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 OWLNS

The Ormskirk & West Lancashire Numismatic Society


The inaugural meeting of the Ormskirk & District Numismatic Society was held in an upstairs room at the tiny Buck I'Th' Vine Inn, Burscough Street, Ormskirk on Thursday 1st June 1970. Five people attended the meeting which was reported in the local newspaper.


Within only a few months membership had quadrupled and the society soon attracted members from far and wide. By the mid 1980s the area served by the society covered most of west Lancashire and Merseyside so it was decided to change the name to the more appropriate Ormskirk and West Lancashire Numismatic Society.


In accordance with its constitution the aim of the society has always been 'the furtherance of numismatic knowledge' and this unwavering ideal has undoubtedly been the society's strength for the past half century.

Now entering its sixth decade, the Society has between twenty and thirty members who take an enthusiastic interest in many different facets of our hobby. We welcome beginners and experts, young and not-so-young. We don’t have any formal entry requirements except an interest in our hobby, and a willingness to travel to the meetings once a month!


We try to make sure that our annual Programme has something of interest to everyone - and it often seems to be the case that the most interesting talks are about the subjects of which we know least. Some talks are specifically about coins, or tokens, or medals; others relate more to the historical or geographical context in which these objects were used, or are found today.


Please feel free to look around our website. If you like what you see, or are interested in learning more, please send us a message, and let us know who you are. Guests are always welcome at our meetings.

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The Ormskirk and West Lancs Numismatic Society Badge.

Designed, engraved and struck by our former member and silversmith, Martin Sargent.