The Ormskirk & West Lancashire Numismatic Society
Founded in 1970
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The Ormskirk & West Lancashire

Host Society for the

 BANS 2011 Congress

held in Southport

BANS 2011 Congress Report

Welcome to

web home of the Ormskirk & West Lancashire Numismatic Society


"What is the difference between a Numismatic Society and a Coin Club?"

Good question.

"Well, a numismatic society is a sort of club for people who are interested in coins, isn't it?"

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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There are hotspot links to other pages and sites, marked with orange dots

Click anywhere you see an orange dot to follow the link!

Site Map


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!

Site Map

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Site Update


The website was updated on Wednesday 29th April 2015



During 2014, a total of


people visited our website. We hope you enjoy your visit and will return soon.

Featured Page: Collecting The Coins Of Richard III


Richard was King of England for just two years, from 1483 until his death at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485. He was the last king of the House of York, the last of the Plantagenet dynasty and his death is sometimes regarded as marking the end of the English Middle Ages. The discovery of the remains of the King in Leicester has generated even more interest in the coins issued during his brief reign


Click here to read more.

Coins of Richard III

Numismatic Guides


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.

Portable Antiquities Scheme