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 Gains a New Coin Fair
      Some of the people behind the successful Northern Suburbs Coin Fair, currently held at the Moonee Ponds Bowling Club, are branching out and have set up a new fair out East in Ringwood. The inaugural […]
    • December 2020 Meeting
      On Friday 11th December eased Covid-19 restrictions in Melbourne meant that NAV members, and their partners, were able to gather in person for the first time since February. In all eighteen people […]
    • October/November Issue of VNN Available Online
      The fifth issue of the Victorian Numismatic Newsletter is now available by selecting the cover image. In this issue we cover Egyptian Banknotes of World War II as well as all the usual local and […]
    • October 2020 Meeting Report
      The October 2020 meeting of the NAV was held on the evening of Friday 16th as a Zoom meeting due to continuing COVID-19 restrictions in Melbourne. 21 attendees shared their latest acquisitions and […]
    • September 2020 Meeting Report
      The September 2020 meeting of the NAV was held on the evening of Friday 18th as a Zoom meeting due to Stage 4 COVID-19 restrictions in Melbourne. Nineteen attendees shared their latest acquisitions […]
    • New Edition of Leon Morell’s NZ Medallion Catalogue available through RNSNZ
      Part 1 of the 3rd edition of Leon Morel’s catalogue of NZ commemorative medals 1865-1940 is now available from the Royal Numismatic Society of New Zealand’s website. This section covers […]

    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 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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