An impressive architecture, magnificent premises and a romantic park - enjoy all these in one to the full when visiting Schloss Eggenberg. And: the Schloss to the west of Graz has yet more to offer. Behind its ancient palace walls and in its spacious grounds you will discover a whole universe of natural history and art treasures from the art collections of Universalmuseum Joanneum!
11,50 / 9,50 / 5,50 EUR
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Visitor entrance

Eggenberg Castle
Eggenberger Allee 90
8020 Graz
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Opening Times

10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
24 March - 31 October 2018, admission with guided tour only

The Castle is closed November - February - The exhibition portal for Europe