The Virginia Numismatic Association held its 55th Annual
Convention and Coin Show, September 27-29, 2013, at the
Fredericksburg Expo and Conference Center, Fredericksburg,
Virginia. There were 142 tables with 90 dealers, from 16 states.
During three beautiful days, the show was attended by over 1,000
enthusiastic collectors including more than 150 from a home-school
group and the Boy Scouts. The Culpeper, Rappahannock Area and
Warrenton Coin Clubs hosted the event and provided dedicated
volunteers with assistance from the Monticello and Richmond Clubs.
Next year's convention will be held in the same location on
September 26-28, 2014. This year, we had a special guest touring
our show on Friday - the world's first numismatist squirrel who
scampered through the hall before being convinced by our intrepid
security to exit the hall.
Highlights of the 2013 event:
- Miley Tucker-Frost, a renowned sculptor, was the banquet
speaker this year. She is the designer of the reverse of the
American Eagle Gold Bullion Coin.
- Workshops for the Boy Scout Coin Collecting Merit Badge were
held with participation by 40 scouts. Twenty- six completed the
- On Friday, there were workshops for 72 Home School students
ages 6 to 12.
The Virginia Numismatic Association is a nonprofit organization
striving to educate and serve collectors, clubs, students and
dealers in Virginia. It has more than 300 individual members, 16
member clubs and publishes the quarterly journal, The Virginia
Numismatist. For more information, visit www.vnaonline.org or call