Treasure hunt for all Youth

Scout working on the Treasure Hunt

Scouts working on their Merit Badge

A message from our Youth Director, John Philips

The Virginia Numismatic Association’s BSA Coin Collecting merit badge class.

On Saturday Sept 23, 2017, Darrell Tyler and John Philips awarded 28 Boy Scout merit badges (signed blue cards).

Special thanks to John Cunningham for calling our first ever VNA youth auction (at our annual convention), with wonderful help from Dave Ellison and his son.

Also special thanks to Tom Wood, who gave a captivating Ancient Coins presentation to the Scouts and the youth (and the adults).


Treasure Hunt Program...

Gave out 3,200 coins to the youth over the VNA event weekend.

Special thanks to Billy Hoovler, and all the club volunteers who helped out!

Thanks to everyone!


Recent Donors to the VNA youth program

to be recognized in the next (Fall 2017) VNA Newsletter..

Fall 2017

Christopher Bircher  (Salem CC)... 8 sets Lincoln 2008-10 commemorative cents +

2003-5 Westward Journey nickels

Parry Bragg...  Coin educational Q&A cue cards

Homer Cole (RCC)...  coin collection supplies

Mike Beal (RCC)...  large group of Ancient coins

Rob Lehman (Reeded Edge)...  large group of silver rounds

John Philips (RCC)...  $1,000 of VNA Youth Auction cash, 22 Large Cents



John S. Philips

VNA Education Director

BSA ID # 126 075 190

804-347-7082 (cell)




Promoting passion for coin collecting with our Virginia youth and their families

Dedicated to the enrichment of the numismatic hobby in the Commonwealth of Virginia.