Weekend of September 21 – 24, 2023Virginia Numismatic Association (VNA) 64th Annual Convention, Coin & Currency Show
Free Parking and Admission
2023 VNA Convention News
Attention VNA Members!
Bring your VNA membership card and you can enter the show one hour early, through the front door.
Early Birds: Pay 35 dollars and you can enter the show two hours early. Contact Bourse Chair, Richard Schornak 757 659-0235.
While at the show, enjoy free public wifi with the code "welcome2023"
Special Exhibit - 64 foot long Short Snorter! This exhibit is presented by ANA Past President Jeff Garret and his wife, Mary Lynn Garrett, current ANA Governor. This is an exhibit of banknotes assembled by US Air Force Major General Clayton L. Bissell, a flying ace in WWII, later to become Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence and military attache to Great Britain. A "short snorter" is a less than full shot glass of liquor allowed pilots before a flight. A tradition started by Alaska bush pilots, they and their important passengers tralvelling together would sign sets of banknotes before a hazardous flight for good luck, with the intention to all meet afterward for a drink. Autographs of more than 300 wartime dignitaries, generals, admirals, prime ministers and even presidents will be seen. (See the Short Snorter Project at www.ShortSnorter.org )
Exhibits - There will be multiple numismatic exhibits on display. Please see the Convention Program, button link below.
Bourse Chair - The Virginia Numismatic Association (VNA) seeks a volunteer to replace the current VNA Convention Bourse Chair, Richard Schornak, who will step down after the 2024 convention.
We seek someone to work alongside Richard this year to gain insight into the workings of the VNA Convention. This is a unique opportunity. Contact VNA President Parry Bragg by phone at (804) 652-9183 or email@example.com to learn more.
Convention Program Ads – Full page dealer ads in the 2023 VNA Convention Program cost $100. Contact Richard Schornak, 757 659-0235 well before deadline (September 10th).
Hotel - To reserve a hotel room at $139/night plus taxes (the special VNA Convention rate) for Thursday 9/21 thru Sunday 9/24/2023, contact the Holiday Inn Convention Center, 20 Sanford Dr, Fredericksburg, VA 22406 at 540 368-8000 before September 7th.
Banquet – On Saturday evening, 9/23/2023, the VNA Banquet will be held in a private room seating 60 attendees at the Great American Buffet, 1780 Carl D. Silver Pkwy, Fredericksburg, VA. Phone 540 548-9162.
Dinner starts at 6:30 PM for $15.00 per person.
Dennis Fortier, President of the Seated Half Society and Vice President of the Liberty Seated Collectors Club will be the featured speaker at 7:30 PM.
He can sign you up to receive the “Half Crazy Newsletter” and “E-Gobrecht” Journal.
Contact Gregg Coburn at 540 548-9162 or Coburngregg@gmail.com
If you wish to pay in advance, give payment to Gregg Coburn, David Kurtz or Parry Bragg. You may also pay at the door.
Homeschoolers, Young Numismatists, Grandparents Days
Friday is Youth and Homeschoolers Day. There will be a treasure hunt at 10 AM, along with a special area and schedule for speakers. Free coins will be given out for participants.
Saturday is Parents and Grandparents Day. More information to come.
Award Nominations – VNA members may nominate deserving folks for 2023 VNA awards by sending your name, the name of the nominee, which VNA award, and why they deserve this recognition to Parry Bragg and John Kolos.
VNA Board of Directors Meeting – The next meeting to finalize convention plans will be held on Sunday, August 20th at 12:00 noon at Kitchen 33 and Bakery, 13155 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, VA 23059.
2023 Convention Table Layout
The Convention Table layout is linked to the button below.
2023 CONVENTION PROGRAM
The Convention Program will include the Schedule of Events and a list of all dealers with their table numbers. The Program is linked to the button below.