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Gold – the basis of a monetary system

Exhibition
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Gold!

The Museum’s sixth seasonal exhibition was about gold as the basis of a monetary system. The exhibition illustrated how gold has been used as a means of exchange and highlighted monetary systems based on gold both in Finland and internationally – without forgetting Lapp gold or the gold collection in the war time. Visitors to this exhibition could view  Aleksi, the largest gold nugget ever panned in Finland. It was discovered in Laanila, Inari, in Lapland  in 1910.

The exhibition ran from 8 April to 2 November 2008.

Kultaharkkoja

Bank of Finland's gold reserves. Each bar weighs approximately 12 kg. Photo: Jaakko Koskentola