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

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    • Western Money Fair Set to Return in 2022
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    • Rare Victorian Cross on Display at Melbourne Museum
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    • Melbourne Museum Displays Rare System Mint 1887 £5 Proof
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    Next Numismatic Event

    Event Information:

    • Sun

      Eureka Stamps & Coin Fair

      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!


      • 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

    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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