Our Fields of Interest
Numismatica from antiquity until the present day, as well as banknotes, tokens, jetons, medals, seals, dies and weights related to the Maltese Islands throughout its history.
Why join our Society?
are you interested in Maltese history?
Whether you’re an avid Numismatist or a new fan, you are guaranteed to discover something new from one of our expert members or open discussions we hold from time to time. Become a member of the Malta Numismatic Society and join us in exploring the Hobby of Kings!
One Society for all Numismatists
Whether interested in seals, coins, euro or bank notes you will be welcome within our ranks and we look forward to enriching each other's knowledge base. Malta has been blessed with an unparalleled history for its size and thus have been left with an equally rich Numismatic repertoire to boast of. The MNS has been set up to curate and ensure future generations of Numismatists are adequately represented and informed to keep this beautiful field of study alive.
About the Malta Numismatic Society
The Malta Numismatic Society is a non profit organisation founded in 2020 and includes as its members numismatic academics such as John Gatt.
The scope of the society is to encourage and promote the study and collection of numismatics and exonumia, namely but not limited to coins from antiquity until the present day, as well as banknotes, tokens, jetons, medals, seals, dies and weights related to the Maltese Islands throughout its history.
The society will strive to publish articles and papers, to promote study and discussion, organise cultural events and activities, thus providing a focal point for numismatics, scholars and amateur collectors in a pleasant environment.
The society will promote fair trade and discourage fraudulent practices such as dealing in forgeries.
The society will endeavour to stock a library of numismatic books, catalogues and publications to be made available to its members.
The society will liaise with foreign numismatic societies as well as curators and museums of related numismatic collections worldwide.
The members of our founding committee have been avid numismatists for more than half-a-century combined. On the 30th of January 2018 Simon Ellul Sullivan created the online group Melitensis Monetae. This was the only community online and not, catering to local numismatists. This group quickly gained ground and increased its member numbers to over 800 within two years. With such illustrious members as John Gatt, the calibre of information on the group too garnered much respect and attention among the international community. It was through this group that Colin Formosa, Remy Said, Matheu Caruana and Simon conceived of the idea to solidify the presence of a burgeoning Numismatic community by setting up the Voluntary organisation: the Malta Numismatic Society.
On the 28th February, 2020 the certificate numbered VO/1896 was issued allowing the MNS to concretely protect numismatists by offering Fair Trade lists and offer a host of other unique services related to Maltese Numismatica aimed at encouraging and promoting the study and collection of numismatics and exonumia, namely but not limited to coins from antiquity until the present day, as well as banknotes, tokens, jetons, medals, seals, dies and weights related to the Maltese Islands throughout its history.