Numismatic Museum, Havana . Cuba
- Destination: Havana
- Open: Daily
- Address From: Calle Obispo No. 305 e/ Aguiar y Habana, Havana City. Cuba
- Telephone: (537) 8615811
Description Museums: Numismatic Museum, Havana . Cuba
Located in the ancient Monte de Piedad (pawnshop), it exhibits the largest collection of Cuban coins in well divided sections representing the colony, the republic in arms, the American intervention, and later stages up to 1959, date of the triumph of the revolution. There, the visitor can also appreciate decorations, medals, and a complete history of numismatics.
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Numismatic Museum is located in Havana
Capital of Cuba and the country's administrative, political, cultural and scientific center, it is also the capital of two provinces: City of Havana and Havana. Though only around 280 square miles (727 square kilometers) in size-0.65 percent of the archipelago's total area.
The Old Havana and system of forts led UNESCO to declare it a part of world heritage in 1982. Founded on its present site in 1519, the settlement of San Cristobal de La Habana prospered mainly due to its bay, which was a natural port of call for ships sailing to and from the New World. Starting in 1634, because of its strategic location, San Cristobal de La Habana was considered the key to the New World-as attested to by royal letters patent-and the main defense of the West Indies.
The Cuban capital consists of an immense number of buildings in a wide range of architectural styles, built in the course of nearly five centuries. These styles range from the pre-baroque to the baroque, neo-Gothic, neoclassical, eclectic, art noveau and art-deco, to the modern.
Alejo Carpentier, one of Cuba's most famous authors, called it "the city of columns" and focused attention on its streets, which he considered a perennially rich show of life, humanity and contrasts that was bound to entertain any observer.
Over 14 kilometers of excellent beaches lie to the east of the Cuban capital. To the south, a green belt contributes to a healthful atmosphere.
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Permanent exhibition in one of it rooms that portraits the visitors the different stages of our numismatic historical development from the 16th century up to now. It has 1 500 pieces grouped in different historical stages in accordance with the main development periods of our nation. Among the most important pieces of this collection, there are 20 golden coins of great value. The museum also exhibits medals, awards, cards that were given in sugar mills as a money substitute, paper currency, bonds, lottery tickets, numismatic documents and forgery detected in the country. Other collections include bills and coins from different parts of the world. Some of them are very old; others are valuable private collections or have a strange mintage (Coins and bills, Awards and medals, History of Numismatics).