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Contact details: Mark Edwards, Hon. Keeper; Roger Dalladay, Hon. Curator of Coins

Tel: 01947 602908

Email: [email protected]


Date of visit: n/a


Nature and extent of collection

Generally passive; some associated with archaeological displays. Some purchased through PAS. Modern UK coins purchased to bring to date.


All numbers below are estimated


Iron Age coins: a couple

Roman coins: 2 hoards (via PAS) in a continuous run, some single coins

British coins: from pre-Roman to 2012; most reigns represented

British tokens: over 100 trade tokens local and national

Oceania: cowry - mainly associated with areas visited by Cook

Modern & Paper Money: representative range of 20th coins, in depth display E2R

Medals: around 100 commemorative mdals; UK military/civil. Shipping and lifeboat



Specific strengths:Elizabeth II; Saxon (ex Whitby Abbey), military.


Library: A few coin books




Database used: All as catalogued


Proportion of collection on database: 75%


How much detail in database entries? Obverse, reverse


Are images incorporated? If possible


Is the database accessible to the public? n/a


Is the database publicly accessible online? What is the URL if so? n/a





Are there permanent numismatic displays? n/a


Is numismatic material incorporated into more general displays? n/a


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? Facilities can be made available in library, currently under restructuring


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? 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? Not generally, though occasion coins/tokens/medals do come in



Curatorial knowledge


Is there any numismatic expertise in-house. If so, who, and in what areas? Yes, Mr Dalladay

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


Whitby Museum

Pannett Park,


North Yorkshire, YO21 1RE


tel: 01947 602908


Whitby Museum