Monetary Museum

Founded in 1996, the Monetary Museum of Nanjing Audit University (NAU) is the only one of this kind of museums in the universities in Jiangsu province. For over ten years, with the help from the leadersip of the university, the support from the Department of Education in Jiangsu province, the Coin Association of China, the Coin Association of Jiangsu province as well as other financial institutions in Jiangsu province, the Museum has developed quickly. At present, the Museum covers an area of over 500 square meters and has over 10 thousand items on exhibition. The items include various kinds of currencies, bills, securities, and precious materials for studying the history of currency. 


The Monetary Museum consists of 8 sectors: two for ancient currency, one for modern currency, one for Renminbi, one for foreign currency, one for securities, one for counterfeit note, and one for currency research center. Chinese currency collections cover a wide range, including coins from earlier Qin dynasty to the present time, notes used during the period of the Republic of China, money used in the Anti-Japanese Base Areas during World WarⅡ and the Civil War, 5 series of RMB issued since the establishment of the People’s Republic of China, gold and silver commemorative coins issued by the People’s Bank of China in the past two decades, as well as various electronic money issued by different commercial banks in China. As for foreign currency, the collections include banknotes and coins used in most of the countries of the five continents. “Yingyuan”, the coin used in the kingdom of Chu more than 2000 years ago, the card-shaped gold coin of Southern Song dynasty used about 1000 years ago, the silver sycee, foreign gold coins and counterfeit notes are the treasures of the Museum.