Tuesday, 25th of April 7 PM (4th Tuesdays now)
Denny’s,205 Nugget Ave.(at East McCarran), Sparks
April 21-22 National Coin Week at the Museum ANA is celebrating “Conflict and Courage: Money and the Military.”
April 25 Militaria ANA is celebrating militaria for National Coin Week. We will do better with Doug Larson.
May 23 Flying High at Great Colonial Auctions Robert Rodriguez
June 27 My Favorite Coin
July 27 Bicentennial Coinage Rusty King
The Last Meeting
30 people watched David Elliott’s power point on Russian coins. The coins were there too. Got 10 rolls of the 2017 P penny. Yours for .05 or roll for $2.50 first
come. Fred Holabird says he’s bringing boxes of binders to the next meeting. Frederick Douglas .25 in mail (4-12) and should arrive soon. Laurel Hoggah
encouraged me to put a link to the photos of Redfield’s home in the Redfield section on our website. The house sold. Or, go on-line to http://www.
downtownmakeover.com/Redfield-Mansion-Mt-Rose Rob Rodriguez will have early American auction catalogs in raffle and some Heritage ones too. He will
likely be bringing in some new treasures as well. 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 2 Cleveland dollars set won by Gary Meckler 2016 S .25 sets available, NA, 2017P penny are here.
Frederick Douglas Park .25 on way
Raffle prizes winners were:
Bart Leo Rossow:Chinese commemorative coin, Canadian silver coins
Joe Wozniak: painted $2 bill AZ,2015S .25 set
Bart Daniels: bicentenniel coin set
Bill Naylor: 1991 proof set, Presidential $1 set, 2 paper money books
Gary Meckler: mint dollar bill, NA $1 set, binder of bank note pages
Rick DeAvila: 2x2 pages, chocolate coins, 2009 penny set,
2014S .25 set, 2009 roll of pennies mystery box, Barber .10
David Elliott: Shevlin’s Golden Gate book
Thomas Charleton: last of 2x2, coin boxes
Ken Hopple: Silver Dollar Encyclopedia
Laurel Hoggan: large and small mint bags
Cole Allen: 1999 proof set, 1987D .05
Jeff Allen: chocolate coins
Milton Angel (not present) won the quarter pot. $50+
I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE WHO DONATES TO THE RAFFLE!
Upcoming Coin Shows
April 21-22 National Coin Week at the Nevada State Museum, 600 N. Carson St., Carson City. Hope the press running, lectures and displays. 10AM-3PM, ANA
is celebrating “Conflict and Courage: Money and the Military.” Admit:$8. Kids free.
April 21-23, Santa Clara Coin, Stamps, Collectibles Show, Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Parkway, Admit:$6, Tables:79, Scott Griffin, 415
601-8661 email@example.com www.griffincoin.com
May 5,6, Sacramento Valley Coin Club Show, Four Points Sheraton Hotel, 4900 Duckhorn Drive, Admit:$3, Tables:50, Bob Shanks, 916 204-5186
May 21, Vallejo Numismatic Society’s Show, Florence Douglas Senior Center, 333 Amador, Admit:FREE, Tables:40+, Ed Hoffmark, 707 642-8754
May 19-21, Las Vegas Numismatic Society Show, Westgate Resort and Casino, 3000 Paradise Road, Admit:$3, Tables:?, CK Shows, 800 208-1810 info@ckshows.
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 Son of God
I scored another extremely rare coin pictured above. After Octavius defeated Cleopatra and Mark Anthony in Egypt, one of his first coins was an imitation of a
Ptolemaic coin with the Lagid or Ptolemaic eagle. The 80 (P) drachmae coin tells quite a story.
Along with the eagle and cornucopia to its left, Octavius declared himself “Caesar the Autocrat” (KAISAROS AUTOKRATOROS). He thus confirmed his adoption by
Julius Caesar, recently declared a god with signs in heaven of a comet and a temple in the Roman forum. “Autocrat” proclaims Egypt and Cyprus his personal fiefs.
The wealth of Egypt and Cyprus would subsidize Rome’s welfare system wherein free food and other donations were given to the populace rising to a million people.
Most found living on the dole better than joining the army, which was staffed by foreigners. The cost of the welfare system and alienation of the army were the
primary reasons for Rome’s fall.
On the obverse is his bare head and an inscription proclaiming himself the QEOU UIOU “son of god,” not “a god,” but God of the universe, a Stoic teaching that
taught Zeus was the god above all gods and creator of the universe. All lesser gods were just divine beings and subordinated to Zeus or as Romans called him Jupiter
the Best and Greatest (Optimus Maximus). When Jesus and his apostles started calling him the Son of God, it was a direct affront to Caesar Augustus as Octavius
was later called. The Roman world did not have room for 2 sons of God.
Numismatically yours, David Elliott
On the Front Line (of Major Auctions)
by Robert Rodriguez (edited)
Shaw/Bettencourt, March 29: Noticeable were early copper die varieties that were a bit on the weak side. In my opinion, collecting die copper die varieties may be
weakening. On the other hand, many colonials did very well with New Jersey's being stand outs. I was active on one or two of them. Blue Moon, March 30: I was
not there for most of the auction, but generally, the prices were relatively firm. There were some quality items, but most were not the finest. The star of the show
was the auction of a 1794 dollar PCGS 58+/CAC. I had an interest in it and bid, but my bid was topped by Laura Sperber which took it to $750,000. There was
much pre-auction talk that the coin might hammer for upwards of $1million. 1794 dollars have been hot the past few years. Pogue V, March 31:What can I say? The
prices were volcanic. Many of the hammer prices were 2x to 4x higher than the pre-auction high estimate. The Plan to bid on four coins I had an interest in, with the
goal of buying two, was blown away. My high max bid was low by two or three times low. It was amazing. The 1804 dollar opened at $2.6 million and then Laura
Sperber cut the bid, highly unusual, at $2.7 million, to be followed by another at $2.8. Then the bidding stopped there. This was disappointing to the assembled crowd
at the Garrett Carriage House, an absolutely beautiful setting. When the auction recommenced after the pre-scheduled break subsequent to the 1804 bidding, the
blockbuster bids continued. It was an incredible way for the fabulous Pogue auctions to finish. I was not able to be there for first one but I did attend the other four.
Both the first and the last had some combined bids of more than $17 million. The following day, the successful bid for the 1804 dollar was reported to have been
accomplished by the team of Kevin Lipton and John Albanese.Within 48 hours, they had sold the coin, after several inquiries, to Bruce Morelan, who has assembled
the PCGS Registry's finest early dollar collection that includes the finest 1794 dollar. I had a great time and came back with several rarities from the auctions as well
as the bourse.
Robert’s “new kids:”
The new British 5 pound polymer note has been beset with errors and interesting serial numbers that have appeared on e-bay to the great profit of their finders.
Evidently you can erase all the ink on the note except the serial number with a pencil eraser. I will probably have a new 12-sided pound coin for the meeting. 1792:
Birth of a Nation's Coinage (soft cover) by Pete Smith, Joel J. Orosz, and Len Augsburger is the long-awaited research-based study of the 1792 coins, which were
produced during the first six months of the U.S. Mint's existence. These cents, half dismes, dismes, and mysterious eagle-on- globe pieces, have been little studied
and long misunderstood. In the 225 years since they were struck, mysteries have accumulated around them. Legends have explained their origins, arguments have
raged over their status, and wild guesses have been taken about their rarity. Beautifully illustrated, 356pp. $40 post paid from Heritage. Austria is continuing its
glow in the dark animal series with a tiger and Moses is featured in Palau’s Biblical Stories series: a 35 mm, half-ounce .999 fine silver $2 proof. The reverse
design shows a bearded Moses flanked by walls of water. He is surrounded by 10 circular vignettes illustrating the various plagues vested on Egypt by God to secure
release of the Israelites. The Decalogue stands above. A blue enameled Star of David is at the very top.
Proposals for the WWI commemorative coins in 1918 are almost finalized: Army, Marines, Navy, Air Services, and Coast Guard:
The Pogue Collect of Masterpieces of US Coinage netted almost $107 million dollars for 232 coins. American Medal of the Year winner is Susan Taylor of
Ottawa, honoring her grandfather’s comrades who fought in the 2nd Battle of Ypres during the “Great War for Civilization."
Well, I guess I have room for the latest Canadian coin marvels: 150th anniversary set includes painted and glow in the dark coins for $35 Canadian or plain for
$19.95 Canadian and free postage. Golden animal statues continue with a elk on a coin, there’s lots of flowers and animals coins, I like the lynx one best.
Sadly, the $20 for $20 silver coin series is ending with Star Trek, Superman and the T-Rex. There is also a new 10 dollar bank note with four politician and 5 scenic
views and nice polymer window. There are many cool bullion coins and a curved coin with fallen maple leave, Royal Canadian mint has them all. Some Canadian
coins just have to be stolen. The theft of the "Big Maple Leaf" gold coin from the Bode Museum in Berlin took only about 25 minutes. The 100 kilogram, 1 million
dollar pure gold coin created by the Royal Canadian Mint in 2007 had been on display in Berlin’s Bode Museum since 2010.