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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
Set of Pogue auction books donated by Robert Rodriguez
won by Dan Waterman for $50
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 email@example.com www.
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.
David Elliott….......... President….......…815-8625
Rusty King..............Vice President......... 677-7057
Doug Larson............Past President..........843-0162
Andre Azzam ..............Secretary….........338-0707
Ken Hopple ....…..........Director..............677-1544
Paul Williams…..........ANA Rep.............720-5395
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
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.”