Royal Canadian Numismatic Association First Virtual Convention Only a Few Days Away
The first weekend offers four symposiums on varied topics while there will be two meetings of specialized clubs every day of the week. On the last Saturday, the RCNA will hold its annual general meeting, during which a new board of directors will be installed, and its meeting for club delegates.
Markham, Ontario, July 16, 2021 – The Royal Canadian Numismatic Association (RCNA) will host its first virtual convention, which will be held via Zoom online meetings, from July 17 to July 24, 2021. The first weekend offers four symposiums on varied topics while there will be two meetings of specialized clubs every day of the week. On the last Saturday, the RCNA will hold its annual general meeting, during which a new board of directors will be installed, and its meeting for club delegates.
On Saturday, July 17, Ancient Coin as Art will be presented by Marina Fischer and Collecting $1 Bank Note Vignettes presented by Cliff Beattie respectively at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. EDT. Fischer holds an M.A. in Ancient History with specialization in Art History from the University of Calgary, and her research focuses on ancient Greek and Roman coinage. Beattie began collecting in Canadian decimal coins in 1960, switched to Newfoundland decimal coins and, finally, Canadian $1.00 bank notes and related design material. He has served as President of the Canadian Paper Money Society for two terms and was a member of the Bank of Canada’s National Currency Collection Acquisition Advisory Committee for several years until it ceased to operate.
On Sunday, July 18, The Sign of the Golden Fleece: The Rutherford Tokens presented by Paul Berry, and Nova Scotia Exhibition Medals presented by Jeff Wilson respectively at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. An avid collector and numismatist since he was six years old, Berry retired in 2019 as Chief Curator of the Bank of Canada Museum in Ottawa. Wilson also began collecting at six, he began collecting Canadian medals from the late 19th and early 20th century in 2000.
Two specialized club will hold meetings on the following week days, respectively at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. EDT as follows:
- Monday, July 19, the Newfoundland Numismatic Enthusiasts (NNE) and Canadian Association of Token Collectors (CATC). Geoff Bell offer some Newfoundland numismatic tidbits during the NNE meeting, while Tim Grawey will speak on the Spread Eagle Token of 1815 during the CATC meeting.
- Tuesday, July 20, the Canadian Banking Memorabilia Society will meet for the first time and the Association des numismates francophones du Canada will welcome all French-speaking collectors.
- Wednesday, July 21, the Canadian Tire Coupon Collectors Club (CTCCC) and the Canadian Errors and Varieties Numismatic Association (CEVNA). Jacques Poitras and Jerome Fourre will discuss the coupons of Simard Inc. during the CTCCC meeting, while Henry Nienhuis will talk about Canadian error coins during the CEVNA meeting.
- Thursday, July 22, the Canadian Association of Wooden Money Collectors (CAWMC) and the Canadian Centennial Collectors Club (CCCC). France Waychison will speak about ships on woods during the CAWMC meeting and Jeff Wilson will talk about collecting centennial presentation medals.
- Friday, July 23, Ron Greene will muse about Letter “P” during the meeting of the Canadian Paper Money Society (CPMS).
Finally, Lisa Dare will speak about Better Virtual Meetings 2.0 during the club delegates’ breakfast to be held on Saturday, July 24, at 2:00 p.m. EDT.
For the detailed schedule of activities, visit https://www.rcna.ca/2021/program%20-%20en.pdf.