MONEY & MEDALS
tel: +44 (0)1260 276360
Contact details: Ian Doughty
Date of visit: TBA
Nature and extent of collection
Around 100 pieces. Collecting items relating to the history of the Congleton area or associated with Congleton people.
All numbers below are estimated
7 James I Laurals
11 Charles I Unites
Edward I Longcross penny
Edward VI shilling
2 x Edward VI sixpence
2 x Philip and Mary Shilling
6 x Elizabeth I Shillings
3 x Elizabeth I Sixpences
James I Half Crown
James I Shilling
James I Sixpence
2 x Charles I 30 Shilling piece
3 x Charles I Half Crown
Charles I Sixpence
Charles I Shilling
3 x Charles II Half Crown
2 x Charles II Crown
(these coins are part of a hoard of 3,400 - the remainder are held elsewhere)
2 x George VI Farthing
George IV Coin unidentified
4 x George III Coins unidentified
George IV Silver Crown
Berisford Employee Token
St James Parish Church
Coronation Celebration Coin 1937
Congleton Co-operative Society Token
Modern and paper money:
Assorted pre 1972 coinage
1 Bank of England £1 note issued at Congleton 1839
Imperial Service Medal
Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Medal
3 x George V and Queen Mary Silver Jubilee Medal
Fir Brigade Medal
Special Constabulary Medal
5 x Victoria Jubilee Medallion 1897
2 x Edward VII Commemorative Medallion
2 x Randle Wilbraham Medallion
Victoria Jubilee Medallion 1897 (Sandbach)
Edward VII Coronation Medallion
Congleton Charter Year Medal
Victory Medal 1946
2x Great War Medals
2 x WWI Victory Medal
St John Of Jerusalem Medal
Burma Star with ribbon
Africa Star with ribbon
France and Germany Star with ribbon
Defence Medal with ribbon
1939-45 War Medal with Ribbon
Efficient Service Medal with ribbon
WI Presidents Badge
WI Centenary Medal
Safe Driving Award Badges
Specific strengths: British medieval coinage; medals.
Library: Local History and Research Library – around 1,200 items, focusing on the local history of Congleton and the surrounding area, Cheshire, North Staffordshire.
Database used: COMACs (a bespoke database built for Congleton Museum)
Proportion of collection on database: 60%
How much detail in database entries? This varies as collections information is currently in the process of being transferred from MODES to the new database.
Are images incorporated? This facility is available but images have yet to be attached to records.
Is the database accessible to the public? Yes, on application to museum staff.
Is the database publicly accessible online? What is the URL if so? Not yet but it is proposed that the database will be publicly accessible online in the future.
Are there permanent numismatic displays? Yes but they are used to illustrate their historical context.
Is numismatic material incorporated into more general displays? Yes - used to illustrate their historical context and associated events.
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.
Is equipment (balances, magnifying glasses, etc.) provided? No.
Public engagement with numismatic collection
Is there a handling collection? No.
Are numismatic collections used in Education sessions? Yes.
Do numismatic collections feature in gallery talks, lectures? Yes.
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