The Numismatic Library

The collection of the Numismatic Library contains literature on the subject of coins and medals from the entire world, with the emphasis on Europe. Virtually everything written about Swedish numismatics can be found in the library.

As well as numismatic literature, the library also contains literature on Swedish banks and Swedish economic history. The oldest books date from the sixteenth century and rarities also include a special collection, Queen Lovisa Ulrika’s numismatic book collection.

Most of the Numismatic Library’s collections can be found in the Vitalis catalogue. For older literature, you may also need to search Katalog-1974, which is the old catalogue of the Library of the Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities. More information on how to search and order material from our catalogues is available on the Searching and Borrowing pages.