Second California group joins educational forum

The upcoming Northern California Numismatic Seminar, which will feature long-time Canadian numismatist and auctioneer Geoffrey Bell as one of its four speakers, recently rebranded the one-day event slated for Sept. 14.

Organizers from the California State Numismatic Association (CSNA) will now be joined by another regional group, the Northern California Numismatic Association (NCNA), to jointly host the free event, which has been renamed the Northern California Numismatic Forum.

This year’s theme is “Transportation Numismatics,” something each of the four speakers will highlight in their talks.

A New Brunswick resident and the founder of Geoffrey Bell Auctions, Bell will open the forum with a presentation entitled “Banks on Wheels.” This will be followed by dealer Jeff Shevlin, of Carson City, Nevada, who will talk on “So-called Dollars with Transportation Themes.”

That afternoon, Kyle Lubke, a 24-year-old numismatic dealer from Palo Alto, Calif., and Matthew Malvini, a 19-year-old coin enthusiast from San Jose, Calif., will speak on the “Transit of Ancient Coins” and “San Francisco Transit Tokens in 1906,” respectively.

“We are quite proud that two stalwarts of our hobby are being matched with two future numismatic enthusiasts, creating an interesting balance and perspective,” said NCNA President Lloyd Chan, who’s also a director with the Canadian Association for Numismatic Education.

To be held at the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum in downtown Vallejo, Calif., the forum is free to attend.

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