The Numismatic Museum of Nepal had been formally established within the premises Hanumandhoka Royal Palace in 1962; which was shifted to the historical building of the National Museum, built by General Bhimsen Thapa and was Chhauni Silkhana in the beginning; at Chhauni in 1993 AD.
The Museum has prominent collection of wonderful coins including various denominations in chronological order. The coins of different periods and dynasties of Nepal are displayed representatively in the museum, which covers also a long history of numismatic.
Coins are one of the major resources of national history of all the countries. We can draw out a picture from the study of coins on political, economic, social and religious aspect of the nation. It is designed always on the national interest and therefore every attention is given to portray in most compacted form of designs. Nepalese coins are also designed in same way and thus reflect many important facts of the past history.
Nepal has the documented history from Lichchhavi period onwards. Although we have first dated King Jayaverma from second century of Christian era, the coins could be traced with authenticity only from fifth century onwards. It was issued during the time of king Manadev. Since then the coins are minted uninterruptedly till today. They are the collection of our museum.
The museum was opened for the public in December 1962 AD and was inaugurated
by His Late Majesty the King Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah. The coins collected in
this museum are arranged in historical order and exhibited accordingly.