MONEY & MEDALS
tel: +44 (0)1397 702169
Contact details: Fiona Marwick; Colleen Foggo
Date of visit: TBC
Nature and extent of collection
355 pieces. Relatively small collection of coins, communion tokens, medals and paper money. Our collections policy relates to anything to do with the history of the West Highlands.
All numbers below are estimated
British coins: 100
Paper money: 5
Medals (commemorative or military): Around 50
Paranumismatica: Around 200 communion tokens
Specific strengths: Communion tokens.
Library: 3000-5000 volumes related to the history of the Highlands with specific strengths in Jacobite history.
Database used: ADLIB
Proportion of collection on database: N/A
How much detail in database entries? Database entries include as much detail as possible.
Are images incorporated? Not yet but they will be.
Is the database accessible to the public? No.
Is the database publicly accessible online? No.
Are there permanent numismatic displays? Yes.
Is numismatic material incorporated into more general displays? No, except for touchpieces.
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? No.
Is equipment (balances, magnifying glasses, etc.) provided? N/A
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? Yes.
Is there any numismatic expertise in-house? If so, who, and in what areas? We have some general numismatic expertise.
Is there access to external expertise? If so, who and in what areas? Yes, we have links with that National Museum of Scotland.
If there is expertise in-house, is there a willingness/capacity to share that with other museums? N/A