Next Meeting:
Tuesday, 26th of May 7 PM (Fourth Tuesdays)
Denny's, 205 Nugget Ave, Sparks (next to Holiday Inn, across Hwy 80 from Western Village) (NEW PLACE)

April: The Medals of the Panama Pacific International Exposition 1915 Jeff Shevlin

April 18, 24, 25: National Coin Week We will be at NW Library on Saturday  the 18th and State Museum on Friday and Saturday 24th, 25th with displays,
new coins, and lectures.

May Coins of Constantine David Elliott

June My Favorite Coin

July 6 7:05PM RCC at Aces Baseball

The Last Meeting
24 attended Clay Mitchell‘s story of producing a coin from Comstock silver as well as Zombucks. The Truman dollar and Homestead are here and Mohawk NA
dollar was ordered March 19.
We ordered 50 Aces baseball tickets for Monday July 6 at 7:05PM in section 102 on the third base line, under the eave, so no
wind, sun or rain. You save a dollar at $15 each.
Please buy them early. We are thinking about moving to 160 West Plumb St., Hamdog Restaurant:. Full bar,
larger room, TV, menu is above and beyond hamburgers and hotdogs, it is also quieter with a separate room. Check it out and let us know what you think. I
received goodies, button and bookmarks from the ANA for our National coin week extravaganza.
Please come after 6:30PM if you are not attending the board.


Early Bird Prize was Civil War copper round won by Bill Redman

Raffle prizes winners were:
Claude Sendon: RCC copper
Leo Rossow:
mystery box   PCGS Adams $1, 2013S .25 set,
1986 .50 Liberty comm, NV 2006P .25
Clay Thomas: 1971D unc Ike$1, 2014S .25 set,
Stegosaurs copper round,    US military copper round
Rick DeAvila:1841 Montreal Bank penny, Christmas medal,
50 Peso Mexico and 10 peso Peru
Laurel Hogan: copper ingot, 2 French coins
Ken Hopple: chocolate coins
Milton Angel: set of numismatist books, buffalo .05, foreign coins
Ed Cranch: old and new buffalo .05
Bart Daniels: painted Delaware .25
Rob Rodriguez:1971D unc Ike, Nv State .25 unc.P,
Ed Scott: mint bag

Larry Demangate donate a 1995 AU Eagle won by Rick DeAvila for $23.
 Quarter Pot
Thomas Ratcliff (not present) won the quarter. About $7.


Upcoming Coin Shows

April 3-5, West Token’s Jamboree, Clarion Inn, 1401 Arden Way, Sacramento Admit:?,Tables: 25, Merle Avila, 707 585-3711AM
April 3-4, Sacramento Coin Show, Clarion Inn, 1401 Arden Way, Admit:$3,Tables: 66, Peter McIntosh, 916 317-9055

April 17-19, Santa Clara Coin,Stamp, Collectibles Show, 5001 Great America Parkway, Admit: $6, Tables:79, Scott Griffin, 415 601-8661, www.griffincoin.

April 18, National Coin Week at NW Library, 2325 Robb Drive, Free. Lectures, new coins, and displays. Please join us. David Elliott : 775 815-8625

April 24, 25, National Coin Week at NV State Museum, 600 N. Carson St., Admit:$8, under 17 free. Ken coining, lectures, and displays. Please join us.

May 1-2, Sacramento Coin Club Show, Four Points Sheraton Hotel, 4900 Duckhorn Dr., Admit: $3, Tables: 50, Bob Shanks, 916 204-5168,

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

The RCC Board meets the 1st  Tuesday of the month at Carrow’s at
6 PM (NEW TIME). Everyone is invited to attend Please come after 6:30PM if not attending
the board meeting
. We're all old (mostly) and can't hear each other in a room full of people.

Not the Other Coin: Reagan Dollar is Coming!!
I’ve put away my Carter Voodoo dolls. For years the US Mint has been saying the dollar program would end with Gerald Ford and no Reagan dollar would be
made unless Carter died. I no longer have to pray that he gets hit by a bus. Of 16 designs, the one below is favored.

The Ronald Reagan Presidential dollar coin and Nancy Reagan First Spouse gold $10 coin will be struck and issued by the U.S. Mint for 2016. Nancy Reagan
would be the first living person to appear on a U.S. coin since commemorative 1995 Special Olympics Silver Dollars depicted Eunice Kennedy Shriver. This
outcome supersedes the less than popular previous Mint statements that the programs would end in 2016 with the production of the Gerald Ford Presidential dollar
and Elizabeth "Betty" Ford First Spouse gold coin. Rep. William P. Huizenga, R-Mich., chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Monetary Policy
and Trade, sent a letter Feb. 11 to Richard A. Peterson, deputy director of the U.S. Mint for Manufacturing and Quality, arguing that the statute does provide for
the issuance of the Ronald Reagan dollar and Nancy Reagan First Spouse gold coin. In his Feb. 12 written response to Huizenga, Peterson states the U.S. Mint's
interpretation of the statute agrees with that of Huizenga. Peterson writes that the U.S. Mint has already begun preliminary design work on the two Reagan coins.
Who says the new Congress can’t get anything done?! Now we’ll see if they go back to the original Sacagawea or start coins for the other 400 some odd tribes.
Numismatically yours, David Elliott

ANA’s Trivia Contest
Here is the trivia contest, please send me your answers, I’ll send them to the ANA and if we win we will auction off the prize to members. Answer the 20
questions below about world’s fairs and expositions for an array of prizes.
1st Prize: 1915-S Panama-Pacific Exposition half $1
2nd Prize: 2015 American Eagle one-tenth ounce gold $5 proof coin
3rd Prize: 2015 U.S. Mint silver proof set and regular proof set *Other prizes will be awarded.

Answers must be received by May 4. Good Luck!

1. The first “World Exposition” was held in London in 1851 at the famous Crystal Palace. In what year was a 5-pound coin featuring Queen Victoria and the
Crystal Palace released, and what did the coin commemorate?
2. What unfinished depiction of Liberty was on display at the 1878 Exposition Universelle in Paris?
3. Visitors to the 1889 Exposition Universelle in Paris were able to purchase a medal commemorating their ascent to the top of the newly constructed Eiffel Tower.
What famous American structure was featured on the medal’s obverse?
4. Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ original reverse design for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition official award medals was refused and replaced with one by which
Mint designer?
A George Morgan
B. Charles Barber
C. James B. Longacre
D. Christian Gobrecht
5. American sculptor Hermon Atkins MacNeil show-cased his work at several world’s fairs and designed a medal for the 1901 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo.
He is best-known for designing what US coin?
6. The 1904 Summer Olympics was a part of the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis. What other Olympic Games was held as part of a world’s fair,
and how many gold medals were awarded at those games?
7. The official souvenir medals of the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis feature the busts of which two historical figures?
A. Meriwether Lewis & William Clark
B. James Monroe & Thomas Jefferson
C. Napoleon Bonaparte & Thomas Jefferson
D. Thomas Jefferson & William McKinley
8. In 1904 & 1905, $1 gold coins were made to commemorate which exposition held in Portland, OR?
A Panama-Pacific
B. Lewis & Clark
C. Trans-Mississippi
D. World’s Columbian
9. The official medals for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition were designed by whom?
A. Augustus Saint-Gaudens
B. Adolph A. Weinman
C. James Earle Fraser
D. Robert I. Aiken
10. Which commemorative coin features the man who was President during the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia?
11. Which living President appeared on the commemorative half dollar that celebrated the Sesquicentennial Exposition in Philadelphia?
12. Which exposition featured a coin that was struck under authority of the Recoinage Act of May 6, 1936, and where was the coin minted?
13. What exposition’s 50th anniversary was honored with a 100 Euro coin?
14. Who appears on the commemorative coin that celebrated the 1936-37 Great Lakes Exposition?
15. The 1962 Century 21 Exhibition in Seattle, WA included a numismatic exhibit which weighed more than 30 tons. What type of coin was featured in this exhibit?
16. Which structure from the 1982 World’s Fair in Knoxville, all featured on the fair’s official medal, does not still stand today?
A. The Sunsphere
B. The Tennessee Amphitheater
C. The United States Pavilion
17. This commemorative coin honoring an exposition featured the first woman on a United States coin who was not an allegorical figure.
18. What exposition’s commemorative coins were the first U.S. commemoratives to feature a mint mark?
19. What numismatic organization is producing the official coin and medal program of Expo 2015 in Milan, and what is the theme of the exposition?
20. What city has hosted the most world’s fairs and expositions?

I realize we have a ringer in the club,
Jeff Shevlin, who could send us the answers, and we could finally win.
Club’s answers by e-mail at, fax at 719-634-4085 or mail at ANA, c/o NCW, 818 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, CO, 80903.

I realize we have a ringer in the club, Jeff Shevlin, who could send us the answers, and we could finally win.
Club’s answers by e-mail at, fax at 719-634-4085 or mail at ANA, c/o NCW, 818 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, CO, 80903.

2016 Mark Twain Medal Designs

The 2016 Mark Twain Commemorative Coin Program that will feature a $5 gold coin and silver dollar. The obverse for the dollar features a portrait of Twain,
author of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. For the $5 gold a pleasing image of Twain was chosen that was not overly
complex and would work well on the smaller $5 gold coin. For the reverse, it recommended reverse an image of a river boat was a fitting tribute to Twain’s early
years spent on the Mississippi River.  

Numismatic Potpourri

The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) unanimously adopted a resolution at its March 5 meeting calling for Congress to authorize an American
Liberty Coinage Program beginning in 2017
. The proposal is to keep Washington on the quarter and Roosevelt on the dime, but to mint additional circulating
coinage of each denomination alongside them containing new images of Liberty. The CCAC was clear that it wants minting of the Roosevelt dime and Washington
quarter to continue during the new Liberty coin program. “Each president on a coin has a constituency,” Marks said, “and any effort to take them off goes
nowhere quickly.”So the plan is to mint a new Liberty dime, as well as the Roosevelt dime, in 2017. It would be a one year Liberty issue, retired at the end of 2017.
In 2018, a new Liberty quarter would be minted, as well as the Washington America the Beautiful quarters. It also would be a one-year issue, retired at the end of
2018. Then in 2019, a dime with a new Liberty design would be minted along with the Roosevelt dime of that year, and the following year a newly designed Liberty
quarter would be put in circulation besides the 2020 Washington ATB coins. The Liberty series would continue to alternate between the dime and quarter for a total
of 10 years. During that time,
five different Liberty dimes and five different Liberty quarters would be produced. Also proposed is a new Liberty half dollar
series issued as a numismatic product. The half dollar Liberty design would change every 10 years. It was almost 50 years ago when man first stepped foot on the
moon. The CCAC would like to see that accomplishment recognized with a commemorative coin program. It unanimously supported a
2019 Apollo 11 Moon
Landing 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coinage Program
when it met March 5 in Portland, OR. The recommended program would include a $5 gold
coin, $1 silver coin and half dollar clad coin.“I think this is a no-brainer,” said CCAC Chairman Gary Marks. The final designs for the 2015 First Spouse coins have
also been chosen and can be seen below. They will be in gold and bronze and the bronze sold out almost immediately. You better buy them on day of issue if you
want them. I buy the bronze set in December and will let you know if you want me to add your order on to mine

Sometime in the mid-1890s, a boxcar laden with
gold bullion stolen from the Confederacy at the end of the Civil War was allegedly pushed off a ferry into the
roiling waters of Lake Michigan during a storm. Today, it awaits discovery on the lake bottom. As far as treasure stories go, it's a doozy. But is it believable? The
search is on.
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 852-8822
SF set of all five 2013, 2014 quarters in case $5
National Park Quarters  PDS .50        
Presidential, Native American  D P $1.25
. The Royal Mint has revealed that the iconic figure of Britannia will return to rule over the United
Kingdom’s circulating coins this year along side the new coinage portrait of Her Majesty the
Queen. It will be the first time that newly minted UK circulating coins have featured the patriotic
emblem of Great Britain since she was replaced by the ‘Royal shield of arms design’ on the 50p in
2008, having been an ever present on our coins since 1672.
There’s a lot of good press for Coined: The Rich Life of Money And How Its History Has