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The history of the formation of the collection of numismatics is closely tied in with the founding of the museum itself. Coins were already being acquired back in 1897 for the Alexander III Memorial Department in the future museum. These included medals and coins minted during his reign. The sphere of interests of the department was, however, later extended. Additions to its rich collection continue to this day. It now boasts some 70,000 coins and banknotes, as well as medals and orders produced from the fifteenth century onwards.
Virtual tour of the exhibition, held in the Russian Museum from 12 March to 14 September 2020.
Virtual tour of the exhibition, held in the Russian Museum from 13 February to 12 June 2019.
Virtual tour of the exhibition, held in the Russian Museum from 15 February to 28 May 2018.
The programme was developed based on the temporary exhibition Peter the Great: His Era and His Inner Circle, which took place in the Russian Museum from December 17, 2015 to April 3, 2016.