A coin show this Sunday at the Timmins Museum is expected to attract collectors and traders from places like Sudbury, Kapuskasing, Cochrane and Kirkland Lake.
Timmins Coin Club publicity director Orest Lawryniw says it’s the first time for such a show since COVID-19 restrictions were lifted.
“There’s going to be a variety of coins and banknotes, not just from Canada and the United States, but from around the world,” he tells My TimminsNow Dot Com. “We have people that collect tokens, Canadian Tire money, trade dollars from different cities and towns. Everybody has their own specialty.”
With the international spotlight on Ukraine, Lawryniw says he’ll be displaying about 80 banknotes from that country. Some are simply collector notes, but others are in circulation.
“They’re probably worth between five and ten dollars each, easily,” he says, “anywhere from one hryvnia to 50 hryvnia. The exchange rate is basically ten to one on the Canadian dollar right now.”
You don’t have to dish out any coins to be admitted to the show. It runs from 10:00am until 5:00pm on Sunday.