The Australian Numismatic Society




8th, 9th and 10th June 2018.  The conference is on Saturday and Sunday. 
Monday is the Queen’s Birthday public holiday in New South Wales.

Sanctuary Resort Motor Inn, 250 Pacific Highway (South, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450, Australia
Phone (02) 6650 5111; Email:; Web:

Quoted Prices:
Queen $130 per night (1-2 people), King $140 per night (1-2 people), 1Q 1S $155 per night (2 people), 1Q 2S $180 per night (3 people). Extra people $25 per person surcharge per night. Check-in 2.00pm, Check-out 10.00am.
Please make your own booking direct with the Resort by phone. The above prices are not available if made via third party booking sites like, expedia etc.
Bookings must be made by 28th February 2018 to receive these prices.

Conference Costs:
Registration fee of $130.00 per person includes the menus detailed below.  For the Saturday night dinner only fee is $40.00.

Conference Payments:
All registration and dinner fees are to be paid in advance to the ANS Queensland Branch (the organiser of this conference) by 30th April 2018 or before to enable finalisation of catering arrangements.  The Queensland Branch bank account details are:
Suncorp Bank  BSB: 484 799;  Account name: ANS Queensland Branch;  Account Number: 081469025.
Please ensure you provide your surname as the reference with your payment.  In addition, contact both Gerry Doyle and Andrew Lowe with the deposit details at: and

Preliminary Times & Notices: Friday afternoon/evening –
set-up/check conference room and informal get-together at 6.00pm in the Tree-house Restaurant and Bar adjacent to the motel reception. A dinner menu is being organised and an auction will be held following this dinner.
Saturday –
8.30am registration and issue of conference name badges, etc with set-up of displays.  9.00am – 9.15am Welcome address by ANS Patron/Qld Branch President. 6.30pm – 7.00pm gather for conference dinner and awards presentation in the Tree-house Restaurant. 
Sunday – 8.30am
ANS Council Joint Meeting by Sydney and Branch Council Members.  9.00am resume conference. 4.30pm Conference close by ANS President.

Half an hour will be taken for morning and afternoon teas, Saturday lunch will be one hour, Sunday lunch will be one and a half hours.  There will be no Sunday afternoon tea. As usual we hope to have a post conference meal at the Coffs Harbor RSL on Sunday night.

If you have special dietary requirements, please contact Sanctuary Resort direct.
Food & Beverage  Saturday -
Morning tea – coffee, tea.  Lunch – hot plated lunch plus juice/soft drink. Saturday afternoon tea – coffee, tea and biscuits.
Saturday night dinner in Tree-house Restaurant –
3 course alternate drop menu.
Food & Beverage  Sunday –
Morning tea – coffee, tea.  Lunch – hot plated lunch plus juice/soft drink.

Available at separate cost of $18 per person full hot & cold buffet.

Papers and Presentations:
Speakers at the conference are requested to provide a title and brief 200 word abstract by 1 May 2018.  Those wishing to use the available projector, images can only be displayed in a series of jpeg or tiff format files from a USB drive.  Those wishing to use a MS PowerPoint presentation, please use a USB drive.  As per previous conferences, please confine your address to 20 minutes, which will allow for 5 minutes question time and change-over and introduction between speakers.

Conference Medal.

Mintage is 20 pieces and cost is $20. Space has been left for participants to have their names engraved if desired.
As allocation of the medals will be in the order of monies received, participants are encouraged to send payment 
to ANS Queensland bank a/c promptly.
Details are:
Suncorp  BSB 484-799
A/c 081469025
Delivery to be made at the conference.

Members we know, or hope are attending.
Stephen Appleton
Peter Atherden
Bernie Begley  - Gympie Agricultural Mining and Pastoral Association Medal
Phil Benjamin - A brief visit wth five influential Australian Sculptors, Coin Designers and their works
Julie Benjamin

Alan Bess - Saturday Dinner
Lee Bess - Saturday Dinner
Darren Burgess - The NAV Explorers Series of Medallions- A Retrospective
Gerry Doyle  - Silver Medals issued by the Royal Numismatic Society of New Zealand for the change to Decimal Currency
Tony Hoare
Gordon Hodge
Carol Hodge
Graham Howard
Helen Howard - Saturday Dinner
Fred Hynes
Peter Lane - Fire Insurance Companie' Firemarks in Alfred Chitty's Adelaide Coin Den
Merv Meads
Heather Meads
David Mee - The K
nights Hospitallers of St John and their Coinage
Judith Mee -
Anonymous  - Anglo-Saxons and Fanatastic Fauna
Gary Murray
Janet Murray
John Pearn - Temperance Medals- Iconography for Health Promoition
                      -  A Numismatist visits Carcassonne
Colin Pitchfork - Interesting Auctions that I have been involved with from 1960's to recent times
                            - Justinian's Flea
Sandy Pitchfork - Saturday Dinner
Ross Pratley -  Why I collect Postal Notes
Barry Scott - Early Tasmanian Proclomation Coins and Van Dieman's Land Numismatic History
Rod Sell - The ANS  Proclomation Medals
Bruce Short - Saturday PM. - Serpent Mythology and Health Symbolism in Ancient Numismatics
Ian Sizeland
Pam Sizeland - Saturday Dinner
George Snelgrove -  Queensland Police Force Diamond Jubilee Medal 1897
                                - Father and Son Police and War Medals plus Victoria Police 'For Merit' Badge
Rudi Talmacs  - The Early Medal: High and Late Renaissance
Colin Thomas  - Essex
Pat Thomas
John Veltmeyer
Pat Walsh  - The People on Australian Bank Notes