Our Objectives
  • To encourage the study of Numismatics in all its branches.
  • To represent generally the views and interests of Numismatists.
  • To provide education in the field of Numismatics.
  • To encourage sound and methodical collecting practice
  • Our Activities
  • Discussion at monthly meetings
  • Reading of papers
  • Promoting research in numismatics
  • A quarterly Journal containing articles of interest to Numismatists
  • WHAT IS NUMISMATICS?

    Numismatics is the study and collecting of:

    Coins - ancient, medieval, modern, proofs

    Paper money / bank notes

    Medals / Medallions / Medalets - often commemorative

    Military medals

    Tokens - privately issued (ie unofficial) substitutes for money

    Various related areas

    Recent Posts

    • Melbourne based auction house, Mossgreen, in voluntary administration
      You may have missed this item over the holiday period, but we thought it was worth reporting to our members as some of them may possibly be affected by the news. On December 27th The Age reported […]
    • ANS Partners with Google Arts & Culture
      The American Numismatic Society has partnered with Google Arts & Culture to present an online gallery of some of their collection. It’s a fantastic way for organisations and institutes to […]
    • NAAC2017 Report
      National Sports Museum Tour On the afternoon of Friday 20th November a collection of about a dozen numismatists arrived at that most iconic of Melbourne venues, the MCG. Our host was Helen Walpole, […]
    • City of Melbourne’s new City Collection website
      The City of Melbourne have launched a new website featuring the City Collection, citycollection.melbourne.vic.gov.au. In amongst the new content there are a series of Pictorial Essays available to […]

    Next Numismatic Event

    • Thu
      13
      Apr
      2017

      8:00 pmBox Hill Community Arts Centre, Station Street, Box Hill, Victoria.

      Monthly meeting of the Melbourne Numismatic Society.

    • Sun
      16
      Apr
      2017

      8:30 amBentleigh - McKinnon Youth Centre, Higgins Road, Bentleigh, Vic

    • Sun
      23
      Apr
      2017

      9:30 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.

    • Fri
      28
      Apr
      2017

      7:00 pmBelmont Uniting Church Hall, 26 Thomson Street, Belmont 3216 VIC Australia

    • Sun
      30
      Apr
      2017

      9:00 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!

      Website

    • Sun
      07
      May
      2017

      9:00 amMoonee Ponds Bowling Club, 776 Mount Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds, Vic

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    • Thu
      11
      May
      2017

      8:00 pmBox Hill Community Arts Centre, Station Street, Box Hill, Victoria.

      Monthly meeting of the Melbourne Numismatic Society.

    • Sat
      13
      May
      2017
      Sun
      14
      May
      2017

      10:00 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.

    • Fri
      19
      May
      2017

      Level 3, Status International House, 262 Castlereagh Street, Sydney

    • Sun
      21
      May
      2017

      8:30 amBentleigh - McKinnon Youth Centre, Higgins Road, Bentleigh, Vic

    • Fri
      26
      May
      2017

      7:00 pmBelmont Uniting Church Hall, 26 Thomson Street, Belmont 3216 VIC Australia

    • Sun
      04
      Jun
      2017

      9:00 amMoonee Ponds Bowling Club, 776 Mount Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds, Vic

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    • Thu
      08
      Jun
      2017

      8:00 pmBox Hill Community Arts Centre, Station Street, Box Hill, Victoria.

      Monthly meeting of the Melbourne Numismatic Society.

    • Mon
      12
      Jun
      2017

      9:00 amDromana Uniting Church Hall, corner Point Nepean Road & McCulloch Street, Dromana.

    • Sun
      18
      Jun
      2017

      8:30 amBentleigh - McKinnon Youth Centre, Higgins Road, Bentleigh, Vic

    • Fri
      23
      Jun
      2017

      7:00 pmBelmont Uniting Church Hall, 26 Thomson Street, Belmont 3216 VIC Australia

    • Sun
      25
      Jun
      2017

      9:00 amWarnambool Bowls Club, 75 Timor St., Warrnambool

    • Sun
      02
      Jul
      2017

      9:00 amMoonee Ponds Bowling Club, 776 Mount Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds, Vic

      Moonee Ponds Stamp & Coin Fair

       

    • Thu
      13
      Jul
      2017

      8:00 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.

    • Fri
      14
      Jul
      2017
      Mon
      17
      Jul
      2017

      Auckland, New Zealand

      DECIMAL 50 Conference 14 – 17 July 2017, Auckland, New Zealand

      RNSNZ Decimal 50 Conference Medallion

      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
      • Reception
      • A delegates only Fair with free table space for all delegates
      • Public Fair
      • Dinner
      • 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:

       

      Email: allan@nullspeedy.co.nz

      Phone: 09-4892747
      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.

      Downloads:

       

      Conference information

      Registration form (Word)

      Registration form (pdf)

    • Tue
      18
      Jul
      2017
      Thu
      20
      Jul
      2017

      Matsudo Room, Box Hill Town Hall 1022 Whitehorse Rd Box Hill VIC 3128

    • Sat
      22
      Jul
      2017

      9:00 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
      Raffles
      Free Collector Packs For Kids
      Entry $3 Under 14yrs. Free
      Limited Tables / Stalls Still Avail.
    • Tue
      25
      Jul
      2017
      Fri
      28
      Jul
      2017

      Gallery Room, State Library of NSW Macquarie Street, Sydney

    • Fri
      28
      Jul
      2017

      7:00 pmBelmont Uniting Church Hall, 26 Thomson Street, Belmont 3216 VIC Australia

    • Sun
      06
      Aug
      2017

      9:00 amMoonee Ponds Bowling Club, 776 Mount Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds, Vic

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    • Thu
      10
      Aug
      2017

      8:00 pmBox Hill Community Arts Centre, Station Street, Box Hill, Victoria.

      Monthly meeting of the Melbourne Numismatic Society.

    • Fri
      18
      Aug
      2017

      7:45 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.

      Image by Belle McClain

    • Sat
      02
      Sep
      2017
      Sun
      03
      Sep
      2017

      10:00 amMelbourne Park Function Centre, Melbourne

      See ANDA's Money Expo site for more details.

    • Thu
      14
      Sep
      2017

      8:00 pmBox Hill Community Arts Centre, Station Street, Box Hill, Victoria.

      Monthly meeting of the Melbourne Numismatic Society.

    • Fri
      22
      Sep
      2017

      7:00 pmBelmont Uniting Church Hall, 26 Thomson Street, Belmont 3216 VIC Australia

    • Sun
      01
      Oct
      2017

      9:00 amMoonee Ponds Bowling Club, 776 Mount Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds, Vic

    • Mon
      02
      Oct
      2017

      7:30 pmChristian Community Church Hall, 7 McDonald Rd, Morwell

    • Sun
      08
      Oct
      2017

      1:00 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 100

       These will sell so please be QUICK!

      Note:

      • 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

      To order:

      • Mail: Ballarat Philatelic Society ~ P.O. BOX 337 ~ Wendouree VIC 3355
      • Email petermorey05@nullgmail.com
      • Phone 0435 601 673 (please leave a message)

      Other special features of our fair:

      • more than 35 dealer and club tables
      • prizes
      • giveaways for children
      • free valuations

      Event Flyer

    • Thu
      12
      Oct
      2017

      8:00 pmBox Hill Community Arts Centre, Station Street, Box Hill, Victoria.

    • Fri
      13
      Oct
      2017

      1:00 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.

    • Sat
      14
      Oct
      2017
      Sun
      15
      Oct
      2017

      10:00 amLower Sydney Town Hall, Druitt Street, Sydney

    • Sat
      14
      Oct
      2017
      Sun
      15
      Oct
      2017

      9am - 3pmGeelong West Town Hall

       

    • Tue
      17
      Oct
      2017
      Thu
      19
      Oct
      2017

      Matsudo Room, Box Hill Town Hall 1022 Whitehorse Rd Box Hill VIC 3128

    • Fri
      27
      Oct
      2017

      7:00 pmBelmont Uniting Church Hall, 26 Thomson Street, Belmont 3216 VIC Australia

    • Sat
      04
      Nov
      2017
      Sun
      05
      Nov
      2017

      Perth, WA

      Further information can be found on the IBNS Website here

    • Sun
      05
      Nov
      2017

      9:00 amMoonee Ponds Bowling Club, 776 Mount Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds, Vic

    • Mon
      06
      Nov
      2017

      7:30 pmChristian Community Church, 5-7 McDonald Street, Morwell

    • Thu
      09
      Nov
      2017

      8:00 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.

    • Sat
      18
      Nov
      2017
      Sun
      19
      Nov
      2017

      10:00 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 🙂

    • Tue
      21
      Nov
      2017
      Fri
      24
      Nov
      2017

      Gallery Room, State Library of NSW Macquarie Street, Sydney

    • Fri
      24
      Nov
      2017

      7:00 pmBelmont Uniting Church Hall, 26 Thomson Street, Belmont 3216 VIC Australia

    • Sun
      03
      Dec
      2017

      9:00 amMoonee Ponds Bowling Club, 776 Mount Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds, Vic

    • Mon
      04
      Dec
      2017

      7:30 pmChristian Community Church, 5-7 McDonald Street, Morwell

    • Thu
      14
      Dec
      2017

      8:00 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 at Level 1, 420-424 William Street, West Melbourne, just a short walk from Flagstaff Station, and start at 7:45PM.

    Read more on the NAVIC meetings page.

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