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Remembering those we lost

Please check the Publications page for corrections and additions to  Dave Schenkman's book.

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 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. 

 

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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. 


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Donald Thomas would like to share with members that he is willing to help them create on line sites or other assistance.  His email is printreaders@hotmail.com and his website is www.printreaders.info. This is just one example of how members are willing to help others who may be looking for assistance. 

Donald Thomas's  phone # is 757-593-1005.

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VNA CONVENTION SEPTEMBER 21-24, 2017

Bourse Chair John Cunningham and VNA President Parry Bragg

officially open the2017 Convention

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Don't forget to check us out at our sister site on Facebook.

Virginia Numismatic Association with the VNA logo.

Cheryl Nieman, Raffle Chairperson, Judy Merz, Webmaster, Judy  Tharpe, Registrar and some of our wonderful volunteers.

Bourse Floor

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The next VNA Board Meeting will be in conjunction with the Tidewater Coin Show in Virginia Beach on February 18, 2018 ar 7:30 AM. All are welcome to attend, VNA members and non-members. Come out and see what the VNA is all about.  Our goal is to get more people from western and southwestern VA involved with the VNA.

 

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HELP WANTED FOR VIRGINIA PAPER MONEY PROJECT

 

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 and related financial instruments used in the Commonwealth. Eric Schena will author the new work and is planning on covering the following types of notes:
 

State Treasury Notes
County & Municipal notes
Obsolete bank 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. One particular challenge will be scope of notes issued in what is now West Virginia. All pre-1863 notes will be included; however, because of the close relationship between the two states there is considerable cross-over appeal. Consequently, some of the later nineteenth century notes will be evaluated for inclusion, so unlisted WV should also be sent.  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.

 

Cheers,
Eric

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President's message:

     Well, it has been a little more than a month since the VNA convention in Fredericksburg, and for the most part, the comments regarding the show were very positive. Attendance was greater than 1200. Not a record, as far as I know, but very respectable considering the times. The US mint was pleased with the show except their location  caused problems with their credit card machine , and the ANA has already messaged us regarding another class in 2018. The banquet was well attended and the food and speaker for the banquet were excellent. We had 2 philatelic dealers this year and both were extremely complimentary both about the assistance given loading and unloading, and with the show itself and have already signed up for next year. 

      I want to thank the volunteers who were there to help with setup, breakdown, and monitoring the front tables and the back table with food and drinks for the dealers, Thursday pm I was exhausted and could hardly walk due to assisting the dealers with setup but I had a great sleep that night, except I did not want to get up the next morning.

       The club honored Betty Rollins for helping with the back table, by inviting her to the banquet

Saturday, and the club honored a group of volunteers with plaques for outstanding service to the VNA also at the dinner.

        Some changes have been made since the convention, namely the Bourse Chairman for the 2018 convention is Richard Schornack from the Peninsula Coin Club. The position of Bourse Chair is a thankless job, with primarily complaints regarding everything from climate to parking, food, location, lack of buyers, etc. etc. As far as i am concerned John Cunningham did as good a job as anyone could have done with limited help and experience in that position. He has resigned as Bourse Chair for the next convention and as i have stated has been replaced. I want to thank him for leading the last two conventions, and hope that he will continue to attend and participate in future conventions.

         The  VNA board is already at work setting up the 2018 convention and as in the past requires help from all that are willing to help. Any positive or negative comments or suggestions 

are welcome. The 2018 convention will be held in the same hall as this year, so all need to know that parking for dealers is on the left side of the hall.

          The next VNA board meeting is to be held at the Shenandoah Valley Coin Club winter show at the Weyers Cave Community Center at 0730 on December3, 2017. I suggested this location in order to get more participation from the members in southern and western Va., and I hope we will succeed in more attending.

                                             Thanks to all!!

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Hi, This is your webmaster, the website should now be complete and up to date. If there are omissions, corrections or you wish to add something, please email me at address at the botom of the page. 

Please, If anyone has pictures they wish to share, of the  exhibits, scouts, banquet, awards or pictures taken around the hall,  feel free to email them to me. I did not get as many pictures this year and we all enjoy seeing what happens at the Convention. I would love to have some pictures of Doug Bertram's exhibit.