The leading history museum (est 1864) in Estonia possesses a large collection of numismatic objects, mainly used and produced in Estonia.
Viking-Age coin hoards of the all-European importance as well as a comprehensive collection of banknotes which contain rarities not only from Estonia but also from other countries are being kept here.
A new permanent coin exhibition is being prepared at the moment and will be opened next spring. › Website
Dr Ivar LeimusResearcher (b. 1953), keeper of coins has studied the monetary history of Estonia and neighbouring countries from the Viking Age till the 20th c.
Beside the pure-numismatic problems he has been paid special attention to the circulation of international currencies in Viking-Age North-Europe, to the process of inflation and its results for the development of the medieval and premodern economy in Estonia, to the tokens and other items of limited monetary functions. The EMU-COST project allow to study all of this on much more international level. › Personal Page
Watch this short presentation by Ivar Leimus ›