Tuesday, 2nd of December 7 PM (NEW TIME)
605 N. Wells Avenue (Wells and 6th), Reno, NV
December: Minibourse. Bring something to sell or trade. Also nominations for officers and board.
January: Memories in Photos of the Club, Rusty King. Elections and dinner.
February: Presidential Medals, Doug Larson
March: Comstock Mines: NV ideas in silver
The Last Meeting
35 members heard Jack Harpster tell us the story of LaVere Redfield I will bring my laptop with the slides, so you can see them better and we will be getting a new
projector. NEW TIME OF 7PM as Carrows goes to winter schedule, board meeting at 6PM. If we are back in the back room again we will put the screen on the
shelf above the fake fireplace. We’ll get this figured out. No update on Garret Allen waiting for a bone marrow trans-plant, please keep him in your thoughts and
prayers. Ken Hopple and I made over $1300 selling club medals and coins at the museum on NV Day! The remaining numbered silver medals will be available in
December. Clay Mitchell of Comstock Mines wants ideas for NV related medals in silver. He’s coming in March, but making medals now. If you have an idea, call
707 843-0895, CMitchell@constockmining.com I will be bringing all the coins for sale, including the FL .25 and the 2014S set. I got the quarter pot cards and
member list updated. Please come after 6:30PM if you are not attending the board.
Early Bird Prize was Velociraptor copper round won by Leo Rossow. Everglades .25, 2014S set now here! Raffle prizes winners were:
Ken Hopple: $2 bill, chocolate coins, 2011S .05
Leo Rossow: 2013S quarter set
Dan Trabke: colored $2
Clay Thomas: 2007PD Sacagawea set
Bill Gregory:unc1971D Ike$1,10 peso Peru
Brent Spreigel: old&new buffalo.05, copper round
Rick DeAvila:roll 1960.01, unc,1976 .50, coin holders
Ed Gscheidle: dated buffalo .05, 50 peso Mexico
Claude Sendon: RCC copper round
Gailen Sendon: copper round
Ed Cranch: 2014 .50 in case
Ed Scott: coin books
Clayton Brownell: mystery box, proof .05 &.01 blanks
THANKS TO RUSTY KING WE WILL HAVE MORGAN DOLLARS IN NEXT 3 RAFFLES!!!
Dan Waterman won the quarter pot again! About $8.
I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE WHO DONATES TO THE RAFFLE!
Dues are Due, $15 January 1
Upcoming Coin Shows
Nov. 21-23, Reno Comic Con, 50 artists, 40 celebs.:Shatner, Kevin Sorbo, Bruce Campbell, Chekhov, Adam West, Billy Dee Williams, 3 days $85, www.
November 29, 1st Annual California Numismatic Educational Seminar, Vallejo Naval Museum, 734 Marin St., FREE, 9AM, Topics: Errors, Scandinavian
Coinage, Bass Collection, Numismatic Ambassadors Stan Turrini, 707 246-6327, www.valmuse.org EMPERORI@juno.com
December 7, Sacramento Coin Show, Clarion Inn, 1401 Arden Way, Admit $3, Peter Mcintosh, 916 317-9055, www.mcintoshcoins.com
December 12-13, SF Historical Bourse, Holiday Inn-Golden Gate, 1500 Van ness Ave., Admit:$10, Bourse: John Jencek, 650 804-4841, www.sfbourse.com
December 12-15, Las Vegas Numismatic Coin Show, Riviera Hotel and Casino, 2901 Las Vegas Blvd. South, CK Shows, 888 330-5188, www.ckshows.com
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 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.
The Other Coin: Vietnamese Coins
The State Department is threatening to create a memorandum of understanding with China and Vietnam to forbid the import of antiquities including coins into the
US. This could end access to ancient coins, but it appears that several new dealers in China and Vietnam have begun selling coins on Ebay with prices remaining
under $10, often under $5 for coins. Chinese coins began around 600BC, perhaps as early as 1200BC with cowry shells and then a variety of bronze forms with
the cash coin becoming the official form of coinage around 250BC. Cash coins were cast in silver and gold and are quite rare, but the bronze, lead, iron, or zinc
cash coin can be obtained for as little as $1. The varying Chinese characters make it easy to identify the coin the emperor belonged to with the drawings in the
standard coin catalogs, David Hartill, Cast Chinese Coins or the older Schjoth, Chinese Currency. Either standard reference can be had for $40 or less and include
Korean and Vietnamese coins. There are also many websites devoted to Asian coins.
Vietnamese coins began in 960 AD when Vietnam was unified under Dinh Bo Linh. These coins are not expensive. Various dynasties ruled Vietnam producing
coins until 1400 when China conquered Vietnam, but rebels fighting the Chinese issued coins that are also inexpensive. By 1428 Vietnamese dynasties resumed and
continued issuing cash coins until 1945 even under the French as a protectorate Annam. In 1885 France also issued milled coinage for French Indochina, which
included Cambodia and parts of Vietnam. They issued coins in denominations of 1/4, ½, 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 cents, 1 piaster, following Spanish weights and
Although Japan occupied Viet Nam in WWII, the coins in circulation were Vichy French coins with some new issues in zinc and aluminum:
The Communists under Ho Chi Minh took over from the Japanese and issued 4 coins in 1945-1946:
French fought the communists, but lost in 1954, which lead to an international division of Vietnam into South and North. South Vietnam issued coins from 1953-
With the war over and the veterans finally getting their due, it is a great time to collect 1000+ years of Vietnam coins while they are still being exported.
Numismatically yours, David Elliott
Rusty King at National Coin Week 2014 at Nevada State Museum
I was very proud this year to be involved with National Coin Week and the
Nevada State Museum. We had a very good club turnout for our club's 30th
anniversary medals. We also had Ken Hopple, Paul Williams, Dave Elliott, and
myself give talks on varied topics such as Kennedy Halves (Paul), Coins of
Constantine (Dave), The CC Mint (Ken), and my own talk on Nevada Centennial
Medals. Almost 500 people came in to the museum during the Friday and
Saturday of National Coin Week. I was also very proud to present the medals
Dave Andrews and I made down at the Nevada City Mint in Nevada City
California on July 14th 1989. Don Schmitz of the Nevada City Mint made the 5
gold, 125 silver, and 500 Bronze on that mint's press. Don also ran the Nevada
State Museum's #1 press until 2001, when our good friend Ken Hopple took over. The museum has an almost complete collection of CC coins and the Club puts
on displays of ancient, obsolete US coins, foreign coins for kids, and the coins featured by the ANA for National Coin Week, which was the Kennedy half dollar,
Category Winners for Coin of the Year by World Coin News
Austria won with most artistic, best bimetal, and best gold coin, we won with best circulation, and most innovative was a cut out coin from Mongolia. See all the
winners on line. There are also most historical (Netherlands), inspirational (Canada), best crown (Ireland), best contemporary (Belarus).
The Heritage Auctions will be offering the Donald G. Partrick Collection of US Colonial Coins beginning in January. There will be rare colonial, pattern, and
Confederate coins. Howard M. Berln has written The Numismatourist, a guide to all the best places to visit in the world with some 175 collections, mints, or
places of interest to coin collectors are detailed in 75 different countries. I put that on my Amazon wish list. Canada and Austrailia continue to mint the coolest
coins: including dinosaurs, animals, Disney, several Year of the Goat, snow fairy, and Christmas coins. See them in color on-line.
March of Dimes Commemorative design has been chosen with FDR and Jonas Salk.
Dues are Due, $15 January 1