Coronavirus and Numismatic - Timeline
Here's a timeline showing the recent events associated to the COVID-19 and the effects of it on numismatic in Canada and around the world. Follow this page to stay up to date.
April 1, 2020
ANACS, the oldest coin grading company in the United States, has suspended all grading operations due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
March 23, 2020
The Toronto Coin Expo, scheduled for May 1st and 2nd, 2020, has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The Geoffrey Bell Auction will be online only.
March 20, 2020
The Royal Canadian Mint is implementing a temporary suspension of production for a period of two weeks.
March 19, 2020
The Ontario Numismatic Association 2020 Convention scheduled for May 22nd to 24th in Burlington has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 threat.
March 18, 2020
Collectors Universe and its Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) division is temporarily ceasing operations following California emergency order, declaring nonessential businesses that operate within the Orange county to close, through March 31, 2020.
March 17, 2020
The vancouver Coins & Collectibles Show is canceled, the Société des Numismates du Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean canceled all their meetings.
The Legend's Regency Auction will be taking place online only.
March 16, 2020
Gold price dropped around -15% and silver around -25% in 1 week.
March 14-15, 2020
Most Canadian Clubs and Associations canceled all of their meetings, including the ANPB, the Regina Coin Club and the Lakeshore Coin Club, following Health Canada recommandations.
March 13, 2020
The Royal Canadian Mint wishes to advise the public it has decided to close its boutiques in Winnipeg and Ottawa. Out of concern for the health and safety of visitors and employees due to COVID-19, the Bank of Canada Museum is also closed to visitors.
Furthermore, public access to the tour and sales areas at U.S. Mint and Bureau of Engraving and Printing have been suspended in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
March 12, 2020
Edmonton Club cancels their show originally scheduled for March 14 and 15.
March 11, 2020
Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo in Baltimore, set for March 19 to 21, is now canceled. The Stack's Bowers Galleries auctions set for the show will continue, just in California and online.
March 3, 2020
The World Health Organization has advised people to wash their hands after handling banknotes.
February 29, 2020
South Korea central bank announced it was no longer accepting foreign coins and banknotes in an effort to stop the spreading of the coronavirus.
February 23, 2020
The Singapore International Coin Fair organizing committee announced the rescheduling the event to August 14 to 16, 2020 and the Hong Kong International Coin & Antique Watch Fair, previously scheduled for March 24 to 26, is canceled.
February 17, 2020
China is sterilizing cash in an attempt to stop the coronavirus.