President’s Message January 2014

Presidents Comments

By William Harkins

I would like to thank our Board Members and volunteers for their time and energy to this organization making our 69th, Conference and Convention an enjoyable event for all. This year’s event included the John Kittredge Young Numismatist Program sponsored by NENA and the Kittredge Foundation. The program provided an informative and fun learning experience for the youngsters and their parents, with the children receiving coins and other numismatic prizes by answering questions relating to numismatics. The Educational Program included an Exhibits Workshop instructed by Robert Fritsch. This year’s exhibits were outstanding we had nine exhibitors with a total of eighteen cases of displays. The Annual Meeting was well attended and included refreshments and a brief presentation by Robert Fritsch on the town medals of Manchester, N.H. featuring the medals of the Winter Carnival in the late 60s/early 70s. This was followed with the business portion of the meeting that included the Exhibit Awards and the Elections.


During our last board meeting we discussed several ideas to help strengthen NENA with hopes of attracting new members and new blood to our board including up-dating and improving our website. Another idea that was suggested was to produce an electronic newsletter similar to that of other regional numismatic organizations making us more assessable to our membership and the Numismatic Community.


Plans are now being made for our 70th, Conference and Convention scheduled for Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at the Radisson Hotel, Manchester, New Hampshire.


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.