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Craigavon Museums Services

Lough Neagh Discovery Centre

Lurgan

Co. Armagh

BT66 6NJ

 

tel: +44 (0)28 3831 1669

 

website: https://www.facebook.com/CraigavonMuseumServices

 

email: museum@armaghbanbridgecraigavon.gov.uk

 

 

Contact details: David Weir; Elaine McEnarney

 

Date of visit: 2 September 2015

 

Nature and extent of collection

 

1,100 pieces. The majority of the Museum’s Heritage Coin Collection was acquired by Museum’s forerunner the Portadown Museum. The coins were donated by a variety of local collectors.

 

 

All numbers below are estimated

 

Roman coins: 5

British coins: 600

British tokens: 20

Eurpoean coins: 220

Asian coins: 55

Middle Eastern coins: 10

African coins: 75

American coins: 70

Oceania: 20

Modern and paper money: 10

Medals (commemorative or military): 10

Paranumismatica: 10

Specific strengths: Extensive pre-decimal British coin collection and European coin collection.

 

Library: N/A

 

 

Databases

 

Database used: Our collection is not currently registered on an electronic database. The objects are recorded in spiral bound printed catalogues.

 

Proportion of collection on database: 0% on electronic database. 100% on paper spiral bound catalogues.

 

How much detail in database entries? Country, monarch/ruler, value, donor, mint mark, year of issue, obverse and reverse description, condition, date.

 

Are images incorporated? No.

 

Is the database accessible to the public? Yes, if requested in advance.

 

Is the database publicly accessible online? No.

 

 

Display

 

Are there permanent numismatic displays? No.

 

Is numismatic material incorporated into more general displays? Yes, we have one display on pounds, shillings and pence at the Barn Museum.

 

Is there a facility for temporary exhibitions? No.

 

Have there been numismatic exhibitions in the past? If so, what? No.

 

 

Access to the collection

 

Is there a study facility? If requested by a member of the public a study facility could be made available.

 

Is equipment (balances, magnifying glasses, etc.) provided? Yes, magnifying glasses and gloves could be provided.

 

 

Public engagement with numismatic collection

 

Is there a handling collection? Yes, we have a set of 1940s coins for use during lessons on World War Two.

 

Are numismatic collections used in Education sessions? Yes, in World War Two lessons.

 

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, if requested.

 

 

Curatorial knowledge

 

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