NOTES OF IMPORTANCE.

Bourse Chair John Cunningham and VNA President Chris Maniscalso 

                officially opening the  2016 VNA Convention

   Bourse Floor

Bourse Floor

One of our collectors with his exhibit

One of our Boy Scouts on the Treasure Hunt

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We are preparing for the 2017 Convention. There will be an ANA class taught on "Detecting Counterfeit Coins". This class will be taught by Mr Brian Silliamon on Wed. and Thurs. at the Homewood Suites.  The class hours are 9-5 both days. Cost to VNA and ANA members will be $259.00. Cost to non-members is $359.00. VNA and ANA members who sign up before August  4th will save another $20.00 This class will involve detecting counterfeit coins from cents through silver dollars. Why not join the VNA, a great club for numismatists, save some money and sign up early to save even more?

This class is sponsored by the ANA and you must contact the ANA to sign up.

In the meantime, please visit our sister site on FACEBOOK at

Facebook/ Virginia Numismatic Association with the VNA insignia.

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Remembering those we lost

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

Remembering those we lost

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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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FINAL THOUGHTS BEFORE THE CONVENTION

Our club's emphasis is on education for numismatists, both old pros and learning collectors. On this thought, we are asking for volunteers for the convention. We are looking for exhibitors as well as educational speakers. We are also looking for volunteers fot the Children's Auction, Homeschoolers and the Boy Scout badges. John Philips does an excellent job , but he can't do it alone.  All volunteers in all areas will be appreciated. Please consider volunteering your time at the Convention. We are also looking for Virginia contributors to the Numismatist. The deadline for articles is August 12th.

MORE CONVENTION AND CLUB NEWS

*****The next Board Meeting date is in error. The next Board Meeting will be August 12th at the Pickle Barrel, off I 64, exit 173, in Richmond,  NOT the 19th as previously noted. 

We are looking for more participants for the ANA Class on Counterfeit Detection, with an emphasis on mint marks. This will be a two day class from 9-5 at the  Homewood Suites. The cost for ANA and VNA members is 259.00  and for non-members the cost is 359.00 if you are not an ANA or VNA member. If you register before August 4th, you will save an additional 20.00 on the class price.  We need a minimum of 16 people for the class. We are hoping that individual clubs will help sponsor a VNA or ANA  attendee to help defray costs. 

Hotels are pretty well booked so make your reservations for the convention now. 

The Banquet will be at the Homewood Suites, where we will be having a "Pasta Party". The cost for the banquet is 37.50. VNA members will receive information in their mailings. The banquet is open to the public as space allows.

We also will be increasing the number of Board members. This will be discussd at the next board meeting. 

***One final note: NO dealers are allowed on the Bourse Floor before 1:00 PM on Thursday UNLESS you are helping another deakler with set-up.

Come out, volunteer, enjoy yourselves and be a part of the 2017 VNA Convention !


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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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