Next Meeting:
Tuesday, 24th of October 7 PM (4th Tuesdays now)                               
Denny’s,205 Nugget Ave.(at East McCarran), Sparks

October 24
Happy Birthday Nevada!

October 27-28 Nevada Day at the Museum: New Coins and Displays David Elliott, Rusty King, and Trish Felkner

November 28 Fred Holabird

December 26 Minibourse and Nominations

The Last Meeting
34 members were wowed by the latest additions to Rob Rodriguez’s colonial coins collection. The Jacob Jones medal was huge, over 2 and a half inches. We
also got to see the first two Washington medals.
Very slow at the museum in September, no school or bus tours that day. Got to see some of the first have
dollar size silver coins coming off the press
. All the dies and the collar have to be redone. They started with the anniversary coin with the mammoth and Washoe
basket, plan to do the pony express and other popular medals.
Press should be running for Nevada Day. No decision on price yet. Trish has another surgery, so no
museum in Nov. & Dec.
George Rogers Clark  .25 out November 13. Only seven silver club medals left at $65, get yours before they’re gone. We have about
10 of the brass and 20 of the copper.
Bring up to 5 coins for the bid board now. I noticed a lot more coins on the bid board. 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 Nixon $1 won by Milton Angel.                                  .         2016 S .25 sets available, NA, Ellis Island .25 are here.
                                                                                   


Raffle prizes winners were:

Laurel Hoggan: Russian coins
Charles Prawdzik: Silver Congressional medals
Bill Naylor: PCGS2017P .01, NA $1 set, 2 coin books
Milton Angel: 1991 proof set, 1978 proof set
Dan Waterman:set Heritage auction catalogs, grading books
Ken Hopple: 2006 proof set
Bart Daniels: WWII .01 set
Don Stamp: 1978 mint set
Duke Morin: 2000 coin set
David Elliott: Lincoln .01 set
David Loder: 2014S .25 set
Mary Long: Presidential $1 set
Joseph Drapula:chocolate coins


                       Auctions
Heritage US auction catalogs donated by Rob Rodriguez won by Dan Waterman for $25.

Signed
1792:Birth of the Nation’s Coinage donated by Robert Rodriguez won by Fred Holabird for $35.


                     Quarter Pot

Cynthia Neufeld of Minnesota (not present) won the quarter pot, about $10.
                                              

I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE WHO DONATES TO THE RAFFLE!

Upcoming Coin Shows

October 21-22, Delta Coin Club Show, Four Points Sheraton Hotel, 4900 Duckhorn  Dr., Admit: $3, Tables: 50, Bob Shanks, 916 204-5168 Robert.Shanks@att.
net  www.sacvalcc.org

October 28-29, Marin County Coin, Stamp, Collectibles Show, Four Points Sheraton Hotel, 1010 Northgate Dr., Admit: $4, Tables: 28, Scott Griffin, 415 601-
8661 scott@griffincoin.com  www.griffincoin.com

November 3-4, Sacramento Coin Show, Lion’s Gate Hotel, 3410 Westover St., Admit: $3, Tables: 66, Peter McIntosh, 916 317-9055 peter@mcintoshcoins.com  
www.sacramentocoinshow.com

November 5, San Jose Coin & Collectibles Show, Napredak Hall, 770 Montague Expressway, Admit: ?, Tables: 37, Fred van den Haak, 650 380-4158
fredvdh@gmail.com  www.solanocoinclub.com

November 10,11 Sunnyvale Coin Show, Domain Hotel, 1085 East El Camino Real Montague, Admit: $3, Tables: 34, Bill Green, 925 351-76058
info@norcalcoinshows.com  www.norcalcoinshows.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

Not the Other Coin: National Coin Week on Unity

The 2017 theme for National Coin Week in April is “the role of numismatics in building bridges and promoting unity and reconciliation.” Not sure what this means,
but coins do tell us where unity can be found. What comes to mind first is the clasped hand coins of the Romans, who promoted their unity with the army (Nerva),
as conspirators (Brutus with Piety), or with other emperors or rulers (Octavian and Marc Anthony) with Concord. More often than not, this was wishful thinking.










More substantially, Alexander the Great appropriated divine symbols of the horn of the Egyptian Ammon and images of Zeus enthroned copied from coins of the
Phoenician Baal on his standard coinage. There are even coins of Alexander with Aramaic inscriptions, but we do not know if they were official or local coinage.




















What was without doubt an attempt at bilingual unity appears to have begun with Demetrius I of Bactria flourished 200-190 BC who created bilingual coinage in
Greek and the Indian language kharosthi. Displayed here on a coin of Menander (c.165-130 BC), who was also a big promoter of Buddhism. Below Athena on the





















reverse and a dharma wheel with palm branch. The Romans rather than add a divine attribute the reverse. The Romans rather than add a divine attribute to their
portraits, simply appropriated the whole god, feeling that imperial unity demanded the worship of all gods. Below Empress Julia Paula hauls the baetyl, house of the  
Phoenician sun god (probably a meteorite), to Rome on a cart and Empress Julia Domna celebrates the Syrian Great Mother brought to Rome with cult statues,
priests, and the whole works. The priest in their colorful robes, twirled, danced, cut themselves, and even castrated themselves. This was much too much for most
Romans.
Putting strange gods on one’s coins for a show of unity has gone out of fashion, but multilingual coins are popular in Belgium, Israel, and India to name a few.
Belgium 2 euro coin has French, Dutch, German, and English. Israel has Arabic, English, and Hebrew. Indian coins usually win. Here a coin of George VI
written in English, Urdu, Telugu, Bengli and Devnagari legends. India also made coins for the and English. Israel has Arabic, English, and Hebrew. Indian coins  














usually win. Here a coin of George VI written in English, Urdu, Telugu, Bengli and Devnagari legends. India also made coins for the illiterate with fingers showing the
denomination. Russia almost 300 years ago put dots on their coins for the illiterate and blind. Below 5 and 25 kopecks.












 Nowadays, it seems that unity is based on race rather than religion, language, or ideas. There are coins commemorating minority groups, Australia and the Bushmen,
and our own Black Liberty. We have also been honoring Native Americans with the golden dollar, which is probably the best designed and most artistic of our
circulating coinage. There is also a medal series honoring each of 33 tribe’s contribution as code talkers in WWI and WWII, which is nicely designed. However, unity
here is not really racial, but political. Political and legal decisions were made to treat and honor everyone irrespective of race or sex. Political unity is best



























symbolized by the recent return of Hong Kong and Macau to China. Not only was the transition smooth across language, racial, and religious barriers, but the
transitions were also symbolized with a bridge. Bridges are made by ideas. Here contract law won; when the leases were up, the land was returned. We are all equal
before the law. The Greeks believed anyone to be Greek who spoke Greek and contributed to the polis. The Romans thought anyone was Roman who was a citizen
by wealth, served in the army, or was favored by the emperor. The US says anyone born here is American. My relatives felt out-Christianed by the Civil Rights
Movement and accepted the idea we are all created equal before God.















   Ideas, not race or sex, bring about reconciliation and unity. One does not choose his race or sex, and they do not change. Just the ideas about them change. We
need to believe we are all good because we chose good ideas like being Greek, Roman, Belgian, Christian, or Jew, and others make other good choices without regard
to race or sex or things we can not change. That is what coins and successful ancient empires taught us.

Numismatically yours, David Elliott

Numismatic Potpourri

   Kevin Flynn's draft book on the 1804 large cent restrikes by the US mint can be found: http://www.coinzip.com/articlesPage.php?i=59   Mark Hotz has an
interesting article about
Civil War banknotes with notes about their owners written on them as they went into battle or prison in October 10, 2017 Numismatic
News
. The same issue reports the pending sale of a set of the very rare 1916 Zanzibar banknotes. Roman soldiers hurriedly buried their coins as they were being
overwhelmed by German forces and their German allies, who changed sides.  
Roman coins found or excavated in the Teutoberg Forest are narrowing down the
location of the battle
that saw the destruction of three Roman legions in 9 AD, that ended the Roman’s attempt to conquer and colonize Germany. David J. Ryder
has been nominated as mint director
. There has been no director since 2011 as Obama did not appoint one. He was a mint director under Bush in 1992. The Royal
Mint is issuing a 70th anniversary wedding coin for Queen Elizabeth that shows her age. The
2017 limited edition silver proof set at $139.95 sold out in 32
hours
. It included an eagle, half, dime and 5 quarters. The 2018 WWI silver dollar design was unveiled 10-9. The first US palladium coin is selling for around

























$1700 and obviously reusing old designs. You can take a virtual tour of the US Mint in Philadelphia on utube or on the mint’s website: here  The overpriced US
Mint bullion coins are selling poorly
. Wonder why? PCGS has certified the third known 2-tailed Washington quarter as Mint State 62. The Washington quarter
was struck with two reverse dies. Production of the two-tailed Washington quarter dollar is believed to have been executed at the San Francisco Mint between 1965
and 1967. So we have our WWI commemorative silver dollar,
Canada has been making a bunch of them:

























Perth mint is celebrating the Chinese year of the dog, an owl, a sea otter, a Chinese dragon chasing a rotating pearl and a coin celebration the 30th anniversary of
Star Trek Next Generation. I’m going to the San Francisco celebration. Concordia Seminary in Missouri for the
500th anniversary of the Reformation with a
display of rare medals and books of Martin Luther titled "Pressed into Service by the Word of God." An exhibit catalog is available.
The Paris Mint has opened its
doors after a complete renovation
. See in English at  https://www.monnaiedeparis.fr/en   The animal tallow in the new polymer banknotes is giving Vegans,
Hindus, and others a moral dilemma in Britain. It used to be on our postage stamps’ glue too. A new site collecting all recent auction
catalog sales of Russian coins
is at  https://www.m-dv.ru/en/catalog/   in English.
Numismatic Background and Census of 1802 Half Dimes: A Classic American Rarity by Jon P. Amato, Ph.
D., edited by James L. Halperin and Mark Van Winkle, is available from Ivy Press for $29.95 at Heritage Auctions   HA.com



































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
July 2017-Ancient Jewish Coins
Augt2017-Portuguese Colonies
Sept 2017-Coins on the Web