Saturday, 15 September 2018

ROMANIA 100 LEI 1994 Mihai Viteazul or Michael the Brave 

20 reis 1869 Peter II of Brazil or Peter the Magnanimous

Peter the Rabbit 50 p

Umberto I or Umberto the Good of Italy 5 centesimi 1896

the theme of the meeting was facial hair and styles which was one of our most successful ideas. members brought various coins with different fashions. The ladies of ancient Rome were well represented.

Pictured above are four coins featuring males with impressive whiskers of different sorts.

All of the above are national heroes in different ways.

Saturday, 1 September 2018

Programme for 2018 to 2019

Welcome to the new programme for next year. 

Here are some coins to illustrate some of the varied topics for next year.  

The coins of Austria which include parts of Netherlands and Italy I would like to know more about. 

The medalet at the bottom commemorates the Aylesbury War Memorial which was built in the 1920s after  a lot of discussion on how the fallen should be remembered. It was built by ex servicemen. 

the top middle token is from the King's Head in Aylesbury. 

15 September Hairstyles for men and women  
13 October Harvest and food on coins
10 November Europe at peace and war.
8 December Austria, Austrian Netherlands and Austrians in Italy
12 January anniversaries in 2019 beginnings and endings
16 February Token tales 
23 March Medallions
20 April Ancients
11 May coins and tokens of Ireland
15 June Peace treaties and alliances
13 July Queens and duchesses of Europe.
17 August The penny and copper coins