75th Anniversary Conference Announcement

The New England Numismatic

Association 75th Anniversary

Conference and Convention




Keynote Speaker: Q. David Bowers

 Banquet to be Held Friday evening at 6:30pm (Nov. 11th) with a social hour starting at 5:30 pm.

  Mr. Bowers will speak after dinner before a special awards presentation.

  Event held in conjunction withThe New Hampshire Coin and Currency Expo

 Friday and Saturday November 11- 12, 2016

 at the Radisson Hotel (700 Elm St.) Manchester, New Hampshire.

Mr. Bowers, who is probably the best known American numismatist, is a past president of the ANA (1983-1985) and the PNG (1977-1979), the numismatic director of Whitman Publishing Co., Atlanta, Ga. producers of the annual edition of “Redbook”, and chairman emeritus of Stack’s Bowers Galleries. Mr. Bowers has authored over fifty numismatic books and is an ANA Hall of Fame inductee.

Banquet Tickets for Friday Nov. 11th are limited and available for $55. The banquet will commence with a social hour at 5:30 PM and conclude at approx. 9:30 PM.

For ticket reservations and information please email Mr. Donat Charron at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

call 860-377-9775 or 860-377- 9776

When Calling or E-mailing please provide Name, Contact info, # of Tickets, Meal Choices

Make checks payable to “NENA BANQUET”

Meal Choices:

  1. Statler Chicken
  2. Haddock Gremolata
  3. Soy Marinated Sirloin

Requests for information pertaining to the Expo, Bourse table availability, Expo hours, etc. should be directed to

Mr. Ernie Botte 978-658-0160.

Also see: or see information posted on

Room reservations are available on a limited basis at the discount rate of: $129 single/double, $139 triple and $149 for quad. For room reservations call: 800-333-3333. Use promotional code NUMISM.


President’s Message, July 2016

Presidents Comments

By William Harkins

 On Saturday, March 26th, the New England Numismatic Association held a number of events in conjunction with the New Hampshire Coin and Currency Expo March 25-26, including our Club Table, an ANA Information Table, the Young Numismatist Program, Exhibits, and Meeting. The Y.N. Program was headed by Richard Hand with the assistance of Diane Zuck and attracted approximately twenty youngsters and their parents. The exhibits featured five non-competitive exhibits with four of the exhibits highlighting NENA’s past history. 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 and meeting room for our events;

 National coin week was celebrated during the week of April 17-23.This year’s theme was “Portraits of Liberty: Icon of Freedom”. This year I attended one of the largest National Coin Week events in New England which was held at the Brockton Public Library, Brockton MA, thanks to the efforts of Richard J. Hand Jr. This year’s event had an attendance of 85 plus members of the community. The event featured James C. Johnston Jr. who gave the introduction and spoke on this year’s theme “Portraits of Liberty: Icon of Freedom”. There were a number of activities for the kids program that included “Stacking the Cents “, putting coins in 2”x2” holders while identifying and grading the coins. Everyone in attendance got a raffle prize with the kids getting many additional coins and other numismatic treasures. Sadly Thomas Kalantzis who was scheduled to give a presentation on “How to recognize re-punched mint marks and doubled dies” had passed away several days prior to the event. Tom was a very nice guy who was always eager to share his knowledge with others; he will be missed by all who knew him.

Plans are now being made for our 75th, Anniversary Conference and Convention that will be held in conjunction with the New Hampshire Coin and Currency Expo, November 11-12, 2016 at the Radisson Hotel/Center of New Hampshire, 700 Elm Street, Manchester, N.H.

This year we a planning a special 75th, Anniversary Social hour and Banquet for Friday, November 11th, the event will include dinner and a special guest speaker.

On Saturday November 12th, our plans include the John Kittredge Young Numismatist Program sponsored by NENA and the Kittredge Foundation. Other highlights of the Convention will include the Club Table, Competitive Exhibits, Special Non Competitive Exhibits to highlight NENA’s history, ANA Information Table, What is it Table, and our Annual Meeting. In addition to this year’s medal we are also planning a special commemorative program guide and button for our members in attendance.

Please help: we are still in need of a State Director for Vermont. If you know anyone that you think might be a good candidate for our Board please ask them to consider taking a position with us. We now meet via conference call to save on travel expenses and time and only meet about eight times a year for an hour or so on Saturday mornings. Please send email through the contact us tab or by mailing 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. You may email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by mail NENA, P.O. Box 2061, Woburn, MA 01888.


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 11-12. The exhibit competition will take place on Saturday, November 12th, 2015 at the Radisson Hotel, Center of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH.


Select "Exhibits" above for more information




The New England Numismatic Association Mission Statement

The aims and purposes of the Association shall be set forth in the agreement of the Association as follows:

 To encourage and develop the appreciation and understanding of numismatics in the New England states and elsewhere; To encourage and enforce, when necessary, the highest ethical standards of behavior of our members; To conduct courses of study in the art and science of numismatics; To edit and publish various forms of numismatic literature; To give and sponsor lectures, exhibitions, displays and functions pertaining to the appreciation and understanding of the art and science of numismatics.


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.