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The Lancashire and Cheshire Numismatic Society


The Society is one of the oldest numismatic societies in the country, being originally founded in 1864 as the Manchester Numismatic Society. It was disbanded in 1873 but refounded in 1933 as the Lancashire Numismatic Society, changing its name in 1967 to the Lancashire and Cheshire Numismatic Society.

Present Activities

The current membership is seventeen and the annual subscription is £5.

We aim to cover all branches of numismatics including ancient and modern coins, banknotes, tokens and medals, and in addition to lectures, visits to local museums are also arranged. New members with a serious interest in any branch of the subject are welcome.


All meetings are on Saturdays at 2.00pm, all meetings will take place in Manchester Museum.

 January 20th    social afternoon with members’ displays
 February 17th “Enigmatic Variations of York and Durham” - Denis Martin
 March 17th Members' short talks
 April 21st “Thomas Bushell and the Shrewsbury Mint in 1642” - David Holt
 May 19th “Coins of the Gallic Empire, 260-274 AD.” - Dave Millington
 June 16th Annual General Meeting
 September 15th “Former Bankers of North Cheshire” - Geof Sutcliffe
 October 20th “The English Medal: Is it ‘a little piece of history, for those of duller apprehensions’?” - Phyllis Stoddart
 November 17th “Two for the road, a further temperance journey”. - Peter Crummett
 December    15th Christmas Social
    Tuesday 15/5/18 - Graham Dyer -The Mary Gillick portrait of the Queen

Books on numismatics

The following books have been published by members of the Society.

Officers of the Society

Mike Robinson President
Ian Jones Secretary
Geof Oldham     Treasurer

Further information

Telephone: 01204 849469

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