Next Meeting:
Tuesday, 22nd of August 7 PM (4th Tuesdays now)                               
Denny’s,205 Nugget Ave.(at East McCarran), Sparks

August 22 Jewish Coins David Elliott (Robert Rodriguez may present updates on his Resolute Americana collection instead)

August 25 Last Fridays at the Museum: New Coins and Displays David Elliott and Trish Felkner

September 26
Ice-cream Social and movie

October 24 Happy Birthday Nevada!

The Last Meeting
23 members saw Rusty’s collection of US mint 1976 bicentennial medals in bronze and silver. The museum has asked me to come on the last Fridays of the
month whether the press is running or not
. Evidently, I am “a great attraction.”  The coin press is fixed, but they are waiting for new dies for making half
dollar size coins
instead of dollar size to ease the strain on the press. Robert Rodriguez is back from ANA with some new treasures and his 1792 (http://www.
renocoinclub.org/1792coinage.html ) and Continental dollars ( NGCcoin.com/Resolute ) were on display. If he is up to it he will tell us the story next meeting
bumping me to November.
Jerry wants to retire as treasurer. Please consider the position now to learn the details from the master. Ellis Island .25 will be out
August 28, and I will have them for the September meeting.
 Only five silver club medals left at $65, get yours before they’re gone. We have about 20
each of the brass and copper. 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 2009 .01 set won by Cole Allen.           2016 S .25 sets available, NA, Frederick Douglas Park .25 are here.
                                                                                                       
Raffle prizes winners were:

Bill Naylor: Coin club bronze, 1988 proof set,2003 unc.set,
photo grading book, 2015 .25 set, 2009 Red book
Bart Daniels: CA,NV,AZ .25 set, NA $1 set
Ed Scot: 1976 proof set, 2009 Lincoln set
Thomas Charleston:
mystery box 2009 .01 roll, 1973 bicentennial coin   
Ken Hopple: candy coins
David Elliott: NV 1976 bicentennial medal   
Danny Clifton: 1985 unc. set
Sam Dibitonto: 1943 .50
Milton Angel: 1925 .25, Heritage auction books
Cole Allen: presidential $1
(I think there was more, but this is all I got)

                  Auctions
No auctions.

Quarter Pot
McKayla Barton (not present) won the quarter pot, about $7.                            

I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE WHO DONATES TO THE RAFFLE!

Upcoming Coin Shows

August 20, Sacramento Coin Show, Lion’s Gate Hotel, 3410 Westover St., Admit: $2, Tables: 66, Peter McIntosh, 916 643-6222 peter@mcintoshcoins.com  
www.sacramentocoinshow.com

September 7-9, Long Beach Coin, Stamp, Sports Show, LB Convention Centre, 100 S. Pine Ave., Admit: $8, Tables:100s, Taryn Warrecker, 805 680-0294
TWarreckerr@collectors.com  www.longbeachexpo.com

September 15-17, Santa Clara Coin, Stamp Show, SC Convention Center, 5001 Great American Parkway, Admit: $6, Tables: 76+, Scott Griffin, 415 601-8611
scott@griffincoin.com  www.griffincoin.com

September 16, N. California Numismatic Seminar: Collecting in Today’s World, Vallejo Naval Museum, 734 Marin St., Admit: FREE, Michael Turrini, 707 246-
6327 EmperorI@juno.com  www.solanocoinclub.com

September 22-23, LV Coin Show, Westgate Resort, 3000 Paradise Rd., Admit: ?, CK Shows, 888 330-5188 info@ckshows.com  www.ckshows.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 Jewish Coins
Just when I thought I had just a few hard to find coins left to complete my coin collecting, I found a whole new interest. As usual, Joel Anderson’s Interesting Stuff
catalog got me started when he offered a set of 4 Portuguese coins with galleons on them for $7. I set them aside, and a few weeks ago decided to catalog

















them and found that there were dozens of these coins portraying the whole history of Portuguese colonization from the mid-1400s until the 1990s. The Portuguese
were the first and last to have colonies throughout the world in Africa, Asia, India, Americas and even Australia.
The dollar size coins began being minted in 1987 in copper nickel, gold, and silver, and later in platinum and palladium. When the coins became demonetized with the
entry of Portugal into the European Union in 2000, the coins sold for bullion value or $1-4 dollars in copper nickel.   
In addition to the large coins with a galleons on them with dates of Portuguese discovery and emblems of the land discovered, it is inexpensive to add a Portuguese
colonial coin and independence coin for a dollar or two, since Portugal maintained their colonies after WWII. So coins of Mozambique, can be added to the















commemorative coin above. And, unlike Britain or France there are only a few colonies: Saint Thomas, Azores, Cape Verde, Angola, India, Macau, Timor, Brazil, and
Mozambique. None are rare. The 16th century Indian coins are inexpensive (see below a coin of Joao III 1521-1557 and a gold coin from Goa 1732), and the
Portuguese monarchy’s Brazil coins minted in the 19th century when they fled Napoleon are only $5-6. There are no expensive coins outside of gold or bullion coins
unlike Britain or German colonial coins and Portugal was first, last and world-wide. Easily found on e-bay or your local coin store.
















Numismatically yours, David Elliott

Numismatic Potpourri
A complete collection of Dahlonega mint coins, valued at about $715,000, is on exhibit at the University of Georgia, Athens along with gold nuggets, postcards,
historic maps, and even a couple of old movies through December 5. America’s first gold rush in the 1820's North Carolina and Georgia. The mint was established in
1838 and continued through 1861. The Civil War put a temporary halt to most Georgia gold mining, but it resumed afterward. Gold production peaked circa 1900,
then faded in the wake of new discoveries in California, Alaska, and Australia and other places.
The Josiah K. Lilly Collection of gold coins, valued at $5.5 million
















dollars, will be kept intact and donated to the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution. The gold from the giant gold coin stolen from a
German museum has been recovered as a gold bar.
A museum supervisor and an “Arab clan” are under arrest. A Boy Scout Troop in West Virginia found
buried treasure
. 31 Scouts unearthed a large wooden box while constructing a foot bridge. They found pearls, colorful beads, jewelry, tarnishing metals, campaign
buttons from the early 1900s, along with old coins and paper money.
The enhanced 2017 S circulating coin mint set sold out in 10 minutes on August 1 at
$29.95.
I warned you! Here’s one of the quarters, see the whole set on-line. The frosty finish is nice.

































Canada continues their Superman series (over a dozen coins now) with a 3 ounce silver and “reverse” gold plating that is pretty sharp. And Perth continues
Ghostbusters, gods (Hel), kangaroos, koalas, a seal and Star Trek (it’s the 30th of the Next Generation, got my tickets for the SF bash). Kagin, Inc. has announced
























that this 1783 Nova Constellatio Quint pattern is the first coin struck under the authority of the US government. Kagin Inc. also claims it is the first coin
issued in a decimal series, but as Chekhov of the Enterprise would note, Peter the Great issued decimal coin in 1700 of 100 kopecks to the ruble, which is the first
instance of decimal coinage and still the coinage of Russia. See Cartwheel March 2017. To mark
the Loonie’s 30th birthday, the Royal Canadian Mint has
produced a two-coin set
. Along with a .9999 fine silver edition of Carmichael’s Loon is a dollar coin showing the original intended Voyageur (canoe) design. Mintage
is 10,000 sets. This set was also struck in .9999 fine gold. The mintage of 350 was an instant sellout despite the $5,499.95 price tag.
The US mint has sold almost
90% of its platinum coins
. Greg Smith of Minnesota discovered what has been identified by John Wexler as a second die pairing for the 1992-D “Close AM”
Lincoln cent. The variety, which was first identified in 2001, is considered rare with total population of 79 pieces.




























The fourth edition of Whitman Publishing’s 100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins is out. 144pp. $29.95. Great photos and history. Only a single gold coin was
recovered from the 1714 treasure fleet off the Florida
coast. Bad weather was to blame. The Pursuit of Immortality: Masterpieces from the Scher
Collection of Portrait Medals
is a 64 page book accompanying the exhibition of highlights from the Scher Collection recently donated and displayed at the Frick
Museum in New York. 130 of the 450 medals are on display from the Renaissance through the 19th century. $11-12 dollars on Amazon.
NGC’s Numismatic

















Conservation Service can safely remove coins from lucite now. Speaking of lucite, there’s a lucite toilet seat with coins including a Morgan and Peace dollar
offered for $300 on ebay under US coins collections/lots.
The Israel Museum has a nice display to 75 gold Roman gold portrait coins with foot size medallion
























copies above each aureus displayed. 2019
Apollo XI designs are being narrowed down, and Congress is still trying to pass state innovators $1 coins, 4 a year,
that
still doesn’t make sense to me. Agostino Sferrazza, a famous Italian numismatist, insists the image on the shroud of Turin includes two copper-composition
coins issued in Judaea by Roman Procurator Pontius Pilate in 29 BC
. Coins were traditionally placed over the eyes of deceased persons to help keep the eyelids
closed and due to the superstition that the deceased individual was looking for someone to take with him or to pay passage to the underworld. A lituus or augur’s
wand appears on coins issued by Pilate. It is the lituus that is suspected of appearing on the coin images on the Shroud of Turin.
Australia has produced a nice coin
and stamp train set
for the 100th anniversary of the Australian railroad for only $12.50 and can be purchased at http://www.perthmint.com.au/catalogue/trans-
australian-railway-2017-stamp-and-coin-cover.aspx?affiliateID=16   
Canada has a 3D leaping cougar and garden gate coins to go along with the beads and statues
they’re putting on coins. And
China has a kilo gold coin with the whole Chinese zodiac on it.



































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