American Numismatic Society
American Numismatic Society



Krause-Mishler Forum

Presentation by Hortensia von Roten, Director of the Numismatic Cabinet, Swiss Museum and Past President of the International Committee of Numismatic Museums

An exceptional collection of Modern European Coins from the Old City Library of Zurich

about the lecture
The Swiss National Museum collection from the former Old City Library of Zurich is extremely strong in pieces from Italy and Germany, from the late 15th to the 19th century. The total figure for the late medieval/modern cabinet is approximately 15,000 pieces. It dates to the founding of the city library in 1629 and is a good example of how "public" coin collections grew in democratic city states. Of course gifts and bequests played an important role. The Old City Library became the university and cantonal Library of Zurich in 1916, and its important coin collection came to the National Museum in 1939 as a loan.

Tuesday, 2 October, 2011

5:30pm Reception
6:00pm Lecture

75 Varick Street, Floor 11
New York, NY 10013

Rsvp required to membership@numismatics.org, (212) 571-4470 ext 117
Government issued photo i.d. required for entry

A dinner (by subscription) will be held following the lecture at a nearby restaurant. $85 per person. Pre-registration required.
RSVP to 212-571-4470 ext. 117
or membership@numismatics.org