In the beautiful restored mansion of the "Tribunal Mayor de Cuentas" from the 17th century the Numismatic Museum was inaugurated on the 25th of March 2004. The Museo Numismático displays a unique collection of mainly coins, banknotes and medals, beginning with the origin of the Peruvian currency during Colonial times and the foundation of the "Casa de la Moneda" (House of Money).
Furtheron the museum shows and explains the development und importance of the Peruvian currency during Independence and Republican times from the "Sol de Plata" to the "Libra Peruana", from the inauguration of the "Banco Central de la Reserva del Peru" to the "Sol del Oro", from coins to banknotes and medals. The exhibition doesn’t only explain the currency itself with displaying unique pieces of different types of currencies, but as well the manufacturing process, the changes it went through, the art behind it and its role in the economic history of Peru.
The Exhibition Halls (chronically structured)
- Sala 1: The origins - from Colonial times to Independence
- Sala 2: Republican times - Sol de Plata and Libra Peruana
- Sala 3: National Reserve Bank of Peru and Sol de Oro
- Sala 4: Peruvian banknotes
- Sala 5: Peruvian medals