As a result of their geographical location, the Maltese Islands have been governed by various powers, from the Carthaginians, the Romans, the Spanish and Neapolitans, to the British. This meandering of power changes has weaved a most interesting experience into the Islands’ history.
The Central Bank of Malta has chosen to portray a part of this experience in creating a currency museum which it hosts in its foyer. The museum is open to the public at no charge during the Bank’s office hours.
The museum exhibits coins and banknotes which reflect the foreign ruling power or the neighbouring countries with which Malta traded, ranging from Punic times to the Order of St John, to the British period, to the Maltese decimalization in 1972, and finally culminating in the introduction of the euro.
The museum also includes collector and commemorative coins issued by the Bank over the years.
The Central Bank of Malta augurs that the following information on Malta’s currency and numismatic history will serve as an enjoyable contribution towards a better understanding of the Islands’ evolution.
|Virtual Tour - Coins
||Virtual Tour - Banknotes