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The Ormskirk & West Lancashire

Host Society for the

 BANS 2011 Congress

held in Southport

BANS 2011 Congress Report

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Small Change A Famous Victory The Buffalo Nickel

Numismatic Notes

A Little Bit Of This, And A Little Bit Of That, Numismatically.


Here you will find a Miscellany, a mélange, a number of numismatic nuggets which, of themselves, may well be interesting, but which don’t exactly fit into any of the other categories. So, in the spirit of exploration and the broadening of the mind, read on.

Small Change?

The Story Of How The Ancient Greeks Brought New Meaning To Small Change


From time to time people (in general!) have complained about the size of coins. In the 18th century, the coppers were too big, in the 20th century the silver 3d was too small. But spare a thought for the citizens of Arados in the 4th century BC... Small Change? explains all.

Small Change

A Famous Victory

Or, How Admiral Jervis Was Not Politically Correct, Thank Goodness!


A Famous Victory links a Portsmouth halfpenny token of 1797 with some of the most stirring action in Royal Navy history - before it was neutered by the politically correct brigade.

A Famous Victory

The Buffalo Nickel

Prime Steak Commemorated On US Coinage


This Note features a modern Classic - the United States Buffalo nickel, issued between 1913 and 1938. Could it be that this is the only coin ever issued to depict a rump steak while still on the hoof?

The Buffalo Nickel