President’s Message September 2014

Presidents Comments

By William Harkins

 I would like to start by thanking all of you for supporting our organization. Your membership, donations, news articles, presentations, exhibits and time are very much appreciated and vital to the success of this association.

Plans are now being finalized for our 70th, Conference and Convention. The event will be held on Saturday, October 11th, 2014 in conjunction with the New Hampshire Coin and Currency Expo October 10th,-11th, 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, What is it Table and our Annual Meeting that will include the election of officers.

We look forward to seeing our members so please visit the club table and say hello. This will also be a good time to view the exhibits and to pick up this year’s medal set.

As I have previously reported our biggest challenge for 2014 is to attract new members to our Board. So please help we will be holding the elections for officers during the Annual meeting on Saturday, October 11th, 2014, there are still positions that need to be filled. The current Slate of officers up for election/re-election is as follows: President, William Harkins; Vice President, Richard Ziegler; Treasurer, Stanley Sobiech; All Directors at Large including Robert Hewey, Robert Drew and Robert Hess. We also have one vacancy and need someone to fill the position of Jack Kiley who wishes to step down (all terms one year to 2015); State Director for N.H., one year term to fill remainder of Steve Pearsall's term; State Director for MA, (Open); State Director for VT, (Open) and State Director for Maine (Open). We are now accepting nominations for all positions. If you wish to be put on the ballot or nominate someone please contact William Harkins by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or write to: NENA, P.O. Box 2061, Woburn, MA 01888.

We now meet via conference call to save on travel expenses and time and only meet about six times a year for an hour or so on Saturday mornings.

Please check your Club’s listing on this site and verify all information including meeting times, location and contact information. Please let us know if there are any corrections or an addition to your Club’s listing.

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


William Harkins


A Call to Exhibit: The Need for More Exhibitors


Exhibit Rules and Application

New England Numismatic Association


70th Conference and Convention      

Sample Exhibit

Sample Exhibit

Saturday, October 11th, 2014




All members of NENA in good standing and who submit a standard NENA exhibit application by September 30th, 2014 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.



Nashua Coin Club - Next Meeting

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, 11 December from 7 PM until 9 PM at the Nashua Public Library, East wing Conference Room. The focus of the meeting will be our annual white elephant auction.   For more info please visit the club website.


Central Connecticut Club Meetings

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


Boston Numismatic Society Next Meeting

The Boston Numismatic Society meets second Tuesday of the month September- June at 7.30 p.m; The meeting are held at the Trinity Church, 730 Main Street, Waltham, MA.


Worcester County Numismatic Society Next Meeting

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 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.


Southbridge Coin Club Next Meeting

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.



Mansfield Numismatic Society Next Meeting

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

NENA Exhibit Sampler

  • A nice exhibit of animal themed banknotes.
  • An exhibit of New Hampshire Police Department medals
  • An exhibit of medals designed by the renown Swiss medalist Antoine Bovy
  • An exhibit honoring JFK on the 50th anniversary of his assassination
  • An exhibit of NENA items from past conventions.