A city perhaps better known for its cows, Calgary is also a hotbed of numismatics, with its “western spirit” echoing the true spirit of a coin show – its camaraderie. This July, Canada’s numismatic community came together for the 66th annual convention of the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association (RCNA) in Calgary, where western hospitality had collectors touting the hobby’s fellowship. “It’s a real honour to be here today,” said Royal Canadian Mint Master Marie Lemay, who – at her first numismatic convention – was joined by other officials from the RCNA, American Numismatic Association (ANA) and local host club Calgary Numismatic Society (CNS) at the opening ceremony on July 18. Continue reading →
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