Robert Ayres

April 7. 1941 - February 18, 2020

 

The next VNA Board Meeting open to all members and visitors will be held on Sunday, May 3rd, at 7:30 AM, in conjunction with the Richmond Spring Coin & Currency Show, ACCA Shriners Temple, 1712 Belleview Ave, Richmond, VA, 23227.

 

The Roanoke Salem Coin show on May 16 & 1-7th has also been canceled due to the COVID-19 virus

The Weyers Cave Show on April  3rd, 4th  and 5th of April  has been canceled due to the COVID--19 virus.

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VNA BOARD MEETING

The Monticello Coin Club meeting on March 31st and the Coin show on the 11th of April  are canceled due to the COVID-19 virus.

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President’s Message

 

At the VNA Convention on Sept. 23 - 24, 2020, the ANA offers a two-day class on Classic Fakes and Chinese Counterfeit Coins. The cost for ANA and VNA members is $250.00, but for non-ANA or VNA members, $350.00. Our instructor will be Brian Silliman, an excellent teacher in the past. We need to have 22 persons attending in order to hold the class. For $10.00 per year, or $25.00 for 3 years, you can become a VNA member and save $100.00 on the cost of the class. Please let a VNA Officer know if you would be interested in attending. The class will run from 9:00AM to approximately 5:00 PM.  Some VNA clubs sponsor members with stipends to help defray the cost of the class and some pay the whole tuition. If VNA clubs and members get behind this, we should be able to get enough members to make this class successful.

 

The next VNA Board Meeting open to all members and visitors will be held on Sunday, May 3rd, at 7:30 AM, in conjunction with the Richmond Spring Coin & Currency Show, ACCA Shriners Temple, 1712 Belleview Ave, Richmond, VA, 23227.

 

The VNA lost a considerable amount of money last year.  I do not want to repeat that loss this year, and for that reason we will be cutting back on some advertising.  The convention will be set up different this year with a small "Budget" section, which we hope will bring in more dealers, and some new ones.  The best part of the convention last year was the success of the educational lectures and the fantastic exhibit section.  I hope exhibits and lectures will be as good this year as last.  The VNA board is exploring a number of different things to make the VNA a more enjoyable experience and input from the members is always appreciated.

 

Lastly, and with much regret I must inform our members of the passing of Bob Ayers, a longtime VNA Director, owner of Bob’s Coins of Louisa, Virginia and a dear friend who will be greatly missed.  With further regret I must report the passing of Don Zauche, a likeable and loyal member of the VNA and avid coin dealer. My thoughts are with his wife Marcella.  Keep safe.  I hope to see many of you in the near future.

 

Parry Bragg - VNA President

 

 

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The Richmond Annual Spring  Coin and Currency Show May 1st -3rd, as well as the VNA Board meeting on Sunday, May 3rd. have been canceled due to the Covid-19 Virus.