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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.

July 20, 2020

Based on the current protocols, and the restrictions and limitations in place for social gatherings, the Toronto Coin Expo has made the decision not to run our fall show for 2020.

June 25, 2020

The Paris Coin Show, Sunday August 9 and the Canada Coin Show, Saturday August 8 2020 have been cancelled.

May 25, 2020

The Royal Canadian Mint restart production of numismatic coins.

May 21, 2020

July 21 to 25 RCNA Convention is cancelled due to COVID-19.

April 18, 2020

June 27 and 28 Torex Coin Show is cancelled due to COVID-19.

April 15, 2020

PCGS as resumed operations.

April 6, 2020

Production resumed at the Royal Canadian Mint with reduced staffing levels to allow the Mint to practice social distancing.

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.

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