RCNA hosting online symposiums leading up to convention

The Royal Canadian Association of Numismatics (RCNA) is gearing up for its annual convention in Boucherville, Que., from July 9-14, 2024, with a series of four online symposiums.

These seminars will provide numismatic enthusiasts and professionals an opportunity to engage with experts in the field, discuss various aspects of numismatics, and prepare for the convention’s activities.

Wed., June 19 at 7 p.m. EDT: Meet the Auctioneers

Eric Paquet from The Canadian Numismatic Company (TCNC) will discuss the upcoming RCNA auction, highlighting key items and offering insights into new auction methods. A question and answer session will follow, allowing participants to ask questions and learn more about the auction process.

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Meeting ID: 897 4142 7758 Passcode: 870201 Find your local number: https://us06web.zoom.us/u/kebf1BVgPh

Thurs, June 20 at 7 p.m. EDT: RCM and Nickle Gallery Presentations

Christian Brochu, product/research and development enginer with the Royal Canadian Mint, will present the coin “Allegory of Peace,” discussing its conception and production. Following this, Marina Fischer from Calgary’s Nickle Gallery will present “Blinding of Napoleon III: Countermarks as Symbols of Political Protest.” This talk will explore the political backlash against Napoleon III through the defacement of his coinage following France’s defeat in the Franco-Prussian War.

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Meeting ID: 862 4271 8455 Passcode: 920455 Find your local number: https://us06web.zoom.us/u/k9KeS0kY0

Wed., June 26 at 7 p.m. EDT Collectors Forum

Four seasoned collectors will share their experiences and insights, and answer questions from participants. One of the collectors is Jeffery Wilson from Nova Scotia, a collector for over 55 years, will discuss his interests in Canadian and world paper money, coins, and tokens. Also part of the presentation is Stephen Hyde, a collector since age 10. He will talk about his collection of Pre-confederation Canadian tokens and other related areas, including countermarks on Spanish American coins and British 17th-century merchant tokens that are the ancestors of the Canadian series.

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Meeting ID: 854 6905 6592 Passcode: 541590 Find your local number: https://us06web.zoom.us/u/kcPaxN6jnl

Thurs., June 27, at 7 p.m EDT: Dealers Forum

Four experienced dealers will discuss their careers and answer questions from participants. Among them is Kevin Day-Thorburn, a long-time collector turned dealer, who will share his experiences and insights into the parallels between numismatic organizations and dealers in helping collectors expand their collections and knowledge.

These symposiums offer a unique opportunity for numismatists to connect, learn, and prepare for the RCNA’s annual convention, promising engaging discussions and valuable insights into the world of numismatics.

Join Zoom Meeting https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81195612240?pwd=08kJmG4qCyBmaB2aSHaaTQAghM7MUu.1

Meeting ID: 811 9561 2240 Passcode: 639363 Find your local number: https://us06web.zoom.us/u/kcALpbAqA9

For more details on the symposiums, including updates on the speakers, visit rcna.ca.

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