Next Meeting:
Tuesday, 27th of June 7 PM (4th Tuesdays now)                               
Denny’s,205 Nugget Ave.(at East McCarran), Sparks

June 27 My Favorite Coin Bring a recent treasure or find. We want to see them. Time permitting: “Double Dimes and the Amazing Discovery at the CC Mint” DVD

July 27 Bicentennial Coinage Rusty King

August 22 Open

September 26 Ice-cream Social and movie

The Last Meeting
28 members heard first hand some of the action at the Pogue auctions and saw colonial coppers including a NE and willow tree silvers won by Robert Rodriguez. My
wife’s work schedule has changed and it is hard to get Fridays off, so I have been unable to join Ken on the last Fridays of the month at the museum
and
press run.  
Anyone want to join me? Also, Jerry is retiring as treasurer. Please consider the position now to learn the details from the master.  I got 10 more
rolls of the 2017 P penny
, if you missed out. Yours for .05 or roll for $2.50, first come. I still got a lot of binders from Fred Holabird. Let me know if you want
any, otherwise they will go to a school.
Missouri’s Ozark .25 P showed up, suppose the others will arrive by meeting time. No word if there will be a coin event in
August at the state museum of some sort (other than last Friday, of course).
Only eight silver club medals left at $65, get yours before they’re gone. Bring up to 5
coins for the bid board now. We will have board meetings before the regular meeting and vigorously tell people to be quiet so we can conduct business. Contact me
with suggestions, concerns, or topics you would like to see: 815-8625 datbbelliotts@prodigy.net











Early Bird Prize was a Martin Van Buren $1 won by Jerry Breedlove.                     2016 S .25 sets available, NA, 2017P penny, Frederick Douglas Park .25 are
here.
                                                                                                              
Raffle prizes winners were:

Rick DeAvila: Mercury dime, Barber .10
Bart Daniels:
mystery box 3 silver war .05, 2000 proof set, $1 set
Ed Scott: 1976 proof set
Milton Angel: 2 banknote books
Laurel Hoggan: sterling silver Morgan
Bill Naylor: 1997 mint set, 2015S .25 set, 1954S .01
Charles Prawdzik: 3 Pogue auction catalogs, 2009 .01 set
Jerry Breelove: chocolate coins
Gary Meckler: 2016S .25 set
Leo Rossow: NA $1 set,Heritage auction books
Clay Thomas: greeting cards
Thomas Charleston: 1975 mint set
Clayton Brownell: Canadian and GB silver coins

                         Auctions
Set of  Pogue auction books donated by Robert Rodriguez
won by Dan Waterman for $50

Quarter Pot
Jeff Allen (not present) won the quarter pot.                           

I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE WHO DONATES TO THE RAFFLE!

Upcoming Coin Shows

June 23,24, Concord Coin Show, Clarion Hotel, 1050 Burnett Ave.., Admit: $3, Tables: 39, Bill Green, 925 317-9055 peter@mcintoshcoins.com  www.
sacramentocoinshow.com

July 22,23, Fremont Coin Club Show, Elk’s Lodge, 38991 Farwell Dr., Admit: $0, Tables: 45, Vince Lacarrere, 510 792-1511 CoinVince@aol.com  www.
fremontcoinclub.com        

RCC Officers

David Elliott….......... President….......…815-8625
Rusty King..............Vice President......... 677-7057
Doug Larson............Past President..........843-0162
Gerald Breedlove........Treasurer..............425-2967
Andre Azzam ..............Secretary….........338-0707
Paul Williams…..........Director….......…720-5395
Joe Wozniak.............…Director…......…853-4223
Ken Hopple ....…..........Director..............677-1544
Shannon Holmes...........Director..............827–4359
Paul Williams…..........ANA Rep.............720-5395
David Elliott...................Editor................815-8625

datbbelliotts@prodigy.net  www.renocoinclub.org

The Other Coin: Ancient Themes on Israeli Coins
Many years ago I added modern Greek and Israeli coins to my ancient coin collection, first to have modern images of ancient coin themes, but then found that
collecting all Israeli and Greek coins was inexpensive as both coinages were common and limited.
Modern Israeli coinage begins with a series of Palestinian coins issued under the British Mandate from 1927-1947, a set of 10 coins with 3 varieties in bronze rather
than copper of 1,2,5,10,20,50,100 mils. The 50 and 100 are silver, the 5,10,and 20 have holes and were issued in both copper and bronze. Even if you collected
every date, the complete set of coins would be only 59 in number. The coins were minted as needed, so not minted every year. The 1,2,50,100 feature an olive
branch. All have English, Hebrew, and Arabic inscriptions.













After WWI Britain and Russia promoted a Jewish homeland with the British setting up Palestine and the Russians setting up the Jewish Autonomous Region in Siberia.
Palestine became Israel and the Jewish Autonomous Region still exists. In 1948 the British UN mandate over Palestine ended and the Jews in Israel declared their
independence and issued their first coin in mils with the bunch of grapes found both on 66-70 AD revolt and the later Bar Kokha revolt (132AD) against the Romans.  















The mils coinage was dropped with one issue and replaced by Jewish prutah coins 1,10, 25, 50, 100, 250, and 500 with some varieties until 1960. They all had
themes from ancient coins:




















The 1 prutah has the Seleucid anchor from the first Jewish coin under Antiochus VII with the Jerusalem lily 132BC, but also on Alexander Jannaeus’ and Herod’s
copper coins. The harp on 5 prutah and grapes on 25 prutah. The maple leaf of the 50 prutah and oil amphora of the 10 prutah are both found on a 1st Revolt coin.
The barley ears are on coins of King Agrippa I 37-44AD on which the 250 prutah coin is based. The 100 prutah palm tree is on several ancient coins including














Roman procurator Felix, Bar Kokhba, and Seleucid coins. Likely Bar Kokhba (centet) was the model. The 500 prutah pomegranate coin is based on the 1st Revolt











shekel and half shekel coins:















The reform coinage of 1960-1980 redenominated the coinage into agora (a term from the Old Testament) and lira (Hebrew for pound). The palm tree, barley ears,
and harp remained. The pomegranates became the fruit rather than flower although the original design would return to the lira in 1967. The menorah was added to
half lira and lira coins, not found on ancient coins. An imaginary Davidic lion was put on the 5 lira coin (David means lion, Lion of Judah).  





















Commemorative coins were produced, a ½ lira with the sheqel coin of 1st Revolt above and a 10 lirot coin with several ancient coins.
















 The reform coinage of 1980-1985 kept the same designs, but redenominated the lira as a sheqel a truly biblical denomination. An ancient galley appeared on the 10
sheqalim coin and a cornucopia on the 5 sheqalim coin both taken from a coin of King Herod Archelaus 25BC-18AD.















The last reform of 1985 continued agorots and sheqalim but valued the new sheqel at 1000 old sheqels. The galley appeared on the 1 agora coin, menorah on the 10
agorot, harp on the ½ sheqel with the lily from the Antiochus VII/Alexander Jannaeus coin on the sheqel. The 5 agorot coin copied another Bar Kokhba coin first used
on a 1984 50 sheqelim commemorative coin. It shows a lulav, a bouquet of plants for the Festival of Booths. The 5 sheqel has an ancient lily column capital design
from and 8th c. BC Jewish palace.




















There are less than 500 commemorative coins if you wanted to get them all. About 25% have ancient archaeological motifs. Bullion coins in silver and gold began in
1989. Mint sets were issued from 1949 on.

Numismatically yours, David Elliott

Numismatic Potpourri
The 3rd edition of Mega Red Book has chop-marked coins and foreign coins circulating in early America. The 2017P silver Liberty medal costs $60.

















The Numismatist is now including a retail price guide for US coins. They did ½ cents through nickels in first issue as well as colonials in 12 grades. The US mint
will no longer accept mail in orders
, just phone and internet. PNG has a video site on you tube that includes Money: History in Your Hands with James Earl
Jones. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb5co6ZLKPitRAw-6pDxeCw   
Canada coins include a gold statue of a big horn sheep on a coin, a cute beaver, colored
animals and flowers as well as landscapes, but I will show just a cool train set and a beaded coin now with image on the bead. Not to be out done
Australia has coins




















of Freya, kangaroos, horses, koala, fox  and the Ghostbusters. They also did five coins for the WWI cavalry charge at Beersheba that lead to the capture of
Jerusalem and defeat of the Ottoman Empire. 3 from the Perth mint and 2 Niue coins. And,
Paulau has a sand dollar coin in the shape of a sand dollar, of course. A






















bill for the
100th anniversaryof the American Legion in 2019 is in Congress now. And, a global warming coin from Pobjoy Mint where you can watch a
hologram of the ice shelf fall down



















The
American Numismatic Society has made it possible to identify coins of the Roman empire by searching images. The “Identify a Coin” interface is at  
http://numismatics.org/ocre/identify    Browse  or filter results by portrait, material, and even legends, which includes the ability to enter all or part of a legend as well
as marking illegible characters. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of JFK’s birth,
Whitman Publishing is offering a free copy of The Kennedy World in Medallic
Art: John F. Kennedy and His Family in Medals, Coins, Tokens, and Other Collectibles
, by William R. Rice, in a promotion throughout the month of June. From
May 29 through June 30, 2017, collectors who spend $25 or more at www.Whitman.com   may request a free copy of the 304-page hardcover book by entering
code JFK at checkout.
A billion rubles in old Soviet money dumped in old missile silos after the collapse of the Soviet Union, banknotes issued from 1961-1991,
all no longer legal tender was found and named “a swamp of cash.”




April2011-1st Spouses in
BronzeAncient Coins in
US History,In God We
Trust
March2011-Cartwheel Goes
Digital
2010 Reno
Cartwheels
Feb2011- Cupid & Psyche
Jan2011-2 Roman
Quinarii
Back
Issues
May 2011: Copper
Bullion?
June2011-Notgeld
July2011-Coins of
Cyprus
August 2011-Coins of
Alexander the Great
Sept2011-Late Roman Bronzes
Oct2011-National Park
Quarters
Nov2011-Arabic & Ottoman
Coins
Dec2011:Snakes on Ancient
Coins
Jan2012-Al Shay In
memoriam
Feb2012-Republican
Coins
March2012-Olympic
coins
April2012-Tour of Medallic
Arts
May 2012 ANA 2012:
Cowries to
Credit Card,
from Bullion to Fiat Money
June2012-WWII
coins
July2012-CarsonCoinPress
Aug2012-CanadianCoins
Sept2012-California
Gold
Oct2012-US Mint
medals
Nov2012-US Inaugural
Medals
Dec2012-Electrum
Coins
Jan2013-Counterfeit
Gold coins
Feb2013-Silk Road
Coins
March2013-Great
Patriotic
of Wars Russia in Coins
April2013-NCW2013buffalos
May2013-Elymais
Coins
June2013-Philoktetes
July2013-Origin of
Dollar
Aug 2013 Constantine
Adventus Aug
Sept2013-NV & CO Coin
Trip
Oct2013-Cleopatra
coins
Nov2013-Monstrous
coins
Fred Holabird reminds everyone that the club’s large library is housed by
him at 3555 Airway Drive #308 (around back as Holabird Americana).
Call 851-1859
Dec2013-Crusader
coins
Jan
2014-Euros
Feb2014-Lincoln
Penny
March2014-Leto
coin
April2014-So-called
Dollars
SF set of all five 2013-2016S quarters in case $5
National Park Quarters  PDS .50        
Presidential, Native American  D P $1.25
May 2014-Kennedy
Halves
June 2014-WWII
Coins
July 2014-Ancient Cast
coinage
August 2014-E. European
coins
Sept 2014-Roman enemies coins
Oct 2014-Old Coin
Press#1
Nov2014-LaVere
Redfield
Dec2014-Vietnamese
Coins
Jan2015:The Four
Wisemen
Feb 2015 Pompei
Magnus
March3015 Richard II
& English coins
April2015-Reagan
Dollar
205 Nugget Ave. Sparks, NV
by Holiday Inn, across Hwy 80 from
Western Village
May2015-Shapur I &
Sparadokos
June2015-CCAC
July 2015-Roman Coins in India
Aug
2015-Persis,Elymais,Parthia
Sept2015-US 20
cent
Oct2015-German
Coins
Nov2015-HolyRomanEmperors
Dec2015-3
Wiseman
Jan2016-N.Black Sea
coins
Feb2016-Rape of
Persephone
March2016-Coins at NY
museums
April2016-Liberty on
coins
May2016-Cyprus
Coins
June 2016-Olympia
bronze
July
2016-Medals
August2016-Anaheim
World
Fairof Money review
Sept2016-Treasures found
at World Fair of Money
Oct2016-Presidential
dollars
Nov2016-Barter to
Coins
Jan2017-So-Called
dollars
Dec2016-Egyptian temple
& Scipio Africanus
Feb2017-Russian coins1
March2017-Russian coins2
April2017-Augustus,Son of god
May2017-Pyrrhus Coins