Boston Marathon 1937 gold medal up for auction at RCNA convention

A gold medal from the 1937 Boston Marathon, won by a Canadian, is one of the significant highlights of the upcoming Royal Canadian Numismatic Association (RCNA) convention auction this July in Boucherville, Que. Walter Young, a relatively unknown runner from Verdun, Que., claimed the coveted title by crossing the finish line in 2:33:20, defeating second-place... Continue reading →

RCNA convention, medal will pay tribute to historic European explorations of Eastern Canada

This year’s RCNA convention medal marks the quincentenary of European explorers’ toponymic designations of New France and Acadia.

When numismatists gather in Boucherville, Que., this July for the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association (RCNA)’s annual convention, they will be greeted with, “Welcome to New France.” According to Yvon Marquis, the theme of this year’s July 9-14 convention is especially significant as 2024 marks the quincentenary (1524-2024) of European explorers’ toponymic designations of Acadia (originally... Continue reading →

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