MONEY & MEDALS
Tyne and Wear
tel: +44 (0)191 211 5599
Contact details: Adam Bell
Date of visit: 27 June 2017
Nature and extent of collection
Large collection of coins and medals.
All numbers below are estimated
British coins: Yes. Including from Gateshead, Stockton-on-Tees, South Shields.
British tokens: Yes, trade tokens.
European coins: Yes, including from Germany and Finland.
Asian coins: Yes, including from China and Japan.
American coins: Yes.
Modern and paper money: Yes, including world coinage.
Medals (commemorative or military): Yes, including some World War One medals.
Other: Badges, coin weights and scales.
Specific strengths: British coins, world coinage.
Database used: EMU
Proportion of collection on database: N/A
How much detail in database entries? N/A
Are images incorporated? N/A
Is the database accessible to the public? N/A
Is the database publicly accessible online? N/A
Are there permanent numismatic displays? Yes.
Is numismatic material incorporated into more general displays? Yes.
Is there a facility for temporary exhibitions? Yes.
Have there been numismatic exhibitions in the past? If so, what? N/A
Access to the collection
Is there a study facility? Yes.
Is equipment (balances, magnifying glasses, etc.) provided? N/A
Public engagement with numismatic collection
Is there a handling collection? N/A
Are numismatic collections used in Education sessions? N/A
Do numismatic collections feature in gallery talks, lectures? N/A
Are there other engagement activities based around numismatic collections? N/A
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? N/A
Is there access to external expertise? If so, who and in what areas? N/A
If there is expertise in-house, is there a willingness/capacity to share that with other museums? N/A