MONEY & MEDALS
tel: +44 (0)161 778 0800
Contact details: Peter Ogilvie
Date of visit: 28 June 2013
Nature and extent of collection
1750 pieces. Social History, Fine Art & Decorative Art. Collecting now mainly focuses on social history connected to the modern City of Salford boundary.
All numbers below are estimated
Greek coins: 14
Roman coins: 114
British coins: 264
British tokens: 17
European coins: 940
Asian coins: 104
Middle Eastern coins: 113
African coins: 22
American coins: 182
Paper money: 47
Paranumismatica: 620 tokens; 69 tickets; 13 counters
Other: 40 toy money; 27 money boxes
Specific strengths: World coinage, tokens, medals.
Library: around six reference books.
Database used: Microsoft Access
Proportion of collection on database: 98%
How much detail in database entries? Minimal - very brief description.
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? No.
Is numismatic material incorporated into more general displays? No.
Is there a facility for temporary exhibitions? Yes.
Have there been numismatic exhibitions in the past? If so, what? Not in the last 10 years.
Access to the collection
Is there a study facility? There is no dedicated study facility but space can be allocated for students to work with the collection under supervision.
Is equipment (balances, magnifying glasses, etc.) provided? Magnifying glasses, gloves.
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? No.
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? Curator of Numismatics, Manchester Museum.
If there is expertise in-house, is there a willingness/capacity to share that with other museums? N/A