Royal Jubilees and the Royal Mint - Graham Dyer

The next meeting will be held at 7:30 on Wednesday 25th April in Alwoodley, Leeds when Graham Dyer will give a talk on - "Royal Jubilees and the Royal Mint". This is a somewhat experimental midweek, private-residence meeting to test whether this encourages attendance. Please contact Tony Abramson if you wish to attend.

Royal Jubilees and the Royal Mint - This illustrated talk will describe the prominent part played by the Royal Mint in the numismatic celebration of Royal Jubilees since the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1887, a contribution that has been marked by beautiful designs, by commercial awareness and by technical innovation. Particular emphasis will be placed on coins and official medals associated with the Jubilees of 1887, 1897 and 1935, while discussion of the Jubilees of the present Queen will reflect the personal involvement of the speaker.

Graham Dyer, OBE, FSA - For nearly forty years Graham Dyer was Curator of the Royal Mint and since taking semi-retirement in 2003 has been Senior Research Curator at the Mint, specializing in the study of British coins of the milled period. He has been President of the British Numismatic Society and of the British Association of Numismatic Societies, he is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Numismatic Society and he is also an honorary member of a number of local societies, including the Yorkshire Numismatic Society. In 2001 he was awarded the OBE for services to numismatics.

Upcoming - The following meeting will be held at 7:30 on Wednesday 23th May again in Alwoodley, Leeds, when Robert Barraclough will speak on Coins of the British Commonwealth

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