MONEY & MEDALS
tel: +44 (0)24 7623 4270
Contact details: Megan Nass; Grace Scott
Date of visit: 4 March 2013; follow-up visit took place on 19 April 2016
Nature and extent of collection
200 pieces. We collect road transport vehicles and objects that are made/related to Coventry. We also consider items of national or technical interest.
All numbers below are estimated
Medals (commemorative or military): Yes, including a collection of motor racing medals
Paranumismatica: Yes, including bus tickets and ticket-issuing machines
Other: Yes, including 74 badges
Specific strengths: Badges for transport societies.
Library: Our library collection is mostly comprised of technical manuals and transport magazines with specific strengths in technical transport and social history of transport and manufacturers.
Database used: Adlib
Proportion of collection on database: 1%
How much detail in database entries? Very little. Basic shape, inscription and date listed for badges.
Are images incorporated? No.
Is the database accessible to the public? No.
Is the database publicly accessible online? What is the URL if so? Not at present, though there are plans for a front-facing database.
Are there permanent numismatic displays? No.
Is numismatic material incorporated into more general displays? Yes, we have tool check tokens and a Triumph workers medal on display.
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? We have a reading room, available by appointment.
Is equipment (balances, magnifying glasses, etc.) provided? Yes.
Public engagement with numismatic collection
Is there a handling collection? Yes.
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? Yes, via the Money and Medals Network.
If there is expertise in-house, is there a willingness/capacity to share that with other museums? N/A