RCNA Convention opens this week

The 2017 convention of the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association (RCNA) begins this Tuesday, July 18 in Boucherville, Qué.

This year’s show is being held at Hôtel Mortagne on 1228 Nobel St. in Boucherville, which is just east of Montréal on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River. The bourse and exhibit hall will be open to the public on July 21 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; July 22 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; July 23 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. In addition to more than 60 dealer tables, the convention will also boast an extensive auction, a vast offering of competitive exhibits, an educational symposium and a variety of meetings, presentations and social gatherings throughout the six-day event. Several day tours have also been planned for the days leading up to the convention.

See below for a full schedule of events.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

July 18

  • 8 a.m.-9 a.m.: Registration open [Le Foyer]
  • 9 a.m.-5 p.m.: Tour of Montreal [Gather in lobby]
  • 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.: Early-bird dinner at Scores Restaurant [Gather in lobby] (Short walk to restaurant with à la carte dinner at your own expense]

July 19

  • 8 a.m.-5 p.m.: Registration open [Le Foyer]
  • 9:30 a.m.-noon: Tour of Boucherville [Gather in lobby]
  • 1 p.m.-5 p.m.: RCNA Educational Symposium session ene [Iles Percées A]
  • 7 p.m.-10 p.m. RCNA President and ANPB welcome reception [Hospitality Suite] (Registrants and dealers only; badge required)

July 20

  • 8 a.m.-5 p.m.: Registration open [Le Foyer]
  • 9 a.m.-5 p.m.: Tour of Saint-Constant and Chambly, Qué., and lunch at Fourquet Fourchette Restaurant [Gather in lobby]
  • 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.: Canadian Paper Money Society (CPMS) executive meeting [Pierre Boucher Room] (All CPMS members are invited to attend as observers.)
  • Noon-5 p.m.: Hospitality suite open [Hospitality Suite] (Registrants and dealers only; badge required)
  • Noon-5:00 p.m.: The Canadian Numismatic Company (TCNC) auction lot viewing [Iles de Boucherville]
  • Noon-5:00 p.m.: Bourse and exhibits setup [Iles de Boucherville] (Access restricted to dealers and exhibitors; badge required)
  • 1 p.m.-5 p.m.: RCNA Educational Symposium session two [Iles Percées A]
  • 2 p.m.-5 p.m.: RCNA outgoing executive meeting [Pierre Boucher Room]
  • 6 p.m.-10 p.m.: TCNC auction session one [Mortagne Room]
  • 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.: Canadian Association for Numismatic Education (CAFNE) reception [Iles Percées A & B]

July 21

  • 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.: RCNA judges breakfast [Montarville Room] (Invitation only)
  • 8 a.m.-10 a.m.: RCNA club delegates breakfast meeting [Iles Percées A] (Pre-purchased tickets required)
  • 8 a.m.-5 p.m.: Registration open [Le Foyer]
  • 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m.: Spousal breakfast [Pierre Boucher Room] (Registered spouses only; badge required)
  • 8:30 a.m.: Competitive exhibits judging begins [Iles de Boucherville]
  • 9 a.m.-10 a.m.: Bourse and exhibits preview [Iles de Boucherville] (Registrants dealers only; badge required)
  • 9 a.m.-3 p.m.: TCNC auction lot viewing [Iles de Boucherville]
  • 10 a.m.-10:15 a.m.: Opening ceremonies [Le Foyer]
  • 10 a.m.-noon: J. Douglas Ferguson Historical Research Foundation executive meeting [R-100] (Invitation only)
  • 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.: Tour of DIX30 Shopping Mall in Brassard, Qué. [Gather in lobby]
  • 10:15 a.m.-6 p.m.: Bourse and exhibits open to public [Iles de Boucherville]
  • 10:30 a.m.-11 a.m.: Book launch [Le Foyer]
  • 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.: Hospitality suite open [Hospitality Suite] (Registrants dealers only; badge required)
  • 11 p.m.-4 p.m.: Coin Kids table open [Le Foyer]
  • Noon-5 p.m.: Book fair table open [Le Foyer]
  • Noon-2 p.m.: CPMS luncheon and annual meeting [Pierre Boucher Room]
  • 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m.: Society of Bearded Numismatists (SOB) meeting [TBA] (Bearded numismatists invited)
  • 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m.: Hudson’s Bay Company Collectors Society (HBCCS) meeting [R-100]
  • 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m.: Newfoundland Numismatic Enthusiasts (NNE) meeting [Montarville Room]
  • 4 p.m.-5 p.m.: Canadian Errors and Varieties Numismatic Association (CEVNA) meeting [R-100]
  • 4 p.m.-10 p.m.: TCNC auction session two [Mortagne Room]
  • 6 p.m.-10:30 p.m.: Montreal boat cruise and dinner on the St. Lawrence River [Gather in lobby]

July 22

  • 8 a.m.-10 a.m.: Canadian Numismatic Research Society (CNRS) breakfast [Iles Percées A] (Invitation only; pre-purchased tickets required)
  • 8 a.m.-10 a.m.: Canadian Association of Wooden Money Collectors (CAWMC) breakfast [Montarville Room] (Pre-purchased tickets required)
  • 8 a.m.-10 a.m.: Meet the Trends editor [Pierre Boucher Room] (Sponsored by Canadian Coin News)
  • 8 a.m.-5 p.m.: Registration open [Le Foyer]
  • 9 a.m.-10 a.m.: Bourse and exhibits preview [Iles de Boucherville] (Registrants and dealers only; badge required)
  • 9 a.m.-3 p.m.: TCNC auction lot pickup [Iles de Boucherville]
  • 10 a.m.-6 p.m.: Bourse and exhibits open to public [Iles de Boucherville]
  • 10 a.m.-1 p.m.: Coin Kids table open [Le Foyer]
  • 10:30 a.m.-noon: RCNA annual general meeting [Iles Percées B]
  • 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.: Hospitality suite open [Hospitality Suite] (Registrants and dealers only; badge required)
  • 11 a.m.-5 p.m.: Book fair table open [Le Foyer]
  • 12:15 p.m.-1:30 p.m.: RCNA awards presentation [Iles Percées B]
  • 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m.: Canadian Association of Token Collectors (CATC) meeting [Pierre Boucher Room]
  • 2 p.m.-4 p.m.: Coin Kids junior auction and meeting [R-100] (Young collectors invited; parents or guardians can attend as observers only)
  • 2 p.m.-4:30 p.m.: Canadian Tire Coupon Collectors Club (CTCCC) meeting [Montarville Room]
  • 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.: Canadian Association for Numismatic Editors and Writers (CANEW) meeting [Iles Percées B]
  • 3 p.m.-5:30 p.m.: Canadian Centennial Collectors Club (CCCC) meeting [Pierre Boucher Room]
  • 3 p.m.-7 p.m.: TCNC auction session three [Mortagne Room]
  • 6 p.m.-7 p.m.: Pre-banquet reception [Foyer Iles Percée] (Banquet ticket holders only. Cash Bar.)
  • 7 p.m.-10 p.m.: RCNA Banquet and awards presentations [Iles Percées A & B] (Pre-purchased tickets required; reserve seating positions at the registration desk starting July 21)
  • 10 p.m.-11:30 p.m.: Post-banquet reception [Hospitality Suite] (Pre-purchased tickets required)

July 23

  • 8 a.m.-10 a.m.: RCNA incoming executive meeting [Pierre Boucher Room]
  • 9 a.m.-noon: Registration open [Le Foyer]
  • 9 a.m.-10 a.m.: Bourse and exhibits preview [Iles de Boucherville] (Registrants and dealers only; badge required)
  • 9 a.m.-2 p.m.: TCNC auction lot pickup [Iles de Boucherville]
  • 10 a.m.-3 p.m.: Bourse and exhibits open to public [Iles de Boucherville]
  • 10 a.m.-1 p.m.: Coin Kids table open [Le Foyer]
  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Book fair table open [Le Foyer]
  • 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: CAFNE board meeting [R-100] (Invitation only)
  • 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.: Hospitality suite open [Hospitality Suite] (Registrants and dealers only; badge required)
  • 3 p.m.: Bourse closed (End of activities)

The convention is being organized by host club l’Association des Numismates et des Philatélistes de Boucherville (ANPB), which has previously organized the RCNA’s annual gathering in Montréal in 1992 and 1996.

SESQUICENTENNIAL MEDAL SERIES

Earlier this year, the RCNA invited its member clubs to participate in a joint initiative to produce a series of numismatic medals commemorating the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation. To support this celebratory initiative, the RCNA commissioned a 38-mm commemorative die for use by its member clubs, each of which completed the medals with a club design on the opposite side. The RCNA commissioned the commemorative die at two private mints in Canada—Pressed Metal Products in Vancouver, B.C. and the Mississauga Mint in Mississauga, Ont.

While the medals’ reverses feature each respective club design, each obverse will depict the official Canada 150 logo created by Ariana Cuvin, of Toronto, Ont. The logo was chosen from more than 300 entries in a nation-wide contest, in which students were invited to submit designs to represent the 150th anniversary of Confederation.

Only 50 complete sets of this sesquicentennial medal series, in which 27 club participated, will be produced. The RCNA will be selling a “very limited” number of complete sets of its sesquicentennial medal series at the convention later this week.

“It’s going to be quite the collectible item to get a hold of,” said RCNA President Henry Nienhuis.

For more information about the medal series, click here.

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