The Australian Numismatic Society



Sanctuary Resort
  10th & 11th June 2023

 The Conference was on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th June in the usual venue
 Sanctuary Resort, 250 Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour. Tel 02 6650 5111

The Group photo.  My thanks to John Pearn for this image.

Friday 9th June.
Members checked in and met in the Treehouse Restaurant for dinner from 6pm.

Thanks to Peter Atherden for the images shown below.

Saturday 10th June  Chaired by Gerry Doyle.
Click the link below for a video of the morning session
9.00 to 9.30 Welcome address by our Patron Professor John Pearn AO RFD.

Dollarisation - Hyperinflation and Monitary Stabilisation.

Introduction and Conference program outlines by
ANS Queensland Branch President.  Bernie Begley.

9.30 to 10.00 Phil Benjamin -  Australian Aviation Concepts.
Phil could not make the Conference, because of Covid.  So Bernie presented his Paper.

10.00 to 10.30  Rod Sell - The effect of the 2019 Election, on Australian Bank Notes.

In 2019 there were three different signature combinations on our banknotes.
Phil Gaetjens was Secretary to the Treasury from 1 August 2018 to  2 September 2019.
Before and after that period he was Chief of Staff to Scott Morrison
$5 AA 19 – EJ 19  0000001 0218163 Lowe/Kennedy
$20 AA 19 – EA 19 0000001 0189258 Lowe/Fraser
$20 AA 19 – EA 19 0200005 3470047 Lowe/Gaetjens
$100 AA 19 – EA 19 0000001 0188115 Lowe/Gaetjens

10.30 to 11.00  Morning Tea

11.00 to 11.30 John Pearn - Lord Florey - The Numismatic Legacy of the Greatest Australian.

11.30 to 12.00 Bernie Begley - Hall-Stone Jewels.

12.00 to 1.00 pm Ross Pratley - Why I collect Postal Notes and other other rarities.

1.00 to 2.00 Lunch

Keven Duddy & John Pearn at Lunch.

The Group photo.  My thanks to John Pearn for these 2 images.

Afternoon session chaired by Bernie Begley
Click the link below for the Afternoon session

2.00 to 2.30 Stephen Appleton - A Numismatic Table of Elements.

2.30 to 3.00 Judith Mee - A coin of King Arthur?

3.00 to 3.30 Barry Scott - The best known Coins of the Bible.

3.30 to 4.00 Afternoon Tea

4.00 to 4.30 Gary Murray - Bell & Gardner - Rockhampton

4.30 to 5.00 Members speaking on their displays, if not covered by an earlier talk.

David Mee gave a brief summary of the coins around 1500

6.00 Dinner in the Treehouse Restaurant.  Members had pre-ordered their meals.

The Quiz by John Pearn, from items learned in todays Talks.
The Quiz was won again by Stephen Appleton, he has a good memory.

John Pearn being presented with the Tom Hanley Cup by Bernie Begley.

Gerry Doyle  with John Pearn and the Tom Hanley Cup.  Images from John Pearn

Sunday 11th June.
8.30 to 9.30 ANS Council Meeting.

The Council members.  From left standing John Pearn, Gerry Doyle, David Mee, Stephen Appleton, Peter Atherden.  Seated Bernie Begley & Rod Sell.  Image from John Pearn.

9.30 morning session Chaired by Rod Sell
Click the link below for the Sunday session

9.30 to 10.00 Bernie Begley - Cumming - Badge Maker of Mackay?

10.00 to 10.30 David Mee - From Medieval to the Modern World:
The 20 years either side of 1500.

10.30 to 11.00 Morning Tea

11.00 to 11.30 Gerry Doyle - The Story behind New Zealand's Silver coinage  in 1933

11.30 to 12.00 John Kennedy - Ireland's decimal coinage, before the Euro, 1969-2002.

12.00 to 12.30 John Pearn - Leonardo Fibonacci - His Contributions and Numismatic Heritage.

12.30 to 2.00 Lunch
2.00 session Chaired by John Pearn
2.00 to 2.30 Keven Duddy - The story of Aelfred the Great, King of the Saxons and the last kings of Wessex.

2.30 to 3.00 Ross Pratley - Just 20 Years

3.00 to 3.30 Phil Benjamin - some short papers. Presented by Bernie Begley.

3.30 General discussion  and Closing remarks by Bernie Begley.

Dinner was at the C. Ex  in town where we usually have our Sunday Dinner.

Members attending this Conference
Stephen Appleton
Peter Atherden
Bernie Begley
Ampy Begley
Phil Benjamin
Julie Benjamin
Keven Duddy
Gerry Doyle
Raylene Everett
Gordon Hodge
Carol Hodge
John Kennedy
David Mee
Judith Mee
Gary Murray
Janet Murray
John Pearn
Ross Pratley
Barry Scott
Rod Sell
Ian Sizeland
Pam Sizeland
Don Wright