Tuesday, 25th of June (4th Tuesdays)
Denny’s,205 Nugget Ave.(at East McCarran), Sparks
June 25 My Favorite Coin and Minibourse
June 28 New Coins at the Museum
July 17 Reno Coin Show, Best Western, Bill
Green 925 351-7605 firstname.lastname@example.org
July 23 Pot Luck Picnic! 4885 South McCarran,
Silver Sage Senior Residence 5PM-9PM by Jamaica Park
July 26 New Coins at the Museum Celebrating
the moon landing all week (see page 2)
July 26 New Coins at the Museum
August 1 Minting Replica CC Half Dollar at
Nevada State Museum (Thursday)
August 27 Large Cents Dan Waterman
The Last Meeting
31 members got to see Jeff Shevlin’s new book on the Pacific Coast Expositions So-Called dollars. Slow at the museum, so we left a little early to go see the
railway car on the new museum coin at the Railroad Museum. You’ll be getting an invitation from the museum for the minting of the CC half dollar replica
on August 1. Got my W penny, to go with my W half and dime. Haven’t found a W quarter yet, but Russ in the club did. They’re selling for $50 at Smyrna coins
and Littleton and under $20 on e-bay. Milton found a Mercury dime in his change. Bill Green cancelled the July coin show, hotel will not be ready in time. WWII
Guam .25 in the mail ordered June 3. Laurel found a place for a picnic in July thanks to David Loder. Learned to set up microphone and reminded everyone, I
am deaf. The club could save a few bucks if you read the newsletter on-line. I’ll pass around a sign-up sheet. 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 email@example.com
Early Bird Prize: 95 g silver US flag won by Ken Hopple
Raffle prizes winners were:
Milton Angel: chocolate coins
Russ Walker: bicentennial medal
Jeff Allen: Barber .25, full date buffalo
Leo Rossow: set of 2 presidential $1, state .25 album
Rick De Avilla: partially filled .05 book, mint bag
Lorrie Walker: 1981 proof set
Thomas Charleton: 2 Panama Pacific medal restrikes in
mystery box by Laurel, old Chucky Cheese tokens
Bart Daniels: 1999 unc. set, half cents album
Laurel Hoggan: set of .50 albums
David Elliott: ANA medal
Bill Mailer: 1 gram silver
Doug Harper: 3 trays
Mary Long: NA $1 set
Faye Allen: Merc.10, 1969 proof set
Don Stamps: Fred Holabird catalogs
1 ounce silver buffalo donated by Larry Demangate sold to Rick DeAvila for $21.
#5 Reno Coin Club silver medal won by Milton Angel for $65
Frank Wheeler won the quarter pot, but did not put in .25.
I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE WHO DONATES TO THE RAFFLE!
Upcoming Coin Shows
June 21,22 Concord Coin Show, Clarion Hotel, 1050 Burnett Ave., Admit: $3, Tables:39, Bill Green 925 351-7605 firstname.lastname@example.org norcalcoinshows.
July 11-13 Orlando FUN Show, Orlando Convention Center, 9800 International Drive, Admit: FREE, Tables: 1500. Cindy Wibker 407 321-8747 CWibker@aol.com
July 19, 20 Reno Coin Show, Best Western, 55 E. Nugget Ave., Bill Green 925 351-7605
July 23-27 50th Anniversary of Apollo XI Moon Landing, NV State Museum, 600 N.Carson St. 775 687 4810 nvculture.org/nevadastatemuseumcarsoncity
$8 adults, 17 and under free (see details right)
July 27,28 Fremont Coin Club Show, Elk’s Lodge, 38991 Farwell Dr., Admit: FREE, Tables:45, Vince Lacariere 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
Not The Other Coin: The Nevada State Museum Celebrates the Moon Landing July 23-27
We are pleased to be part of the Nevada State Museum’s celebration of the Moon Landing July 23-26. There will be moon rocks from Apollo XI and XVII, a lecture
on “The Lunar Quarantine systems” by Dr. Richard C. Simmonds 2PM. Wednesday will have hands on family activities from 10-3 followed by a Star Party at
Western Nevada College at 2699 Van Patten Ave. from 8-11 PM. On Thursday there will be a 2PM lecture “Underwater Virtual Reality for Spacewalk Training” by
Paul MacNeilage and at 8PM “1969 Apollo Mission” by Michael Thomas Please make reservations at: nvculture.org/nevadastatemueumcarsoncity/events
Friday there will a 2PM lecture “Robots Working with Humans to Explore Space” by David Feil-Seifer and we will be there 10 AM-4PM with our moon landing coin
display and medals. Please come.
Not The Other Coin 2: West Point Mint
Got my 2019 W penny, ordered a 2019 W quarter from e-bay, have the 2015 W dime from the March of Dimes set, and a 2014 W half from the Kennedy set as
well as an 2007 eagle minted, but not marked with a W. I should have the 2015 W Sacagawea $1 soon as well. They will be My Favorite coins this year. The Mint
better be planning to make a W nickle soon to complete the set. I’m starting a campaign to have a W nickle. US Mint can be contacted: Telephone (202) 756-6468,
Weekdays 9:00am to 4:30pm EST, except holidays. Fax (202) 756-6200 Email: email@example.com We need a W Nickel!
The West Point Mint Facility was built in 1937 near the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York as a bullion depository. It produced pennies from 1973
to 1986 without mint mark to help out the other mints. It became an official branch of the US Mint on March 31, 1988. From 1977 to 1979 West Point minted
quarters for the bicentennial and after again without mint mark. September 1983 saw the first appearance of the W mint mark (from this still unofficial U.S. Mint) on
a $10 gold coin commemorating the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games. This was the first legal tender U.S. gold coin since 1933. In 1986, American Gold Eagle
bullion coins were solely produced at this facility, again with no mint mark. Starting in 1999 American Silver Eagle bullion coins were also produced at West Point
without W mint mark except for 1995 in proof and then in proof with the W mint mark from 2001 on. In 2002, the US Military Academy at West Point had its 200th
anniversary, and a bicentennial commemorative silver dollar was issued, featuring a cadet color guard on the obverse and the helmet of Pallas Athena on the reverse.
In 1996 a commemorative Roosevelt dime was produced for the 50th anniversary of the design. Over 1.457 million were produced as an insert to the mint set.
Thus this W mint marked dime is not particularly scarce. In 2015 another W mint marked dime was issued along with a 2015-W dollar, these as part of a three coin
set to commemorate the March of Dimes. Only 75,000 sets were produced. In 2014, a reverse proof silver Kennedy Half Dollar which was part of a
commemorative set, along with the 24K gold proof Kennedy Half Dollar were produced there to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy half dollar with
the W mint mark at base of neck and under olive branch in gold.
In 2015, the West Point Mint struck Sacagawea dollars for the first time. Released as part of a special “Native American Coin and Currency Set”, only 90,000
were produced. The first cents to display the W mint mark were produced for collectors in 2019. These W Lincoln cents are added to traditional mint sets in three
different finishes. An uncirculated 2019 W cent is included with uncirculated set, a proof 2019 W cent is included with the proof set, and a reverse proof 2019 W
cent is included with silver proof set. There are no limits for these sets. On April 2, 2019 the United States Mint announced that 10 million quarters will be introduced
into circulation containing the W mint mark in order to promote the hobby of coin collecting. Although quarters have been produced at the West Point Mint, none of
them included the W mint mark. These quarters will also be a part of the "America the Beautiful" quarters program with 2 million of each of the 5 national parks to be
released in 2019 carrying the W mint mark. American eagle bullion coins in gold, silver, platinum, and palladium are produced at West Point, along with all gold
commemorative and a few silver commemorative coins. Gold eagles and some uncirculated and all proof silver Eagles, as well as all commemoratives from West
Point are struck with the W mint mark. Beginning in 2006, the West Point Mint also made all American buffalo gold bullion coins. Visit their website at: www.usmint.
gov/about/mint-tours-facilities/west-point And, as noted, in last month’s issue, there is a tour by a local Fox affiliate at
Numismatically yours, David Elliott
The American Legion coins are selling well, especially the set with the American Legion silver dollar and American Service silver medal. Stack’s Bowers will
be offering a large group of Indian Peace medals at the August ANA World’s Fair of Money auctions. The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to
announce the launch of a new online resource, Hellenistic Royal Coinages (HRC). HRC is a web- based resource for users to learn about, research, and conduct
different types of statistical analyses on the coinages produced by the different dynasties and rulers of the ancient Mediterranean and Near East during the Hellenistic
period (ca. 323–31 BC). These include the coins struck by (and in the name of) Alexander the Great and those struck by his successors, such as the Seleucids in the
Near East and the Ptolemies in Egypt. See http://numismatics.org/ hrc/ Canada is celebrating 75th Anniversary of D-Day with a series of coins commemorating
the landing on Juno Beach.
David Lisot’s Video Library will be housed at the Newman Numismatic Portal with weekly excerpts found at CoinTelevision on the YouTube. Since 1985 David
has been taping programs and interviews at coin shows across the nation. The other ANA in NY is already making the medals available they got from NW Territorial
Mint. A great on-line book Medals of the Hall of Fame for Great Americans at New York University by David Alexander is available giving the images and
details of some 94 medals by great sculptures hired by Medallic Arts and produced from 1962 to the min-1970s. https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/book/565080 A haul
of Viking coins worth $750,000 was found during a police raid could "change British history." The coins are from the reign of Alfred the Great, King of
Wessex, and his less well-known contemporary Ceolwulf II of Mercia. King Alfred inflicted a major defeat on the Vikings in AD 878 and experts from the British
Museum believe the coins were found in the location of the Viking army at that time. Until now, accounts have suggested Ceolwulf of Mercia was a puppet of the
Vikings and a minor nobleman rather than a proper king. However, the coins tell a different story and show two rulers standing side by side as allies.
The American Medallic Sculpture Association (AMSA) is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2019 American Medal of the Year (AMY) award is
"Breakout" by Michael Meszaros, commemorating the breakout of Australian soldiers in WWI. And, a cool 1936 buffalo nickel error. The shrinking English penny
and 2 penny will continue in circulation even through reduced in size.
The Perth mint has Kirk and and a coin with an abacus celebrating the Silk Road. Q. David Bowers has released the third edition to A Guide Book of Lincoln
Cents to rave reviews. Harriet Tubman will not be replacing Andrew Jackson on the $20. So says Steven Mnuchin.
A coin that shouldn’t exist, a 1959-D Lincoln cent with the wheat reverse that was retired in 1958 rather than the Lincoln Memorial reverse introduced in 1959
was sold at Ira and Larry Goldberg’s June 2 Pre-Long Beach Auction in California for $48,300. An Australian man has unearthed a 1.4kg (49oz) gold nugget
with a metal detector while wandering Western Australia's gold fields. A shop in Kalgoorlie shared pictures of the rock online, estimated to be worth $69,000.
Don Kagin offers his new 2 cent piece to those asking for one after visiting his 2 cent suggestions and viewing over 80 initiatives adopted from 1,000 suggested.