The Numismatic Association of Australia acts as a united voice for all the major State numismatic organisations in Australia and has close ties with the Royal Numismatic Society of New Zealand and those Australian public institutions with numismatic collections. The NAA publishes an annual journal of international standard that covers all forms of currency and medals, and holds a biennial conference. Membership is made up of collectors, dealers, academics and museum numismatists, and is open to individuals and institutions in Australia and overseas.
The NAA follows the policy of museums and other public institutions in Australia, and does not value coins, medals or banknotes, nor does it give any opinion as to whether they are genuine.
At the ANS Centenary dinner on Saturday 23 February, NAA Vice-President Colin Pitchfork announced a Ray Jewell Silver Award to NAA President Walter Bloom. The presentation will be made at a meeting of the Perth Numismatic Society.
Helen Walpole has won the Ray jewell Bronze Award for her article The role of sporting medals in a sports museum, which appeared in JNAA Vol. 22.
The Association`s fifth biennial conference (NAAC2013) will be held in Brisbane on the weekend of 9-10 November; see the Events page for details.
The Survey of Numismatic Research Survey is published for the International Numismatic Congress and provides an authoritative commented bibliography on the numismatic research of the period between two Congresses. The first Survey was published for the Paris Congress in 1953, and the next one is due for the 2015 Congress in Messina/Taormina in Sicily. Walter Bloom is responsible for the Oceania sections, covering Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific, and will be seeking all articles covering numismatics in this region for the period 2009 - 2014 (the deadline is March 2014). A request will be sent out soon, but in the meantime details can be emailed to .
At its recent Annual General Meeting, NAA Council gave broad support to the proposed joint Australia/New Zealand numismatic conference, scheduled for 3 - 6 July 2014 in Wellington (dates to be confirmed). The conference will be run under the auspices of the NAA and the Royal Numismatic Society of New Zealand.
At a recent AGM/Council meeting, Member Representative Alan Flint presented a paper Views and ideas to elevate currency note studies. Please read Alan's submission and email the Secretary or President with any comments you might have.
The Australasian Tradesmenís Tokens project is now on-line at Museum Victoria Tradesmenís Tokens. This comprehensive site includes histories of the issuers and mints as well as guidelines for identification of the different dies used etc.