The Annual General Meeting of the Numismatic Association of Australia will be held in Sydney on Monday 16 April 2018, commencing 1pm, at I S Wright, 64 Parramatta Rd, Forest Lodge Ph (02)9264 7555. All members are welcome to attend and can request a copy of the agenda when it comes available.
Congratulations to Barrie Newman on his Paul Simon Memorial Award. Barrie has a unique profile in Australian numismatics; he runs the Adelaide Mint (producing medals), is very active in the Numismatic Society of South Australia, and Barrie plays a key role in the publishing of the NAA journal.
Barrie giving an impromptu acceptance speech at the NAAC2017 dinner (Kelvin Club, Melbourne).
The new publication The Coin Cabinet by Peter Lane, edited by Walter Bloom, was launched at the NAAC2017 welcome on Friday evening (20 October 2017). The Coin Cabinet is a cultural history of the numismatic collection of the Art Gallery of South Australia. It is published in hard cover on art paper with 215 pages and over 200 colour illustrations, and is available from the author for $50 plus postage.
Our seventh biennial conference was held at the Royal Society of Victoria in Melbourne during the weekend (21-22 October 2017) and was very much enjoyed by all. Highlights of the conference were the welcome at the RACV Club, the range of interesting talks and the Saturday evening dinner at the Kelvin Club. The website will be updated to include images of the conference medal and some photo shoots of the conference.
Dr Gil Davis, Director of the Program for Ancient Mediterranean Studies at Macquarie University, will be giving a public lecture The Origins of Money: Silver Sources in the Ancient World at Sydney University on 13 September 2017 commencing 6.30 pm. Dr Davis presents fresh interpretations of lead isotope analyses of Archaic Greek coins based on new data for ore sources from Spain to Iran. For details see Sydney University lecture.
The Authors with their respective works flanked by the predient’s of the RNSNZ and NSA
Not one but two numismatic publications were launched as part of the Decimal 50 Conference, which was held last weekend in Auckland. The Conference was jointly hosted between the Royal Numismatic Society of New Zealand (RNSNZ) and the Numismatic Society of Auckland (NSA).
Robert Pepping’s most recent publication, New Zealand History Coined
Robert Pepping has followed up his highly successful 2010 book, New Zealand History Noted, which offered a comprehensive look at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s bank notes, with a new publication, New Zealand History Coined. This new work looks in depth at New Zealand’s pre-decimal coinage from its conception through to final production. The second book launched was Andrew Clifford’s extensive look at the paper issues of New Zealand’s Trading Banks and the country’s early paper currency.
Andrew Clifford’s New Zealand Trading Banks and Early Paper Currency
The conference timetable and abstracts are now available for reading/downloading at the Events page (NAAC2017).
I am delighted to welcome Rodney and Luisa Mihelic, of Vintage Coins and Banknotes, as our latest Bronze Sponsor. This is an on-line business catering for collectors, investors, businesses and companies in both Australian and international markets. Rodney has over 30 years experience in the numismatics industry, and it is this knowledge that informs the company’s customer base.
I am delighted to advise that Lyn Bloom has been elected Treasurer of the Association; please see the About the NAA / Contact Us page for contact details.