At their May 28 meeting, members of the Ottawa Numismatic Society voted unanimously in favor of making the society’s award-winning publication, moneta, free to the public.
“The members felt it was important for the promotion of the hobby and numismatic education to make moneta available free to as many people as possible,” said Steve Woodland, society president.
moneta was first published in 2010 and that same year won first place in the American Numismatic Association’s Outstanding Local Numismatic Publication competition.
“Coming in first among 500 competitors – in just our first year of publication – was a great achievement,” said editor-in-chief Serge Pelletier, “but given the amazing contributors we have, I was not entirely surprised.”
The magazine-format publication is illustrated with large color images. While it is distributed electronically, it is conceived to be printed.
“And we have articles in both English and French,” said Pelletier.
To access moneta, visit the society’s website at www.ons-sno.ca.