The collecting of international numismatic items (coins, currency and exonumia) can be a fun and interesting hobby.  Anyone with a desire to learn of the history of civilizations and countries can learn what was considered to be so important that their money proudly displayed it.  Others wish to learn or teach finer details of unique coins.  Education and the sharing of knowledge is a primary focus of NI, with the scholarly NI Bulletin, the library and the publications.  In addition, the semi-annual Bid Sale allows members to acquire items of interest or to sell excess numismatic items.  This is done in a spirit of friendship with members who have similar interests.

A message from the President of Numismatics International:

“You are welcome to join us and enjoy seeing the world through numismatics.  There is a world of knowledge among our members and we like to learn from each other.  If you are in the North Texas area during the evening of the third Wednesday of the month, please join our monthly educational meeting held in Dallas.”   Carl Y, President

For a summary of Numismatics International and member benefits, please download the NI Brochure

Member’s Coin of the Month:

TAR_12Cho_1315AHTAR_12Cho_1315AH_revThe NI Coin of the Month is a 12 Chomsih coin dated 1315 AH (1897) from Yemen Eastern Aden Protectorate.  It is a 17mm coin of 90% silver weighing 1.5 grams.  This coin was minted at the Birmingham mint by the Heaton Family for this oasis town in the Hadhramaut Plateau.

At the time, Yemen was occupied by the British and the Ottomans, and this coin may have been the first attempt at nationhood.  On the obverse at the top reads 910 indicating its silver content and the date 1315 with H mintmark below.  The reverse reads 12 for the denomination.  There are approximately 126 Chomsih to a Maria Therese Thaler, which was the dominant trade coin of the era.

The current NI Bulletin is Volume 49, Nos. 3/4, dated March/April 2014 and it has the following articles:

  • Charles VII 1742 Proclamation Medal                         
  • Picture Quiz
  • Coins Countermarked with Political Messages and Related Pieces Catalog:  Part U (United States) continued
  • Index:  Coins Countermarked with Political Messages and Related Pieces
  • Canada J.O.P. Dollar                                                                                    
  • Napoleon III copper 5 Francs/20 Reales Pattern Mule
  • H.T.M.S. Chakrinaruebet                                                                            
  • Bela IV of Hungary                                                                                   
  • Coin Quiz
  • Assize of 1125
  • Coin Attribution Assistance, 4 Maravedis Santo Domingo