April2011-1st Spouses in
BronzeAncient Coins in US
History,In God We Trust
March2011-RCC Goes Digital
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-US Park Quarters
Nov2011-Arabic,Ottoman Coins
Dec2011:Snakes & 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
Feb2013-Silk Road Coins
March2013-Great Patriotic
of Wars Russia in Coins
April2013-NCW2013buffalos
May2013-Elymais Coins
June2013-Philoktetes
July2013-Origin of Dollar
Aug2013 Constantine
Adventus Aug
Sept2013-NV & CO Coin Trip
Oct2013-Cleopatra coins
Nov2013-Monstrous coins
Dec2013-Crusader coins
Jan 2014-Euros
Feb2014-Lincoln Penny
March2014-Leto coin
April2014-So-called Dollars
SF set of all five 2013-2017S quarters in case $5
National Park Quarters  PDS .50        
Presidential, Native American  D P $1.25
May 2014-Kennedy Halves
June 2014-WWII Coins
July2014-Ancient Cast coinage
Aug2014-E. European coins
Sept2014-Roman enemies coins
Oct 2014-Old Coin Press#1
Nov2014-LaVere Redfield
Dec2014-Vietnamese Coins
Jan2015:The Four Wisemen
Feb 2015 Pompei Magnus
March2015 Richard II
& English coins
April2015-Reagan Dollar
May2015-Shapur I & Sparadokos
June2015-CCAC
July2015-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
July2017-Ancient Jewish Coins
Augt2017-Portuguese Colonies
Sept 2017-Coins on the Web
Oct2017-Unity coins
Nov2017-Papal Coins
Dec2017-2018 coins
Jan2018-Georgia coins
Feb2018-Armenia coins
March2018-Paper Money
April2018-Morgan1884O VAMs
May2018-Trebizond coins
July2018-tax tokens
June2018-3 Romes
July2018-tax tokens
AugSept2018-AncientCounterfeits
Next Meeting:
Tuesday, 22nd of October (4th Tuesdays)                               
Denny’s,205 Nugget Ave.(at East McCarran), Sparks

October 22 Happy Birthday NV! Rusty King

October 25,26  Nevada Day at the Museum  Free Admission

November 26 A Panel on Gold and Bullion

November 26 A Panel on Gold and Bullion

November 29 Nevada Day at the Museum

December 24 NO MEETING

December 27 Nevada Day at the Museum  weather permitting

The Last Meeting
26 members got to take a trip to the Caribbean in Laurel Hoggan’s power point show of her first coin collection. I am happy to do power points of your interest or
collection too for a presentation to the club, which can also be done by me or you.
The last 2019 quarter (Idaho) comes out Nov. 4th, and the next dollar Oct 24,
the Pennsylvania polio vaccine.
There will be a new dollar coin each month. The silver club medals are selling well, and we are thinking about making 50 more. We
can sell them more easily with a credit card now. To raise the money to have more made,
we will be getting rid half of the park .25 for a .25 next meeting and
most of the presidential dollars for $1 with all of them going in February, except for a few sets
. There will also be a free raffle for a basket of my wife’s home
made jellies as the early bird prize in November
. The last six quarters come out next year and presumably the famous woman series will begin in 2021 or 2022. New
quarters are easier to get in circulation, so we will be getting fewer of them for club members and to take to the museum. Bring up to 5 coins for the bid board now.
We  have board meetings before the meeting and ask for quiet so we can conduct business. Please leave upper right seats open for board members. Contact
me with any ideas or problems: 815-8625 datbbelliotts@prodigy.net  CONTACT A CONGRESSMAN a day for our Morgan 2021 CC


Early Bird Prize: partially filled bag of PA .25 won by Larry Demangate


Raffle prizes winners were:


Milton Angel: banknote auction catalogs, penny album, US coin books, $1 and .25 bags
Mary Long: 1975 proof set, 1990 proof set, set NA $1 set
Rick De Avilla: partially filled .01 book, Indian head .01 & arrowhead,
Mercury .10
Jerry Breedlove: 1914 .25, 1 gram silver
Bill Naylor: 1977 mint set
Ed Scott: 2003 mint set
Laurel Hoggan: 5 year set holders
Joe Wozniak:
mystery box by Laurel Puerto Rico .25 roll
Dave Loder: steel .01 set
George Lee: world coin medal, arcade tokens
Shannon Holmes: S .25 set
Leo Rossow: Morgan copper round


                         
Auctions
Paul Williams donated an Arnold Palmer autographed picture and silver round
won by Rick DeAvila for $25.

                        
Quarter Pot
Dan Waterman (not present) won the quarter pot.

THANKS everyone for donating to the RAFFLE!



Upcoming Coin Shows

October 19, Delta Coin Club Show, Eagle’s Hall, 1492 Bourbon St., Stockton, Admit: FREE, Tables: 40+
Ruben Smith 209 982-5961 rubensmith@hotmail.com

October 26-27, Fresno Coin Club Coin Show, Las Palmas Masonic Center, 2992 E. Clinton Ave., Admit: $2, Tables: 45.
Richard Hunter  559 738-8128 www.fresnocoinclub.com

November 1-2, 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 8-9, Sunnyvale Coin Show, Domain Hotel, 1085 East El Camino Real, Admit:$4, Tables: 34,  
Bill Green 925 351-7605 www.norcalcoinshows.com info@norcalcoinshows.com

November 22-24, Las Vegas Numismatic Society Show, Palace Station Hotel, 2411 W. Sahara Ave., Admit:?, Tables: ?
CK Shows 888 330-5188 www.ckshows.com info@ckshows.com

RCC Officers

David Elliott….......... President…........…815-8625
Rusty King..............Vice President......... 677-7057
Doug Larson............Past President..........843-0162
Mary Long..................Treasurer.............853-0696
Andre Azzam ..............Secretary….........338-0707
Laurel Hoggan…..........Librarian..........…223-5096
Joe Wozniak.............…Director…......818 321-6678
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: Counterfeits

Frustrated with being unable to complete some of the coin series in my ancient and Russian collections,  I decided to turn to copies. Of course, I knew just where to
go–China, and China’s ebay is Alibaba or Ali Express. There, a replica of almost any coin can be had for $2 or less, dutifully marked “copy” on-line, but arriving
without any such stamp. It is legal in China to reproduce coins. Russian counterfeiters sell on Alibaba as well, so I got a Peter the Great beard token, a tax on beards
when he wanted the populace to look more European. The history of counterfeiting is as old as coinage, and was both an individual and government effort. The first
coinage of electrum (natural occurring alloy of gold and silver) soon had its gold content debased by adding silver to make the famous “white gold” coinage by
governments. Lead was plated with gold or silver and copper plated with silver and sometimes gold. I have a rare coin of Cassius that is a Roman contemporary
fourre (silver plated), likely by the poor Cassius himself. The Roman government itself often make bronze denarii when short of silver to pay the troops called limes
denarii or border denarii that could be redeemed later by merchants or soldiers.











Today, rare and popular coins are counterfeited by China, Russia and other nations most often in metals other than gold or silver. The weight will be off, so an
investment in $10 electronic scale is a necessity. A fake 50 peso “gold” coin I was asked to identify among some Roman coins weighed half of what it should.
Attempts to prevent counterfeiting have lead Britain to a 12-sided coin with a hologram and Germany to a blue plastic ring with trace elements that seem to be able to
stop counterfeiting so far.













Paper money is even easier to counterfeit since it was invented by the Chinese in the 1300s as our Continental Congress struggled with. Marking pens are frustrated
with cornstarch; modern color copiers can reproduce sophisticated engraving. New bills are counterfeited as soon as they are released. China is again the main
culprit, but Peru has much of the counterfeiting market now, and it may be of some consolation that Chinese counterfeiters have counterfeited their own currency.
Still don’t discount good old American know how:  Eric Aspden of San Jose, CA profited $100.000 a year or more from a flood of do-it-yourself printed bills using a
laptop and a store-bought printer. Aspden is now charged with making and selling bogus $20 bills that look so real they may have been in an out of your wallet
without you even realizing they were fake. He mailed packages of cash to 30 different states. According to a recent report by Chinese state media, 96.7% of all
counterfeit bills circulating in China come from templates hand-drawn by Peng Daxiang, an elderly painter who was arrested in 2013. 73-year-old Daxiang single-
handedly managed to produce dozens of printing plates worth millions of yuan without the use of computers or modern technology. Instead, he relied on simple tools
like magnifying glasses and film cameras. He sold these templates to gangs of counterfeiters for $8000 to $20,000 per plate. Drug cartels have invested in Peru,
which is responsible for producing and distributing an estimated 60% of the world’s counterfeit US notes, the Secret Service announced after seizing $30 million in
fake U.S. bills and 50,000 euros along with six counterfeit plants, eight counterfeit manufacturing presses, and over 1,600 printing plates and negatives of varying
denominations in Lima. The counterfeiter most relies on people just not looking at their money. Some 30,000 of these $1 passed in the North-East with blurry seal
misspelled Washington, no cotton paper with blue and red threads, blurred lines, etc. See a Chinese counterfeit coin operation at  https://www.thesprucecrafts.
com/chinese-coin-counterfeiting-ring-4071202























Numismatically yours, David Elliott

Numismatic Potpourri

The US government is ordering only $146.4 billion in bills next year representing about a 27% reduction over the last 4 years and mostly replacing worn
bills going out of circulation and August coin production dropped to 767.3 million coins, a decline of 36.2%. I am very fond of paintings and sculptures made out of
coins, so I was very pleased when
I spotted a bear sculpture in Tahoe City made of pennies, which made the fur very realistic. The mama bear has two cubs in
the crook of her leg and this is a close up of one of the cubs.



















The finer of the two known
1975 proof dimes without the San Francisco S mint mark, the most valuable modern US coin, was jointly purchased on
September 6, 2019 for $456,000 then sold five days later for $516,000 to an avid Roosevelt dime collector who wants to remain anonymous. William Silber published
his deeply researched and beautifully written
The Story of Silver: How the White Metal Shaped America and the Modern World for $20.49 on Amazon. The
Royal African Company's objective to mine gold was a success. As the supply of the precious metal began to flow into England in the 1660s, the mint increased
milled, rather than hammered gold coinage.
The "guinea," along with its multiples, was born, the name deriving from one of the areas in which the precious metal
was sourced—Guinea being the regional name for the southern coast of West Africa. A portion of the company's logo, an elephant, was placed below the truncation
of the monarch's neck. In order to further reinforce the role that the crown held in the company's affairs, later issues featured a castle atop the elephant. These
charming notations can be seen on issues from Charles II, James II, and William and Mary, all of which are enthusiastically collected today and are rather rare due to
many having been melted down for recoinage in the 18th century.










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The British Museum released details of the Chew Valley hoard: 1,236 coins date to the brief reign of King Harold II (which started and ended in 1066) and 1,310 to
the first years of William I’s reign. Three of the coins represent types known to numismatists as “mules,” or illegitimate blends of different coin faces minted by
moneyers in hopes of avoiding taxes on new coin dies. Two of the mules depict William on one side of the coin and Harold on the other. (The third mule splits its
sides between William and Edward the Confessor, Harold II’s predecessor.) According to the British Museum, these are the first known examples of William/Harold
mules. The coin hoard adds greatly to the known examples of each type, and offers a new opportunity to study the evolution of English coinage in a period of
massive social and political upheaval. Already, thanks to information on the coins, the researchers have learned of mints not previously known to exist. "Michael V," a
manager of a BBQ food truck company from Lewisville, Texas, told PCGS he obtained a box of quarters from a Wells Fargo Bank branch in nearby Grapevine on
August 20, 2019.
He was thrilled when he opened it and saw fresh rolls of the new San Antonio quarters which were not scheduled to be released by the
Federal Reserve until six days later.
He submitted the two 2019-W San Antonio quarters to PCGS. PCGS has since given the W coins a special pedigree,
Accidental Early Release and graded both MS65.
The 2019 US Mint silver proof set goes on sale Thursday, October 17. Offered every year since 2013, this year’
s set has a new distinction:
all eight coins are now made of 99.9 percent fine silver, including the American Eagle silver dollar, which is usually 90 percent
silver.
An 1871 to 1875 S seated liberty half minted on a quarter planchette sold for $50,000 last month. Cool coin now that I got a better image..













Free eagle to the person who submits the theme for National Coin Week. 2020 is the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment that gave women the right to
vote. The theme is women’s contribution in general. Send idea to Andy Dickes adickes@money.org  
The S proof set of the innovation dollars went on sale
October 11
for $20.95. The Federal Reserve is storing over a billion $1 coins and is now just minting 11 million of clad dollar coins distributed among the 4
innovation dollars and the yearly Native American dollar made just for collectors since 2011. At the 2019 World's Fair of Money the American Numismatic
Association asked some of the coin industry's most influential leaders about what they believe is in store for the future of the hobby.
Hear these titans of
numismatics share what they believe the future holds
. Future of Numismatics Symposium: What the Future May Hold on the Coin Television YouTube Channel
at: https://youtu.be/XICTxLS1P6k   
Salvage work on the 1840 shipwreck SS North Carolina off the South Carolina coast has renewed with the salvage of high
grade early 1830s gold coins with the hope that many Georgia coins will be found this time after a 20 year hiatus.
Robert Rodriguez has sent me an interview he
gave:
The Fed is Clueless. It is very detailed and technical and argues that the Feds goal of 2% inflation and 2% growth means that money’s purchasing power is
reduced by 50% every 36 years. This creates the worst capital spending and capital production since the Depression, all to encourage a monstrous national debt. He
takes a wait and see position on gold as it is unclear if we are entering a financial crisis of recession or hyper inflation or both.
Let Robert or me know if you would
like a copy emailed
. https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/book/568344 is the link to the video interview on the Morris silver centered cent. On Saturday December 7,
we have been invited to the Vallejo Numismatic Society Christmas Party with catered buffet $22 person, 2 or more $20. Doors open 5PM, drawing for $2,000
in prizes, 50/50 drawing door prizes include 70+ eagles, goodie bags and table favors. Reservations mandatory on-line at www.splanocoinclub.com questions at
dlhcoins@gmail.com  
Canada’s cool feather shaped coin already sold out.
Oct2018-Italian Museums
SF set of all five 2013-2018S quarters in case $5
National Park Quarters  PDS .50        
Presidential, Innovators,Native American  D P $1.25
Club medal silver $65, copper or brass $15
205 Nugget Ave. Sparks, NV
by Holiday Inn, across Hwy 80 from
Western Village
https://renocoinclub.libib.com
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
Nov2018-RCCmedal2019
Dec2018-Ukraine&Crimea pt.1
2010 Reno
Cartwheels
Texas .25 .25 here, NA & Innovation dollar here.
Jan2019-Ukraine&Crimea,pt.2
Feb2019-150th Coin Press#1
March2018-Bullion Coins
April2018-NCW ApolloXI
May2019Pacific Exposition medals
June2019-W mint
July2019-Littleton coins
Aug2019 CC1870 replica half
April2011-1st Spouses in
BronzeAncient Coins in US
History,In God We Trust
March2011-RCC Goes Digital
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-US Park Quarters
Nov2011-Arabic,Ottoman Coins
Dec2011:Snakes & 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
Feb2013-Silk Road Coins
March2013-Great Patriotic
of Wars Russia in Coins
April2013-NCW2013buffalos
May2013-Elymais Coins
June2013-Philoktetes
July2013-Origin of Dollar
Aug2013 Constantine
Adventus Aug
Sept2013-NV & CO Coin Trip
Oct2013-Cleopatra coins
Nov2013-Monstrous coins
Dec2013-Crusader coins
Jan 2014-Euros
Feb2014-Lincoln Penny
March2014-Leto coin
April2014-So-called Dollars
SF set of all five 2013-2017S quarters in case $5
National Park Quarters  PDS .50        
Presidential, Native American  D P $1.25
May 2014-Kennedy Halves
June 2014-WWII Coins
July2014-Ancient Cast coinage
Aug2014-E. European coins
Sept2014-Roman enemies coins
Oct 2014-Old Coin Press#1
Nov2014-LaVere Redfield
Dec2014-Vietnamese Coins
Jan2015:The Four Wisemen
Feb 2015 Pompei Magnus
March2015 Richard II
& English coins
April2015-Reagan Dollar
May2015-Shapur I & Sparadokos
June2015-CCAC
July2015-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
July2017-Ancient Jewish Coins
Augt2017-Portuguese Colonies
Sept 2017-Coins on the Web
Oct2017-Unity coins
Nov2017-Papal Coins
Dec2017-2018 coins
Jan2018-Georgia coins
Feb2018-Armenia coins
March2018-Paper Money
April2018-Morgan1884O VAMs
May2018-Trebizond coins
July2018-tax tokens
June2018-3 Romes
July2018-tax tokens
AugSept2018-AncientCounterfeits
Next Meeting:
Tuesday, 28th of January (4th Tuesdays)                               
Denny’s,205 Nugget Ave.(at East McCarran), Sparks

December 24 NO MEETING

December 27 Nevada Day at the Museum  weather permitting

January 28 Dinner, Nominations, Elections

January 31 Nevada Day at the Museum  weather permitting

February 4 150th Anniversary of CC Mint with director of the US Mint director David J. Ryder 10AM

The Last Meeting
Only 16 members got to hear detailed and expert insights from Fred Holabird and Robert Rodriguez into the gold and bullion market, which might be
summarized as gold is a commodity like any other commodity and the supply is much greater than demand, so that gold generally sells for the price of production,
and only gains a premium when people are worried about a financial crises, but does not maintain the premium even if the crisis occurs unless there is compete
financial collapse like hyper inflation. Rare coins out perform the market and commodities. This is why
Robert has bought a collection of the first Congressional
Medals of Honor that he hopes to bring to the January meeting
, weather permitting (see below Comitia Americana) The last 2019 quarter (Idaho) and the NJ
Edison dollar are here. The last dollar will be ordered Dec. 19th.
Bring up to 5 coins for the bid board now. We  have board meetings before the meeting and ask
for quiet so we can conduct business. Please leave upper right seats open for board members
. Contact me with any ideas or problems: datbbelliotts@prodigy.net 815-
8625

Early Bird Prize: 2019S .25 set won by David Elliott
l

Raffle prizes winners were:

Jerry Breedlove: 1 gram silver, Barber .25, 2 Ikes $1, 2 mint bags
Leo Rossow: filled penny book, 1975 prrof set
Doug Harper: president $1 set, NA $1 set
Rusty King: copper RCC medal
Bart Daniel: filled .01 album, 2019S .25 set, steel .01 set, 1984 mint set, ANA Peace medal
Ken Hopple: chocolate coins, tax tokens
Rick De Avilla: Mercury .10, coin puzzle
Mary Long: 1997 proof set, Innovation $1 set
Robert Rodriguez: PDS Idaho .25

                
Auctions

No Auctions

               
Quarter Pot

Ed Hoffman (not present) won the quarter pot.

THANKS everyone for donating to the RAFFLE!

Upcoming Coin Shows

February 4 150th Anniversary of CC Mint with director of the
US Mint director David J. Ryder 10AM, 600 North Carson St., Carson City.
Admit:$8 Special commemorative will be minted on old coin press 1.800-NEVADA8
5-7PM happy hour with David Ryder at Gov. Mansion $100 30mm medal included, limited tickets Reserve with Sandra Silva 687-1410 ex224 s.silva@state.nv.us


RCC Officers

David Elliott….......... President…........…815-8625
Rusty King..............Vice President......... 677-7057
Doug Larson............Past President..........843-0162
Mary Long..................Treasurer.............853-0696
Andre Azzam ..............Secretary….........338-0707
Laurel Hoggan…..........Librarian..........…223-5096
Joe Wozniak.............…Director…......818 321-6678
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:  Comitia Americana Medals, the First Medals of Honor

The Comitia Americana (American Congress, Medals of Honor) series memorializes some of the pivotal moments of the Revolutionary War. The series was created
between 1776 and the early 19th century almost exclusively by French artists and artisans at the commission of the United States. The medals were created after
Continental Congressional voted to memorialize the heroism, friendship, and leadership of key American and French revolutionaries. Each medal was struck either at
the Paris Mint or the United States Mint in Philadelphia. 12 medals were authorized, but Henry Lee’s medal was overlooked by Franklin, Jefferson, and David
Humphreys in Paris and President Jefferson found a series of mishaps in a dead engraver, a dead minter, and broken dies, which makes it unclear if a gold medal
from a trial strike was presented to the Lee’s family and lost or never presented. There are replicas of all the medals starting in the mid 19th century that can be found
on e-bay for $2 each or bought as a set with nice case and booklet starting at $55. Robert Rodriguez, of course, wants real, original, and finest available, and has
assembled the most complete collection possible in private hands, which we hope to see in January, weather permitting. There are no original medals of John Stewart,
Anthony Wayne or Nathaniel Greene in gold or silver in private hands. The most popular, restruck, and copied medal is Washington before Boston. The medal
commemorates the emplacement of cannon from Fort Ticonderoga (300 miles away) on Dorchester Heights overlooking the British army in Boston and forcing them
to retreat. In Latin: George Washington supreme commander of the armies, defender of liberty// first flight of the enemy, Boston recovered March 17, 1776. An
equally popular and often copied medal is that of John Paul Jones and the British ships he defeated
Serapis (front) and Countess of Scarborough (left) from his
Bonhomme Richard (behind). In Latin: John Paul Jones commander of the fleet//the ships of the enemy captured or put to flight, off the shore of Scotland Sept.
23,1778.

















General Horatio Gates, valiant general// Makes safe the North, receives the surrender at Saratoga (of British General Burgoyne) Oct. 17,1777. This battle won French
support for America. Lieutenant. Colonel Francois De Fleury along with General Anthony Wayne, and Major John Stewart recaptured the fort at Stony Point on the
Hudson. De Fleury is portrayed as a Roman centurion: a monument and prize for virtue and boldness, to French officer De Fleury, the first to conquer the walls,
given by the American Republic// Fort: fortifications, swamps, and the enemy overcome, Stony Point taken 15 July 1779.

















Three medals were awarded for the Battle of Cowpens in South Carolina, which culminated 2 years of guerrilla warfare, forcing British General Cornwallis to retreat
to Wilmington, then Yorktown, where he was forced to surrender. General Daniel Morgan lead a militia of sharpshooters that decimated the British Army, while
Colonel John Eager Howard’s infantry held the line, and Colonel William Washington (distant cousin of George) lead a cavalry charge. America as Native American
gives wreath of victory to Daniel Morgan, general of the army. General Morgan mounted leads troops left. Victory is Liberty’s defender, The enemy chased,
captured, or killed at the Battle of Cowpens January 17, 1781. William Washington leads his cavalry with Victory above. William Washington commander of the
cavalry regiment//For vigorously pursuing the enemy with a handful of soldiers, giving a noble example of innate courage at the Battle of Cowpens, January 17,1781.


















Colonel John Eager Howard is shown chasing British soldier with Victory crowning him. John Eager Howard who commanded the infantry regiment//For suddenly
rushing upon the wavering line of the enemy, he gave an example of distinguished martial valor, in the battle at Cowpens, Jan 17, 1781. In addition to the above
medals, Robert has a Libertas Americana medal, which will be discussed in the January issue along with the other medals in the Boston Historical Society or lost and
known only in replicas or restrikes.















                                                                                                                                                                          Numismatically yours, David Elliott


Numismatic Potpourri

California Gold Marketing Group has confirmed discovery of nine rare 1856 San Francisco Mint large S over small s mint mark Seated Liberty No Motto
quarter dollars from the SS Central America
. An exhibit of US $10 Eagle gold coins from the Tyrant Collection (www.TheTyrantCollection.com) will be
publicly displayed at the February 20-22, 2020 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectibles Expo. The 300 eagles include all 33 varieties
from 1795 to 1804.





























During World War II when a lot of wartime housing was being built fast and cheap, some builders in Denver were forced to use substandard plywood for their roofs.
To reinforce the roofs,
certain builders nailed down long strips of the steel cent webbing that they got from the Denver Mint. The Mint was getting its steel
cent strip pre-galvanized and rolled from some steel mill. After it punched out the blanks, it had no facility to remelt the webbing into new strip, or galvanize it after
they did. The one steel mill in Colorado, Colorado Foundry and Iron in Pueblo, allegedly did not want it as scrap steel because of the zinc galvanization. So, the Mint
offered it for sale locally, the builders used it for roofing, and when the wartime housing started needing new roofs 30+ years later the
re-roofers salvaged
quantities of the webbing and sold it to coin dealers. The dealers cut it up and sold it as shown for $5 bucks in the 1970s
. The Royal Mint has launched its
largest coin ever, a creation that measures 175mm in diameter, weighs 5kg and has a denomination of £5,000.
Mint engraver William Wyon is honored for
his Una and the Lion design. The 5kg gold coin, of which only one was made, is the largest coin The Royal Mint has ever produced. The Una and the Lion coin is
available to purchase from The Royal Mint website in a variety of finishes in gold and silver and various weights, with prices starting from £180.






















The
latest 2 ounce coin for the Year of the Rat is from Laos and features a jade setting. US Year of the Rat offering includes a special dollar. This past month
Robert Rodriguez was elected as a Fellow to the American Numismatic Society and the Massachusetts Historical Society.
Conquered the numismatic world
in 3 years! And, he brings his treasures to the club.













A 1921 Canadian half dollar realized $57,000 in an unreserved public auction on Nov. 22. It is one of only about 75 examples of "The King of Canadian Coins." A
cool article on
medals of Copernicus (1473-1543) of the heliocentric solar system, celebrates medals related to his treatises on coin minting and economics. He was
the first to propose what is now known as Gresham's law that bad money drives out good.  https://www.coinbooks.org/v22/club_nbs_esylum_v22n48.html#article21














A Washington funeral medal came up for sale. They were holed and worn, so are rarely in fine condition, although am occasional AU sells for $8-10,000.
Replicas on ebay for $2, of course.
Coin dealer Tom Caldwell encased together two 1943 bronze cents a P and S found by teenaged boys in the 1940s, one on
the West Coast, one on the East, struggled to have them declared genuine and kept them their whole lives. The coins were sold after their deaths for more than
$200,000 each. I also like this
award for architecture. Edward Rumsey’s Gold Medal from the Royal Academy for cathedral plans never built was the only such
medal awarded in 1847. The medal, designed by W. Wyon and dated 1837, was struck at the Royal Mint and features a bust of Queen Victoria. The reverse features
the three graces of architecture, painting, and sculpture.
Oct2018-Italian Museums
205 Nugget Ave. Sparks, NV
by Holiday Inn, across Hwy 80 from
Western Village
https://renocoinclub.libib.com
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
Nov2018-RCCmedal2019
Dec2018-Ukraine&Crimea pt.1
2010 Reno
Cartwheels
Idaho.25 NA, Pennsylvania & NJ here.
Jan2019-Ukraine&Crimea,pt.2
Feb2019-150th Coin Press#1
March2018-Bullion Coins
April2018-NCW ApolloXI
May2019Pacific Exposition medals
June2019-W mint
July2019-Littleton coins
Aug2019 CC1870 replica half
Sept2019-Caribbean coins
SF set of all five 2013-2019S quarters in case $5
National Park Quarters  PDS .50        
Presidential, Innovators,Native American  D P $1.25
Club medal silver $65, copper or brass $15
DUES are Due $20
January 1
DUES are Due $20
January 1
DUES are Due $20
January 1
Oct2019-Counterfeits
Nov2019-NASA medals