All meetings take place at 7.00pm on the third Monday of the month via Zoom, unless otherwise stated.
19 January (Friday at 1pm):
Informal meeting at the York Coin and Stamp Fair,
The Grandstand, York Racecourse

19 February

Presidential address
Dr Richard Fynes
‘Some More Interesting Coins from York’

18 March

Dr Gary Oddie
‘The Circulation of Silver 1697-1817’

15 April

Bradley Hopper, Noonans
‘Life in a Numismatic Auction House’

20 May

Dr Gary Redfeather
‘The Wild West – Collecting US Morgan Dollar Varieties’

18 June (Tuesday at 7pm)

Dr Shailendra Bhandare, Curator of South Asian and Far-eastern Coins and Paper Money, The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
‘Greek and Related Coinages in Gandhara’

19 July (Friday at 1pm):

Informal meeting at The York Coin and Stamp Fair,
The Grandstand, York Racecourse

16 September

Dr Adrian Marsden
two new reverse types for the Gallic emperor Tetricus I
and an imperial visit that never happened

21 October

Members’ Short Presentations

18 November

Annual General Meeting
If you would like to contact us or join the YNS for a meeting please e mail yorkshirenumismaticsociety@gmail.com


Coins of England and the United Kingdom 2024


Coins of England and the United Kingdom 2024
Pre-decimal Issues - Hardcover
Get this book (UK) at https://amzn.to/3Fx3STi
with Free Delivery

This historic reference work for British coins is still the only catalogue to feature every major coin type from Celtic to the Decimal coinage of Queen Elizabeth II, arranged in chronological order and divided into metals under each reign, then into coinages, denominations and varieties. All decimal coinage since 1968 is listed in a separate volume, available as an independent publication.

Gold Coins of Anglo-Saxon England

Gold Coins of Anglo-Saxon England

In 1948, Humphrey Sutherland published Anglo-Saxon Gold Coinage, the earliest truly comprehensive catalogue of the subject matter, including detailed descriptions of the Anglo-Saxon coins in the Crondall hoard of 1828.

There has been no complete, fully illustrated catalogue since. Such is the glacial rate of numismatic progress on early gold.

However, in the digital era advancement is accelerating. With the increasing popularity of metal-detection in recent decades, more finds have surfaced. The Portable Antiquities scheme has facilitated recording in the public domain. Popular metal detection websites and magazines have enabled improved access to information. Auction catalogues have broadcast high resolution images and recent results have obliterated previous records.

In an attempt to make identification swifter and more reliable, and readily eliminate bogus coins, the author of the ground-breaking Sceatta List now compliments that work with a prequel – a complete and beautifully illustrated account of all recorded early English gold coinage covering nearly 100 different varieties.

This attractive and accessible 160-page hardback, so essential to all detectorists, field liaison officers, curators, scholars, dealers, auction cataloguers and collectors, is comprehensively illustrated with large full-colour images throughout and is outstanding value at just £30 delivered (UK) from the author at  t.abramson@ntlworld.com.


Some Scarce Shillings

We will be having a YNS Zoom Lecture Meeting on

Monday 21st of March 2022 at 02.00PM (UK time)

 Subject: Some Scarce Shillings

By Gary Oddie

You can book a free ticket at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/some-scarce-shillings-tickets-289810830997?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch

Please note: Further information for joining online via Zoom will be provided to attendees prior to the event via e mail.

This talk will present items with the value of one shilling from several series around the world. Beginning with a discussion of what makes something rare, a die study of the testoons issued by Henry VII will be presented. The attached picture is the piece that started the study. This is followed by other pieces from the regal series that are a bit more obscure and then a tour of the less familiar numismatic byways of paper money, tokens, and counterfeits from Britain and around the world.

Carausius, Allectus and the First Brexit, featuring the Frome Hoard

Carausius, Allectus and the First Brexit
Featuring the Frome Hoard
By Sam Moorhead
Monday 13th of September 2021
Via Zoom

In recent years, the ‘British’ emperors Carausius (c. AD 286-93) and Allectus (c. AD 293-6) have gained much publicity. This began in 2010 with the discovery of The Frome Hoard of 52,503 Roman coins, the largest cache of Roman coins ever found in Britain in a single pot. The coins have been saved for the Museum of Somerset at Taunton and should be published by the British Museum in the next two years. Because the hoard contains around 850 coins of Carausius, it enables us to carry out a major re-appraisal of the reign of Britain’s ‘forgotten emperor’, whose history can be told through some fine examples of medallic art that even include references to Virgil. More recently, Carausius and his ‘henchman’ Allectus have come into sharper focus as a result of 'Brexit' and this talk will outline the nature of the 'Breakaway British Empire' under Carausius and Allectus, how it began, how it faired and how it ended.


Lecture - Early Anglo-Saxon Coinage

Early Anglo-Saxon Coinage
By Dr Tony Abramson
Historians, medievalists, archaeologists and even those who study coins – numismatists – have largely neglected England's earliest coinage. Tony Abramson gives a zoom talk to Pontefract & District Archaeological Society presenting a guided tour to some of the remarkable designs on early English coinage, which has illuminated what is erroneously referred to as the Dark Ages. He will discuss the sources of inspiration, the evolving economy, the extent of trading relations and the use of metaphor in spreading Christianity – the medium is the message!
Friday September 17th 2021
7:15pm via ZOOM