Jim Duncan, President of the Numismatic Society of Auckland, forwarded this announcement on the occasion of the organization's 50th anniversary. Congratulations! -Editor This Society (Auckland's only such Society for coin and banknote, token and medal collectors) will celebrate its 50th anniversary on Saturday, 2 May, 2009, with a Fair and Bourse including seven of New Zealand's leading coin dealers: Antiquarius (Bob Loosley); Collectors Supplies (David Maze); John Eccles; Peter and Margaret Eccles; Tony Grant; Jim Johnson and Howard Mitchell.
The Coin and Banknote Fair will be held at the Kingsgate Hotel, 92-102 Gladstone Road, Parnell, Auckland, between 10.00am and 4.30pm, and admission is free.
The Society, which has a monthly magazine, MINTMARK, has always been a keen publisher, and there will be a number of copies of four of its latest works available for purchase on the day, while stocks last:
- Auckland Tradesmen's Tokens by Brian Bolton, $8, (photo illustrations)
- The Millennium Series (to mark the Millennium), $5, (colour photo illus.)
- The Duodecimal Coinage of New Zealand 1933-1965, $5, (line illustrations)
- Teutenberg - A Master Engraver and His Works, $35, (photo illustrations)
In the afternoon four presentations will be given:
- 2.00pm: Graeme Brown, of the Tauranga Numismatic Society, on "New Zealand Tokens".
- 2.30pm: Paul Etheredge, of the Waikato Numismatic Society, on "Athena, Bellerophon, Pegasos, The Chimera and the Medusa".
- 3.00pm: John Cresswell, of the Numismatic Society of Auckland, on "The First to Enlist".
- 3.45pm: Alistair Robb, of the Royal Numismatic Society of New Zealand, on "Error New Zealand Banknotes".
To mark this notable event the Society has had a medallion struck, using a die from its Teutenberg Archive. The original was made in 1897 to mark a Military Tattoo held in Auckland to celebrate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, and it has Queen Victoria's head as part of the obverse. The reverse carries the Society's name and the dates 1959-2009. The medal measures 40mm x 28mm.
Medals must be ordered from the Society by Friday 17 April:
9ct Gold NZ$795.00
Sterling Silver NZ$49.50
Delivery in NZ $6, overseas $10. Or they can be picked up on the day.
Each medal will be protected in a plastic envelope with a full explanatory pamphlet describing the four known specimens from 1897, and the present mintage figures. Anyone wishing to order a medal MUST do so before 17 April, 2009. Please write to the Society at P O Box 818, Auckland 1140, enclosing your full remittance.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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