Coin Shows: Canada’s Money Collector Show – Celebrates Royal Ontario Museums 100th Anniversary this week
Canada’s Money Collector Show in conjunction with the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association’s (R.C.N.A.) annual convention is a national event that welcomes collectors and dealers devoted to collecting and studying money in all forms from across Canada and the United States. It is largest show of its kind in Canada!
Each year the show is held in a different part of the country. This year is the 60th anniversary of the very first RCNA convention which took place at Toronto’s King Edward Hotel in 1954, so it is appropriate that it returns to the GTA in 2014.
The general public is invited to attend this huge three-day coin show in Mississauga, ON Aug 13-16, 2014. Whether you have some of your granddad’s coins for sale, just want them evaluated, or are looking to add treasures to your own collection, this event is for you.
From Thursday August 14 through Saturday August 16 hundreds of collectors, some with fabulous exhibits, and over 40 dealers with millions of dollars worth of historic and rare material converge in what is Canada’s largest coin collector event of the year. It opens at 10 a.m. each morning and closes at 5:30 p.m. each afternoon.
Dignitaries participating in the opening ceremonies include Mississauga Councilor George Carlson, Royal Ontario Museum Associate Curator Paul Denis, the new President of the Royal Canadian Mint, Marc Brûlé, RCNA President Bret Evans, American Numismatic Association (ANA) President Walter Ostromecki and a Past President of the ANA, Clifford Mishler, is this year’s Honourary Convention Chairman.
Paul Denis, representing the ROM, will be presented with a very limited edition convention medal, this year commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Royal Ontario Museum. The medal shows an artist’s view of the ROM with the merging of the original, 1914 ROM building, and the 2007 Michael Lee-Chin Crystal addition designed by architect Daniel Libeskind. The Royal Canadian Mint has also released a collector coin commemorating the ROM’s 100th anniversary in April. Engraving of the dies and the striking of all medals was the work of the Mississauga Mint, Canada’s largest private mint.
The ROM is one of the largest museums in North America, attracting over one million visitors every year. Established on April 16, 1912 and opened on March 19th, 1914, the museum has maintained close relations with the University of Toronto throughout its history and was under its direct control and management until 1968. Today, the museum is Canada’s largest field-research institution, with research and conservation activities that span the globe. With more than six million items and forty galleries, the museum’s diverse collections of world culture and natural history are part of the reason for its international reputation.
The Delta Meadowvale Conference Centre is conveniently located near the 401 and 407 with free parking available to show attendees. The centre is also accessible by public transit leaving from the Toronto subway system.