Kaunas exhibition

Exhibition of the Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuania in Kaunas

On 18 December 2007, an exhibition of the Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuania was opened at the historical building of the Bank of Lithuania in Kaunas.

The exhibition of the Money Museum in Kaunas covers the long period of the development of the country’s finance and banking: the origination of the first Lithuanian money — silver bars — in the 13th c., coins of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, establishment of credit institutions in Kaunas in the second half of the 19th c.–beginning of the 20th c., establishment of the Bank of Lithuania and the creation of the national currency system, its destruction during the Soviet occupation and the creation of the financial system of the state which had recovered its independence. The exhibition highlights the role of Kaunas as a financial centre in the life of independent Lithuania in 1918–1940.

Visitors are able to see unique museum valuables — currency production materials, designs for coins not issued into circulation and their samples, banknotes which have not become everyday legal tender as well as other valuable exhibits related to the activities of the Bank of Lithuania in the inter-war period and nowadays. The exhibition ends with the collector coins issued by the Bank of Lithuania.

The exhibition of the Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuania in Kaunas is temporary closed.

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