Next Meeting:
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 datbbelliotts@prodigy.net










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

 Auctions
No auctions

Quarter Pot
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 scottgriff@hotmail.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
RobertShanks@att.net  www.sacvalcc.org

May 21, Vallejo Numismatic Society’s Show, Florence Douglas Senior Center, 333 Amador, Admit:FREE, Tables:40+, Ed Hoffmark, 707 642-8754
Paper4Coin@yahoo.com  www.solanocoinclub.com

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.
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 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:”



                                                                                                                                                      










Numismatic Potpourri
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.
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