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

    • Morwell Numismatic Society Walhalla Visit
      On Sunday 8th April members of the Morwell Numismatic Society had a day out to the historic Gippsland mining town of Walhalla. The tour included the old Post Office as well as a tour of the Long […]
    • New Melbourne Based Auction House
      Abacus Auctions has recently acquired the assets of the Stamp & Coin Department of the failed Mossgreen Auctions (see story here). Abacus will be conducting public auctions of Stamps & Postal […]
    • Tom May Numismatic Articles
        […]
    • The New Melbourne Mint
      A number of Melbourne based numismatic entities have joined forces under the Melbourne Mint Coins banner. The Universal Coin Company, their online auctions (UCC Auctions) and the Queensland based […]

    Next Numismatic Event

    • Sun
      07
      Jan
      2018

      9:00 amMoonee Ponds Bowling Club, 776 Mt Alexander Rd,, Moonee Ponds VIC 3039

    • Sun
      21
      Jan
      2018

      9:00 amBentleigh-McKinnon Youth Centre, Higgins Road, Bentleigh, VIC

    • Sun
      21
      Jan
      2018

      10:00 amPioneer Hall, Cowper Street, Wallsend, NSW

    • Thu
      25
      Jan
      2018
      Sun
      28
      Jan
      2018

      Campbells Creek Recreational Reserve, Campbells Creek, VIC

      Continuing the forty-two year tradition of the Fryerstown Antique Fair, this four day event will be held over the Australia Day long weekend. The event has changed both location and management. The outdoor fair will feature 150+ stalls from all over Australia who have sourced unique pieces for this once a year occasion. This pre-eminent fair will feature specialist collectables, curated vintage and antiques.

      $5 General admission
      Children under 12 free

    • Fri
      26
      Jan
      2018

      9:00 amKorumburra RSL Hall, Korumburra, VIC

      For details, contact Peter on 03 5665 2521, or Lindsay on 03 5664 7309. Email gippystamps@nullvic.chariot.net.au.

    • Sun
      28
      Jan
      2018

      9:00 amJaycee Hall, Silver Grove, Nunawading, VIC

      Contact: Grant Carter 0423 271 001

    • Sun
      04
      Feb
      2018

      9:00 amMoonee Ponds Bowling Club, 776 Mt Alexander Rd,, Moonee Ponds VIC 3039

    • Mon
      05
      Feb
      2018

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

    • Thu
      08
      Feb
      2018

      8:00 pmBox Hill Town Hall, 1022 Whitehorse Rd, Box Hill VIC 3128

      The Melbourne Numismatic Society's first meeting for 2018 will be held on Thursday 8th February. The topic for discussion will be “A new numismatic item or something old”. I wonder who will bring the newest, a coin , medal or note from 2018? Or who will bring the oldest such as a coin of King Caratacus like that shown here. As usual please feel free to bring along any new acquisitions to tell us about and enjoy a coffee, biscuit and chat at the end of the meeting.

      Despite the silly song about the ladies of his court there really was a King Caratacus. He ruled the British Celtic tribe called the Catavellauni during the first half of the first century AD. This coin, auctioned by Downies in 2015, is a silver unit with a head of Hercules and the letters CARA on the obverse. The reverse shows an eagle standing on a snake.

    • Fri
      09
      Feb
      2018
      Sun
      11
      Feb
      2018

      Mechanics Hall, Mechanics Street, Lakes Entrance, VIC

    • Sat
      17
      Feb
      2018
      Sun
      18
      Feb
      2018

      8:00 amBill Woodfull Recreation Reserve, Maldon, VIC

      More details from website here.

    • Fri
      23
      Feb
      2018

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

    • Sat
      24
      Feb
      2018

      The City Hellenic Club, 13 Moore Street, Canberra, ACT

    • Sat
      24
      Feb
      2018

      Monash Recreation Centre, Frankston, VIC

    • Sun
      25
      Feb
      2018

      9:00 amJaycee Hall, Silver Grove, Nunawading, VIC

      Contact: Grant Carter 0423 271 001

    • Tue
      27
      Feb
      2018
      Thu
      01
      Mar
      2018

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

    • Sun
      04
      Mar
      2018

      9:00 amMoonee Ponds Bowling Club, 776 Mt Alexander Rd,, Moonee Ponds VIC 3039

    • Mon
      05
      Mar
      2018

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

    • Thu
      08
      Mar
      2018

      8:00 pmBox Hill

      The MNS's March meeting will be held on Thursday 8th March commencing at 8:00pm. It is our Annual General Meeting. However the formalities will not take long to complete and there will be plenty of time to discuss our syllabus item “Books relating to numismatics”. There will also be time for members to show and discuss any recent acquisitions. Coffee, a biscuit and chat to follow as usual.

      This general book on coins from ancient to modern times was first published in 1964 but is still a useful reference.

    • Sat
      10
      Mar
      2018
      Sun
      11
      Mar
      2018

      South Perth Community Hall, Cnr Sandgate St and South Tce, Perth, WA

    • Sat
      10
      Mar
      2018
      Mon
      12
      Mar
      2018

      10:00 amThe Mining Exchange, 12 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat Central

      The Ballarat Antique Fair will once again be held on the Labour Day long weekend, from Saturday 10 - Monday 12 March, 2018.

      Saturday March 10: 10am - 6pm.
      Sunday March 11: 10am - 5pm.
      Monday March 12: 10am - 4pm

      The 2018 fair will be held at:
      The Mining Exchange, 12 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat Central

    • Fri
      16
      Mar
      2018

      West Plaza Hotel, 110 Wakefield Street, Wellington, New Zealand

      With pleasure we present our March 2018 auction featuring 719 lots totalling $377,640.

      There is something for everyone, with strength in gold coins, Islamic coins, British and European historic medals, Swiss shooting medals and thalers, higher grade British coins from Elizabeth I to Victoria, New Zealand decimal banknotes, tokens, errors and predecimal coins.

      We introduce live online bidding, through our website and Auction Mobility, a Boston company. International bidders should note that grading accords with standards for each market, being more conservative than US grading companies for most world coins.

      We extend the catalogue with some interesting gold and other jewellery, watches and antiques and numismatic books.

      Particularly exciting opportunities include:

      • The unique 1895 New Zealand 5-pounds pink postal note in EF with an estimate of $17,500, one of just four known, issued to be a banknote.
      • The famous 1772/3 Resolution & Adventure medal in platina, estimated at $5000, and available to all bidders with its northern hemisphere provenance, held by one family for a century.
      • British silver coins ranging from hammered to Crowns from 1662 including George III, George IV, 1845, 1847 Gothic, Victoria Jubilee and Old Head and Edward VII, in higher grades.
      • Sovereigns from 1817 onwards including near complete dates from 1817 to 1825 with the rarely seen 1823 and 1825. GB 1887 2 Pounds in EF and AU extend the sovereign range.
      • 69 hammered Islamic coin lots, including 41 gold, from AH 60 (AD 680) onwards. These are great value, mostly in the $200 to $600 range, based on both bullion and rarity. Further milled Islamic coins, including Ottoman, Egyptian, Saudi Arabian & Moroccan are in the World sections.
      • More than 200 gold coins and medals in total.
      • Military medals number 26 lots.
      • 64 banknote lots include 6 NZ trading banknotes, 3 Lefeaux notes from a relative of Lefeaux’s, Reserve Bank decimal issues, with first and scarcer last prefixes, star notes and the Hardie $1 to $100 same number set and World accumulations.
      • A Waitangi proof set and single Crown.
      • Fully UNC NZ early predecimals and NZ error coins including three great brockages, wrong planchets, mules and a rare undated 10 cent 2011 proof set.
      • New Zealand and Australia tokens include many higher grade, scarcer examples with 4 different Lipman Levy types, AS Wilson, Forsaith, Morris Marks, Gourlay and Anderson.
      • The NZ 1879 pattern penny in AU, estimated at $5500.
      • World coins range over affordable accumulations to Canadian, Chinese & Hawaii $1s, a Russian 1842 platinum 3 roubles, Tongan 1967 Palladium set and a small ancient selection.
    • Sat
      17
      Mar
      2018

      9:30 amMechanics’ Institute, 122 Main Street, Romsey, VIC

    • Sun
      18
      Mar
      2018

      09:00 - 14:30Bentleigh-McKinnon Youth Centre, Higgins Road, Bentleigh, VIC

      Contact John Thomas 0418 322 315

    • Fri
      23
      Mar
      2018

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

    • Sun
      25
      Mar
      2018

      9:00 amJaycee Hall, Silver Grove, Nunawading, VIC

      Contact: Grant Carter 0423 271 001

    • Sat
      31
      Mar
      2018
      Mon
      02
      Apr
      2018

      Bendigo Exhibition Centre, Bendigo, VIC

      More details on their website.

    • Sun
      01
      Apr
      2018

      9:00 amMoonee Ponds Bowling Club, 776 Mt Alexander Rd,, Moonee Ponds VIC 3039

    • Mon
      02
      Apr
      2018

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

    • Sat
      07
      Apr
      2018
      Sun
      08
      Apr
      2018

      Kenna Hall, 90 Hill Street, Orange, NSW

      Click here for further details.

       

    • Sun
      08
      Apr
      2018

      10:00 amWalhalla, VIC

    • Thu
      12
      Apr
      2018

      8:00 pmBox Hill

      Check the Melbourne Numismatic Society Website for details. As always there will also be time for members to show and discuss any recent acquisitions. Coffee, a biscuit and chat to follow as usual.

    • Sun
      15
      Apr
      2018

      09:00 - 14:30Bentleigh-McKinnon Youth Centre, Higgins Road, Bentleigh, VIC

      Contact John Thomas 0418 322 315

    • Tue
      17
      Apr
      2018
      Fri
      20
      Apr
      2018

      The Gallery Room. State Library of New South Wales. Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW

    • Sat
      21
      Apr
      2018

      10:00 - 15:00Purves House, 303 High Street, Ashburton

    • Sun
      22
      Apr
      2018

      09:30 - 15:30St Mary’s Parish Centre, Bairnsdale

      Dealers will attend and exhibitions will be a feature of the event. Admission is free with free stamps available for kids.

    • Fri
      27
      Apr
      2018

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

    • Sun
      29
      Apr
      2018

      Petersham Town Hall, 107 Crystal Street, Petersham, NSW

    • Sun
      29
      Apr
      2018

      9:00 amJaycee Hall, Silver Grove, Nunawading, VIC

      Contact: Grant Carter 0423 271 001

    • Thu
      03
      May
      2018
      Sun
      06
      May
      2018

      11:00 - 18:00Melbourne Showgrounds, Ascot Vale, Victoria

      Melbourne Showgrounds
      08 Town Square Pavilion
      Gate 5, Langs Road
      Ascot Vale, Victoria

      Gala Preview $30
      Thursday 3 May |  7pm – 10pm

      General Admission $20
      Friday 4 May | 11am – 8pm
      Saturday 5 May | 11am – 6pm
      Sunday 6 May | 11am – 5pm

      Bringing together many of Australia’s top antique & art and specialists, the AA&ADA Antiques Fair Melbourne, has established itself as this country’s leading art & cultural event, presenting an exceptional four-days of social experiences.

    • Fri
      04
      May
      2018

      12:30 pmHotel Grand Chancellor, 23 Leichhardt St., Brisbane, QLD

    • Sat
      05
      May
      2018
      Sun
      06
      May
      2018

      Royal International Convention Centre, 600 Gregory Tce, Bowen Hills, QLD

    • Sun
      06
      May
      2018

      9:00 amMoonee Ponds Bowling Club, 776 Mt Alexander Rd,, Moonee Ponds VIC 3039

    • Mon
      07
      May
      2018

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

    • Thu
      10
      May
      2018

      8:00 pmBox Hill

      Check the Melbourne Numismatic Society Website for details. As always there will also be time for members to show and discuss any recent acquisitions. Coffee, a biscuit and chat to follow as usual.

    • Sat
      19
      May
      2018

      The City Hellenic Club, 13 Moore Street, Canberra, ACT

    • Sun
      20
      May
      2018

      09:00 - 14:30Bentleigh-McKinnon Youth Centre, Higgins Road, Bentleigh, VIC

      Contact John Thomas 0418 322 315

    • Tue
      22
      May
      2018
      Thu
      24
      May
      2018

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

    • Fri
      25
      May
      2018
      Sat
      26
      May
      2018

      West Plaza Hotel, 110 Wakefield Street, Wellington, New Zealand

    • Fri
      25
      May
      2018
      Sun
      27
      May
      2018

      Newcastle Showground Exhibition Centre

    • Sun
      27
      May
      2018

      9:00 amJaycee Hall, Silver Grove, Nunawading, VIC

      Contact: Grant Carter 0423 271 001

    • Fri
      01
      Jun
      2018

      64 Parramatta Rd, Forest Lodge, NSW

    • Sun
      03
      Jun
      2018

      9:00 amMoonee Ponds Bowling Club, 776 Mt Alexander Rd,, Moonee Ponds VIC 3039

    • Thu
      14
      Jun
      2018

      8:00 pmBox Hill

      Check the Melbourne Numismatic Society Website for details. As always there will also be time for members to show and discuss any recent acquisitions. Coffee, a biscuit and chat to follow as usual.

    • Sun
      17
      Jun
      2018

      09:00 - 14:30Bentleigh-McKinnon Youth Centre, Higgins Road, Bentleigh, VIC

      Contact John Thomas 0418 322 315

    • Sun
      24
      Jun
      2018

      9:00 amJaycee Hall, Silver Grove, Nunawading, VIC

      Contact: Grant Carter 0423 271 001

    • Sun
      01
      Jul
      2018

      9:00 amMoonee Ponds Bowling Club, 776 Mt Alexander Rd,, Moonee Ponds VIC 3039

    • Thu
      12
      Jul
      2018

      8:00 pmBox Hill

      Check the Melbourne Numismatic Society Website for details. As always there will also be time for members to show and discuss any recent acquisitions. Coffee, a biscuit and chat to follow as usual.

    • Sun
      15
      Jul
      2018

      09:00 - 14:30Bentleigh-McKinnon Youth Centre, Higgins Road, Bentleigh, VIC

      Contact John Thomas 0418 322 315

    • Sat
      21
      Jul
      2018

      The City Hellenic Club, 13 Moore Street, Canberra, ACT

    • Sat
      28
      Jul
      2018

      9:00 amBendigo Exhibition Centre, Prince of Wales Showground, Holmes Rd, Bendigo, VIC

      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
      Tables / Stalls Still Available

      More details at bendigocoinclub.com

    • Sun
      29
      Jul
      2018

      Petersham Town Hall, 107 Crystal Street, Petersham, NSW

    • Sun
      29
      Jul
      2018

      9:00 amJaycee Hall, Silver Grove, Nunawading, VIC

      Contact: Grant Carter 0423 271 001

    • Sun
      05
      Aug
      2018

      9:00 amMoonee Ponds Bowling Club, 776 Mt Alexander Rd,, Moonee Ponds VIC 3039

    • Thu
      09
      Aug
      2018

      8:00 pmBox Hill

      Check the Melbourne Numismatic Society Website for details. As always there will also be time for members to show and discuss any recent acquisitions. Coffee, a biscuit and chat to follow as usual.

    • Sat
      18
      Aug
      2018
      Sun
      19
      Aug
      2018

      09:00 - 15:00Melbourne Park Function Centre, Melbourne and Olympic Parks (right next to the famous Rod Laver tennis Arena)

    • Sun
      19
      Aug
      2018

      09:00 - 14:30Bentleigh-McKinnon Youth Centre, Higgins Road, Bentleigh, VIC

      Contact John Thomas 0418 322 315

    • Tue
      21
      Aug
      2018
      Thu
      23
      Aug
      2018

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

    • Sun
      26
      Aug
      2018

      9:00 amJaycee Hall, Silver Grove, Nunawading, VIC

      Contact: Grant Carter 0423 271 001

    • Sun
      02
      Sep
      2018

      9:00 amMoonee Ponds Bowling Club, 776 Mt Alexander Rd,, Moonee Ponds VIC 3039

    • Thu
      13
      Sep
      2018

      8:00 pmBox Hill

      Check the Melbourne Numismatic Society Website for details. As always there will also be time for members to show and discuss any recent acquisitions. Coffee, a biscuit and chat to follow as usual.

    • Sun
      16
      Sep
      2018

      09:00 - 14:30Bentleigh-McKinnon Youth Centre, Higgins Road, Bentleigh, VIC

      Contact John Thomas 0418 322 315

    • Fri
      21
      Sep
      2018

      West Plaza Hotel, 110 Wakefield Street, Wellington, New Zealand

    • Sun
      30
      Sep
      2018

      9:00 amJaycee Hall, Silver Grove, Nunawading, VIC

      Contact: Grant Carter 0423 271 001

    • Sun
      07
      Oct
      2018

      9:00 amMoonee Ponds Bowling Club, 776 Mt Alexander Rd,, Moonee Ponds VIC 3039

    • Thu
      11
      Oct
      2018

      8:00 pmBox Hill

      Check the Melbourne Numismatic Society Website for details. As always there will also be time for members to show and discuss any recent acquisitions. Coffee, a biscuit and chat to follow as usual.

    • Sat
      20
      Oct
      2018

      The City Hellenic Club, 13 Moore Street, Canberra, ACT

    • Sat
      20
      Oct
      2018
    • Sun
      21
      Oct
      2018

      09:00 - 14:30Bentleigh-McKinnon Youth Centre, Higgins Road, Bentleigh, VIC

      Contact John Thomas 0418 322 315

    • Sat
      27
      Oct
      2018
      Sun
      28
      Oct
      2018

      09:00 - 15:00Lower Sydney Town Hall, Druitt Street, Sydney

    • Sun
      28
      Oct
      2018

      9:00 amJaycee Hall, Silver Grove, Nunawading, VIC

      Contact: Grant Carter 0423 271 001

    • Tue
      30
      Oct
      2018
      Thu
      01
      Nov
      2018

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

    • Sun
      04
      Nov
      2018

      9:00 amMoonee Ponds Bowling Club, 776 Mt Alexander Rd,, Moonee Ponds VIC 3039

    • Thu
      08
      Nov
      2018

      8:00 pmBox Hill

      Check the Melbourne Numismatic Society Website for details. As always there will also be time for members to show and discuss any recent acquisitions. Coffee, a biscuit and chat to follow as usual.

    • Sun
      18
      Nov
      2018

      09:00 - 14:30Bentleigh-McKinnon Youth Centre, Higgins Road, Bentleigh, VIC

      Contact John Thomas 0418 322 315

    • Sun
      25
      Nov
      2018

      9:00 amJaycee Hall, Silver Grove, Nunawading, VIC

      Contact: Grant Carter 0423 271 001

    • Sun
      09
      Dec
      2018

      9:00 amJaycee Hall, Silver Grove, Nunawading, VIC

      Contact: Grant Carter 0423 271 001

    • Thu
      13
      Dec
      2018

      8:00 pmBox Hill

      Check the Melbourne Numismatic Society Website for details. As always there will also be time for members to show and discuss any recent acquisitions. Coffee, a biscuit and chat to follow as usual.

    • Sun
      16
      Dec
      2018

      09:00 - 14:30Bentleigh-McKinnon Youth Centre, Higgins Road, Bentleigh, VIC

      Contact John Thomas 0418 322 315

    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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