June 25, 2020

The late 16th through early 17th centuries was a period of great turmoil throughout Europe, both political and religious. It was a period of complex political alliances, religious conflicts and global expansion of trade, all of which drew in the major powers of Western...

June 19, 2020

Queen Victoria had a very long reign – over 63 years, the longest of any British monarch, until our present Queen Elizabeth II. This meant that there is a variety of different types to collect. In his fascinating narrative of the Victorian coinage, Desi revisits the ch...

March 14, 2020

The reign of the Stuarts spans over one of the most turbulent periods in the British history. The succession to the throne of James VI of Scotland, who became James I of England, brought about increasing tension between different parts of the society and eventual confl...

March 6, 2020

Over the ages, many Irish coins found their ways to Britain and Continent in the pockets and boxes of travellers and merchants.This paper is something of a welcome home to Ireland for some ‘separated brethren’, coins which were minted in Ireland but somehow found their...

January 30, 2020

The first Society meeting of 2020 was held at Shaw’s Bridge. After seasonal greetings and apologies, the chairman introduced the speaker for the evening - our member Paul Hayward. Paul is well known for his specialist knowledge of the coinage of Edward VII and his rece...