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 and Elmer Lupul 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.
1966 – Edmonton Coin Club – 4th Annual COIN-O-RAMA (Brass 29.6 mm 8.37 g)
1967 – Edmonton Coin Club – Token
1973-1979 – 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 Nickel, 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
2003 – (1953-2003) ENS (Celebrating 50 Years) Anniversary Token
2005 – (1905-2005) ENS-CNS Working Together – Alberta Centennial 100 Years Tokens
2005 – (1905-2005) ENS Token, copper with brass core
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 (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’