Peel Park



M5 4WU


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

Oceania: 8

Paper money: 47

Medals: 711

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.



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? Curator of Numismatics, Manchester Museum.


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

SMAG logo green
SM&AG distance (8)
Lark Hill Place (6) copy
Hundred of Salford Humane Society Gold Medal (2)
Albert Medal First Class (1)