Bourse Floor

Our Pirate Treasure Hunter

Yap Stone Money

Bourse Floor

President Chris Maniscalso and

Bourse Chairman, John Cunningham

See below and on the 2016 Convention page for important news about the Coin Grading Class to be held by ANA personnel. This is new and very special for us. 

You must contact ANA to sign up. Classes can sometimes fill up fast, sign up today so as not to

miss this opportunity.




Our Registrar, Judy Tharpe






“The Tidewater Coin Club (TCC) will sponsor one of its members to attend the ANA seminar.  The club will pick up the full $248 cost of the seminar.  We hope other member clubs will follow that example in whole or in part.”




Following the success of the publication on Virginia tokens, the VNA is planning to produce a book on Virginia obsolete paper money. The book will cover all forms of paper money except bank notes, which will be included in the upcoming Volume 8 of the Whitman Encyclopedia of Obsolete Paper Money. Eric Schena will author the new work and is planning on covering the following types of notes:

* State Treasury Notes
* County & Municipal notes
* Privately issued notes
* Transportation notes (excluding coupons and similarly related tokens)
* Panic & Depression Scrip
* Advertising notes
* Business school notes
* Mining notes (excluding coupon books or similarly related tokens)

To make this project as comprehensive as possible, we need your help! We are looking for any notes that have not been catalogued in the 1991 Jones & Littlefield catalog or are unpublished in any similar works. In addition, we will also need good color scans or photographs of notes to include. Illustration and contributor credit will be given where applicable. If you would like to assist in this project and contribute illustrations and listings, please contact Eric at eschena@hotmail.com for more details.



I have already started doing a mock-up of how it would look (in fact I have all the currently known panic and depression scrip catalogued), but it is still going to be quite a bit of time to do.

Eric Schena


 Welcome to the website of the Virginia Numismatic Association. We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to educating, encouraging and promoting interest in numismatics. VNA was founded in 1959 and has a membership of over 400 with 16 member clubs. We publish the quarterly journal, The Virginia Numismatist, and host an annual convention and coin show which includes exhibits, educational presentations, and youth activities.

The purpose of this web site is to provide information about VNA and its activities and other information of interest to the numismatic community. 



Everyone: It is essential if this web site is to be kept up to date

that I receive information about address changes, email

changes or other pertinent information. This applies to clubs, public sites and individual members.

Thank you for your cooperation. 


We have added an important new page to the website.


Please check out the page and

consider being a volunteer or an



We are adding new shows. Welcome back to the Central

Virginia Coin Club. We have added Charlottesville and Williamsburg. Please check out our shows on the Coin Show Calendar Page.Please also welcome the Raleigh Money Expo, June 24-26, which is also on the Coin Show Page

58th Virginia Numismatic   Association  Convention & Coin Show. Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center, 2371 Carl D.   Silver Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA 22401. Friday and Saturday 10:00AM-6:00PM, Sunday 10:00AM-4:00PM. Early Bird Thursday Sept. 22 (35.00) starting at 3:00PM. Bourse Chairman: John Cunningham, Ph. # 703-303-0783 Email:cunningham314@verizon.net.  Floor Bourse: Gregg Coburn Email: coburngregg@gmail.com Phone: 540-272-1524. More information at www.vnaonline.org and   www.fredericksburgexpocenter



We have a page of newsworthy items in the Numismatic World that you will find interesting. You will find these under Items of Interest.


VNA Press Release

The Virginia Numismatic Association held its 57th convention and coin show in Fredericksburg, VA on September 25-27. Numbers of dealers and attendees well exceeded last year, and comments from most of the 87 dealers indicated a very successful show. Present were representatives from Stacks & Bowers, ANACS, and SEGS. Additionally, the organization sponsored its finest coin exhibit to include entries from the newly created youth category.

The VNA emphasizes youth education in the coin collecting hobby. Homeschoolers attended lecture programs and 28 Boy Scouts earned their BSA coin collecting merit badges. The VNA has awarded 124 merit badges over the past five years. Additionally, over 100 youngsters participated in the weekend-long treasure hunts.

This year featured the debut and sale of David Schenkman’s extraordinary book, “Virginia Tokens” under the auspices of the VNA. It is quite possibly the finest book on tokens in the country. The nearly 600-page volume far exceeds the original version in size and scope. The VNA is proud to have had a role in the publication of this exceptional work.

Capping off the convention was a banquet which featured Mr Walt Ostromecki, immediate past president of the ANA, as the guest speaker. The focus of his well-received presentation was sharing and having fun with coin collecting. Mr Ostromecki was very active on the bourse floor throughout the convention especially interacting with young collectors.

We thank the host of volunteers who made this event possible. The VNA’s next convention will take place in Fredericksburg September 23-25, 2016.


Check out the pictures from the Convention. There are more on the Convention 2015 page. This was a lot of work and a lot of fun as well. I feel we had a very successful convention and many thanks to all who helped to make it a success.

Start making plans now for next year's convention, Sept. 23,24 and 25th.

The Bourse Contract is posted, as well as a list of this year's shows.


Chris, Eric Schena, Dave Schenkman and GeorgeCash, former president of the VNA and generous financial contributor to the new token book.

Chris Maniscalso presents author Dave Schenkman a plaque honoring his new token book. Also, in this picture is Eric Schena, who did most of the photography. 



A Board meeting has been scheduled for July 23, at noon at the following location:

Debbies’s Kitchen

13155 Mountain Road

Glen Allen, VA  23059

(804) 752-2432

This will be the last meeting before the convention and coin show, so it is important as many Board members as possible attend.  I will send a reminder message as we draw closer to the meeting day along with an agenda.  Please mark your calendar.



Please go to the 2016  VNA Convention Page for information on rooms available

and driving directions.