Fodor's Expert Review Museum of Coins and Medals Commemorating Pope John Paul II

Czestochowa Museum/Gallery

A numismatist's dream come true, this museum has a collection of 1,500 coins bearing the image of Pope John Paul II. The oldest is from 1932 and the newest from 2011; the largest is 140 mm (5½ inches) in diameter and weighs a kilo and the smallest weighs just half a gram. Rare coins include one made in 1987 entirely of gold, which is just one of five ever minted—it's worth zł 200,000 (approximately US$52,700)—and another from Tahiti, minted in 1983. The museum has a small café as well as a gift shop where you can by replica coins. Guided tours are offered every hour on the hour.


Quick Facts

Ul. Jagiellonska 67/71
Czestochowa, Silesia  42–229, Poland


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: zł 14, Closed Sun. and Mon.

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