With just two months until the show opens, collectors are gearing up for the first in-person convention of the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association (RCNA) since 2019. For the eighth time in its 72-year history, the RCNA will hold its annual gathering in Ottawa, which played host to past conventions in 2016, 2008, 2000, 1976, 1967, 1958 and 1955. The association was forced to cancel its in-person conventions in both 2020 and 2021, although a virtual event was held last year. “Planning is going well, but it’s been a real challenge as we’ve come out of the two-year COVID hiatus,” said RCNA President Steve Woodland, who’s also the general chair of the show’s organizing committee. “The real challenge has been finding tours and visits. With Ottawa being a COVID hotspot, people just weren’t ready to commit and say exactly what was going to be available this summer.” Continue reading →
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