The Australian Numismatic Society



Sanctuary Resort
  10th & 11th June 2023

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


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

Quoted Prices: Queen $155 per night (1-2 people), King $155 per night (1-2 people), 1Q 1S $180 per night (2 people), 1Q 2S $200 per night (3 people). Check-in 2.00pm, Check-out 10.00am.

Booking: 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 6th March 2023 to receive these prices.

Cancellation: Free cancellation for High Peak Season/Major Sport Events: 28 days before arrival. No refund if any cancellation within 28 days, with flexibility for 3-month rescheduling (subject to room availability of new booking date and price difference might be applied based on the new booking date room rate).

Conference Costs: Registration fee of $110 per person includes the menus detailed below.  Please note that Sanctuary Resort has offered an A La Carte menu for the Saturday night dinner and this has been accepted and will be at Attendees cost and is not included in the registration fee. The current A La Carte menu is available on the website.

Conference Payments: All registration fees are to be paid in advance to the ANS Queensland Branch (the organiser of this conference) by 30th April 2023 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 Phil Benjamin with the deposit details at:  or

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. Further details to come.
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. 6.00pm – 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.

Catering:  If you have special dietary requirements, please contact Sanctuary Resort direct.
Food & Beverage Saturday - Morning tea – lunch – and afternoon tea – coffee, tea and biscuits.
Saturday night dinner in Tree-house Restaurant – A La Carte menu.


Food & Beverage Sunday – Morning tea, Lunch.
Breakfast: Available at separate cost of $25 per person full hot & cold buffet.
Continental Breakfast in your room $10

Papers and Presentations: Speakers at the conference are requested to provide a title and brief 200 word abstract by 1 May 2023.  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.

Members attending.

Stephen Appleton
Peter Atherden
Bernie Begley
Ampy Begley
Phil Benjamin
Julie Benjamin
Gerry Doyle
Raylene Everett
Gordon Hodge
Carol Hodge
John Kennedy - Ireland's decimal coinage, before the Euro, 1969-2000
David Mee - From medieval to modern: The 20 years either side of 1500AD
Judith Mee - Talk TBA
Gary Murray
Janet Murray
John Pearn
Ross Pratley - Talk TBA
Barry Scott
Rod Sell - The effect of the 2019 Election, on Australian Banknotes.
Ian Sizeland - Talk TBA
Pam Sizeland
Don Wright