The Emperor's Gold

As part of the celebrations marking the 125th anniversary of the Kunsthistorisches Museum the Coin Collection showcases selected gold coins from the Numophyliacium Imperatoris, as the imperial coin collection was called centuries ago. Renowned for the size and quality of its holdings, as well as the rarity of its coins, this world-famous collection owes its fame to generations of Austrian rulers who were also passionate collectors and connoisseurs.

The exhibition focuses on the remarkable spectrum of historical gold mintages from classical antiquity to the Modern Era, and looks all the glittering facets of “the Emperor’s Gold”. The spectrum comprises everything from gold coins in monetary circulation to multiples and finally giants made of gold, unique special mintages commissioned by the Emperor as princely representation or as gifts for important personages.
Gold coins presented to a member of the imperial family soon entered the collection, which functioned as a starting point for the first numismatic catalogues and research, becoming the birthplace of numismatics as a modern discipline in the 18th century.


On October 17, 1891 Emperor Franz Joseph formally openend the Kunsthistorisches Museum. In 2016 we will celebrate the building’s 125th anniversary with a year-long programme of events and activities under the motto “A Museum for Everyone”. Throughout 2016 everyone can visit the museum for free on his or her birthday!

Venue

Kunsthistorisches Museum (Art History Museum)

Münzkabinett
Maria-Theresien-Platz
1010 Wien

Tickets & Info

Current Dates

  • Sat. 03 Dec 2016, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 04 Dec 2016, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 06 Dec 2016, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 07 Dec 2016, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 08 Dec 2016, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 09 Dec 2016, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 10 Dec 2016, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 11 Dec 2016, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 13 Dec 2016, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 14 Dec 2016, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
All dates

All Dates

December

  • Thu. 15 Dec 2016, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 16 Dec 2016, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 17 Dec 2016, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 18 Dec 2016, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 20 Dec 2016, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 21 Dec 2016, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 22 Dec 2016, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 23 Dec 2016, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 24 Dec 2016, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Sun. 25 Dec 2016, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 26 Dec 2016, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 27 Dec 2016, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 28 Dec 2016, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 29 Dec 2016, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 30 Dec 2016, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 31 Dec 2016, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

January 2017

  • Sun. 01 Jan 2017, 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 02 Jan 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 03 Jan 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 04 Jan 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 05 Jan 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 06 Jan 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 07 Jan 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 08 Jan 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 10 Jan 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 11 Jan 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 12 Jan 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 13 Jan 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 14 Jan 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 15 Jan 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 17 Jan 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 18 Jan 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 19 Jan 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 20 Jan 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 21 Jan 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 22 Jan 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 24 Jan 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 25 Jan 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 26 Jan 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 27 Jan 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 28 Jan 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 29 Jan 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 31 Jan 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

February 2017

  • Wed. 01 Feb 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 02 Feb 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 03 Feb 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 04 Feb 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 05 Feb 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 07 Feb 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 08 Feb 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 09 Feb 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 10 Feb 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 11 Feb 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 12 Feb 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 14 Feb 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 15 Feb 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 16 Feb 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 17 Feb 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 18 Feb 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 19 Feb 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 21 Feb 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 22 Feb 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 23 Feb 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 24 Feb 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 25 Feb 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 26 Feb 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 28 Feb 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

March 2017

  • Wed. 01 Mar 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 02 Mar 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 03 Mar 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 04 Mar 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 05 Mar 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.