Volume 59 – #18

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Volume 59#18

December 7 – December 20, 2021

What was formerly known as the Canadian Numismatic Association gained royal patronage in 2006, a year before it was approved to use the ‘Royal’ title in its name.

RCNA seeks royal patronage to continue using ‘Royal’ title

With this July’s instalment of Canada’s 30th Governor General, the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association (RCNA) is once again seeking a grant of patronage to continue using the “Royal” title in its name. Canada’s national coin club was first granted royal patronage in 2006, when then Governor General Michaëlle Jean accepted an invitation from what was then known as the Canadian Numismatic Association (CNA) to serve as its honorary patron. A year later, Queen Elizabeth II approved the CNA’s use of the “Royal” title in its name. Since then, the RCNA has stood among prestigious company, including the Royal Canadian Mint, Royal Philatelic Society of Canada, Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Royal Canadian Regiment. “The Governor General of Canada is our patron, and our ability to call ourself ‘Royal’ in our name is due to the grant of patronage by the Governor General,” said RCNA Past President Bob Forbes at the association’s virtual annual general meeting (AGM) this July, when he concluded his two-year term. “We need to reapply for a grant of patronage in order to keep our ‘Royal’ name.” Continue reading →

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