When I read the other reviews of this place on TripAdvisor, I thought to myself, never mind, I'll go there, & I'll give it a rave review. Did not so happen. :(
My husband is a numismatics enthusiast, & I too, am "interested". What we found disappointing about this place are as follows:
1. Really small collection. My husband says, "I, an individual collector have a bigger stash." I almost agree.
2. "Not real" ... I or other lay persons can be easily amazed by replicas. Diligent, careful replicas. THEY ARE NOT.They have stored *photographs* of coins on display - proudly! That was such a letdown :(
3. USeless information. The only information available with the coins (or replicas. or photos) on display is the rough period, the rough region of discovery, & "who donated it". Okay, I agree it is important to acknowledge & credit, but is it all important? My husband was expecting to find guidelines as to how each coin is identified to be what it is. Just imagine.
Had this been an individual collection, or that looked after by a trust ... I would have called it admirable. This is totally not expected of a Govt MUSEUM in a city which houses a mint ....
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