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

    Recent Posts

    • Melbourne Numismatic Society issues “Hibernation” Newsletter
      The Melbourne Numismatic Society has issued its first newsletter in some considerable time. As the Society has been unable to meet since the COVID-19 restrictions imposed in Victoria in March, this […]
    • Victorian Numismatic Newsletter #3 Available
      The third issue of the Victorian Numismatic Newsletter (VNN) is now available. While we may be staying at home for some time to come this newsletter takes us on a trip from Hong Kong to Cuba the long […]
    • July Meeting Report
      The July meeting of the NAV was held on 17th as a Zoom meeting due to Stage 3 COVID-19 restrictions in Melbourne. This didn’t stop a record number of nineteen attendees sharing their latest […]
    • Second Edition on Irish Gunmoney Published
      Phil Timmins has announced a second edition of his book on the fascinating numismatic area of Irish Gunmoney. The book incorporates new features that were not included in the first edition.  This […]
    • Victorian Numismatic Newsletter #2
      Issue 2 of our occasional newsletter is available to download here. […]
    • Dr. Chapman (background) views the reverse of the Charlotte Madal with a magnifying classDr. John M. Chapman
      It’s with much sadness that we report the passing of Dr. John M. Chapman FRNS, one of the foremost collectors of Australiana of the 20th Century. Dr. Chapman, a former dental specialist, was a […]

    Next Numismatic Event

    Event Information:

    • Tue

      Noble Numismatics Sale 123

      Premier's Room, Hotel InterContinental

      Update from Noble Numismatics: 11:32am AEDT, Tuesday 25 March

      These are unprecedented times and it is crucial that we all act with the best interests to protect the health of our families, colleagues and communities.

      Therefore, in accordance with Federal Government guidelines on gatherings, we advise that our auction is now online only.

      We continue to closely monitor the rapidly evolving situation and will advise all clients should any further changes be necessary.

      As a precautionary note, we anticipate that the volume of online bids will lengthen session duration.

      All those who intend to bid live must pre-register at Invaluable.com. Pre-sale bidding is unaffected and may be completed via www.noble.com.au or by submitting an absentee bid form.

      Our opinion of the market remains very positive and this is supported by strong results in recent overseas auctions, including record prices at a major auction last week.

      We thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time and look forward to your participation at the auction. Finally, we wish to express our support to all our colleagues and families in the wider numismatic community who have been affected by this crisis.

      Jim Noble
      Managing Director

    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 NAV meetings page.

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