New York International Numismatic Convention
Hotel Room Block Approaches a Sell Out
October 31, 2021
The room block at the New York Barclay Hotel, newly announced site for the January 2022 50th Annual New York International Numismatic Convention is almost sold out according to Bourse Chairman Kevin Foley, who said, “After being available for only two weeks our room block at the New York Barclay hotel is within 10% of being sold out. The Barclay is an exceptionally attractive luxury property and is one of the nicest hotels in Manhattan. One of their categories of suites has already been totally reserved by our attendees and others, especially accessible rooms and the larger Executive King rooms, have only a few spaces still physically available. Our rates begin at $199 and range upward to $410 and $460 for the one bedroom suite accommodations that the Barclay still does have available. I strongly advise anyone coming to the NYINC to make their Barclay reservations without delay. Located in the popular and vibrant midtown neighborhood, the Barclay has a considerable upscale tourist following. I expect the property to be physically sold out over at least several of our nights.”
Foley went on to say, “Either call the hotel at (800) 782-8021 and advise the agent that you want to book under rate code “EHQ” for the New York International Numismatic Convention or visit our website at www.nyinc.info and click on the “Hotel Reservations” tab at upper right on the home page to access a link that will enable you to book on line. Rooms under our discounted group room block are exempt from the roughly $35 “amenities” or “destination” charge that many New York City hotels are now adding to their stated room rates. The bottom line is that the Barclay is filling up very fast for the NYINC, so please make your reservations there as soon as possible.”
NYINC auction lot viewing gets underway on Friday, January 7. Auction sessions will be held each day from Monday, January 10 through Sunday, January 16, with 15 sessions over the week by nine different official NYINC auction companies. The foreign and ancient specialty bourse opens for the Early Bird/Professional Preview from 12noon-7PM on Thursday, January 13, with a $125 registration fee. The regular public hours will be Friday and Saturday, January 14-15 from 10AM-7PM and Sunday, January 16 from 10AM-3PM. Registration for a three day pass valid Friday-Sunday will be $20, with a $5 discount coupon available on the NYINC website. Children 16 and under with an adult are admitted without charge.
Foley also mentioned the NYINC Covid precautions, “Per the mandatory requirements of New York City Executive Order #225 everyone participating in any NYINC event, the bourse, auction viewing, auction sessions or our educational programs and club meetings must present either an official Covid vaccination card record or an electronic image in order to be admitted. While mask wearing is not mandatory, except for children too young to be eligible to be vaccinated, it is highly recommended. Executive Order #225 does not provide for exceptions or exemptions for any reason and our registration staff will be enforcing its requirements for all of our attendees. So please do not forget your Covidvaccination credentials if you plan to be a part if the NYINC.”
Bourse Chairman Foley can be reached by phone at (414) 807-0116 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
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Covid-19 Pandemic Precautions
October 15, 2021
The 50th Annual New York International Numismatic Convention, which recently announced that it is moving from the Grand Hyatt New York to the InterContinental Barclay hotel for its 2022 January event, will be following the safety protocols mandated by New York City Executive Order #225. Bourse Chairman Kevin Foley said, “As part of its abatement efforts to deal with the Covid pandemic, New York City requires events such as ours to see either an official Covid vaccination card or an electronic image from all of our registrants. Mask wearing, while optional at this point in time, is recommended. Children not yet eligible to be vaccinated will be required to be masked. These requirements will apply to anyone participating in any NYINC event, including auction lot viewing, auction sessions, educational programs and the foreign and ancient focused specialty bourse area. Executive Order #225 does not provide for any exceptions or exemptions and will apply to all our attendees, bourse dealers, Early Birds and the general public. These requirements will also apply to anyone who wants to dine indoors in New York City during our dates, including the restaurant and bar at the Barclay”
Auction lot viewing at the NYINC will open on Friday, January 7. A full week of auction sessions featuring nine different auction companies with 15 separate sessions will run from January 10 through January 16. The bourse area opens for the Early Bird/Professional Preview from 12noon-7PM on Thursday, January 13, for which there is a $125 registration fee. The regular public hours will be Friday and Saturday, January 14 and 15 from 10AM-7PM and Sunday, January 16 from 10AM-3PM.
The complete Schedule of Events is posted on the NYINC website, www.nyinc.info. Room rates at the Barclay begin at $199 and are available by either calling the hotel at (800) 782-8021 and mentioning rate code “EHQ” or by clicking on the “Hotel Reservations” tab at upper right on the website homepage for access to a link to book online.
Foley also said, “Although an increasing number of New York City hotels are adding a “destination” or “amenities” charge to their advertised rates, that add on of roughly $35 does not apply to our discounted room block rates”. He concluded by adding, “Our board and staff are especially excited about our move to the Barclay. Opened in 1926, it was renovated and updated by a two year down to the framework restoration project within the last five years, and is one of Manhattan’s leading luxury hotels.
Bourse Chairman Foley can be contacted by phone at (414) 807-0116 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The New York International Numismatic Convention
50th Annual New York International Numismatic Convention Announces Program on the Work of French Medallist and Sculptor Alexandre Charpentier
April 3, 2021
The educational presentations at the January 7-16, 2022 50th Annual New York International Numismatic Convention, to be held at the Grand Hytt New York, located at 109 East 42nd Street have broadened to include a lecture by New York Numismatic Club member and Past President Jai Chandrasekhar, The Life and Work of French Medal Maker and Sculptor Alexandre Charpentier. In addition to his work as a medallist and sculptor, Charpentier was also a cabinet and furniture maker and worked in tin, marble, wood, leather and terra cotta. He lived from 1856-1900.
Mr. Chandrasekhar graduated from Yale University in 1987 and went on to earn his Juris Doctor degree from Yale Law School in 1997, where he was the Book Review Editor for the Yale Law Journal. In the course of his legal career he has served as Staff Attorney with the Enforcemant Division of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Prior to his SEC service he was with the firm of Sullivan and Cromwell LLP. He currently serves as Senior Counsel for Bernstein Litowiz Berger & Grossman LLP. A member of the New York City and New York County Lawyers Association.
He is a collector of French and British medals, coins and banknotes and is the author of an article about the French medal engraver Raymond Gayrard that appeared in the ANS Magazine.
Mr. Chandrasekhar's program is scheduled for 4:15pm on Friday, January 14 in the Julliard Room at the Grand Hyatt. Overall NYINC activities get underway on Friday, January 7 with the opening of auction lot viewing. Auction sessions will be held each day from Sunday, January 9 to Sunday, January 16. The world and ancient specialty bourse will operate from Thursday, January 13 to Sunday, January 16. Full NYINC details, including the schedule of events, hotel reservation information and a listing of booth holders can be found on the convention website www.nyinc.info.
Dealers interested in bourse space should contact Bourse Chairman Kevin Foley at (414) 807-0116 or via email at kevinsfoley.kf@gmailcom.
50th Annual New York International Numismatic Convention Announces World Currency Presentation
March 25, 2021
The roster of educational presentations at the January 7-16, 2022 50th Annual New York International Numismatic Convention has expanded to include a program by Dr. Bruce Smart, Collecting World Paper Money: Banknotes of the Belgian Congo.
The convention will once again be held at the Grand Hyatt New York, located at 109 East 42nd Street, between Park and Lexington Avenues. The Grand Hyatt also enjoys a direct indoor connection to Grand Central Station.
A graduate of the University of Missouri at Kansas City, Smart went on to earn a Ph.D. in chemistry in 1970 from the University of California at Berkeley. He had a 35 year career as a scientist and in corporate research management for the DuPont Company, retiring in 2005. Dr. Smart is a 53 year member of the American Chemical Society and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Dr. Smart's collecting interests started in 1995 and he began a specialization in world notes in 2000. He has served as a consultant, cataloger and show representative for R.M. Smythe and Company as well as Spink USA. He currently consults for Heritage Numismatic Auctions. He is a member of the International Bank Note Society, the Society of Paper Money Collectors and the New York Numismatic Club. Spink & Sons has held two charity auction sales of his banknote collections: "The Bruce Smart Collections of the Middle East & North Africa" in 2016 and "The Bruce Smart Collections of British Commonwealth - Parts One & Two" in 2017.
He continues to collect Kansas City, Missouri national banknotes as well as adding to his major collection of Belgian Congo material. His reading interests focus on Central African exploration in the 19th century.
Kevin Foley, Bourse Chairman for the NYINC said, "World banknote collecting is an especially strong and growing segment of the rare currency collectilng field. Dr. Smart is recognized as a serious and accomplished researcher in the field of his NYINC presentation, which will certainly be enhanced by the depth of his knowlege of Central African exploration. I'm especially pleased to have him participate in our 50th Annual Convention educational efforts."
Bourse dates for the NYINC will be Thursday through Sunday, January 13-16. The NYINC website, www.nyinc.info, includes a listing of participating dealers, the full schedule of events and a "Hotel Reservations" tab that enables site visitors to access a dedicated NYINC reservations page on the Hyatt website. Room rates for the NYINC begin at $189. Dealers interested in bourse space at the foreilgn and ancient specialty event can contact Foley at (414) 807-0116, or via e-mail at email@example.com.
Educational Presentation by Dr. Ursula Kampmann to be Featured at 50th Annual New York International Numismatic Convention
March 19, 2021
The 50th Annual New York Numismatic Convention, with event activities taking place from Friday, January 7 through Sunday, January 16 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel at 109 East 42nd Street in New York City, will include an educational presentation by widely known numismatic researcher, writer and lecturer Dr. Ursula Kampmann.
Dr. Kampmann's presentation will be The Evolution of the German Coin Market after 1970. She will speak at 11am on Friday, January 14 in the Julliard Room of the Grand Hyatt.
Kevin Foley, Bourse Chairman for the NYINC said, "Dr. Kampmann's participation as a presenter at our 50th annual NYINC will materially enhance the strength of our educational programs. In addition to serving as a past secretary for the International Bureau for the Suppression of Counterfeit Coins, she founded and currently directs the widely acclaimed educational and news website www.coinsweekly.com, is a fellow of the American Numismatic Society and since 2002 editor of Muenzen Revue."
Foley continued, "Her recognitions include the 2002 Vreneli Prize of the Society for International Monetary History, the Otto-Paul-Wenger Award from the Association of Swiss Professional Numismatists in 2012 and the Burnett Anderson Award for Excellence in Numismatic Writing from the American Numismatic Association in 2015. In addition to her considerable research and academic achievements she also has a long record as a commercial participant in the numismatic trade. Her presentation is one that our 2022 attendees will certainly benefit from."
Bourse dates for the NYINC will be Thursday through Sunday, January 13-16, 2022. Dealers interested in bourse space at the event should contact Foley by phone (414) 807-0116 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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50th Annual NYINC Announces Discounted Room Rates at Grand Hyatt for 2022 Convention
March 13, 2021
The discounted rate room block for the 50th Annual New York International Numismatic Convention, with auction lot viewing opening on Friday, January 7 is now available for reservations. Auction sessions will be held each day from Sunday, January 9 through Sunday, January 16. Event site for the foreign and ancient specialty convention will be the Grand Hyatt New York, located at 109 East 42nd Street, adjacent to Grand Central Station between Lexington and Park Avenues. Room rates begin at $189.
Kevin Foley, Bourse Chairman for the event said; "Our attendees will find it especially easy to book accomodations at our discounted rates. Our website homepage at www.nyinc.info displays a tab at top right labeled "Hotel Reservations". Clicking on that will take the site visitor to a dedilcated NYINC page on the Hyatt website where all of our multiple lodging options are displayed and can be booked directly there. If anyone has difficulty making their reservation they can call me for assistance at (414) 807-0116."
Foreign or ancient dealers interested in booking bourse space at the NYI-NC can also contact Foley via email at email@example.com.
New York International Numismatic Convention Announces Numismatic Media Panel Discussion
February 26, 2020
The 50th New York International Numismatic Convention, to be held at the Grand Hyatt New York, located at 109 East 42nd Street, between Park and Lexington Avenues, will feature a numismatic media panel discussion, Challenges and Opportunities Facing the Numismatic Media in an Evolving Social and Technological Environment, scheduled from 1PM-3PM on Friday, January 14in the Julliard Room of the Grand Hyatt, the panel will consists of Dr. Andrew Reinhard, the Americn Numismatic Society's Director of Publications; David Lisot, CEO of cointelevision.com; Jeff Starck, Coin World's World Coins Senior Editor; Dr. Ursula Kampmann, Director of coinsweekly.com and Charles Morgan, Editor of coinweek.com.
Kevin Foley, Bourse Chairman of the foreign and ancient specialty convention, said, "This will be our 50th annual convention I am especially pleased that we'll be able to have a panel discussion focused on the numismatic media featuring such a distinguished and qualified group of media professionals. Indeed, we'll likely be adding additional participants before the dates of our convention. Our format will be a short presentation of roughly 10 minutes by each panel member., follow by interactions between the panel participants and with our audience members. The very makeup of what we consider to be the "media" or "press" is changing and evolving and has been at accelarating pace for a decade or more. Especially because of the experience and qualifications of our panel members I think this will be an exciting presentation of particular importance.:
NINC activities at the Grand Hyatt will ge underway on Friday, January 7 with the opening of auction viewing. Multiple foreign and ancient specialty auctions will be held each day from January 9-16. The NYINC specialty bourse will be held Thursday-Sunday, January 13-16.
Room rates at the Grand Hyatt begin at a discounted NYINC rate of $189. A link to book online can be found on the NYINC website, www.nyinc.info. Foreign and ancient dealers interested in having a booth at the event should contact Foley at (414) 807-0116 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
50th Annual New York International Numismatic Convention Issues Invitation to Specialty Organizations
January 29, 2021
The 50th Annual New York International Numismatic Convention will be held at the Grand Hyatt New York, located at 109 East 42nd Street between Lexington and Park Avenues. Auction lot viewing will begin on Friday, January 7, 2022, with auction sessions held each day beginning Sunday, January 9 and concluding Sunday, January 16. The 92 booth foreign and ancient specialty bourse will be held Thursday through Sunday, January 13-16.
Kevin Foley, Bourse Chairman and Education Director for the convention, has issued an invitation to numismatic organizations focused on the foreign and ancient theme of the convention to hold membership meetings in conjunction with the event and present an educational program highlighting the purpose of their organization.
Foley said, "For many years the NYINC has presented a range of educational programs related to the overall interests of our attendees and booth holders. We'd like to broaden the educational presentations at the NYINC by offering meeting space to organizations and presenters who may not have participated in the past. Between the most extensive foreign and ancient bourse area of any numismatic event in the United States, as well as our eight days of auction presentations from our nine official auction companies and roughly 16 separate auction sessions, virtually anything that exists in the foreign and ancient specialties can be acquired at the NYINC. Broadening our educational and academic offerings will enhance and compliment the collecting opportunities the NYINC offers.
Organizations interested in participating should contact Foley by phone at (414) 807-0116 or via e-mail at email@example.com. Dealer bourse applications for one of the seven remaining available bourse area booths are also available from Foley.
Full schedule information about the 2022 50th Annual New York International Numismatic Convention is available on its website, www.nyinc.info.
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Media contact: Kevin Foley
Phone: (414) 807-0116
News Releases: Kerry Wetterstrom Receives Inagural Richasd Margolis Medal of Merit
January 15, 2021
Kevin Foley, Bourse Chairman for the New York International Numismatic Convention, has announced that the NYINC board has named Kerry Wettertrom to receive the inagural Richard Margolis Medal of Merit.
Foley said, "Richard Margolis was the guiding force in the original founding of the NYINC and hands on managed and administered our event for many years. In addition, he was a significant dealer and researcher in the field of French numismatics. Naming our medal of merit in his honor will remind future generations of his significant contributions to numismatics.
Kerry Wetterstrom served as the NYINC's education director from 2000 through 2020. In that time he arranged for and hosted roughly 150 of the club meetings and educational programs that have become a vital part of the NYINC. Kerry's numismatic interests begn in 1974 when he purchased his first ancient coin from dealer Tom McKenna. He is currently employed as a Senior Numismatist by Lancaster, Pennsylvania based Clasical Numismatic CNG. He has also lectured widely on different aspects of ancient numismatics, appearing before such groups as the San Francisco Ancient Club, the Twin Cities Ancient Coin Club, Historia Nummorum in Boston, the Ancient Numismatic Sociey of Washington, DC, the Chicago Coin Club and others. In addition, he has been an instructor at the American Numismatic Association's widely acclaimed Summer Seminar since 1994. He is also a fellow of the London based Royal Numismatic Society and the American Numismatic Society. Wetterstrom's area of specialty focus is coins of Roman Egypt. He wrote the chapter exploring that specialty in Ancient Coin Collecting - Vol. 4.
Foley concluded by saying, "Kerry Wetterstrom has spent a lifetime giving back to the field of numismatics as a dealer, publisher, editor, author, lecturer and researcher. Naming him to receive the first ever Richard Margolis Medal of Merit is not only well deserved, but will set the future standards of accomplishment in the field that will enhance this award and memorialize the signifilcant contributions made to the NYINC and the numismatic community by Richard Margolis.
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News Releases: NYINC Announces 50th Anniversary Convention Dates
January 11, 2021
Kevin Foley, long time bourse chairman for the New York Internatiional Numismatic Convention, has announced the preliminary schedule for the convention's 50th annual edition.
The event will once again be held at the Grand Hyatt New York, located at 109 East 42nd Street between Pak and Lexington Avenues. The Grand Hyatt NY enjoys a direct indoor connection with Grand Central Station, terminus of the Metro North commuter system, as well as having stops for multilple subway lines.
Foley said, "We'll once again have ten full days of numismatic specialty activities at the NYINC. Auction lot viewing for our eight days of foreign and ancient specialy sales featuring nine different companies will get underway on Friday, January 7. Auction sessions will run from Sunday, January 9 through Sunday, January 16. We acticipate having 16 separate auction sessions throughout the week sponsored by our multiple official auction companies.
The 125 dealer foreign and ancient specialty area bourse starts with the Early Bird/Professional Preview day Thursday, January 13 from 12noon until 7PM. There is a $125 registration fee. Regular public hours Friday and Saturday, January 14-15 from 10AM-7PM and Sunday, January 16 fom 10AM-3PM, with a $20 registration fee for the Friday through Sunday regular public hours. A $5 discount coupon is available on the NYINC website.
Educational programs and club meetings will be held all day Saturday, January 15.
Information about discounted room rates at the Grand Hyatt under the NYINC room block will be available on the NYINC website, www.nyinc.info. Site visitiors will also find the complete Schedule of Events as well as a listing of confirmed booth holders. In the months approaching the convention dates additional programs and booth holders will be posted
Numismatic Guaranty Corporation is an official grading company of the NYINC anf will have a booth at the convention to accept numismatic items for certification and grading.
Bourse applications are available from Foley by calling him at (414) 807-0116 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Kevin Foley - Bourse Chairman