Lots to learn at RCNA Convention

Henry Nienhuis, RCNA education chair and symposium organizer, first joined the RCNA in 2005. By 2007, he was speaking at association’s annual symposium, and the following year, he began organizing it.

Six notable numismatists are set to teach the masses with a day full of learning at the upcoming Royal Canadian Numismatic Association (RCNA) Convention, to be held July 22-26 in Halifax, N.S. Continue reading →

RCNA Convention medal honours beloved Bluenose

The 2015 RCNA Convention medal was struck by Halifax Regional Coin Club member Ken Christopher.

is year, the RCNA has teamed up with Ken Christopher, a member of the Halifax Regional Coin Club (HRCC), the host club for this year’s convention, to strike a medal that highlights the heritage of Nova Scotia. Continue reading →

Heists of yore make for great yarns

We all love a great crime story and, recently, I came across a first-hand account of the greatest gold heist in Canada. The robbery dates back to 1974, when the infamous “Stopwatch Gang” stole more than $750,000 in gold from the Ottawa airport, which was destined for the Royal Canadian Mint’s Ottawa plant. Continue reading →

Glean before you clean, when unearthing coins

At the 1934 World’s Fair in Chicago, this token was given as part of Chrysler’s exhibit, where each person who stopped by would receive one.

Who knows what’s under all that dirt? That’s the question being asked by many interested collectors following two separate numismatic discoveries that were reported in Canadian media outlets on the same day this July. For collectors, it’s exciting to consider what treasures could be found beneath the Earth’s surface. Continue reading →

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