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.

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.

Latest News

2019 NSSA Workshops and Topic List - This year the society will be holding topical workshops for members and visitors prior to the meetings held on the evenings of the third Thursdays of the month. Each month a topic has been chosen and a knowledgeable society member … Continued
2018 Australian Banknote Sales By Mick Vort-Ronald - 2018 was the busiest year EVER for the sale of Australian banknotes. The most expensive item offered in 2018 was an 1824 Bank of N.S.W. $20 Spanish note (Fig. 1) in good Fine condition with a dealer asking price of … Continued
NSSA President’s Award for Best Numismatic Presentation 2018 - During the society’s Annual General Meeting  in November the outgoing President announced the recipient of the “President’s Award for Best Numismatic Presentation”  throughout the past year. This years recipient was commended and awarded an engraved medallion for their many interesting presentations … Continued
2018 Adelaide Coin, Banknote and Collectable Expo November 17 & 18 - Put this date in your calendar folks! Saturday November 17th 10am-5pm Sunday November 18th 10am-4pm The Adelaide Coin, Banknote, Stamp and Collectable Expo is on again in the heart of the city. The venue is the Torrens Parade Ground Hall, … Continued
Numismatic Society of South Australia History Month meeting on 17 May 2018 Free address - Well known collector, historian, writer and publisher of over 100 reference  books, exPolice Sergeant, Mick Vort-Ronald, will give a comprehensive illustrated address on the genesis and evolution of, and displays in, his unique Banking & Currency Museum, which operated in … Continued
New Publication. The Coin Cabinet: a cultural history of the numismatic collection in the Art Gallery of South Australia, by Peter Lane - The Coin Cabinet: a cultural history of the numismatic collection in the Art Gallery of South Australia, by Peter Lane, Honorary Numismatist of the Art Gallery of South Australia and edited by Walter Bloom President of the Numismatic Association of … Continued
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