Next Meeting:
Tuesday, 23rd of August 7 PM (4th Tuesdays now)                               
Denny’s,205 Nugget Ave.(at East McCarran), Sparks

August 23  Massachusetts Colonial Coins Robert Rodriguez is assembling a collection of Massachusetts colonial coins.

September 27 Icecream Social and ANA Movie

October 25 Happy Birthday Nevada Rusty King

November 22 Coins: The Beginning David Elliott

December 27 Minibourse

The Last Meeting
26 members (too hot for some, I guess) saw Doug Larson bring a collection of medals, 100s of them, from the VFW and American Legion starting in 1919 to the present in all metals. It is one of
the ways he is honoring our vets.
Reagan dollar sold out at the meeting, still got Ford and Nixon dollars. Theodore Roosevelt park .25 out August 29, Reagan dollar cover out August 26,
and the
last of the First Spouse medals on sale Aug 31. They sold out fast last time. Robert Rodriguez will bring 20 copies of the 1784 book on US revolution he has been talking about
for $25
. Various recent Catalog of World Coins are  available online at  The board voted to raise dues in January 2017 to $20, badges will remain at $10. We will
have board meetings before regular meeting
and vigorously tell people to be quiet so we can conduct business. Contact me about any concerns or suggestions,
815-8625. No coins show in Carson City in August, but press is up and running!! I will be at the ANA, Anaheim and will write the newsletter in CA. It should be on time, however.

Early Bird Prize was Reagan $1 won by Joe Wozniak                                Harper's Ferry, Reagan dollar, and Code Talkers are here. 2015 S sets made.

Raffle prizes winners were:

Faye Allen: 1943 steel .01 cents set
Cole Allen: walking liberty .50 1942, set of 2 NA $1
Ed Scott: 1981 proof set, James Polk $1, 2009 .01 set,
2 mint bags
Rick DeAvila: PGCS knit shirt, standing liberty .25
Milton Angel: 2 .25 set,  2014S .25 set
Jerry Breedlove:box of .50 holders, chocolate coins
(given   to Ken Hopple), 1927 mercury .10
Thomas Charleton:1994 proof set
Glenn Fruehan: RCC copper medal
David Elliott: display board
Bart Daniels: 2015S .25 set
Sam Dibitonto: 2014S .25 set
Joe Wozniak: last 1971D unc. Ike

Paul Williams donated a 1922 Peace $1 won by Milton Angel for $28.
Club and Rusty King donated a set of presidential dollars in a Dansco album won by Leon Wembley for $107.
                           Quarter Pot
Christian Barton (not present) won the quarter pot.                        


Upcoming Coin Shows

September 8-10, Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Sports Expo, LB Convention Centre, 100 S. Pine Ave., Admit: $8, Tables: huge, Taryn Warrecker, 805 680-0294

September 17, NCNA Seminar: The Future of Our Hobby, Vallejo Naval & Museum, 734 Marin St., Admit: FREE, 6 speakers including Jeff Shevlin; Michael Turrini, 707 246-6327  

September 18, Livermore Coin Club Show, Elk’s Lodge, 940 Larkspur Dr., Admit:FREE,Tables:32, Steve Kramer,925 980-9307 Stampman

September 23-25, Las Vegas Coin Show, Westgate Resort & Casino, 3000 Paradise Rd., Admit:?,Tables: ?, CK Shows, 888 330-5188 info@ckshows

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

Not the Other Coin: The World Fair of Money, Anaheim

We got there late on Friday missing The Dedicated Byzantine Society meeting and learned too late about John Frost’s lecture on the die match he found to a 20 cent CC die dug up at the
museum. The lecture was recorded, and I should be able to get a copy latter in the year. I did get Jeff Shevlin’s So-called Dollars lecture, Hal Dunn’s Remembering People from the CC Mint,
and Robert Hoge US Mints Original Coinage. We will see one of the three in September.
Both Fred Holabird and Jeff Shevlin had tables here, but I didn’t see them, maybe tomorrow. The ANA had a 1913 V nickel, 1794 dollar, a huge brick of gold from the SS Central America, a set
of double eagles and many National Banknotes from California,4 Syracuse tetradrachms, and early Mexico notes. The displays included a spectacular collection of French Revolutionary medals,
Austrian Niobium coin set in different colors, a complete set of Maundy coins, ancient Olympic coins, lots of elongated cents, Disney and the first ones, Israeli gold coins, etc.
The US mint was here and I was able to talk to the director of education for the mint, and he will send me more things for the museum events and stuff. I also found sets of gold and platinum
plated quarters that will appear in the raffle. You’ll have a chance at gold and platinum coins! Also got a Reagan dollar from the Reagan Library for the raffle. A long time friend and dealer mostly
in medieval coins brought me one of the 6 coins I hoped for, but also let me know another one  was not to be found, so I crossed two off my wish list. My wife bought me a set of Star Trek
coins from Canada that were cheaper than mint prices already. I found a lady selling Greek and Roman coins for $2 a piece and bought 40+, one of which was a coin of Cleopatra. I was unable
to find any of the 2 Seleucid and the Justinian coin that I needed to complete sets alas. There were gold coins everywhere, bringing down the prices according to an article in Coin world,  and a
huge collection of US pennies. Medals were well represented with one dealers having two cases of Washington medals. My chief complaint was that this year the dealers were all scattered
without regard to types of coins they sold, so I had to wander the entire floor looking for ancient dealers. I should also mention that Disney has even more elongated cent machines, and also
elongated quarters with Star War themes. Hopefully, Universal Studies will have Harry Potter smashed pennies as well. Wish you were here.

Numismatically yours, David Elliott

Numismatic Potpourri

100,000 Standing Liberty gold quarters goes on sale Sept. 16, about $500 with bare breast and on Aug. 23 high relief 1 oz. silver both W and S for 34.95.

Next year’s Liberty bullion medal designs have been narrowed to:

Cook Island is celebrating 150th anniversary of the great “tea races”
of the 19th century, when English clippers competed to bring home the new tea crop from China. In 1866,
nine clippers set off from Chinese Fuzhou to London. After 99 days and a more than 14,000-mile-long race, the “Taeping” was the first to dock, only 25 minutes before the “Ariel”.
The captain of the “Taeping”carried a cargo of 1,108,709 pounds of tea. When the Suez Canal was opened in 1869, the clipper ships were replaced by steamboats, which transported
more cargo in the new short-cut route between China and England at a speed that the clipper captains could only dream of. The very high relief coins are available in 2, 1 and 1/4
Jeff Shevlin is putting out a free price-list of So-Called dollars. Request your copy at, 916 955-2569. FBI
closed the DB Cooper cas
e after 45 years. Congress has a bill to commemorate the 1620 Pilgrim’s Landing. It is 500th anniversary of the death of Ferdinand of Ferdinand
and Isabella fame. Spain has issued gold and silver coins
. The gold 100 euro coin’s obverse bears a rendition of the 4 excelentes gold coin, minted in Segovia and issued from
1476 during the rule of the joint monarchs. Both crowned effigies face each other, symbolizing their equal status. The reverse side includes an image of the Aljafeira Palace. The silver
10 euro coin has Ferdinand II of Aragon from a portrait painting housed in Madrid’s Naval Museum and reverse his coat of arms.

One of 7 1933 British pennies sold for over $104,000. The British mint made only 7 as it had a surplus of 1932 pennies. Canada is offering 3 7.96 grams, 27mm coin with
face value of $20 for $20 Canadian
. Include a T-Rex, Star Trek, and Batman vs. Superman.

The first of 5 million bit coins have been made in titanium with a place for a encrypted hologram on reverse. The Perth mint has a surprise hit with its Deadly and Dangerous series 1st
issue of the Red-Black spider issued around $70, it has soared to $1300 on secondary market. The Russians have even made a copy for a mere $300. See the rest of series on-line.

The public contest for the breast cancer commemorative coin began 8-1 and will continue to 10-17-2016. It will feature pink gold. Dennis Tucker’s Counterfeit-ing and Technology: A
History of the Long Struggle Between Paper-Money Counterfeiters and Security
will be out in Sept. 480 pages covers the origins of paper and printing; the formation of engraving
companies in America, the Secret Service and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing efforts against counterfeiting. It can be pre-ordered for $39.95
. A counterfeiting ring of Syrians: Louay
Ibrahim Houssein, Nazer A-Shekh Mosa, and Moufak Al Sababi, making sales in Malaysia, Cyprus, Lebanon, Iran, and elsewhere were arrested after distributed more than $800
million in high grade notes.
Moufak has already been sentenced to 3 years. I still do not get how you knock over a store couple hundred dollars you get 10 years, but anything over a million
gets 2-3 years
. Must be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at the mint. Alfonso Lopez found the first Doubled Die Reverse on a 2016-P Kentucky Cumberland Gap America The Beautiful
quarter. The doubling is easily seen with the naked eye. The fringe on the arm is doubled. Several other minor doubled die reverses have been found for this type since this initial find.

The Indecision 2016 medal is available on Amazon for $9.95. Another showing the 50th anniversary of Eisenhower’s war against the Military Industrial Complex. Political medals were
prominent in Lincoln/Douglas race in 1860 and have roots even prior to that time. Hard Times tokens of the period of Andrew Jackson and John Quincy Adams are avidly collected today with
political messages. Here is an anti-Jackson medal.

The government won on appeal to the Third Court of Appeal and gets to keep 10 1933 Saint-Gaudens $20 gold pieces that the Langbord family inherited. Numismatic News suggests that
the coins he donated to various museums rather than melted.
If the government gets them, I’m sure Hillary and her friends will be wearing them as jewelry soon. King Farouk’s remains the only
legal one at NY Historical Society, last sold for 7 and half million. Got to see it there in February. Peter Bertram has published
Confederate Numismatica, part 1(of 4):Forerunners through
1889 - Tokens, Politicals, Coins, Currency, Medals, Badges and Ribbons With Historical Notes, 200 pages, price guide, and over 700 individual color images, $35+ $4 S/H. Peter Bertram, PO
Box 924391, Norcross, GA 30010-4391, It is a highly praised work with many items not seen before.
April2011-1st Spouses in Bronze
Ancient 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?
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
Sept2012-California Gold
Oct2012-US Mint medals
Nov2012-US Inaugural Medals
Dec2012-Electrum Coins
Gold coins
Feb2013-Silk Road Coins
March2013-Great Patriotic
of Wars Russia in Coins
May2013-Elymais Coins
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, 2014, 2015 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 on 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
May2015-Shapur I & Sparadokos
July 2015-Roman Coins in India
Aug 2015-Persis, Elymais, Parthia
Sept2015-US 20 cent
Oct2015-German Coins
Dec2015-3 Wiseman
Jan2016-N.Black Sea coins
Feb2016-Rape of Persephone
March2016-Coins at NY museums
April2016-Liberty on coins
May2016-Cyprus Coins
205 Nugget Ave. Sparks, NV
by Holiday Inn, across Hwy 80 from
Western Village
June 2016-Olympia bronze
July 2016-Medals