Robert Ayres

April 7. 1941 - February 18, 2020

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Please keep me advised of cancellations in order to have them posted on the website.

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THE  WHITMAN BALTIMORE  COIN SHOW SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 16-18 HAS BEEN CANCELLED. THE STACKS BOWERS  AUCTION  WILL BE HELD IN CA. CHECK THE WHITMAN WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

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Please check the Coin Show Web Sites and the links on this site for shows that not are VNA  or VNA sponsored shows for more information. 

At the VNA Convention on Sept. 23 - 24, 2020, the ANA offers a two-day class on Classic Fakes and Chinese Counterfeit Coins. The cost for ANA and VNA members is $250.00, but for non-ANA or VNA members, $350.00. Our instructor will be Brian Silliman, an excellent teacher in the past. We need to have 22 persons attending in order to hold the class. For $10.00 per year, or $25.00 for 3 years, you can become a VNA member and save $100.00 on the cost of the class. Please let a VNA Officer know if you would be interested in attending. The class will run from 9:00AM to approximately 5:00 PM.  Some VNA clubs sponsor members with stipends to help defray the cost of the class and some pay the whole tuition. If VNA clubs and members get behind this, we should be able to get enough members to make this class successful.

 

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VNA Board Meeting

       The Annandale Coin Show on July 25th and 26th has been cancelled. 

The VNA Board meeting , scheduled for July 26th at 7:30 AM has been cancelled as well. Please see the Coin Show Page for rescheduling.

No date has been set for a board meeting. The plan now is to have a virtual meeting.

As of now, the 2020 VNA Convention is still going to be held. 

Make plans to attend.  We are planning on the show. 

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The VNA is saddened to tell you that Mr. Homer Cole, of  Homer Cole's Collectibles has passed away. He was a member of the Richmond Coin  Club, the Central Virginia Coin Club and the VNA. Our sympathies  to his family. No further information is available at this time. 

Due to the COVID-19 virus and state regulations regarding large groups, we have had many  coin show cancelations. Please check the 2020 Coin Show Page for a partial listing.  I have posted them on this page as well.

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The June 6th and 7th Frederick, MD. Coin Show has been cancelled. See Coin Show Page for rescheduling.

The June 13th Norfolk Coin Show has been cancelled. See the Coin Show Page for rescheduling.

President’s Message

Well, a lot has occurred since my last message in The Virginia Numismatist. As far as I know no members of the VNA have come down with COVID-19. I can’t predict the future but the VNA board is continuing to plan to hold the VNA convention in September 2020. We want to continue the excellent educational exhibits as seen last year, and maybe improve on them this year. Richard Schornak and I are bourse chairman and we will be contacting dealers for about the show. We have had some success already.

 

One thing I wish to emphasize to the VNA membership is that the American Numismatic Association (ANA) has cancelled all their 2020 summer session of classes in Colorado. This presents an opportunity for the VNA to increase attendance at the 62nd Annual VNA Convention, Coin & Currency Show in September, if the VNA gets at least twenty-two attendees to sign up for and take the ANA Counterfeit Detection: Classic Fakes and Chinese-made Counterfeits Class offered in Fredericksburg. We may draw attendees that were unable to take the class in Colorado. The cost for this ANA class is $350 for non-ANA members and $250 for VNA or ANA members. We are still planning on the usual educational lectures, the youth auctions, Boy Scouts of America merit badge class, and homeschoolers day. I have invited a well-known numismatist to be our Banquet speaker and am waiting for a confirmation before we announce our after-dinner speaker.

 

So, at this point all is proceeding as planned for the convention, but everything depends on the status of COVID-19 travel restrictions and authorization to hold large gatherings. The VNA must follow direction from local, state, and federal governments as regards the possibility of having the convention. Please keep me informed about any members coming down with COVID-19 and try to stay safe.

 

                                                                     

Homer Cole

We just learned Homer MacArthur (Mac) Cole of Cole’s Coins and Collectibles in Chester, VA passed away on May 11th.  Homer was a longtime member of the VNA, Richmond and Central Virginia Coin Clubs, and was well known for Civil War relics as well as coins.

 

Stay safe and Thanks,

 

Parry Bragg - VNA President