RCNA life member Patrick Glassford wins 2018 FUN ‘Best of Show’ award

The Florida United Numismatists (FUN) recently completed its winter convention in Tampa, Fla.—the largest state-level convention in the U.S.—where Royal Canadian Numismatic Association (RCNA) life member Patrick Glassford placed first in the errors category and won “Best of Show” for his display titled “Canadian Wrong Planchet Strikes.”

The FUN Convention boasts the largest state-level competitive exhibit area by number of exhibits and display cases, which always attract top-notch numismatic exhibitors in what’s generally viewed as a tough competition.

This year, there were 46 competitive exhibits and four non-competitive exhibits that used a total of 214 exhibit cases. Exhibitors were from Canada and 13 U.S. states.

One of the seven display cases belonging to Glassford’s ‘Canadian Wrong Planchet Strikes’ exhibit showed Canadian coins struck on planchets intended for foreign coins. (Submitted photo)


The exhibit by Glassford, an Ontario resident, contained an impressive 114 different wrong strikes representing decades of collecting dedication.

The Best of Show award includes tuition for a one-week American Numismatic Association (ANA) Summer Seminar class in Colorado Springs, Co.

RCNA Area Director Brett Irick also won first place in the medals, orders, tokens and decorations category for his display titled “Fremont Ohio Civil War Store Cards,” which are one-cent merchant token issues of the U.S. Civil War that were used to overcome a shortage of change.

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