Welcome to the website of the Virginia Numismatic Association. We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to educating, encouraging and promoting interest in numismatics. VNA was founded in 1959 and has a membership of over 400 with 16 member clubs. We publish the quarterly journal, The Virginia Numismatist, and host an annual convention and coin show which includes exhibits, educational presentations, and youth activities.
The purpose of this web site is to provide information about VNA and its activities and other information of interest to the numismatic community.
The Virginia Numismatic Association held its 57th convention and coin show in Fredericksburg, VA on September 25-27.Numbers of dealers and attendees well exceeded last year, and comments from most of the 87 dealers indicated a very successful show.Present were representatives from Stacks & Bowers, ANACS, and SEGS.Additionally, the organization sponsored its finest coin exhibit to include entries from the newly created youth category.
The VNA emphasizes youth education in the coin collecting hobby.Homeschoolers attended lecture programs and 28 Boy Scouts earned their BSA coin collecting merit badges.The VNA has awarded 124 merit badges over the past five years. Additionally, over 100 youngsters participated in the weekend-long treasure hunts.
This year featured the debut and sale of David Schenkman’s extraordinary book, “Virginia Tokens” under the auspices of the VNA.It is quite possibly the finest book on tokens in the country.The nearly 600-page volume far exceeds the original version in size and scope.The VNA is proud to have had a role in the publication of this exceptional work.
Capping off the convention was a banquet which featured Mr Walt Ostromecki, immediate past president of the ANA, as the guest speaker.The focus of his well-received presentation was sharing and having fun with coin collecting.Mr Ostromecki was very active on the bourse floor throughout the convention especially interacting with young collectors.
We thank the host of volunteers who made this event possible.The VNA’s next convention will take place in Fredericksburg September 23-25, 2016.
Prominent rare coin dealer and collector Dwight Manley, owner of Fullerton Coins & Stamps in Fullerton, California and Managing Partner of the California Gold Marketing Group, who assisted a quarter-century ago in breaking up a counterfeit coin and counterfeit holder scheme, has issued the following statement.
“A frighteningly deceptive counterfeit has been encountered, and the world needs to be told about it. We recently realized that a 2005-dated quarter-ounce South African Krugerrand labeled NGC Proof 70 is not only a counterfeit coin, it is housed in a counterfeit Numismatic Guaranty Corporation holder that has the same certification number on the label as a genuine 2005 PF 70 one-quarter ounce Krugerrand listed in the NGC data base.”
This thread was originally posted at PCGS. All of the coins below are die-transfer counterfeits that have been certified by NGC, PCGS, ANACS and ICG. It appears that the eBay seller kiki2010hy has been able the get counterfeit coins certified by the major Third Party Graders. If you have purchased any slab coins from the seller, you should have a strong concern that the coin is counterfeit. If you check the cert number on the NGC coins, it is noted to contact NGC customer service. NGC has acknowledged that they made a mistake and are taking action to correct the problem. The 1874-s trade dollar is still active on eBay. The other coins have already been sold.
1. 1874-s Trade $1 NGC:Real NGC holder, counterfeit coin 221955117694 2. 1860-o Seated $1 NGC: Real holder, counterfeit coin 321938833389 3. 1803 half cent NGC: Real holder, counterfeit coin 221958878855 4. 1845 Seated $1 PCGS: Real holder, counterfeit coin 321938828421 5. 1796 cent ANACS: Real holder, counterfeit coin 321938827707 6. 1854-o quarter PCGS: Real holder, counterfeit coin 221958874808 7. 1798 cent ICG: Real holder, counterfeit coin 221915752534
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