Bank of Valletta has bought rare coins of the Knights of Malta which were on sale at an auction in London.

The coins are an outstanding example of fine 16th, 17th and 18th century coinage that will enhance the local numismatic collection, the bank said.

They will initially be on display at Bank of Valletta’s head office in Sta Venera and will later be displayed at the BOV Museum at St. John’s Square, where they can be admired by the public.

“Bank of Valletta believes that through the acquisition of these coins it is giving back to society something that is truly significant to the people of these islands. These coins have more than just historical importance for us, they also have significant value as they form part of our common heritage,” Tonio Depasquale, CEO of Bank of Valletta said.

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