President’s Message February 2015

Presidents Comments

By William Harkins

I would like to start by thanking our members for their support through your membership and donations to our programs. This is your organization in order to make it successful we need your participation whether you submit a news article, letter to the editor, place an exhibit, bring a child to our Y.N Program or just drop by the club table during one of our events and say hello. I am also asking our members and clubs to promote our organization and help bring in new members.

National coin week will be celebrated during the week of April 19-25.This year’s theme is “Building Tomorrows: Inspiration and Innovation at World’s Fairs”. For more information on National coin week visit the ANA website at .

Other regional events include the Mansfield Numismatic Society’s Annual Coin and Paper Money Show, Sunday March 22nd; Local National Coin Week events including Brockton’s National Coin Week Celebration that will be held at the public library on Saturday April 18th, and the Thomas P. Rockwell Memorial Lecture and combined meeting of the Boston Numismatic Society, Currency Club of New England and the Collectors Club of Boston. Read further in this issue for more information on upcoming shows and events.

In an effort to serve our members and the numismatic community the New England Numismatic Association will participate in June’s New Hampshire Coin and Currency Expo. Plans are being made for a Y.N. Program, Exhibits and the Club Table. The events will take place on Saturday, June 13th, in conjunction with the New Hampshire Coin and Currency Expo, June 12-13, 2015. The event will be held at the Radisson Hotel/ Center of New Hampshire, 700 Elm Street, Manchester, NH.

NENA’S 2015 Convention and Annual Meeting will be held in conjunction with the New Hampshire Coin and Currency Expo on Saturday, November 14th. This year’s program will include the John Kittredge Young Numismatist Program sponsored by NENA and the Kittredge Foundation. Other highlights of the Convention include Educational Presentations, Exhibits and our Annual Meeting.

Please help we are currently seeking candidates to fill several positions including State Director for Maine, Massachusetts and Vermont. 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. If you wish to serve this Association, in any capacity please write to: NENA, P.O. Box 2061 Woburn, MA 01888. 

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 New England Numismatic Association is now seeking exhibits for November’s New Hampshire Coin and Currency Expo, November 13-14. The exhibit competition will take place on Saturday, November 14th, 2015 at the Radisson Hotel, Center of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH.

The New England Numismatic Association is now accepting applications for this year’s Exhibits Competition. The competition will take place during our 71st Conference and Convention on Saturday, November 14th at the Radisson Hotel, Center of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH.

One of the strengths of NENA in the past has not only been the numismatic bourse at the conventions but the education of fellow numismatists and the public through speakers, club meetings and exhibiting. Last year we had nine Exhibitors that included one Y.N. Exhibitor. As an incentive to get more Y.N. involvement in our Exhibit Program all youngsters under the age of 18 will receive a free one year Junior Membership for submitting an application and placing an Exhibit during this year’s Exhibit Competition.

Exhibiting is a wonderful way of sharing, educating and imparting your knowledge to fellow numismatists and especially the public. The beauty of an exhibit can encourage others to collect similar material or may be attractive to people because of the numismatic knowledge people may learn. Exhibits can be competitive or Non-Competitive and set up not to compete but to show or impart numismatic information to the public. There is always a need for exhibits and they truly complement a good numismatic show.

Below please find a copy of the Exhibit Rules and Application. The Application needs to be filled out letting the Exhibit Coordinator (s) know the time of arrival one is going to set up the exhibit. All exhibitors have a deadline to fill out and send an application with the title and numismatic area of exhibiting, and the Exhibits have to be set up by a certain time so that cases can be locked and judged. An exhibit would consist of a title, numismatic items and usually but not necessarily numismatic information. Numismatic information usually enhances an exhibit especially if the exhibiting is to be competitive with judging. On request NENA will provided the use of a display case if one is needed.

Awards will be presented at the NENA Annual Meeting based on the overall rating of the Judges. The Best of Show award will be presented to the exhibit which has the highest overall rating and will receive an engraved pewter tray and a prize award of a 1/10 ounce gold Eagle.

The People’s Choice Award will be decided by ballots cast by exhibit viewers and will receive an engraved plaque with a NENA medal affixed to it, also a 1oz. Silver Eagle.

Junior Applicants under age 18 will also be eligible to receive a Y.N. Award Plaque for First, Second or Third Place. In addition the First Place Y.N. will receive a one ounce Silver Eagle. All Exhibitors will receive a NENA Exhibitors medal.

Everyone has expertise in some collecting area, so if you are looking for a way to share this then exhibiting can be a wonderful way of doing it. NENA is always looking for people to set up and display an exhibit. If you have never set up an exhibit before notify NENA and we can help you. It is always a great learning experience.

For more information including rules and application scroll down to rules and application below or request a hard copy by mail:

Send to: NENA EXHIBITS, P.O. Box 2061, Woburn, MA 01888

 Sample Exhibit


 Sample Exhibit




 Exhibit Rules and Application

 New England Numismatic Association

 New Hampshire Coin and Currency Expo

71st Conference and Convention

Saturday, November 14th, 2015




All Members of NENA in good standing and who submit a standard NENA exhibit application by November 6th, 2015 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.


A competitive exhibit may have any number of cases with the following limitations. Preference will be given to exhibits of three cases or less. Larger exhibits will be approved if space is available after smaller exhibits are approved. Under no circumstances will large exhibits be approved after application deadline. Small exhibits may be approved after the deadline if space is available. NENA will provide up to three cases when requested on the application but no cases will be provided for late applications. NENA cases are 33 1/2"x21", inside. Additional cases must be supplied by the Exhibitor provided external dimensions are no more than 34"x22".

A non-competitive exhibit may comprise up to three cases. Other conditions for competitive exhibits apply.

No special locations, electrical connections, lights or special gimmicks will be permitted. NENA will provide supplemental lighting for all exhibits, if necessary.


All material shall be the property of the Exhibitor. Exhibitors shall not violate any government regulation or display forged, spurious or counterfeit material in a competitive exhibit. Such material in a non-competitive exhibit, for educational purposes, shall be clearly identified as such.

A competitive exhibit shall not be the same, or substantially the same, as an exhibit that has previously been awarded a First Place at a previous NENA convention.


Exhibits must be set up prior to 10 AM on Saturday, November 14th, 2015. Exhibits may be set up between 10AM to 6 PM on Friday November 13th, and between 9AM and 10AM on Saturday, November 14th. Exhibits may not be removed until after Awards Presentation. Exhibits must be removed before 5 PM on Saturday, November 14th.

All material shall be prepared, set-up and removed by the Exhibitor unless prior arrangement has been made, in writing, with the Exhibit Chairman to appoint one person as agent for the purpose of set-up, removal and acceptance of any award bestowed on the Exhibitor.


 All exhibitors will lock their cases in the presence of the Exhibit Chairman and give him the key. Once the case is locked, it cannot be opened by the Exhibitor until the exhibit is removed.

During judging, if necessary, the Exhibit Chairman may open an exhibit case in the presence of two or more judges to examine the contents more closely. After such scrutiny, the case will be re-locked. No liability of any kind shall be attached to such performance.


Each exhibit will be judged by at least two judges appointed by the Exhibit Chairman. During judging, all Exhibitors are excluded from the exhibit area. Judging will take place from 10 AM until 12 Noon on Saturday November 14th. Judges shall use the approved NENA Exhibit Rating Sheet and complete one sheet for each exhibit assigned. The Exhibit Chairman shall determine the overall rating for each exhibit by adding the ratings from each Judge and dividing by the number of Judges rating the exhibit.

The Judges’ decisions are final and there will be no appeals of any kind.

Each Exhibitor’s rating sheets will be available for view by the Exhibitor after the Awards Presentation and before removal of the exhibit.


Awards will be presented at the NENA Annual Meeting based on the overall rating of the Judges.

Best of Show award will be presented to the exhibit which has the highest overall rating.

The People’s Choice Award will be decided by ballots cast by exhibit viewers.

Best of show will receive an engraved tray and a prize award of a 1/10 oz. gold Eagle.

People’s choice will receive an engraved plaque with a NENA medal affixed to it, also a 1oz. Silver Eagle

Y.N. Awards

. First place, .Plaque and a 1oz. Silver Eagle

. Second Place .Plaque

.Third Place Plaque

All Exhibitors will receive a NENA Exhibitors medal.


The New England Numismatic Association, the convention committee, EBW Promotions LLC, including employees and contractors and/or the meeting facility, shall not be responsible for any loss, damage, or injury that may occur to Exhibitors or their property from any cause whatsoever, prior, during or subsequent to the period of the convention. The Exhibitor expressly releases the above named entities from, and agrees to indemnify same and hold harmless against any and all claims from such loss, damage or injury.




Exhibit Application

New England Numismatic Association

New Hampshire Coin and Currency Expo

71st Conference and Convention

Saturday, November 14th, 2015


Name: ________________________________________________________________________

Address: ______________________________________________________________________

City: ______________________________State: ___________________ Zip: _______________

Phone (Specify day, evening, or both): _______________________________________________



I, the Exhibitor/Guardian/Agent, understand and agree to abide by the exhibit rules of the New England Numismatic Association which are incorporated herein by reference.

Signed: __________________________________ Exhibitor Date: __________________

Signed: __________________________________ Parent/Guardian Date: __________________


I, Exhibitor, hereby assign ______________________________ as my agent to set up and remove my exhibit and to receive any award presented for my exhibit.

Signed: __________________________________ Agent Date: __________________



TITLE OF EXHIBIT: ____________________________________________________


Category (Please Check One):

___ U.S. Coins ___ Foreign Coins ___ Beauty

___ Ancient/Medieval ___ Paper Money ___ Junior

___ Tokens & Medals ___ Miscellaneous ___ Non-Competitive


How many cases does your exhibit comprise? _________________________________________

Do you want a NENA case for your exhibit? __________________________________________

Will you use your own case(s)? ____________________________________________________

If yes, outside dimensions: ________________________________________________________

Estimated Time of arrival for setup (day and time): _____________________________________


For complete rules see website ( ) or request a hard copy by mail:

Send to: NENA EXHIBITS, P.O. Box 2061, Woburn, MA 01888




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

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  • 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.