Definition of Exonumia:
Exonumia are numismatic items other than coins and paper money. This includes “Good For” tokens, badges, counterstamped coins, elongated coins, encased coins, souvenir medallions, tags, wooden nickels and other similar items. It is related to numismatics, and many coin collectors are also exonumists.
The Edmonton Numismatic Society (formerly Edmonton Coin Club) began in 1953. Since the inception their has been an array of exonumia material produced. The images provided here on this page are some examples and should not be considered complete listing.
A special thanks to Eric Jensen, John Callaghan, Joe Kennedy, Al Munro, Elmer Lupul, Ian Speers and Norm Belsten for the images and data used on this ENS exonumia web page.
Note: click on an image below to enlarge.
1963 – Edmonton Coin Club – 1st Annual COIN-O-RAMA (Brass 29.6 mm 8.3 g)
1964 – Edmonton Coin Club – 2nd Annual COIN-O-RAMA
Trade Note/scrip was issued by the Edmonton Coin Club in 1964 for the 2nd Edmonton Coin O’Rama. The material used for this script was leather.
1965 – Edmonton Coin Club – 3rd Annual COIN-O-RAMA Wooden Nickel
1966 – Edmonton Coin Club – 4th Annual COIN-O-RAMA (Brass 29.6 mm 8.37 g)
1967 – Edmonton Coin Club – Token
1971-1979 – Wooden Nickels
1979 – Edmonton Coin Club – CNA’79 Convention
Stamped on rim of these tokens is the following: The Metal Arts Co. Roch. N.Y.
These two uniface Tokens and were likely used for presentation or award pieces.
1980-1984 – Wooden Nickels
1984 – (1954-1984) ENS 30 Years Anniversary
This Private trade dollar or token was issued by the Edmonton Coin Club in Edmonton, Alberta in 1984 for their 30th anniversary. One side has 30 years 1954-1984 and the other side has the City Hall, Lawrence Decore Mayor.
These were three types available: ANS – Antiqued Nickel Silver, AgP – Silver Plated, AuP – Gold Plated, each type had two varieties (No-ML) no Maple Leaf and (ML) Maple Leaf . (24 g)
1986-1989 – Edmonton Coin Club – Trade Note or Script(s)
These Trade Notes were good for $2.00 off a $10.00 purchase at the mini coin show. They are becoming difficult to find as are highly collectible and many were destroyed.
1989 – Edmonton Coin Club – Wooden Nickel, 35th Anniversary Show at Westwood Village Inn
1994 – Edmonton Coin Club – Wooden Nickels, 40th Anniversary Show at Westwood Village Inn
1994 – Edmonton Coin Club – $40.00 Paper Note issued for the 40th Anniversary
1998 – ENS – RCNA Convention Tokens
$2.00 Convention Token
2003 – (1953-2003) ENS (Celebrating 50 Years) Anniversary Token
2005 – (1905-2005) ENS-CNS Working Together – Alberta Centennial 100 Years Tokens
2005 – (1905-2005) Hammered ENS Tokens
The Edmonton Numismatic Society issued the medal to mark the Centennial of Alberta in 2005. Kyle Multcher of Four Corners Coin & Currency, Winnipeg assisted by his sledgehammer wielding father, Otto, hand struck the silver medals at the ENS “Edmonton Money Show” in the fall of 2005. The medals are in the Roman style and measure approximately 19mm in diameter. The dies used for the medals were engraved by hand by Multcher.
The obverse of the medal displays the club logo “a prospector’s gold pan with a superimposed prospector’s pick and shovel”. Around the obverse design is “Edmonton Numismatic Society/ $12 (and several dots representing gold nuggets)”. The reverse depicts a central design representing the Alberta Mountains, foothills and wheat in the foreground. The text, “Alberta/ 1905- 2005”, appears around the edge, with Alberta’s motto “Fortis et Libre” above the dates.
There were 3 metals types available, the bimetallic (copper with brass core), silver denarius size, and lastly, solid gold, basically the size of an Aureous. People who attended the ENS Coin Show paid to select a Metal ball and they were able to strike their own coin, so each one of those pieces are unique. The same die set was used for each of the 3 varieties.
2009 – ENS – RCNA Convention – Prosperity Certificate
This Prosperity Certificate (printed on wood veneer) entitled the bearer to attend events during the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association Annual Convention in Edmonton on Aug 12th to 16th, 2009
2009 – ENS – RCNA Convention, Wooden Nickels
2009 – ENS – RCNA Convention Tokens
2009 – ENS – RCNA Convention Medal
This medal was designed by John Callaghan an Edmonton Numismatic Society member. It pictures on the reverse the City of Edmonton Paddlewheeler, launched in 1909, providing transport along the North Saskatchewan River. There are 9 varieties in this series with Proof-Like and Satin finishes and made with either Copper, Silver or Gold Plated Silver. [mintage info]
2017 – Edmonton Coin Club – Wooden Nickel (4 styles in 3 colors), issued at the Coin Show
2017 – Edmonton Coin Club – Sesquincentennial Medal Set (Canada 150)
This Limited edition copper and silver coin set was issued to ENS Volunteers’