web home of the Ormskirk & West Lancashire Numismatic Society
"What is the difference between a Numismatic Society and a Coin Club?"
"Well, a numismatic society is a sort of club for people who are interested in coins,
Absolutely right. And that is exactly what the OWL is all about.
Our Members are interested in almost everything to do with coins, tokens, medallions
and money in general. We range from beginners to former beginners, we span the years
from Ancient to Modern, we don't believe that there is any "proper" way to collect,
and we do believe that our hobby should be enjoyable.
We hope that you might feel the same way too. If you do, please look around our site.
There is information about our Club, our Meetings, how to find us, Numismatic Notes,
and some longer Papers which our Members have put together. And if what you see interests
you, why not come along to our next meeting? Visitors are always welcome, and sometimes
turn into new Members!
There are hotspot links to other pages and sites, marked with orange dots
● Click anywhere you see an orange dot to follow the link!
Hover your cursor over each page in the list to see what is available
people visited our website.We hope you enjoy your visit and will return soon.
Our friends at the Portable Antiquities Scheme have launched a series of Numismatic
Guides, to provide interesting information about various periods of numismatic history.
● Click HERE to go to our PAS page, with links to the various guides.
The current advice from the authorities is that non-essential meetings, especially
those in public places, should be restricted as far as possible. To comply with this
guidance, meetings of the Ormskirk & West Lancashire Numismatic Society have been
suspended for the time being. The safety and well-being of our members and the public
is of paramount importance. Please check back here from time to time for any update.
Latest update: 6th October 2020.
The restrictions in place to deal with the COVID pandemic have meant that rather
different means have had to be adopted to maintain our Society links. In the absence
of face-to-face meetings, our Secretary and members have collectively put pen to
paper to produce a monthly Newsletter, featuring both news and feature articles.
Our Newsletter is available on line as a .pdf document. If you would like to read,
or download, our works:
● Click HERE to go to our Newsletter page.
●To help you find your way around the site more easily, we have a Site Map. Every
page is listed, and each entry is a link to that page...all you need to do is click
on the page name, and you will be taken straight there!
What? & Where?
Search numsoc.net for everything you have ever wanted to know. It may not be here,
but if it is, our search engine will find it!
The website was updated on Friday 8th January 2021
From time to time, a paper or a presentation comes to our Society which we think
might be of general interest. We are pleased to be able to add these contributions
to our website. Please read, and if you have any comments, or would like to add anything,
get in touch by clicking our Feedback link at the left.
New this month
● The London coinage of Charles I is described as being from ‘the Tower mint under
the King’ or ‘the Tower mint under Parliament.’
Our member Chris Leather proposes that this is not strictly accurate, and that there
is a ‘Tower Mint transitional issue’ which deserves recognition, and a separate listing.Click
HERE to read the paper.