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Irish Numismatics

Post by Mac » 03 May 2016 17:44

Irish Numismatics Magazine — Ireland's international coin magazine, was a publication produced and edited by Derek Young, a leading writer and researcher on Irish Numismatics in his day. He was also a founding member of the Contact Group on Irish banknotes, an information think tank. Coin and banknote collecting was in its infancy in Ireland when the magazine started. Compared to today, relatively little was known about Irish coins and notes. Many new discoveries were first published within the pages of Irish Numismatics. Young also started the first catalogue of Lavery Legal Tender Notes, and of Ploughman notes, as articles published in stages in the magazine. He received lots of feedback and information from collectors. The articles grew into the first catalogues of Irish notes, published in 1972 and 1977 respectively.

Produced from 1968 to 1983, Irish Numismatics remains a goldmine of knowledge on many aspects of Irish coinage and banknotes, and is a most useful reference tool, even today. The magazine started out as a leaflet of coins for sale, and quickly grew into Ireland's leading publication on its subject matter. After ending publication, Irish Numismatics continued as a section in Coin and Medal News for a few years.

The magazines are quite scarce now, perhaps because those of us who have them have kept them!

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Re: Irish Numismatics

Post by Mac » 18 Mar 2020 15:31

Token Publishing, the copyright holders of Irish Numismatics Magazine have granted permission for the reproduction on irishpapermoney.com of articles and extracts from Irish Numismatics Magazine.

Some of the banknote articles will be uploaded shortly in a new section of this Forum.
Other articles will then follow.

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Re: Irish Numismatics

Post by Mac » 19 Mar 2020 16:27

New section with extracts from Irish Numismatics Magazine activated. We will upload some relevant articles from the magazine, starting with banknote articles not already covered in the website.

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Re: Irish Numismatics

Post by DOC » 19 Mar 2020 19:10

Great to see these articles from the Irish Numismatics Magazine. I was lucky to get some copies at the recent Coin Fair in the RDS. A treasure trove of information relating to Irish coins and banknotes.

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