web home of the Ormskirk & West Lancashire Numismatic Society
"What is the difference between a Numismatic Society and a Coin Club?"
"Well, a numismatic society is a sort of club for people who are interested in coins,
Absolutely right. And that is exactly what the OWL is all about.
Our Members are interested in almost everything to do with coins, tokens, medallions
and money in general. We range from beginners to former beginners, we span the years
from Ancient to Modern, we don't believe that there is any "proper" way to collect,
and we do believe that our hobby should be enjoyable.
We hope that you might feel the same way too. If you do, please look around our site.
There is information about our Club, our Meetings, how to find us, Numismatic Notes,
and some longer Papers which our Members have put together. And if what you see interests
you, why not come along to our next meeting? Visitors are always welcome, and sometimes
turn into new Members!
There are hotspot links to other pages and sites, marked with orange dots
Click anywhere you see an orange dot to follow the link!
●To help you find your way around the site more easily, we have a Site Map. Every
page is listed, and each entry is a link to that page...all you need to do is click
on the page name, and you will be taken straight there!
Hover your cursor over each page in the list to see what is available
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Search numsoc.net for everything you have ever wanted to know. It may not be here,
but if it is, our search engine will find it!
The website was updated on Thursday 14th January 2016
Featured Page: David Coins It In For Charity
Society Member and Southport Coin Dealer David Regan has raised over £1,000 for local
charity Autism Initiative through collection and sale of scrap and redundant coinage,
and holiday left-overs.
●Click here to read more.
Featured Page: Who Am I?
We are all used to identifying coins by looking at them but how would we get on with
only a written description? Society Member Martin Sargeant poses a numismatic puzzler.
●Click here to read more.
During 2015, a total of
people visited our website. We hope you enjoy your visit and will return soon.
Our friends at the Portable Antiquities Scheme have launched a series of Numismatic
Guides, to provide interesting information about various periods of numismatic history.
● Click HERE to go to our PAS page, with links to the various guides.
Our Secretary has recently received an unusual item of mail, consisting of a nineteenth
century pub token in an otherwise empty envelope - no explanation as to origin or
reason! The stamp on the envelope had not been franked so we have absolutely no idea
from whence it came! If you sent it to us, please get in touch....Click HERE to go
to our message page.