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.

Latest News

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
World War 1 Love Token – From Fred with Fond Love to Kitty - At the meeting of the NSSA held on 15 June 2017 a member presented the above item.  The description of the item is below. Tonight I am showing a ‘forget-me-not’ penny dating to World War 1.  It is made from … 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
The Die Cap Coin Error -Some Australian Coin Examples - Above is a coin error known as a ‘bottle cap’. The technical term is a ‘die cap’ because of its impressive shape (not at all coin-like and doesn’t fit neatly into a coin holder). The coin weighs correct for a 5 … Continued
Medal Awarded to Richard Welling at NSSA December 2016 Meeting - At the recent Society (December 15 2016) meeting out-going NSSA President Richard Welling received a medal from in-coming President, Neil Eckermann.  The medal was awarded in appreciation of Richard’s efforts in organising the NSSA Coin, Banknote and Collectables Expo that … Continued