Introduction

The Royal Numismatic Society of New Zealand Inc.
PO Box 2023, Wellington 6140

The Royal Numismatic Society of New Zealand (incorporating the Wellington Coin Club and the Manawatu Numismatic Society) is a non-profit organisation which was founded in 1931 to encourage and promote the study of numismatics and other related historical subjects.

The Society is based in Wellington but has a national and international membership. Meetings are held on the last Wednesday of the month from February to November, usually in the McCarthy and Featherston Rooms of The Wellington Club on Level 4, 88 The Terrace, Wellington.

Most meetings feature a special topic presented by a member or a guest speaker. Generally, time is also scheduled for members to discuss and show numismatic items of interest (e.g. recent acquisitions). The Society takes part in an annual Saturday get-together with the Manawatu RNSNZ members and Wanganui Numismatic Society, usually in late February.

The Society publishes the New Zealand Numismatic Journal (NZNJ) annually. Articles cover a wide range of subjects of numismatic interest, with a good New Zealand content. Back copies are available on this website. Newsletters (usually two a year) on current and general topics are also produced. The Society also has an extensive library of numismatic books and related literature which is available for members to borrow.