We are delighted to announce that the Modern Coins Curator at the British Museum, Tom Hockenhull, has agreed to be a keynote speaker at the RNSNZ Conference in Wellington in October 2020. The conference format will be like that for Decimal 50 in 2017 in Auckland with:
• two full conference days, with overseas keynote speakers;
• a tour of Wellington numismatic sites, including access by bus to some further afield;
• both a closed bourse, available only to those attending, and a public fair;
• scope for book launches for any new publications;
• a welcome function; and
• numismatic displays.
There will be an opportunity for breakfasts on site for those staying elsewhere; lunches will be provided on site, and the conference dinner.
Conference medals and special banknote overprints will be produced for the event.
We are looking closely at having separate streams for those interested in military medals, banknotes and ancient coins, which is under discussion with the Orders and Medals Research Society and New Zealand University researchers respectively.
Confirmed speakers include Andrew Clifford (on UK provincial notes), Robert Tonner (NZ trading banknotes), Trevor Wilkin (banknotes), Hamish MacMaster (coinage of Persia through the ages), Mike Carter (NZ milk tokens), David Mee (mediaeval coins) and Dr Mark Stocker (probably on his research with the Royal Mint on UK coin designs).
More details will be coming as plans advance but we suggest you reserve the dates in your diaries now and make sure that you will be in Wellington on 16-19 October 2020. Register your interest at secretary@RNSNZ.org.nz if you want further details.