The Numismatic Society of South Australia (NSSA) promotes the collecting and the studying of all aspects of coinage and related subjects that come under the headings of numismatics and exonumia (or paranumismatics). Subject areas include Australian, New Zealand and world coins, banknotes, checks, tokens, medallions, decorations (civil and military), badges, share scrip, numismatic publications and reference books, and related paper ephemera.
NSSA publications include an occasional Journal, and a quarterly Newsletter distributed to members. Members also receive a copy of the annual: Journal of the Numismatic Association of Australia.
We meet on the third Thursday of each month (see our meetings page for more information) and visitors are always welcome to attend. Membership of the NSSA is open to individuals. The NSSA attends several local fairs in South Australia each year and holds regular visits for members to sites of both historical and numismatic significance in and around Adelaide.
2017 NSSA President’s Award - November’s society meeting was a busy one occurring the evening before Adelaide’s biggest (and single finest) coin show of the year. It was also the Annual General Meeting for the society and the highlight of the evening is the presentation … Continued 2004 AFL Medallions and Chinese Training Banknotes - At the August 2017 meeting a member showed an individually packaged set of 16 AFL “Official 2004 AFL Captains medallion series”. Each 35 mm diameter uniface carded medallion with a plastic coloured photo in the centre slips into an elongated … Continued 1979 Australian 20 Cent Foreign Planchet Error - At last nights monthly meeting a member showed a 1979 20c that was struck on a Nepal Rupee planchet. With a weight of 7.5g it is severely underweight to the 11.3grams a 20 cent should weigh showing strike weakness and … Continued 1971 Science Education Award Medal - At the meeting of the NSSA held on 20 July 2017 a member presented the Science Award Medal encased in resin you can see above. A description of medal can be see below. The NSSA member showed a Science Education … Continued Three RSSAILA Fundraising Badges - At the meeting of the NSSA held on 20 July 2017 a member presented the three ANZAC Day fundraising badges you can see above. A description of the badges can be seen below. The NSSA member showed three ANZAC day fund … Continued NSSA Newsletter 120 Available - The Numismatic Society of South Australia has just released the March 2017 edition of it’s newsletter. This newsletter is published by the Society quarterly and compiled mainly from meeting minutes and images taken during the Numismatic Show and Tell sessions … Continued Two Dollar Coin with Rim Burr - At the meeting of the NSSA held on 16 March 2017 a member showed the above coin. Here’s the member’s description of the item in question. I am showing a 2006 $2 coin that was found when noodling through … Continued Crude Australian World War 1 Identity Disk - At the meeting of the Numismatic Society of South Australia held on 16 February 2017 a member showed the above WW1 AIF Identity Disk made from a skimmed Queen Victoria Penny. Holed and engraved on the reverse “2973 E.J. STANLEY … Continued Australia 1988 $2 Coin Planchet Flaw Error - The following is a presentation given by a member of the Numismatic Society of South Australia at the meeting held on Thursday January 19, 2016. A member showed a 1988 $2 coin which was found by his daughter while noodling … Continued