The non-profit charity needs the community’s help with funding By Jeff Fournier The Canadian Association for Numismatic Education (CAFNE) may be one of the best kept secrets and most underutilized resources in Canadian numismatics. This not-for-profit organization has a core mandate that is, quite simply, “to educate the public about numismatics”. This is something that is greatly needed to strengthen the hobby and to ensure its longevity. CAFNE does this by funding programs and activities that help promote numismatics and by providing scholarships and bursaries to aid in the study and research of numismatics. Although the emphasis is on Canadian numismatics, it doesn’t exclude the study of coins, currency, medals, tokens, paper money and related objects issued by other countries. Continue reading →
What’s in a name? Well, when it comes to the acronym CAFNE, I am hoping it will become top of mind for all numismatists. CAFNE stands for the Canadian Association for Numismatic Education. As stated on its website, the non-profit organization’s mandate includes: To educate the public about numismatics on the study of coins, currency, medals, tokens, paper money, and related objects primarily from Canada, but also including other cultures, past and present, through the provision of educational programs and activities;
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