Numismatics and Philately Collection

The Numismatics and Philately Collection of coins, paper money, medals, scrip and stamps provides insight into diverse aspects of the economic, political, social, technological and design histories of societies.

The Numismatics Collection is the most important collection of its kind in Australia, particularly the Australian coin collection with its unique reference material retained by the Melbourne and Sydney mints. Also represented are ancient Roman and Greek coins, British coins, British colonial coins, European and world coins. The medal collection is particularly strong in Australian medals, military medals, British medals and French art medals.

The Philately Collection is predominantly focused on Australian stamps, and is of national significance for the collection of Australian colonial stamps.