About the Society

The Society was instituted on 2 October 1950 at Theobald's Cafe Bath with the name of Bath and Bristol Coin Club. The present name was adopted for the 1953 season by which time the membership had increased to 22. The Society has hosted the annual National Numismatic Congress in Bath or Bristol on five occasions: 1958, 1964, 1983, 1988 and 1998.
Our programme of events ranges from academic speakers on specialist subjects to our own membership with lectures on their own interests. We also may hold a members' coin sale and occasionally organise visits to places of interest.


DIARY OF MEETINGS 2021

NEXT MEETING THURSDAY NOVEMBER 11th 7.30PM; at The Globe Inn, Newton St. Loe, Bath BA2 9BB

Members' Five-Minute Talks

We have now booked some meetings forward into 2022; all things permitting, they will be firm. Please note the following: (a) The Globe has advised that it is business as usual; no masks, no special restrictions in place. Ordering at the bar is fine. (b) the only thing required is, as before, registering your car number plate after you have parked up; the computer system is in the main bar area.

Since the situation is vulnerable to alterations, please email Adrian and Christine on adriandk [at] runbox.com to check if anything has changed. We will also update this website page.

Please note that during 2022 our main meetings may be quarterly, and not monthly as has been the usual practise.

 

  • November 11th 2021: Members' five-minute talks
  • December 2nd 2021: Christmas meeting/meal. Note the change from usual date; to be confirmed.
  • March 2022: subject to be decided

 

Review of Recent Meetings

 

This website also shows coins and articles of interest. There is already a small gallery linked in the menu; as new material is offered, we'll post details and the links here, on the front page.

Articles updated February 2021

1. Tokens, Checks, Tickets and Passes: Bristol Pub Checks

2. The Mint of Bristol

3. Tokens of the Somerset Coalfield

4. More Local Mining (and Related) Checks, Badges and Medals

5. The Clifton Rocks Railway

6. A Nailsea Banknote

7. Decimal Day and the Old Coinage

8. Two Unrecorded Tokens from Pennywell Colliery, Bristol


CONTACT:

The society encourages members of the public to get in touch with questions about collecting and also the identification of any coins, tokens or medals that they may have.

 

  • President: Rosie Clarke
  • Chairman: Ivor Bridges
  • Treasurer: Mike Shaw
  • Secretary: Christine Derrick

 

Rosie Clarke: rosieclarke1 [at] hotmail.com. (Replace the word [at] with @ symbol).

Secretary: adriandk [at] runbox.com