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The collection, which now numbers 76,000 items, is particularly rich in Greek and Roman coins, and there are extensive series from mainland Europe, India and the Far East.


The Money Gallery of Manchester Museum shows a wide range of coins used by different peoples and civilisations across the world.

The displays are arranged in chronological order, starting with the coinage of the ancient Greeks and Romans, and leading up to the modern credit card. There are selections of Islamic coins, the coinage of India and Chinese paper money intended for use in the afterlife.

Coins, tokens and medals associated with Manchester are also shown, including tokens advertising local attractions such as Belle Vue Zoological Gardens, a medal commemorating the visit of Pope John Paul in 1982 and a Manchester Ship Canal medallion.