"Money makes the world go round, the world go round, the world go round." Liza Minnelli sang the truth of it in "Cabaret" and at the Numismatic or Money Museum in Curacao, money is front and center. The museum showcases the history and evolution of Antillean currency and the coins that circulated in the Netherlands Antilles, of which Curacao was a part, and is owned by the Central Bank of Curacao.
The space houses a collection of coins and banknotes as well as a permanent art exhibition of local art. A trip to Scharloo is worth it just for the quaint Money Museum. From pre-colonial to colonial to modern coins and a collection of dies and minting and sorting machines, this small museum provides an interesting look into the currency of the island.
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