We look forward to welcoming one and all to our annual Winter Open House:
Coins & Strings
Saturday, November 21st
3:00 to 6:00pm
Note: we will be closed on Saturday until opening for our event at 3pm.
In addition to a performance by harpist Robin Best (from 3:00 till 5:00), refreshments, many new additions to inventory as well as a special Poppy/John McCrae Coin exchange – courtesy of our friends at the Royal Canadian Mint – we are pleased to be presenting the following three unique displays:
Canada’s Nickel Dollar
We are delighted to be unveiling the world’s #1-ranked collection of these predecessors to the “Loon” Dollar, issued in Canada from 1968 until 1987 and meticulously assembled by a local collector and specialist of the series.
A Tribute to Indonesia
As a nod to the Republic of Indonesia’s 70th anniversary of Independence this year, we present a survey of coins and artifacts from Sean’s personal collection, representing a rich numismatic heritage from pre-colonial times to the present.
Almonte on Reflection
From our growing corporate collection, an interesting display of postcards and memorabilia from Almonte’s 135-year history, highlighted by an exceptionally rare hand-written letter from a mystery figure in our past – never before seen on public display!
Please remember your pennies!
We are continuing our Penny Drive in support of the robust Almonte efforts to welcome a number of Syrian refugee families to our area. Please dig out any stray pennies remaining in your drawers, jars or toolboxes, and help us out in even the smallest way with our goal in this regard. We will have a guestbook on display that all are welcome to sign, with the intent of presenting it to a new settling family as a sincere gesture of welcome in the new year.