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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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Bourse Chair John Cunningham and VNA President Parry Bragg

officially open the2017 Convention

Front Desk Staff: Cheryl Nieman, Raffle Chairman, Judy Merz, Webmaster, Judy Tharpe, Registrar, and some of our wonderful  volunteers. 

Bourse Floor 2017

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The next VNA Board of Directors meeting will be held on Sunday, September 23 at 7:30 AM, ,2018, at in conjunction with the VNA Convention. The address is : Expo Center 2371 Carl D. Silver Parkway, Fredericksburg Va.

This Meeting is open to all members, as well as non-members . Please come out and enjoy the meeting and if you would like to volunteer at the convention, let one of our directors know.  Our goal is to get more people from western and southwestern Virginia to attend the convention. Carpooling or getting a bus trip together would be a great way to attend the convention. See the convention page for more convention news.

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Fellow Vendors,

 

Mr. Jim Hirtle asked me to share this with the vendor community.  He is in the process of reporting the theft to the Catonsville Police department and to the Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) http://www.numismaticcrimes.org/

 

During the Catonsville Coin Show on August 5, 2018 Mr. Jim Hirtle of Chesapeake Coin Company had a binder stolen from his table.  The binder contained a large quantity of Barber, Standing and Washington silver quarters, Walking halves and Kennedy halves and state quarters.  Please be on the lookout for someone trying to sell large quantities of coins that fit this description.  If you have information please contact Jim Hirtle at jhirtle@qis.net , or 410-848-7372.

 

Thank you in advance for your assistance in keeping an eye open for it.

ALERT ALERT ALERT ALERT ALERT 

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

Virginia Numismatic Association with the VNA logo.

THE VNA IS MOVING INTO THE TECHNOLOGICAL AGE

 Please follow this link for great new information on how we plan to make the Virginia Numismatist  and other important infomation available to you electronically.

by Vice President George Watson and Tom Kays

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Boourse Floor 2017

2017 VNA CONVENTION : THE  BEGINNING

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with Bourse Chairman, John Cunningham and VNA President, Parry Bargg

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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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New information on the Youth Page. Check it out !