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3 July 2014                                                                              E-mail: secretary@RNSNZ.org.nz

 

 

Contact: David Galt 0220321143; David@Galt.net.nz

 

Media Release

 

First New Zealand International Numismatic Conference and Fair, 3 to 6 July 2014, Opens in Wellington

 

The Royal Numismatic Society of New Zealand today starts 4 days of Conference and Fair Activity.  The event is held in conjunction with the Numismatic Society of Auckland and the Numismatic Society of Australia.

 

Numismatics is the study of coins, tokens, medals and banknotes.  The Society, founded in 1931, aims to promote numismatic knowledge and foster trading opportunities.  It produces a Journal, the New Zealand numismatic Journal and is based in Wellington, where it holds regular meetings. It has 260 members in New Zealand and overseas.

 

President of the Royal Numismatic Society of New Zealand, David Galt said, “This International Conference and Fair is the biggest event we have held in many years.  We have 120 people registered to take part over the 4 days, starting with a walking tour of numismatic sites of interest, including a special exhibit of medals held at Parliament, the Reserve Bank Museum, Archives New Zealand and BNZ Museum at Harbour Keys.

 

Two full conference days will be held at the West Plaza Hotel, opposite the Town Hall at 110 to 116 Wakefield Street on Friday 4 July to Saturday 5 July, with 22 speakers. Key note speakers include Philip Attwood, Keeper of Coins and Medals at the British Museum and Scott Douglas from the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association.  Philip will speak on the work of Frank Bowcher, an important British medallist and Scott will speak on the currency issues of the Hudson’s Bay company.  New Zealand Speakers include Geoff Bascand, Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank, Simon Allison, head of coins and stamps at New Zealand Post and Paul Foster-Bell MP.

 

The event will close on Sunday 6 July at the West Plaza Hotel with a fair with 11 dealers from New Zealand and Australia buying and selling coins medals and banknotes.  The fair is open to the public with free admission.

 

Philip Attwood will give a public lecture at Te Papa on Sunday 6 July for the Friends of Te Papa. An admission charge of $15 applies” 

 

Details of the fair are available on the Royal Numismatic Society web site: www.RNSNZ.org.nz

 

The Friends of Te Papa web site provides details of Philip Attwood’s lecture.

 

https://www.friendsoftepapa.org.nz/event/british-museum-medal-collection/


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