Nanaimo Marine Festival collector coins for this year salute Frank Ney’s 100th birthday. PHOTO SUBMITTED

Bathtub collector coins freshly minted

Frank Ney’s 100th birthday the theme of Nanaimo Marine Festival souvenir coins

The set of coins for this year salutes Frank Ney’s 100th birthday.

This year the Loyal Nanaimo Bathtub Society has single coins in copper-plated, enameled copper-plated and enameled nickel-plated. They sell for $8, $20 and $20 respectively. The collector’s set has three coins in a jewel box and sells for $35.

On the front of the token is the Loyal Nanaimo Bathtub Society’s logo. The reverse side depicts the Frank Ney Statue holding birthday balloons.

Circulation pieces and sets may be ordered direct from the society by phoning 250-753-7223, e-mailing, buying online ( or by mailing a cheque to: Loyal Nanaimo Bathtub Society, PO Box 1001 – Nanaimo A, Nanaimo, B.C., V9R 5Z2. Please add $10 for shipping and handling within Canada or $15 for U.S. addresses.

Coins are also available in Nanaimo at the Carlos O’Bryan’s grocery store on Stewart Avenue or the Gold & Silver Guy on Townsite Road.

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