|The Coin Room is open by appointment to individuals and small groups. For more information and to schedule a visit or arrange an instructional talk, call 203.432.1801 or 203.432.0982.
||The collection of coins and medals includes approximately 100,000 coins and medals and 10,000 pieces of paper currency. The full range of coins and medals is represented, from the beginnings in the seventh century B.C. to modern times. Particular strengths are in the coinages of the Greek and Roman worlds, Byzantium, and medieval and early modern England.
In addition to the main collection, which has recently been augmented by a purchase of over 4,000 coins of the Greek world, the coin room houses Yale's portion of the coins recovered at the excavation of Dura-Europos. The University's collection dates back to the early nineteenth century, but was only transferred to the Gallery in 2001. A systematic effort is underway to improve the collection and integrate it further into Yale curriculum.