WHAT IS NUMISMATICS?
Numismatics is the study and collecting of:
Coins - ancient, medieval, modern, proofs
Paper money / bank notes
Medals / Medallions / Medalets - often commemorative
Tokens - privately issued (ie unofficial) substitutes for money
Various related areas
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Next Numismatic Event
Fri21Apr20177:45 pmCeltic Club, 320 Queen St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Every year the NAV's April meeting has a military theme. This year our speaker is presenting on Zinc Coinage, the ugly side of the effect of war on currency. This will be followed by a Tender Sale where members and attendees will get an opportunity to bid on numismatic items.
Sun23Apr20179:30 amSt. Mary's Church Bairnsdale, VIC
Dealer Traders. Exhibition & Displays. Excellent range of stamps, covers, coins, accessories etc. Free stamps for the kids. Valuations given. Admission Free.
Sun30Apr20179:00 amMalvern Town Hall, Corner Glenferrie Road & High Street, Malvern, Vic
Malvern Town Hall
Corner Glenferrie Road & High Street Malvern Vic
Tram 16 Stop 57 or Tram 6 Stop 44 Melway 59 C8
Shop Till You Drop! Great Chance To Pick Up Some Real Bargains. Browse & Buy From A Wide & Interesting Mix Of Vintage Retro Modern & Hard To Find Collectables Memorabilia & Nostalgia Of Every Description. 1000’s Of Items For Sale. Sellers From Suburban Melbourne, Country Victoria. An Indoor Family Friendly Event. Always Something To Interest Most Collectors & Enthusiasts On The Day. Lots Of Bargains And Everything’s For Sale. Not To Be Missed!
Sat13May2017Sun14May201710:00 amoyal International Convention Centre, 600 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills
Bring in your valuables and get an instant valuation from accredited professionals. For two days only, Brisbane’s largest Expo for collectors and investors at the Royal International Convention Centre, Bowen Hills. More than thirty dealers will be in attendance from across the country, specialists in coins, banknotes, bullion, medals and stamps.
Fri19May2017Level 3, Status International House, 262 Castlereagh Street, Sydney
Fri19May20177:45 pmCeltic Club, 320 Queen St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
This month our guest speaker is noted Melbourne coin dealer and Australasian Coin & Banknote Magazine contributor Steele Waterman.
Mon12Jun20179:00 amDromana Uniting Church Hall, corner Point Nepean Road & McCulloch Street, Dromana.
Fri16Jun20177:45 pmCeltic Club, 320 Queen St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Escape Melbourne's winter weather and join us at the Celtic Club for our monthly meeting. This month we have a special Donation Auction held in conjunction with the Melbourne Numismatic Society containing a number of items from the collection of the late Terry Pepperell.
Sun25Jun20179:00 amWarnambool Bowls Club, 75 Timor St., Warrnambool
Thu13Jul20178:00 pmBox Hill Community Arts Centre, Station Street, Box Hill, Victoria.
Badges are a sign of allegiance, membership, authority and achievement etc. and are proudly worn and make interesting collections. Footy badges, at this time of the year, are popular. So bring some of your badges to our July meeting and share their story with other members. Visitors are always welcome to bring items and chat over coffee and biscuits at the end of the meeting.
Fri14Jul2017Mon17Jul2017Auckland, New Zealand
DECIMAL 50 Conference 14 – 17 July 2017, Auckland, New Zealand
Here is the full registration material for the biggest New Zealand numismatic event of 2017 – the Numismatic Society of Auckland and Royal Numismatic Society of New Zealand DECIMAL 50 conference celebrating the 50th anniversary of decimal currency in New Zealand.
Please come and enjoy:
- A numismatic tour of Auckland
- A delegates only Fair with free table space for all delegates
- Public Fair
- Book launches
- 20 Speakers, including Ursula Kampmann (Germany), Jack Harwood (USA), Graeme Wheeler (Governor, Reserve Bank of New Zealand) and other Australian and New Zealand speakers
- The opportunity to order the special conference medals and overprint banknotes being produced
Even if you have already registered interest we now need to know the events you are coming to and receive payments now to cover the fees and expenses for the conference so please return the registration form (see below) to the Registrar:
The Registrar, 7 Pierce Road Milford Auckland 0620
Email is preferred as your primary contact.
Don’t forget to book your accommodation early too – New Zealand has high tourist numbers at present and there will also be a major influx of visitors for the British Lions rugby tour over the period.
Tue18Jul2017Thu20Jul2017Matsudo Room, Box Hill Town Hall 1022 Whitehorse Rd Box Hill VIC 3128
Fri21Jul20177:45 pmCeltic Club, 320 Queen St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Ray Jewell was born in Elsternwick, Melbourne in August 1972. He was an avid collector and pillar of the Australian numismatic community for many years. He was a former president of the NAV and inaugural president of the Numismatic Association of Australia (NAA).
Ray passed away in December 1992 and in 1998 the NAA established the Ray Jewell award in his honour. The Award consists of two divisions, silver for outstanding contribution to Australian numismatics and the Numismatic Association of Australia; and bronze for the most outstanding article published in the Journal of The Numismatic Association of Australia over two consecutive volumes. Volume 7 of the NAA Journal contains an obituary of Ray and in July of each year the NAV honour him with a memorial meeting.
Sat22Jul20179:00 amBendigo Exhibition Centre
Collectables For Sale & Wanted To Buy
Including - Coins, Banknotes, Militaria, Swap Cards, Stamps, Jewellery, Jewellery Boxes, Badges, Post Cards, Medals/Medallions, Tokens, Glass, China, Pottery, Albums, Money Boxes, Tins, Dolls, Ephemera, Collector Cards, Comics, Books, Bottles & Many More
Lucky Door Prizes Drawn
Free Collector Packs For Kids
Entry $3 Under 14yrs. Free
Limited Tables / Stalls Still Avail.
Tue25Jul2017Fri28Jul2017Gallery Room, State Library of NSW Macquarie Street, Sydney
Fri18Aug20177:45 pmCeltic Club, 320 Queen St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
This month our speaker will be presenting on Australian Women of Note. This will be followed by one of our regular Tender Sales.
Fri15Sep20177:45 pm420-424 William Street, West Melbourne
This month our guest speaker discusses his experience working in the productions of banknotes. And as usual we'll discuss items of interest and share our latest acquisitions at our new temporary home.
Mon02Oct20177:30 pmChristian Community Church Hall, 7 McDonald Rd, Morwell
Sun08Oct20171:00 amBallarat Specialist School, 800 Norman Street, Invermay Park, Ballarat
Regular special features for sale to collectors PRIOR to the fair:
- Cover … Series 15 of the ‘Ballarat Historical Scenes’ covers … Miner’s Hut , near Ballarat) (see image below)
- Mini sheet … Henry Lawson … Overprinted with: Eureka Stamps and Coins Fair ~ Sunday October 8, 2017 (see image below)
Both strictly limited to 100These will sell so please be QUICK!
- Orders processed in order of receipt with payment
- Covers $3 … Mini sheets $15
- Allow $2 for postage or $4.50 registered.
- Overseas clients please allow 15% for PayPal.
- Cheques payable to Ballarat Philatelic Society
- Mail: Ballarat Philatelic Society ~ P.O. BOX 337 ~ Wendouree VIC 3355
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone 0435 601 673 (please leave a message)
Other special features of our fair:
- more than 35 dealer and club tables
- giveaways for children
- free valuations
Fri13Oct20171:00 pmWest Plaza Hotel, 110 Wakefield Street, Wellington, New Zealand
Mowbray Collectables is the largest stamp auction house in New Zealand, holding annual sales stamps (usually September/October) and two sales each year of numismatics (usually March and September/October) plus additional special sales from time to time. The company has an established international client base of thousands of buyers worldwide.
Their next numismatic sale is on Friday 13th October. All auctions are to be held at the West Plaza Hotel, Wellington. For full details and to view the catalogues online visit their website.
Sat14Oct2017Sun15Oct201710:00 amLower Sydney Town Hall, Druitt Street, Sydney
Sat14Oct2017Sun15Oct20179am - 3pmGeelong West Town Hall
Tue17Oct2017Thu19Oct2017Matsudo Room, Box Hill Town Hall 1022 Whitehorse Rd Box Hill VIC 3128
Sat21Oct2017Sun22Oct20178.45AM- 5PMRoyal Society of Victoria, 8 La Trobe Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3000
The seventh biennial conference of the Numismatic Association of Australia will be held Saturday 21 - Sunday 22 October 2017 at the Royal Society of Victoria in Melbourne.
The talks will be on the weekend, and there will be an optional behind the scenes numismatic tour of the National Sports Museum at the MCG on the Friday, followed by a reception at the RACV Club on the Friday evening. For further details and to register visit the NAA website.
Mon06Nov20177:30 pmChristian Community Church, 5-7 McDonald Street, Morwell
Thu09Nov20178:00 pmBox Hill Community Arts Centre, Station Street, Box Hill, Victoria.
The Melbourne Numismatic Society's meeting on Thursday 9th November. As usual there will be an opportunity for members to talk about their latest acquisitions and any other items of interest.
Details of where to find the Melbourne Numismatic society can be found on their website.
Fri17Nov20177:45 pm420-424 William Street, West Melbourne
Due to unforeseen issues with our venue in October we're rescheduling our Donation Auction to November. Don't forget our change in venue, we're now meeting at 400-420 William Street, West Melbourne. It's a short walk from Flagstaff station and parking is free in the area any time after 6:30pm.
Our annual Donation Auction is always packed with varied lots dontated by members and dealers to raise funds for the Association and there are always bargains to be had. Download the Auction List and Bid Form. Completed Bid Forms can be emailed to us up to the week before the Auction.
Sat18Nov2017Sun19Nov201710:00 amTorrens Parade Ground, Victoria Drive, Adelaide, SA
NSSA Coin, Banknote, Stamp & Collectable Expo Adelaide
The show will be held in the heart of Adelaide at the Torrens Parade Ground Hall where there is FREE parking.
There will be an auction held Saturday afternoon - could be some interesting and quirky surprises! Light refreshments will also be available to purchase. There is also plenty of accommodations in close proximity ranging from cheap and cheerful to the extravagant for those needing to stay overnight.
The best news is that ENTRY IS FREE, so you have more…..money…..to spend on…….money!
If you have any coins, banknotes, stamps, collectables or associated ephemera and you’d like to see what they are worth then pop into the coin expo. Dealers will be buying and selling coins, banknotes and stamps as well as offering advice and providing valuations.
During the show there will be a raffle, series of great prizes on offer! Tickets $1 each.
Local and interstate dealers will be attending as well as people who just want to sell stuff! Attendees include Barrie Newman of the Adelaide Mint, Canberra Numisco, David Figg, Downies Melbourne, Edlins of Canberra, Eric Van Kruyssen, I.S Wright, Joe Peplinski, John Watson from Melbourne, Kevin Keepence, Steele Waterman Melbourne, The Purple Penny/The Australian Coin Collecting Blog, Trevor Wilkin Banknotes, Andrew Crellin, Sovereign Antiques and Ye Olde Coin Co.
Same weekend and right next door to the Adelaide Christmas Pageant...take the kids, then drop in to the expo 🙂
Tue21Nov2017Fri24Nov2017Gallery Room, State Library of NSW Macquarie Street, Sydney
Mon04Dec20177:30 pmChristian Community Church, 5-7 McDonald Street, Morwell
Fri08Dec20177:45 pm420-424 William Street, West Melbourne
As usual the NAV's December meeting will be held on the second Friday of the month. In addition to the usual festive fun, including our presentation of awards, this year we're going for a themed meeting, with members and visitors invited to give short talks on "events in December".
Thu14Dec20178:00 pmBox Hill Community Arts Centre, Station Street, Box Hill, Victoria.
Monthly meeting of the Melbourne Numismatic Society, details can be found on the MNS's website.
Come to our Monthly Meetings
We meet every month of the year except January. From February to November we meet on the third Friday of the month and in December on the second Friday of the month.
Meetings are held on-line via Zoom and in person (Covid restrictions permitting) at Kensington Town Hall, 30-34 Bellair St., Kensington, just a short walk from Newmarket Station on the Craigieburn line and the No. 57 Tram. Meetings start at 7:45PM and typically run for a couple of hours.