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The currency museum located in the Central Bank of Oman has on display Sultanate’s historical currency coins and notes which are housed for exhibition purposes. These currencies are preserved to reflect Oman’s rich culture, heritage and significant progress made through the past years. Some of the commemorative coins and medals depict the places of national heritage importance, which are kept on display in the museum, to remember and remind the historical and chronological developments that have taken place in the Sultanate. Exhibit items kept in the museum include the following:

Coins of Pre-Islamic Era
Coins of Islamic Issues
Zanzibar Currency Notes
Indian Currency Notes
Various issues of Oman’s banknotes and coins
Commemorative Medals and Coins

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Other items of interest to the visitors, kept in the museum display include:
Special coins
Plaster model of coins
Tools employed to prepare the dies used for striking coins
Tools used to prepare the plates for currency printing
Sample dies used in the process of currency printing and minting
The museum also houses a small auditorium, with a seating capacity to accommodate approximately 25-30 persons. It is being used as an orientation room to provide visual introduction of currencies and their historical perspective to the visitors.

Interested to buy commemorative coins, banknotes, a Banking Law book, and/or many other things that are on sale by CBO? Please follow the ‘Available for Purchase’ link to know what is up for sale.