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Please keep me advised of cancellations in order to have them posted on the website.

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Due to the COVID-19 virus and state regulations regarding large groups, AS OF TODAY. SEPT 16, 2020, ALL VNA  SPONSORED SHOWS IN THE STATE OF VIRGINIA HAVE BEEN CANCELLED. PLEASE CHECK THE 2020 SHOW PAGE. MANY OF THE SPONSORED SHOWS HAVE ALSO BEEN CANCELLED. There are two sponsored shows that are waiting on the Governor's decision.  PLease refer to your local club or show club for updates as well. 

I will soon be posting the 2021 shows. Many are listed on club pages and in The Numismatist. Please check those pages. 

 The Summer edition of The Virginia Numismatist   (now posted online) has much information regarding cancellations and parties to contact.Please utilize both of these assets to keep current with the latest  show cancellations.  We are really trying to keep you updated on the latest events, but as you have seen, they frequently are changing. Thanks to Tom Kays, editor of The Numismatist for his updates.

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COIN SHOW NEWS AND CANCELLLATIONS 

Due to the rising risk of the COVID-19, here in Virginia, The Board of Governors for the VNA decided to CANCEL this year's VNA convention in Fredericksburg VA. Upon careful planning, we are unable to fully protect those who attend. We are in constant planning for the VNA's next step. All vendors may call Richard VNA's bourse Chairman.

AS OF SEPTEMBER 16, 2020, THE VNA CONVENTION  HAS BEEN OFFICIALLY CANCELLED DUE TO THE GOVERNOR'S RESTRICTION ON LARGE GATHERINGS

There are still two sponsored shows that have not been cancelled. This is contingent on the situation at the time of the show. 

PLease see below for a message from the Bourse Chairman,

Richard Schornak. 

   We are saddened to tell you that our friend, coin dealer and coin show chairman, Rusty Williams, has lost his dear wife, Portia. Mrs. Williams had been ill for some time and we share our sympathy with Rusty.

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Please check the Coin Show Calendar for the latest cancellations  that I have received. I will try my best to keep it updated.  This applies to VNA and sponsored shows. I spoke with Richard Schornak this morning and these on the 2020 COIN SHOW page are the latest cancellations.  Also, check the latest copy of The Numismatist, which is online.

Some of the sponsored clubs are undecided and it depends on the situation  at the time of the show. That has been noted on the 2020 COIN SHOW page.

President’s Message – Summer 2020

 

For the past 11 months myself, the VNA bourse chairman Richard Schornak, and VNA board members and officers worked to try and make the 2020 VNA Convention, a show to remember.  It is regretful, but with the COVID "panic" and uncertainty about large gatherings in the near future, we are forced to “suspend” the 2020 Virginia Numismatic Association Convention and Coin Show scheduled for late September.

 

The onerous requirements set up by local, state, and federal authorities have made it impossible for us to have a successful convention, both for the attendees and for the dealers.  As with international, national, and regional shows we concluded that the only alternative to ensure the safety of all is to suspend the convention.  I am sorry it has come to this.  We are discussing alternatives to the convention, but everything must follow epidemic safety guidelines and we hope for an early end to prohibitions on large gatherings.

 

Ballots for the election of officers and board members will be coming in the mail later this month, or early next month.  Please respond and vote.

Stay safe

 

Parry Bragg - VNA President
 

Parry Bragg, President of the VNA, wants all members to know that James Ruehmund, who suffered a stroke several years ago , has suffered another major stroke. Mr Ruehmund is well known to older members of the VNA. He was the recipient of the Krause Ambassador Award in years past. He mentored published author David Shenckman, was an authority on ancient coins,  was the previous editor of The Virginia Numismatist,  and a former officer of the VNA.

The VNA, as well as the officers, would appreciate your keeping Mr. Ruehrmund in your thoughts and prayers .

I have just gotten a message from Parry Bragg, President of the Virginia Numismatic Association. Parry states that the 61st President of the American Numismatic Asociation, Col. Steven Ellsworth, has presented Mr. James Ruehrmund the Presidential Award for his dedicated service to the Numismatic Family. This award is quite an honor and this gentleman is very deserving of it. 

Once again, our thoughts and prayers are with the Ruehrmund family at this difficult time.

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Thiis an FYI to all members of the VNA from Thomas Kays. Parry Bragg's email was hacked last year and the scammers are emailing people and asking them to buy gift cards in his name. According to Tom Kays , their grammar has improved. Please be very cautious when dealing with your emails and only open those from people that you trust.