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Please check the Publications page for corrections and additions to  Dave Schenkman's book.


 

 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. 

 

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Everyone: It is essential if this web site is to be kept up to date

that I receive information about address changes , email

changes or other pertinent information. This applies to clubs, public sites and individual members.

Thank you for your cooperation. 


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Donald Thomas would like to share with members that he is willing to help them create on line sites or other assistance.  His email is printreaders@hotmail.com and his website is www.printreaders.info. This is just one example of how members are willing to help others who may be looking for assistance. 

Donald Thomas's  phone # is 757-593-1005.

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Bourse Chair John Cunningham and VNA President Parry Bragg

officially open the2017 Convention

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The next VNA Board of Directors meeting will be held on Sunday, May 5th, at

7:30 AM, in conjunction with the Richmond Coin and Stamp Show. The meeting will be held at the ACCA Shrine 1712 Bellevue Road ( Exit 78 off I 95 ), the site of the Richmond Coin and Stamp Show.

This Meeting is open to all members, as well as non-members . Please come out and enjoy the meeting.

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Don't forget to check us out at our sister site on Facebook.

Virginia Numismatic Association with the VNA logo.

THE VNA IS MOVING INTO THE TECHNOLOGICAL AGE

 Please follow this link for great new information on how we plan to make the Virginia Numismatist  and other important infomation available to you electronically.

by Vice President George Watson and Tom Kays

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2018 VNA CONVENTION : THE  BEGINNING

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with VNA President Parry Bragg

and Bourse Chairman Richard Schornak

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Heading into the convention, 

Registration, Buying a Raffle Ticket

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First Place Exhibit

Winner of the Jack Hepler Award for Numismatic Excellence

Michael Shutterly

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President’s Message

(Winter 2019)

 

Well, the 2018 VNA convention is now a thing of the past. The VNA board is constantly working on improving the newsletter and the convention, coming up in just seven short months, and we are always open to discussion with suggestions from the membership. There will be board meetings in February, and others at intervals of several months, and all are welcome to attend.

 

The Board will be discussing way to increase attendance, to increase the number of educational speakers, and exhibits. We are working on electronic access to the VNA newsletter for those members who wish email delivery.

 

I hope we can get some of the member clubs to sponsor transportation of club members to the convention, which will improve club cohesion and increase attendance at the convention.  We have been able to increase dealer participation and now we would like to increase public attendance. We are planning to have the Northern Virginia home schoolers and a Boy Scout merit badge class as in the past.

 

I hope all will be able to attend some of the Coin Shows coming up in the near future as hunting season has opened again for those coins and/or currency that are needed for collections and hope to see all soon. So be prosperous and safe.

 

Thank you.

 

Parry Bragg – VNA President

President’s Message

(Winter 2019)

 

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SNAPSHOTS FROM THE BOARD MEETING AT THE VIRGINIA BEACH COIN SHOW

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HELP WANTED FOR VIRGINIA PAPER MONEY PROJECT

 

Following the success of the publication on Virginia tokens, the VNA is planning to produce a book on Virginia obsolete paper money. The book will cover all forms of paper money and related financial instruments used in the Commonwealth. Eric Schena will author the new work and is planning on covering the following types of notes:
     

State Treasury Notes
County & Municipal notes
Obsolete bank notes
Privately issued notes
Transportation notes (excluding coupons and similarly related tokens)
Panic & Depression Scrip
Advertising notes
Business school notes
Mining notes (excluding coupon books or similarly related tokens)
 

To make this project as comprehensive as possible, we need your help! We are looking for any notes that have not been catalogued in the 1991 Jones & Littlefield catalog or are unpublished in any similar works. One particular challenge will be scope of notes issued in what is now West Virginia. All pre-1863 notes will be included; however, because of the close relationship between the two states there is considerable cross-over appeal. Consequently, some of the later nineteenth century notes will be evaluated for inclusion, so unlisted WV should also be sent.  In addition, we will also need good color scans or photographs of notes to include. Illustration and contributor credit will be given where applicable. If you would like to assist in this project and contribute illustrations and listings, please contact Eric at eschena@hotmail.com for more details.

 

Cheers,
Eric

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