MONEY & MEDALS
Newcastle under Lyme
tel: +44 (0)1782 619705
Contact details: Clare Griffiths
Date of visit: 23 March 2016
Nature and extent of collection
850 pieces. Relatively small collection comprised of ancient coins, medieval coins, modern money, medals and associated objects such as badges and money boxes. Part of the collection is kept in a historic wooden coin cabinet.
All numbers below are estimated
Greek coins: At least 2
Roman coins: c. 100
British coins: 20
British tokens: 40
European coins: 9 German; 1 Russian; 1 Portuguese; 7 Italian; 1 Belgian, numerous French
Asian coins: 3; 1 Indian
Middle Eastern coins: c. 10
American coins: 10
Modern and paper money: 275-300 including 15 banknotes
Medals (commemorative or military): 400-450
Paranumismatica: Cotton works tokens
Other: 20 badges; 6 money boxes
Specific strengths: Roman coins, modern money and British medals.
Library: A small collection of books.
Database used: Access/Catalist
Proportion of collection on database: N/A
How much detail in database entries? Basic information.
Are images incorporated? No.
Is the database accessible to the public? No.
Is the database publicly accessible online? What is the URL if so? No.
Are there permanent numismatic displays? Yes.
Is numismatic material incorporated into more general displays? N/A
Is there a facility for temporary exhibitions? Yes.
Have there been numismatic exhibitions in the past? If so, what? No.
Access to the collection
Is there a study facility? Yes, access is by appointment only.
Is equipment (balances, magnifying glasses, etc.) provided? Yes, magnifying glasses can be provided if requested.
Public engagement with numismatic collection
Is there a handling collection? No.
Are numismatic collections used in Education sessions? No.
Do numismatic collections feature in gallery talks, lectures? No.
Are there other engagement activities based around numismatic collections? No.
ID and public enquiries
Does the museum offer a service for identifying objects and other public enquiries? Yes.
Is there any numismatic expertise in-house? If so, who, and in what areas? No.
Is there access to external expertise? If so, who and in what areas? No.
If there is expertise in-house, is there a willingness/capacity to share that with other museums? N/A