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Coins and Medals

The Numismatics section contains 50,000 objects, ranging in date from the invention of western coinage in the 6th century BC to the present day.

The Ulster Museum has the best holdings of Irish banknotes in the world.
In addition to coins and notes, the collections include financial instruments, passes, admission tickets, trade tokens and a substantial number of Presbyterian communion tokens.

The important Medals Collection includes the Mairead Corrigan 1976 Nobel Peace Prize. This section contains spectacular items associated with the Order of St Patrick. The most recent accession has been an important donation by the Central Bank of Ireland of its new issue of Euro currency banknotes.
 

Nobel Peace Prize Medal commemorating the award of the People's Peace Prize in 1976 to Betty Williams and Mairead Corrigan.

Image: Nobel Peace Prize Medal