The Week in Shows (April 15-21)

There are six major shows on the docket this week.

Today is the final day of Nuphilex, which is being held at Complex EVO on 420 Sherbrooke St. W. in Montreal, Qué. The combined coin and stamp show is open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and admission is free.

The last day of the Coins, Stamps and Collectibles Show, which is being hosted by the North Shore Numismatic Society at the Nikkei Centre on 6688 Southoaks Cres. in Burnaby, B.C., is also today. The show will be open from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and will feature 40 tables of coins, banknotes, tokens, medals, stamps, postcards, art, pins and more. Free underground parking is available on site, and admission is $2 (or free for children aged 16 and under if accompanied by an adult).

Today is also the final day of the Michigan State Numismatic Society’s 63rd Annual Spring Convention and Show, which is being held at the Macomb College Expo Center on 14500 East 12 Mile Rd. in Warren, Mich. The show boasts more than 120 dealer tables, a variety of educational programs, young numismatists events and competitive exhibits.


On April 20-22, the 56th Annual Ontario Numismatic Association (ONA) Convention will be held at the Holiday Inn on 30 Fairway Rd. S. in Kitchener, Ont.

The keynote speaker for this year’s convention banquet is James Charlton Jr., who will speak about his father and iconic Canadian numismatist James E. Charlton.

“Jim Charlton probably did more to popularize the coin hobby than any other individual in the last 50 years,” Geoffrey Bell, who was RCNA president from 1983-85 and again from 2001-03, told CCN in 2013. “He was a man of integrity, honesty and always asked fair prices when dealing. He encouraged new ventures that I personally experienced when we opened our auction house. He was generous to a fault that mirrored his Salvation Army faith.”

The elder Charlton began collecting coins at the age of 15, when his brother gave him an 1863 U.S. Indian Head cent. This numismatic interest stayed with him, and he eventually became a beloved dealer, auctioneer, author and publisher. A string of catalogues considered to be “the Bible” of Canadian numismatics continues to be published under his name; in fact, the 71st edition of the Charlton Standard Catalogue of Canadian Coins was released in July 2017.

Charlton died in September 2013 at the age of 103.

His son, James Jr., will be speaking about his father’s contributions to numismatics at the ONA’s banquet.

The bourse will be open on Friday from noon-6 p.m.; on Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and on Sunday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

For more information about the 2018 ONA Convention, click here.


On April 21-22, the Regina Coin Club Spring Show and Sale will be held at the Turvey Centre on 100 Armour Rd. in Regina, Sask. Hosted by the Regina Coin Club, the show will be open on Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission is $3 daily (or $5 for a two-day pass) for adults; $1 for children aged 13-16; and free for children aged 12 and under.

Highlights include a display featuring a set of unissued 1937 Bank of Canada bilingual $1 banknotes depicting King Edward VIII—the only known examples of Canadian currency with a portrait of Edward VIII in private hands. The display will also include a die proof vignette of Edward VIII used to make the tintype proofs. For more information about the display, click here.


Rounding out the week in shows is the Gold and Silver Expo, which will be hosted by the Buffalo Numismatic Association on April 20-22 at the Hamburg Fairgrounds on 5820 South Park Ave. in Hamburg, N.Y.—only about 30 minutes from the Canada-U.S. border in Fort Erie, Ont. The three-day show will feature exhibits, seminars and more than 80 tables with dealers from several U.S. states. Admission is $2.

For more information about upcoming shows, visit our “Events” page.

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