RCNA Convention host club in Calgary museum exhibition

The rich numismatic history of Calgary, Alta., the host city of this year’s Royal Canadian Numismatic Association (RCNA) Convention, is being explored until July 20 at the University of Calgary’s Nickle Galleries.

Entitled “Money and Calgary: The City’s History of Numismatics,” the exhibition is curated by Marina Fischer, numismatics specialist at Nickle Galleries, plus four graduate students – Scott Coleman, Brittany DeMone, Durga Kale and Monica di Rosa.

“The Nickle Numismatic Collection is a fundamental resource for exploring material culture and evidence from the past, specifically the evolution of money and economy throughout the human history,” di Rosa told Fischer for a story published by UToday, the university’s online news service on June 10.


The Nickle Collection is among Canada’s most important numismatic collections with more than 20,000 artifacts. “It is a rich teaching and research resource, providing for the interest and enjoyment” for students and the community of Calgary alike, according to the University of Calgary website library.ucalgary.ca/guides/numismatics.


At this year’s RCNA Convention – to be held July 16-21 – the Canadian Association for Numismatic Education (CAFNE) will host its annual reception at the Nickle Galleries.

The association’s directors are slated to welcome about 100 people to the museum on July 18 from 5:45 p.m.-9 p.m. There will be a live donation drive as well as displays featuring the archives of this year’s host club, the Calgary Numismatic Society, plus the Nickle Galleries’ “Money and Calgary” exhibit.

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