We would not like you to feel that everything about Numismatics or Coin Collecting
is prim, proper and serious. Though there are, inevitably, things which should be
regarded with respect, no hobby would be complete without its jokers, characters,
and general tongue-in-cheek material.
This is ours! Some of it is original, though, occasionally, some of it might be borrowed!
Whichever, we hope you enjoy...
● Soho Mintie is best experienced rather than described. We wonder who did the original
● Decimall Arithmeticke is another five minute paper, outlining the history of decimalisation
in Great Britain, and proving the old adage 'If it ain't broke, don't fix it!'
Truly Worthless, Or, The Nature of Money
● Truly Worthless, Or, The Nature of Money, is a five minute paper which was given
at our Society Meeting in August 2006. The Author disclaims any bias against accountants.
Some of his best friends are accountants...
An Unknown Tetradrachm
● For most numismatists, the chance discovery of something unique and previously
unknown is a once-in-a-lifetime event. The Unknown Tetradrachm is such an event.
Does this enigmatic piece indicate previously unsuspected links between the English
North West, and Classical Attica? Read, and form your own opinion.
Who Am I?
● For most numismatists, identifying a coin is simply a matter of looking at it and
consulting the memory banks. But what if you only have a written description. Society
Member Martin Sargeant poses a literary problem!