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Volume 54 – #03

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Volume 54#03

May 17 – May 30, 2016

Walter Ostromecki, the ANA’s past president was the keynote speaker at the 2016 ONA convention banquet. Scott Douglas, right, was the master of ceremonies.

‘Embrace’ technology to grow hobby, says ANA past president

“We can’t keep doing things the same way because of tradition….we must change our culture, attitudes and values or our hobby will die.” This, according to ANA past president, Walter Ostromecki. He was the keynote speaker at the ONA’s April 9 convention banquet and although he delivered what might appear to be a bleak message, it is actually a message of hope. He believes coin clubs have to learn to communicate in a new way and embrace technology to effect change. “We have to start thinking differently and doing things in new ways. We shouldn’t misuse technology, but we can embrace it and take advantage of its strengths,” said Ostromecki. One of those strengths is in the diversity of ways that the internet, for example, allows collectors to communicate and to educate. Continue reading →

Features
First Elizabeth coins create new beginnings for RCM
Page 1
Inaugural coin and stamp show set for May 13-15
Page 1
Canadian Tire collectors embracing digital age
Page 16
Plenty of club action at ONA convention
Page 22
Speakers share ‘knowledge’ at ONA symposium
Page 26
RCNA Coin Kids Auction a huge success at ONA
Page 32

Regulars
CCN Trends
Focus on RCM Products
Page 10
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 30
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 33
Editorial
Back to school I go

I recently had an opportunity to teach a group of junior and senior kindergarten kids about money: what it is, why we use it, where we can get it and why people collect it. That kind of thing. These were some of the concepts I tried to cover and some of the questions I tried to answer for the boys and girls who ranged between four and five years of age. It’s a tough audience. One thing is certain – and I touched on this in a previous guest column – these kids were curious….really curious.

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By Jim Szeplaki
Columns
Stanley Clute
Ancient Money
Trajan’s many feats reflected on coins
Page 8
Jeff Fournier
Show Circuit
Young and old hit bourse at Cambridge show
Page 17

Randy Heimpel
CoinNet
Quebec auction house keeps collectors up to speed
Page 20
Sean Sinclair
Commemorative Coins
Coins highlight the need for food security
Page 21

Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Montreal mayor left his mark on tokens
Page 24
Mike Walsh
New Issues
New numismatic issues from around the world
Page 27

John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Relisted relistings are hardly surprising
Page 28
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