Trade, barter, and exchange, whether based on coins, materials, or know-how, are at the heart of history and economics. The 11 Conti Museum invites you to take a tour of its coins and their use around the world.
Discover the functions and uses of coins, their different shapes, and the symbolism behind each motif. With the help of the Numiscope, an interactive 3D installation, spot the infinitely small and let yourself be drawn in by the coins. Then travel around the world and let the display of traditional coins show you that coins are not always round or made of metal.
Metal, the raw material used to make coins, comes from different places and occurs in different forms: unrefined metal, processed metal, sublimated metal.
On a different scale, find out how the chemical elements of the periodic table are used in the manufacturing process at our dedicated materials room.
The Monnaie de Paris actively seeks to encourage callings in unusual trades and crafts. And so we are committed to helping to hand our unique skills down by revealing the secrets of these crafts to you. The many testimonials by the dedicated and steadfast men and women who ensure the quality of our productions from generation to generation bear witness to the fact that applied arts and crafts are indeed a great adventure.