The New York International Numismatic Convention Board of Directors, meeting on September 23, reached a decision to cancel the 49th annual edition of the world and ancient specialty convention, which had been scheduled to be held at the Grand Hyatt New York from January 8 through 17, 2021.
In a joint statement NYINC board president Mike Dunigan and bourse chairman Kevin Foley said, “In reviewing the unprecedented environment that would have been faced by our convention in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, including travel restrictions faced by foreign based participants, as well as quarantine requirements that would have affected the overwhelming majority of both our public and booth holding participants on arrival in New York, our board concluded that we simply had no viable option other than to cancel the 2021 NYINC.”
They continued, “Moreover, our board concluded as well that in light of the serious threat of infection transmission that would have been faced by our participants, cancellation was the only responsible decision we could have reached.”
Foley added, “Moving forward, our 50th Annual New York International Numismatic Convention is scheduled for the Grand Hyatt New York over the dates January 7-16, 2022. I know that the NYINC occupies a special place on the overall numismatic calendar and in the lives of our participants. Our 2021 bourse was within a small handful of booths of once again being a total sellout. Our board and staff will look forward to seeing our many participants in 2022 for our 50th Annual NYINC, when we’ll once again have eight full days of auctions, as well as a world and ancient specialty bourse where our attendees will be able to do business with booth holders from around the world that they will not see at any other event in the United States.”
For further information please visit the official NYINC website.
To see what you may expect from the next convention in 2022 read our report on the NYINC 2020.