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

NSSA Newsletter 140 Available - The Numismatic Society of South Australia has just released the March 2022 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
Dates for 5th NSSA Coin, Banknote, and Collectables Expo Announced - We’re pleased to have set a date for our 5th NSSA Coin, Banknote, and Collectables Expo. We’re planning to hold it over the three days of the October long weekend, this being the Saturday the 1st to Monday the 3rd. … Continued
NSSA Newsletter 139 Available - The Numismatic Society of South Australia has just released the December 2021 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
Report on the Year 2020 from the Outgoing President - During the meeting held Thursday 18th March 2021 as new members were appointed to the positions of President, Secretary, Treasurer etc, the outgoing president Kathryn Harris gave a report on the year 2020 and a Presidential Numismatic Address about the … Continued
Meetings Resume Thursday July 16th -See You There! - As South Australia is relaxing COVID-19 restrictions and we have done so well managing the health crisis so far we are happy to announce meetings of the NSSA will resume this month. We have had to move to a more … Continued
Bushrangers Roadshow at the Adelaide Coin Expo - The Royal Australian Mint will be at our coin show in November and we’re super excited about it. The Bushrangers Roadshow is travelling around the country and will call in for the 2 day show event in Adelaide City November … Continued
NSSA Newsletter 128 Available - The Numismatic Society of South Australia has just released the March 2019 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
March Workshop Coin Storage and Do’s and Don’t of Cleaning Coins - 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. Tonight’s workshop and discussion will involve storage and cleaning of coins hosted … Continued
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