Go back to a time when coins meant wealth, money still had a magical shine, a currency was literally as hard as the material it was produced from and coin forgers could expect a cruel fate.
Visitors to the Hall Mint Museum are guided through half a millenium of European coin history with modern audio technology and the virtual coin warden Franz. In the process, they can discover the secrets of the mighty mint masters and the incredible machines they owned. Equipped with a special magnifying glass, visitors are encouraged to become researchers and to spot the hidden details on the coins.
After a tour of Hall Mint, make the climb to the top of the famous Mint Tower. This second section of the museum houses a number of interesting exhibits.
Take a close look at the world's only surviving, fully-functional coin embossing machine, the world's first dollar, the adventure tower with lights, sounds and the glitter of crystal stories, the unforgettable view from the tower lantern, the stirring story of the resettlement of the kestrels, an introduction to medieval life in the archaeology museum, the mysterious triple-run spiral staircase and the world's largest silver medal, which at over 20 kilos of silver puts everything else in the shade.