President’s Message: Fall 2014

The numismatic summer season began for us with Dave Schenkman as our sixth speaker for the annual MSNA Distinguished Lecture. With a nice-sized audience, Dave walked through an entertaining talk about collecting trade tokens by their numbers or denominations. Not only...

President’s Message: Summer 2014

Although it has taken a while for the weather to warm up, the numismatic market has been hot. MSNA has been active during this time holding our annual exhibits at the March Whitman Expo, planning for the Distinguished Lecture series for the June Whitman Expo, and the...

President’s Message: Spring 2014

The first issue of the Maryland Numismatist for 2014 is also my first as President of MSNA. It is an honor to be MSNA President and I hope I can do as well as my predecessors. Speaking of my predecessor, I would like to thank Frank Murphy for his stewardship of this...

President’s Message: Fall 2013

As I get ready to turn over the gavel to Scott, it makes me wax philosophic. I consider myself very lucky to have been associated with the members of the Maryland State Numismatic Association as well as the Baltimore Coin Club. There was a lot that went on in the last...

President’s Message: Summer 2013

Some of us just returned from the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Chicago (Rosemont, Illinois, actually). Rosemont is adjacent to Chicago’s busy O’Hare Airport—close enough that I think every plane that took off or landed flew right over my motel!...

President’s Message: Spring 2013

I write this message while on a flight to Portland, Maine for a long Memorial Day weekend. Among the sites I will revisit are two that are featured on National Parks quarters: Acadia National Park in Maine and the White Mountains in New Hampshire. June will bring the...