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St Andrews Preservation Trust  Museum

12 North Street

St Andrews


KY16 9PW


tel: +44 (0)1334 477629




email: [email protected]



Contact details: Samantha Bannerman


Date of visit: 27 August 2014


Nature and extent of collection


Around 213 pieces. The area of interest within which the Museum collects will normally be confined to the social and working life of the people of St Andrews and its immediate surroundings, from 1800 to the present day. However, a small, somewhat random, coin collection exists. Most of the coins do not fit our existing collections policy.



All numbers below are estimated


Greek coins: 1

Roman coins: 20

British coins: 50

British tokens: 30

European coins: 30

Asian coins: 10

American coins: 10

Modern and paper money: 5

Medals (commemorative or military): 10

Paranumismatica: 30

Other: 5

Specific strengths: Communion tokens.


Library: N/A





Database used: Adlib


Proportion of collection on database: 95%


How much detail in database entries? Object name, category, description, dimensions, photograph, period, donor details, location.


Are images incorporated? Yes, around 95% of our coin collection records have images incorporated.


Is the database accessible to the public? Yes, by appointment.


Is the database publicly accessible online? 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? No.
























Access to the collection


Is there a study facility? Yes, a research room was opened in January 2015.


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.



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? Yes, we have contact with Carly Cooper at the McManus Galleries in Dundee.


If there is expertise in-house, is there a willingness/capacity to share that with other museums? N/A

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