NY International Numismatic Convention

The New York International Numismatic Convention


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 kevinsfoley.kf@gmail.com.

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Media contact:

Kevin Foley - Bourse Chairman
(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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Media Contact:

Kevin Foley - Bourse Chairman
(414) 807-0116


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 kevinsfoley.kf@gmail.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
E-mail: kevinsfoley.kf@gmail.com