History of Money, Banks, Finance and Insurances

Quellenedition 1928-1950

Amt für Kultur - Landesarchiv

Quellenedition 1900-1930

Historischer Verein für das Fürstentum Liechtenstein, Amt für Kultur - Landesarchiv

Association for Financial History (Switerland and Principality of Liechtenstein)


The Association for Financial History is dedicated to the historical and archival questions regarding the financial history of Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein.

Independent Commission of Experts Switzerland – Second World War (ICE) - Final Report

The mission of the "Independent Commission of Experts Switzerland – Second World War" (ICE) was to investigate the volume and fate of assets moved to Switzerland before, during and immediately after the Second World War.

The Final Report and a summary of the Final Report are online available.

MoneyMuseum - coin database

The pieces of the coin collection of the MoneyMuseum can be found by the coin database.
The collection can be searched according to the criteria region, title, time span, material or themes.
Illustrations and descriptions of the coin collection are available online.



The MoneyMuseum offers numerous information about the history of Western key currencies and traditional means of payment.

The MoneyMuseum shows in temporary exhibitions pieces of its coin collection which contains more than 2'000 objects. Completed by paper money and traditional means of payment from Africa and Asia, the collection documents the history of money from the beginning to the 20th century.

Swiss Finance Museum


The Swiss Finance Museum offers a new multimedia exhibition, illustrating the origins of the economic system as well as the major significance of the financial market and its infrastructure for our everyday life.

The exhibition focuses on stock exchange trading, the capital market, financial instruments, payment transactions and technical objects which demonstrate the exemplary innovation of the financial industry.

Swiss Inventory of Coin Finds (SICF) - Dictionary online

The SICF has compiled a database of numismatic terms in four languages (German – French – Italian – English), which can be searched online.

Swiss Inventory of Coin Finds (SICF) - Library online

With the Online library the holdings of the library of the Swiss Inventory of Coin Finds and the numismatic libarary of the Bernisches Historisches Museum can be researched.

Some articles and research reports are online available.

Swiss Inventory of Coin Finds (SICF) - Archives online

Many original coin finds are today no longer available. By order of the SICF the archives of the Historical and Antiquarian Society of Basle (HAG), the Zentralbibliothek Zürich and the Antiquarian Society of Zurich (AGZ) have been searched for references to coin finds.

The relevant sources have been transcribed, recorded and are available in the database Archives online.


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