President’s Message Summer 2013 PDF Print E-mail

Presidents Comments

By William Harkins


I would like to start by thanking those in our numismatic community who have contributed to our hobby. In this issue you will find an article on an outstanding Y.N. Program that was initiated by fellow member Robert Hess at the Marianapolis Preparatory School in Thompson, CT, where he teaches math and physics.


National coin week was celebrated during the week of April 21st-27th. This year’s theme coincided with the Buffalo Nickel Centennial “Black Diamond Shines Again”, a celebration of 100 years in United States Numismatics. I would like to thank all our members and clubs that participated in this year’s event including Richard Hand who organized his seventh event at the Brockton Public Library, and to the Nashua Coin Club and their members for hosting an event at the Nashua Public Library. Congratulations to the Nashua Coin Club for winning this year’s National Coin Week Club Trivia Challenge.


We are now planning for our 69th, Conference and Convention. The event will be held on Saturday, October 5th, 2013 in conjunction with the New Hampshire Coin and Currency Expo October 4th and 5th, at the Radisson Hotel/ Center of New Hampshire, 700 Elm Street, Manchester, NH. This year’s program will include the John Kittredge Young Numismatist Program sponsored by NENA and the Kittredge Foundation. Other highlights of the Convention will include Educational Presentations, an Exhibits Workshop, Exhibits and our Annual Meeting. We are always looking for Exhibitors and Speakers for our programs. If you would like to place an exhibit or give a talk please contact me by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or write us at NENA, P.O. Box 2061, Woburn, MA 01888.


I would like to take this opportunity to invite our clubs to join us with a Club Table and help make this a successful event. During February’s event we had several of our Clubs present including the Collectors Club of Boston, the Currency Club of New England and the Nashua Coin Club.

If you have any ideas or suggestions on how we may better serve you, please let us know.



William Harkins



Last Updated on Saturday, 24 August 2013 11:35
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Re-cap of the New Hampshire Coin and Currency Expo.


On Saturday February 2nd, 2013 in conjunction with the New Hampshire Coin and Currency Expo the New England Numismatic Association hosted several events including a Y.N. Program, Exhibit Workshop, Exhibits, What is it Table and a Club meeting. We also had a club table where we greeted show attendees and answered any questions they had concerning our organization or any of our member clubs. Several of our member clubs also had club tables as a way to advertise their club and recruit new members they include the Collectors Club of Boston, the Currency Club of New England and the Nashua Coin Club.

The Young Numismatist program was held from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM and was headed by Jack Kiley and his assistant Christopher Ziegler. The event was well attended with more than sixty parents and children participating. This was an informative and fun learning experience for the youngsters and their parents, with the children receiving coins and other numismatic prizes for answering questions relating to numismatics. This was followed with pizza and beverages for the kids provided with the generous support of The Kittredge Foundation.

We had 7 exhibitors with 11 cases total. There were two Non-Competitive Exhibits including a case to advertise the Club meeting and a one case exhibit on Polish Police Badges and United States Police Medals. There were five Competitive Exhibits that included a four case exhibit titled “Diocletian to Constantine-the rise and fall of the Tetrarchy”. Other exhibits included a one case exhibit on John F. Kennedy; The Award Medals of Antoine Bovy; Animals on Coins and A Numismatic World Banknote Zoo.

The “What is it Table” was set up adjacent to the Club Table where Richard Ziegler answered questions and helped identify coins and other numismatic items that were brought to our table.

The Club Meeting took place from 3 pm-4pm and was open to members and non-members alike. The meeting started with pizza and soda for our members and guests. This was followed with a discussion on the show activities including the Speakers and their talks, the Y.N. Program, the Exhibits and the Exhibit Awards, the Club Tables and this year’s Medal Contest.  Drawings were held for the door prizes that included a Silver Eagle and two NENA Medals.

We would like to thank all those that helped make this a successful event including Ernie Botte and EBW Promotions for providing the exhibit space, club tables and meeting room for our event; We thank all the dealers for their generous donations of coins, tokens, medals and other numismatic items to our Y.N. Program and the Kittredge Foundation for their continued support of our YN Program,; Jack Kiley and his assistant Christopher Ziegler for their work and dedication to the YN Program and to the speakers for their informative talks.

A Call to Exhibit: The Need for More Exhibitors Print E-mail


Exhibit Rules and Application

New England Numismatic Association


69th Conference and Convention

Saturday, October 5th, 2013




All members of NENA in good standing and who submit a standard NENA exhibit application by September 20th, 2013 will be eligible to exhibit. NENA reserves the right to accept or reject any exhibit.


Competitive categories are: United States Coins

Foreign Coins

Ancients (before 1300) and Medieval

Paper Money

Tokens and Medals


Miscellaneous (items not covered by above)

Junior [under age 18] (any material)


Non-Competitive: An Exhibitor may enter only one competitive exhibit. Non-Competitive exhibits will be accepted on a space-available basis at the discretion of the Exhibit Chairman.


The Exhibitor will designate the exhibit category on his application; however, the Exhibit Chairman, after conference with the Exhibitor, may transfer the exhibit to the proper category.


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Kittredge Numismatic Foundation: An exciting Opportunity and a Call for Your Input
by Matthew F. Erskine, Trustee

John Kittredge was well known as a generous and supportive member of the numismatic community, both in Worcester, MA and in New England. What is not as well known is the extent of his collection, and what I am doing, hopefully with your help, to carry on John’s Intent after his death.

John’s family was makers of many of the grave monuments in Hope Cemetery in Worcester MA and elsewhere. My family had worked with his family for many years, having met through the Worcester Rotary Club. After his stroke, some 15 years before his death in 2005, John retired from the business and lived with his sister, Margaret, who has survived him.

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July/August 2013

*09 Jul – Taft Presidential Dollar


14 Jul – Auburn

*18 Jul – 2013 Platinum American Eagle 1oz Proof Coin

20 Jul – Small Cents II Auction


*25 Jul – 2013 Unc Dollar Mint Set

28 Jul – Westford

*08 Aug – 2013 American Buffalo 1oz Gold Reverse Proof Coin

11 Aug – Auburn

13-17 Aug – ANA Rosemont



25 Aug – Westford

*26 Aug – Fort McHenry NM (MD) Quarter

26 Aug – Centennial Auction, Holiday Inn



Collectors Club of Boston next meeting PDF Print E-mail
Club News - Massachusetts Club News

The Collectors Club of Boston, will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, November, 27th, 2012 at 7.30pm. The meeting will be held at the Trinity Church, 730 Main Street, Waltham, MA. For more information visit our blog at http://collectorsclubofboston.blogspot.com/

Mansfield Numismatic Society Next Meeting PDF Print E-mail
Club News - Connecticut Club News

Money mouthThe Mansfield Numismatic Society holds its meetings on the fourth Monday of the month, September through April, except for December.  The meeting are held at the Mansfield Public Library in the auditorium.  The library is on Rt 89 in Mansfield Center, CT.  Doors will open at 6 pm, the meeting will start at 7 pm and end at 9 pm. For more information go to www.mansfieldnumismaticsociety.org

Central Connecticut Club Meetings PDF Print E-mail
Club News - Connecticut Club News

The Central Connecticut Coin Club's meetings are now held year round on the first Tuesday of the month, normally at the South Windsor Public Library, Sullivan Ave., South Windsor, CT. The meetings start at  7 P.M. For more information please call: (860) 568-6601

Southbridge Coin Club Next Meeting PDF Print E-mail
Club News - Massachusetts Club News

The Southbridge Coin Club will hold its next meeting on the first Friday of September at 7:30 pm.  The meeting will be held at the Columbus Hall, 169 Worcester Street, Southbridge, MA.


Nashua Coin Club - Next Meeting PDF Print E-mail
Club News - New Hampshire Club News

The Nashua Coin Club participated in the 2013 ANA National Coin Week Trivia Contest and won first place!  Six ANA member clubs answered all questions correctly and the winner was picked at random.  Congratulations to all who contributed to the effort.

Next meeting is Wednesday, 10 July from 7 PM until 9 PM at the Nashua Public Library, East wing Conference Room. The focus of the meeting will be the coin of the month which features foreign minor coins.   For more info please visit the club website.

Boston Numismatic Society Next Meeting PDF Print E-mail
Club News - Massachusetts Club News

The Boston Numismatic Society will hold its next meeting on Tuesday December 11th, 2012 at 7.30 p.m; The meeting will be held at the Trinity Church, 730 Main Street, Waltham, MA.

Worcester County Numismatic Society Next Meeting PDF Print E-mail
Club News - Massachusetts Club News

The Worcester County Numismatic Society will hold its next meeting on the second Friday of the Month except July and August. The meeting will start at 7:00 pm and will be held at St Joseph's Hall 68 Central Street Auburn, Ma. See www.worcestercoinclub.org for directions and exact location of meeting. Doors open at 6 pm. Any correspondence should be sent to: WCNS PO Box 1079, Douglas, Ma  01516.


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