The Week in Shows (April 16-22)

There are four shows on the numismatic calendar this week.

On April 21-23, the Ontario Numismatic Association (ONA) will return to Kitchener, Ont. for its 55th Annual Convention.

Earlier this month, incoming ONA President Scott Douglas detailed “many positive changes” coming to this year’s show, which will be held at the Holiday Inn Kitchener-Waterloo Conference Centre on 30 Fairway Rd. S. in Kitchener, Ont.

“The main registration kit has dropped to $25 from $35, and banquet tickets have dropped to $35 from $55,” said Douglas, who added there will also be a “big increase” in the number of banquet door prizes.

The bourse and exhibit floor will be open on April 22 and 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., respectively. Daily admission is $3, although children aged 17 and under are free. A three-day “early bird” floor pass is also available for $15.


Also on April 21-23 is the Gold and Silver Expo, which is being hosted by the Buffalo Numismatic Association at  The Fairgrounds on 5820 South Park Ave. in Hamburg, N.Y. The show will be open to the public on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Regular admission is $2 (although BNA members and children under the age of 16 are free).

At this year’s show, ANACS—the oldest coin grading firm in the U.S.—will be on-site to accept coins for professional coin grading, authentication and encapsulation throughout the weekend. Anyone—dealers or collectors—can submit coins. ANACS representatives are licensed, bonded, and insured. All coins submitted will be shipped out via overnight air.

Any Boy Scout can register to complete the Coin Collecting Merit Badge. The workshop is on April 22 from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The workshop is free, but pre-registration is required. For more information, click here.


On April 22, the Collectors’ Show and Sale will be held at Ayr Motor Centre on 105 Connell Park Rd. in Woodstock, N.B. The bourse will include coins, paper money, militaria, stamps, sports cards and other collectibles and antiques. The show will be open from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission is $2 for adults (although children aged 16 and under are free).


Rounding out the week in shows is the Regina Coin Club Spring Show and Sale, which is being held April 22-23 at the Turvey Centre on 100 Armour Rd. Highway 6 N. in Regina, Sask. The show will be open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday. Regular admission is $3, and a two-day pass is $5. Ages 13-16 will be charged $1, and attendees who are aged 12 and under are free.

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