Last year, for the first time in quite a while, the Coin Identification Quiz featured
on the programme, and our Members enjoyed it so much that it has been decided to
hold Part II this year. HOWEVER, please note that because the first Thursday in January,
this year, is New Year's Day, the meeting has been moved back a week to 8th January.
5th February 2009
There are coins and there are tokens. They may perform identical functions, or nearly
so, but the motivations behind their issue are usually quite different. Our Member
Peter Thompson will review 'A History of Token Coinage'
5th March 2009
This evening we welcome the first of our Visiting Speakers for the year. Dr Kevin
Clancy, Curator of the Royal Mint Museum, will give an illustrated talk on the subject
of ' The Design of the New Decimal Coinage' which changed completely the visual appearance
of our circulating coins, the first change since the original decimal designs were
unveiled in 1968.
2nd April 2009
There are very few collectors who don't take pleasure in acquiring something new
- why else would we collect? This evening we will look at Members' Recent Acquisitions.
Items don't have to be 'rare' though they might have taken years to find; they don't
have to be 'valuable' as junk boxes still exist in street markets, but we do like
to think that they will be interesting for a whole variety of reasons.
7th May 2009
What have George III sixpences of 1816 in common with silver pennies from the reign
of Henry II? The answer lies or, rather, lay in the soil of Tealby in Lincolnshire
until 1807 when over 6,000 Henry II pennies were discovered in a hoard which has
since given its name to the 'cross and crosslets' coins of 1158-1180. Many of these
were subsequently melted down, and the metal reused in the 'new issue' silver of
1816. Our Secretary, Alan Dawson, will give an illustrated presentation on 'The Tealby
Hoard of 1807.'
4th June 2009
We aren't absolutely rigid about 'Five Minute Papers' lasting five minutes. Some
of them last only three or four, while some fill a ten minute slot. But whatever
the length, it is the content which keeps Members riveted to the subjects in hand
while, whatever our individual collecting interests, no-one will leave the meeting
without having learned something new!
2nd July 2009
This evening we will be doing things in twos. The subject of the presentation will
be 'Coins on Banknotes' so there will be something of interest to numismatists and
notaphilists, while the presenters will be Dr Richard Underwood and our Member Tony
Parkinson who will offer both verbal information and visual illustrations!
6th August 2009
August is one of those in-between months for Club meetings; maybe no one there, possibly
nothing much going on. Our Augusts are different, with attendance levels up with
the best, because the August meeting is our 'Numismatic Discussion Evening' when
anyone with anything to say about almost any numismatic subject will be listened
to with rapt attention.
3rd September 2009
Over the years our Members have become attuned to cryptic titles for presentations,
relishing the exercise of deciphering these. Dr Mike Saxby is our second Visiting
Speaker for the year, being normally based at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts in
Birmingham, and he has risen to the challenge. The subject for his illustrated talk
is 'With neither sword nor spear'
1st October 2009
Every Club or Society has its AGM, and this is ours, when Subscriptions are set and
paid, the books scrutinised, and new Committee Members issued with new brooms. The
evening is rounded off by a Mini Auction of items brought in by, well, almost anyone.
5th November 2009 ●THE SECOND FIELDING LECTURE
Our programme of Visiting Speakers for the year concludes with Dr Edward Besly, of
the National Museum of Wales, who will deliver the second FIELDING LECTURE, on the
subject of 'The Provincial Mints of Charles I' The King's continual need for cash
resulted in the establishment of a number of temporary mints in the various parts
of the country under his control; sorting out who did what and when has kept generations
of historians and numismatists busy, and even today much is still open to discussion
and further research.
3rd December 2009
Last year's suggestion that we should replace the sixpence in the Christmas Pud with
a five pound piece met with only limited approbation, so, this year, in tribute to
the traditions of the event, an 1816 sixpence, possibly containing traces of Tealby
pennies, might well be found concealed among the festive food...but don't bank on
it! Tonight is our Annual Dinner and Social Evening
Obviously, the Programmes for past years have been and gone, but it can be useful
and interesting to refer to what has been as well as to look up what is to be. So,
to that end, we provide an archive.