The Australian Numismatic Society

THE AUSTRALIAN NUMISMATIC SOCIETY



DETAILS FOR ANS 2021 BIENNIAL CONFERENCE

COFFS HARBOUR SANCTUARY RESORT
Saturday 12th June & Sunday 13th June 2021



The ANS 2021 Conference Participants Medal.                           The Conference Speakers Medal

Saturday 12th June 2021.
Click here for the Youtube video of the morning session
Morning Session Chaired by John Veltmeyer
9 am A minutes silence in memory of members who have passed since the last Conference.
Stephen Cole 1st June 2021
Hugh Armstrong 18th November 2020
Mervyn Meads 19th August 2020
Lawrence Sherwin 11th June 2020
Bernard Holt 30th August  2019
Mark Freehill 4th January 2019
Max Bulluss 23rd June 2018


John Pearn welcoming members
Patrons Address - Numismatics and the Covid 19 Pandemic



Maxim cards from Australia Post

The  $1 coin from the 2008 Quarantine PNC.

9.45-10.15  John Pearn  - The Numismatic Legacy of the Burke & Wills Exploring Expedition 1860-1861.





Von Mueller financed the expedition.

The route taken and area they died at.


The Stokes Medal


A breastplate presented on the Journey.


A 1960 Centenary medal by the NAV


A Coles Myer 1988 medalet


A RAM 2010 20 cent and $1 for the 150th Anniversary


10.15-11.00 Ross Pratley - The Discoverers of Australia, with a twist 

Ross advised how Cook was featured on the watermark of many Australian notes.


Ross advised on the records kept by Mr Vernon Broughton, Deputy Master of the Melbourne Mint.


Mr Broughton was later incarserated in an Insane Asylum.
He did manage to get a hearing.  Despite some thinking he was sane, he was kept locked away.
The hearing was re-enacted with Colin playing one of the roles.


Ross played another of the roles.

11.00-11.30 Morning teas in conference room

John Veltmeyer ensuring the correct images were projected.

11.30-12.00 
George Snelgrove - The Creation of A Medallion.

George Snelgrove telling us about the production of The 2013 ANS Qld Holey Dollar.

12.00-12.30 Barry Scott - The Tasmanian Devil and the Koala - A Numismatic Animal Story.



Barry Scott  telling us about the Koala Sanctuary he manages.




12.30-1.30  Lunch in Conference Room

Click here for the Youtube video of the afternoon sessions
Afternoon Session Chaired by John Pearn

1.30-2.00 
Gerry Doyle - Farthings of Ireland

Gerry telling us about the farthings of Ireland





2.00-2.30 John Veltmeyer - Souvenir Tokens

John Veltmeyer telling us about Exonumia.




2.30-3.00 David Mee - The Albigensian Crusade and related coinage



Dvid Mee telling us about the tragic Albigensian Crusade.


David answering questions.

3.00-3.30 Afternoon Tea

3.30-4.00
John Kennedy - Ancient and medieval Celtic subjects and motifs on modern coins.

John Kennedy telling us about the Celtic subjects and motifs

Pre decimal coins of Ireland

4.00-4.30 Phil Benjamin - Percy Metcalfe

Phil Benjamin presenting his Paper on Percy Metcalfe


Percy Metcalfe

A sculpture shown at the 1924 British Empire Exhibition


A Metcalfe Medal

4.30-5.00 Colin Pitchfork - Seleukid coins from the Pitchfork Collection.

Colin gave a quick overview on the Seleukid Empire.



6.30 Members to make way to C.EX (RSL) for Dinner in Papaveros (Italian food).

Sunday 13th June 2021
Click here for the Youtube video of the morning sessions
Morning Session Chaired by John Pearn
9 -9.30 Stephen Appleton - 20th Century Coin of the Portuguese Colonies

Stephen gave a very thorough history of the Portuguese  Colonies and their coinage.

9.30-10 Colin Pitchfork - Interesting Collectors and their Collections

A very interesting talk on early Australian and World Numismatists.

10-10.30 Ian Sizeland - "Counter Stamped Coins by Mel Wacks"

Ian Sizeland telling us about the counter stamped coins by Mel Wacks.







10.30-11 Morning Tea
11-11.45 
Judith Mee - A King's Ransom

Judith Mee recounting the story of 4 hugh ransoms.





Judith answering questions

11.45-12.30 Members with a display, who have not given a Talk about them. To tell the Conference Members a brief  (10 minutes) summary of the display.  Members will then vote for the best display.
12.30-1.30pm Lunch in Conference Room.
1.30 Quiz

 Group Photo

Back Row.
Ian Sizeland, Peter Atherden, David Mee, Gerry Doyle, Phil Benjamin, Graham Howard, John Kennedy
Front Row
John Pearn, Ross Pratley, Judith Mee, Rudi Talmacs, Rod Sell, John Veltmeyer, Colin Pitchfork, Stephen Appleton, George Snelgrove, Barry Scott.

Click here for the Youtube video of the afternoon session
Afternoon Session Chaired by John Veltmeyer

Presentation of Quiz Winner medal to Stephen Appleton


Presentation of Best Display Medal to Colin Pitchfork


Presentation of Tom Hanley Cup to Colin Pitchfork.

2.30-3.00
John Pearn  - Australian Hospital Medals.

John Pearn telling us about Australian Hospital medals.





Imaging of the human anatomy.
The earliest Australian Hospital medal

3-3.30 George Snelgrove - In the Process of Getting it Right.


3.30-4 Afternoon Tea
4-4.30 
Graham Howard - NSW Government Railways Ambulance and First Aid Corps

Graeme Howard told us his dad worked for the Railway Ambulance Corp.



Graham receiving his Speakers medal.

4.30 - 5.00  Rudi Talmacs -
Bertram Mackennal

Rudi  Talmacs  talking on Bertram Mackennal
 
Bertram Mackennal

5.00 Thank Members for their participation.
6.30 Members to make way to C.EX (RSL) for Dinner in Brasserie.

Those attending.

Stephen Appleton - 20th Century Coin of the Portuguese Colonies
Peter Atherden
Phil Benjamin - Percy Metcalfe
Julie Benjamin
Gerry Doyle - Farthings of Ireland
Graham Howard - NSW Government Railways Ambulance and First Aid Corps

Helen Howard - Dinner
John Kennedy - Ancient and medieval Celtic subjects and motifs on modern coins.
David Mee - The Albigensian Crusade and related coinage.
Judith Mee - A King's Ransom
John Pearn  - The numismatic legacy of the Victorian Exploring Expedition 1860-1861, Burke and Wills.
                     - Australian Hospital Medals.
Colin Pitchfork - Interesting Collectors and their Collections
                             Selucid coins from the Pitchfork Collection.
Sandy Pitchfork - Dinner
Ross Pratley - The Discoverers of Australia with a twist
Rudi Talmacs - Bertram Mackennal
Barry Scott - The Tasmanian Devil and the Koala - A Numismatic Animal Story.
Rod Sell
Ian Sizeland -
"Counter Stamped Coins by Mel Wacks"
Pam Sizeland - Dinner
George Snelgrove -
The Creation of a Medallion.
                               -
In the Process of Getting it Right.
Luz Snelgrove - Dinner
John Veltmeyer - Souvenir Tokens