GOLD. Treasures at the Deutsche Bundesbank Special Exhibition from 11 April 2018 to 30 September 2018

The Deutsche Bundesbank showed a special exhibition all about gold at its Money Museum from 11 April 2018 to 30 September 2018. The Bank had chosen some of the most interesting gold bars and coins from its collection to put on public display for the very first time. The special exhibition is now closed, but can still be experienced here digitally. All contents of the special exhibition are accessible on the screen or with 3D glasses.

“The selection ranges from the oldest to the newest gold bars and gives visitors a rare insight that’s normally prevented for security reasons,” remarked former Executive Board member Carl-Ludwig Thiele, speaking at the launch event. He added that the exhibition also includes rare pieces of special significance from the Bundesbank’s numismatic collection, from the ancient world’s solidus to ducats from Florence and Venice right up to gold coins from the modern era. In addition, visitors have the opportunity to learn about gold’s historical significance as a means of payment, as well as where in the world the precious metal is found and how those deposits are extracted and processed. The exhibition also included a display of the tools used by Bundesbank employees to check the genuineness and purity of the gold bars.

Providing transparency

The exhibition was part of the Bundesbank’s response to the general public’s desire for greater transparency concerning gold.