After a COVID hiatus last year, the RCNA convention returns in-person for 2022. Here's the press release, which includes a number of educational presentations.
Members of the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association on their way to Ottawa
Historically, members of the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association (RCNA) gathered in various Canadian cities for their annual convention. But COVID changed that.
After skipping a year, in 2020, the RCNA held a virtual convention last year. Members will soon be heading to Ottawa, Ontario, the birthplace of the Association, for an in-person convention to be held from the 20 to the 24 July.
We are so happy to hold an in-person convention this year, said Steve Woodland, president of the RCNA,
We will finally be able see old friends, make new ones, and discuss our collections and our research while sharing a coffee or a meal.
Activities begin on the morning of Wednesday, July 20, with a Coin Grading Workshop given by Robert Forbes, followed, in the afternoon by a symposium during which renowned collectors will share their passion.
Bob Fritsch will start things off with a presentation entitled "A Short Tour of New England in Medals". He will be followed by Ottawa's own Jaime Flamenbaum, a.k.a. Mr. Twoonie, who will share how much fun you can have with Canada's bimetallic coin. Focus will shift to the hobby of coin collecting when Clifford Mishler will share his thoughts on what the hobby is building on for the future. Bill Waychison will close the day with a selection of the coins and medals of Susan Taylor.
The symposium continues on Thursday morning with another four presentations. David Bergeron, Curator of the National Currency Collection of the Bank of Canada's National Currency Collection who will discuss
The Wonderful World of Spending and Saving. He will be followed by Assistant Curator Krista Broeckx who will present the
Images of Industry: The Bank of Canada's 1935 series. François Rufiange will speak of
Numismatics Under a Microscope in the first presentation in French. Closing the morning will be Susan Taylor who will explore the concept of repurposing ideas and design elements as an environmental theme.
After a respite for lunch, Lloyd Chan will present
All That Glitters: The Numismatics of Shakespeare. An authority on the coins of India, John Deyell will explain how India's amazing numismatics could be considered alternative realities. He will be followed by Serge Pelletier who will offer the second French presentation and will speak of the numismatic offerings of the War of the Spanish Succession. The symposium will culminate with a presentation by Xianyao Li and Yannick Cormier, of the Royal Canadian Mint, who will speak on the Science Behind the Innovative Numismatic Coins.
The rest of the week will be filled with the normal fare: meetings of various numismatic organizations, exhibits, bourse, and an auction conducted by the Canadian Numismatic Company.
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