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

    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

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    Next Numismatic Event

    Event Information:

    • Thu

      Melbourne Numismatic Society February 2018 Meeting

      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.

    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.

    Read more on the NAV meetings page.

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