Saturday SEMINARS and Sunday Youth Workshop / Auction

Saturday, Sept. 9 at 1 p.m. in the Graydon seminar area (side hall, at the back)

St. Eligius, the Patron Saint of Numismatics

Yes, the fascinating hobby of numismatics indeed has a saint, Eligius, who was born June 11, 588, into a Gallo-Roman family. Learn about this amazing saint through Scott Douglas, the Grand Knight of the St. Eligius Brotherhood of Numismatists in Canada. Scott will share how Eligius became a master of the mint and the right hand of King Dagobert. Despite these high power positions, Eligius had a heart of gold, sharing his wealth with youth, especially the poor. Scott will share how the passion and mission of St. Eligius continue today worldwide. Scott, who recently acquired the St. Eligius Numismatic Museum assets, will also have some of these museum pieces on display.

Saturday, Sept. 9 at 2:30 p.m. in the Graydon seminar area (side hall, at the back)

Below, run with pictures of Nixon, Portch

Watch out for the latest philatelic forgeries

In July, the Vincent Graves Green Philatelic Research Foundation (VGG) alerted all collectors to be vigilant before buying or bidding on essays and proofs of classic-era Canadian stamps. This warning came after new forgeries began surfacing on the internet. The VGG’s Ted Nixon and Garfield Portch will give a presentation that will focus on:

  • Which values are being forged;
  • The difference in the characteristics of a forgery vs. a genuine die proof;
  • The actual printing process used to produce the forgeries;
  • Where the forgeries are being sold and how collectors can avoid them; and,
  • They will bring actual samples of the forgeries.

 

Sunday, Sept. 10 at 1 p.m., the Graydon seminar area (side hall, at back)

(Youth, please register for the workshop and auction at the Youth Table between 12 noon and 12:50 p.m..)

Youth Workshop and Free Auction

RCNA Youth Co-ordinator Cassidy Stroud and her team will present the popular auction, free to all youth under 16, whose family accompanies them. New is a short but fun workshop at the fall show that will start before the auction at 1 p.m. The workshop, a great way for young collectors of all levels to learn more about collecting money, is entitled “20th Century Kings on Canadian Coins”.

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