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Netherlands is one of the most important European countries in European monetary History. On the North Sea, composed of land close to the Rhine delta, Netherlands received a lot of coins to support the Roman Armies. During the medieval period, the harbors were amongst the major economic cities of Europe.
The harbors on the North Sea, such as Amsterdam, played, after the medieval period, were the heart of Europe, trading with the complete world.
Amsterdam was one of the places of the importation of the precious metals from America. The flood of gold and silver was at the origin of the development of all the modern monetary unions.

Dutch Geldmuseum.

Dutch Geldmuseum logo The Geldmuseum was founded in 2007 as a result of a merger of the collections of the Ministries of Education, Culture and Science (National Museum of Coins and Medals) and Finance (Coin Museum) and the Nederlandsche Bank (numismatic collection). The museum is housed in the monumental building De Munt in Utrecht.
The collection comprises 388,000 items, including ancient and present day coins, coin production means, banknotes, tokens and cut stones and related objects.  In addition, the scientific library has more than 50,000 titles in its collection.
The Geldmuseum has the following tasks :
– Making their own collection accessible in a broad sense.
– Giving an insight into peoples money culture in the past and present from a multidisciplinary perspective.
– Focusing on financial education so as to make the public “money wise”.
– Being an important platform for knowledge exchange on money, money culture and money behavior.
› See letter of support (.pdf) › Website

Dr. Jaco Zuijderduijn Dr. Jaco Zuijderduijn Postdoc researcher (b.1976) Utrecht University/senior researcher Dutch Money Museum.
Main research fields: medieval history, financial history, political history.

  The COST program will facilitate comparative and interdisciplinary research into numismatics and monetary history. More so, by creating a truly European network, the COST program will greatly enhance the scope of research, and allow the Dutch Money Museum to go beyond mere cooperation with institutions in neighbouring countries. › Personal Page

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