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!
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Featured Page: Ballindalloch Works Notes - Safety in Numbers?
Merchant Countermarks on Spanish Colonial Dollars are known from a number of industrial
concerns in the early years of the nineteenth century and, though rare, have been
studied and written about for a number of years. Much less well known are the very
rare issues of paper money. OWLNS Member Eric Hodge presents here an account of the
notes issued from the Ballindalloch cotton works, a business which had previously
issued countermarked dollars.
●Click here to read more.
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.