Tuesday, 18 February 2020


The theme this month was mythical beasts on coins. The meeting coincided with the anniversary of introduction of decimal coins to Britain and the arrival of Storm Desmond.
The phrase mythical beasts suggests dragons and other heraldic animals. It is quite a difficult topic for coins. I only managed a dragon on a Chinese coin, a similar beast on a Thai modern coin and I am not sure what on another coin from Thailand. I could have added the dragon who was slayed by Saint George. This has been a favourite on coins and appears on colonial tokens.
Interestingly members brought 50 p coins with Mrs Tiggywinkle and Paddington Bear. I do not think they count as mythical beasts!

Saturday, 18 January 2020



Transport was the theme of this month's meeting. Members brought coins and medallions relating to ships. there were no trains or planes. I suppose there are not many planes because they have only been around for just over a hundred years. Ships appear quite frequently- especially from countries with a maritime history such as Greece and Portugal.

What coins would you add?
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