Jan2011-2 Roman Quinarii
Feb2011- Cupid & Psyche
March2011-RCC Goes Digital
April2011-1st Spouses in
BronzeAncient Coins in US
History,In God We Trust
Back Issues
Feb2013-Silk Road Coins
205 Nugget Ave. Sparks, NV
by Holiday Inn, across Hwy 80
from Western Village
2010 Reno Cartwheels
Got Ct .25, ordered Salt River. NA, Georgia $1 here, 2019S .25 sets here.
May 2011: Copper Bullion?
July2011-Coins of Cyprus
August 2011-Coins of
Alexander the Great
Sept2011-Late Roman Bronzes
Oct2011-US Park Quarters
Nov2011-Arabic,Ottoman Coins
Jan2012-Al Shay In memoriam
Feb2012-Republican Coins
Numismatic Potpourri
March2012-Olympic coins
SF set of all five 2013-2019S .25 in case $5
National Park Quarters  PDS .50        
Presidential, Native American  D P $1.25
April2012-Tour of Medallic Arts

Next Meeting:

December 22 My Covid Coin and Minibourse
Bring coins you found, found a new love for, or
want to get rid of now after Covid lock up.

Upcoming Coin Shows (most shows are cancelled,
so check before you go to make sure it’s on.)

February 19-21,
Reno Coin Show, Silver Legacy,
Admit: $3 Tables: ?  John Ward 559 967-8067

March 11-13
ANA National Money Show,
Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N 3rd St.
Admit: $8 Free on Saturday and to ANA members.
Tables: huge Info:

RCC Officers

David Elliott….......... President….......…815-8625
Rusty King..............Vice President......... 677-7057
Doug Larson............Past President..........843-0162
Mary Long..................Treasurer..............247-5796
Andre Azzam ..............Secretary….........338-0707
Laurel Hoggan….........Librarian..........…223-5096
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
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
Jan2013-Counterfeit Gold
March2013-Great Patriotic
of Wars Russia in Coins
May2013-Elymais Coins
July2013-Origin of Dollar
Aug2013 Constantine
Adventus Aug
Sept2013-NV & CO Coin Trip
Oct2013-Cleopatra coins
Nov2013-Monstrous coins
Dec2013-Crusader coins
Jan 2014-Euros
Feb2014-Lincoln Penny
March2014-Leto coin
April2014-So-called Dollars
May 2014-Kennedy Halves
June 2014-WWII Coins
July2014-Ancient Cast coinage
Aug2014-E. European coins
Sept2014-Roman enemies coins
Oct 2014-Old Coin Press#1
Nov2014-LaVere Redfield
Dec2014-Vietnamese Coins
Jan2015:The Four Wisemen
Feb 2015 Pompei Magnus
March2015 Richard II
& English coins
April2015-Reagan Dollar
May2015-Shapur I & Sparadokos
July2015-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 NY museums
April2016-Liberty on coins
May2016-Cyprus Coins
June 2016-Olympia bronze
Oct2016-Presidential dollars
Jan2017-So-Called dollars
Dec2016-Egyptian temple
& Scipio Africanus
Feb2017-Russian coins1
March2017-Russian coins2
April2017-Augustus,Son of god
May2017-Pyrrhus Coins
July2017-Ancient Jewish Coins
Augt2017-Portuguese Colonies
Sept 2017-Coins on the Web
Oct2017-Unity coins
Nov2017-Papal Coins
Dec2017-2018 coins
Jan2018-Georgia coins
Feb2018-Armenia coins
March2018-Paper Money
April2018-Morgan1884O VAMs
May2018-Trebizond coins
June2018-3 Romes
AugSept 2018-
Ancient Counterfeits
Oct2018-Italian Museums
Dec2018-Ukraine&Crimea pt.1
2010 Reno Cartwheels
Dec2011:Snakes & Ancient Coins
June 2016-Olympia bronze
July 2016-Medals
August2016-Anaheim World
Fairof Money review
Sept2016-Treasures found
at World Fair of Money
Nov2016-Barter to Coins
July2018-tax tokens
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
2020 NA & MA, CT $1, VT .25, & 2019S .25 sets here.
Feb2019-150th Coin Press#1
March2018-Bullion Coins
April2018-NCW ApolloXI
May2019Pacific Exposition medals
June2019-W mint
July2019-Littleton coins
Aug2019 CC1870 replica half
Sept2019-Caribbean coins
Nov2019-NASA medals
Feb2020-Ryder at CCmint
March2020 Morgan Dollars
May2020 Ancient Coins won
June2020-ANA Offerings
In 1993, Eric P. Newman published the paper Origin of the Dollar Sign in the American Numismatic Society Coinage of the America
Conference proceedings. This work traced the evolution of "ps" (Spanish abbreviation for peso) into the now ubiquitous $. Nice 10 minutes
video: https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/book/592172        
1976 clad Bicentennial Washington quarter struck on 1976 .10  The American
Numismatic Society is pleased to announce the launch of the
Medallic Art Company (MACO) Archives website. This website is
designed to provide a glimpse into the MACO Archives and to serve as a location for updates about the collection as the ANS moves
forward with the project. Website at http://numismatics.org/maco/     
All these medals were part of the NW Territorial Mint in Dayton
Holabird’s Holiday Auction Thursday-Monday December 17-21
beginning at 8am pacific time. https://www.holabirdamericana.com/2020-holiday-auction   3D printers are cranking out ancient coins.  
https://www.turbosquid.com/3d-model/ancient-coin  US coin production held steady in October, United States Mint figures show,
registering a fifth straight month atop the one billion level.
US Mint produces over 1 billion coins for circulation in October. The First
Coins of the Americas
by Peter Jones describes the author's personal journey with Spanish colonial coins called cobs. The first mint of
the Americas opened in Mexico City in 1536. A lifelong collector, Jones explores the background of the conquistadors and the Spanish
colonial system, then gives the fascinating stories behind each coin with up to date scholarship on current thoughts about each series.
The book is profusely illustrated with color photos, and includes full page pictures of 129 coins. The book is 8.5 by 11 inches, hard back
with 250 pages. Foreword by Daniel Sedwick. Sections include: Spanish coinage before the New World; Mexican money before the first
mint of 1536; Carlos and Juana Early and Late series precobs coinage; Santo Domingo and Lima precobs; A type collection of silver and
gold cobs by mint: Mexico City, Lima, La Plata, Potosí, Panama, Bogotá, Cuzco, Cartagena, and Guatemala. $80. Coin grading was
originally a series of adjectives from "fair for the lowest grade to "brilliant uncirculated" for the highest. Later this adjectival grading was
replaced with numerical grading based on a 70 scale, from one to seventy. Uncirculated grades are from MS60 to MS70. In the 1980's there
was no MS64 grade. Hear the story of how this came about. An excerpt of the video is available on the Coin Television YouTube Channel
at: https://youtu.be/kQh2FsBFJ4g        
Money and Power in Hellenistic Bactria by Simon Glenn is $150 book that provides a history of
the Greek Bactrian kingdom through coins. The eastern most empire of Alexandria the Great portrayed by Sean Connery in
The Man Who
Would Be King
. Mike Coltrane’s intense interest in history and American paper currency inspired him to form the most comprehensive
collection of War of 1812 United States Treasury Notes ever assembled. There are two main classes of notes. First are those authorized
by the acts of June 30, 1812, March 4, 1814, and December 26, 1814 (and $100 notes from the February 24, 1815, act). They were in a
large size format and paid 5-2/5% interest for one year from its hand-dated time of issuance. The second class of notes was authorized by
the final act of February 24, 1815. These were in a “small” size format with denominations from $3 to $100, similar in size and style to
slightly earlier first Bank of the United States notes. These did not pay set interest or have a set term, but were redeemable later for 7%
United States funded stock. They circulated in commerce when signed by three officials including the register of the treasury or an
authorized, designated official such as a commissioner of United States loans.
A metal detectorist found a $50,000 gold stater of
struck shortly before the Roman emperor Claudius invaded Britain in 43AD. Caratacus was a military leader in the 1st century
AD who resisted the Roman conquest of Britain for eight years.     
A metal detectorist found a $50,000 gold stater of Caratacus struck shortly before the Roman emperor Claudius invaded Britain
in 43AD. Caratacus was a military leader in the 1st century AD who resisted the Roman conquest of Britain for eight years.  
Connecticut coppers have the most complex minting history of all colonial issues from 1785-1788. There were more that 355 die
combinations, with at least 126 type varieties having 26 distinct bust styles made by at least six different mints. Yet, the basic design
of the Connecticut Coppers never changed; all issues imitated the British halfpenny. The obverse depicted the bust of George II or
III wearing a laurel wreath, the figure sometimes faced to the left (as George II) or to the right (as George III) and was either clad in
mail armor or draped in a toga. The obverse legend was one of several forms of Latin abbreviations for the phrase "By the authority
of Connecticut." The reverse depicted a seated personification of Liberty closely resembling the British Britannia with a legend
consisting of an abbreviated form of "Independence and Liberty."  
One ounce silver Covid coin linked to national debt as a hard
times token $55. A nurse locked in a house surrounded by Covid. Reverse Federal Reserve and Treasury shields joined by an infinity
sign. To infinity and beyond. 5 trillion above 25 trillion national debt payout per person $1200, still not enough. $55 order at
http://www.dc-coin.com/2008hardtimestoken536minted-2-3-1-1-2-2-3.aspx           An example of the legendary
1894S Barber
, graded PF 65 by NGC, is poised to realize a million dollars at auction. Alexander III, the Great, 336-323 BC, gold stater  
head of Athena right, wearing Corinthian helmet decorated with coiled serpent // Nike standing left, holding wreath in right hand and
cradling stylus in left arm. Sold for $5 million. .
There are about a dozen contenders for the magi or wisemen at Jesus’ birth. There were many petty kings around the Holy Land, but we
want them to be ones that issued coins. Coin contenders for the Three Wisemen: Azes II of the Indo-Scythians, Phraates IV of the
Parthians, Gondophares of the Indo-Parthian (whom St. Thomas is said to have converted to Christianity) and Aretas IV of the
Nabataeans.Don’t forget that Jesus was born at 7BC or 4BC to take into account all the personages mentioned at his birth (Herod died 4-
1 BC, Emperor Augustus 14BC-37AD, Governor Quirinius 6-12AD), which was how time was kept back then, e.g. the 7th year of
emperor, king, governor so and so. Herod and Quirinius were not there at the same time. Likely a different governor was taking  the
census roles for taxes as every governor did. They were there to collect taxes for Rome. Our year 0 was a pretty good medieval guess.
Comets noted by Chinese astronomers make 7BC or 4BC the favored dates.  The Wisemen or magi could be kings, but might be just
priest astronomers, the most respected scientists and religious men of the time, who rarely minted coins. Augustus and the Jewish kings
before Herod were both king priests that employed magi or astronomers.   Besides wisemen candidates, Biblical related coins can be
collected by person, place, or event mentioned in the Bible. Jewish kings minted their own coins starting around 140BC with the Lilly of
Jerusalem on the coin. Jewish related coins begin with the end of  Babylonian captivity in the 6th century BC with Judah as the name of a
province placed on some Persian coins. Of course, coins can be collected from almost all the cities in the Bible, although not from Old
Testament times since coins were first minted in the 7th century BC and Biblical events began with Abraham in the 17th or 18th century
BC and Moses in the 13th C. BC. Popular collecting themes include a coin from each of the cities Paul ministered in or a coin from each
city that minted them in the Holy Land. Coins showing a history of Jerusalem or the Jewish kings, Roman procurators of Judah including
Pilate, Jewish coins of revolt in 70AD and 135 AD. The Roman emperors minted coins commemorating their victories over the Jews
known as Jewish Capta coins, often showing a weeping Jewish woman under a palm tree. You can also collect coins mentioned by
Jesus like the Widow’s mite, tribute penny, or one of the 30 pieces of silver (shekels of Tyre) paid to Judas. Most of the cities Jesus
ministered in minted coins, often during the time of his ministry. The Handbook of Biblical Numismatics is on-line at amuseum.
org/book   See James B. Lovette's, Biblical Related Coins (2000). By the way, very nice Widow’s mites can be had for $10 or less.
Almost anything of this nature can be found at www.vcoins.com or on ebay.
A very cool $5 series 1870 National Gold Bank Note, First National Gold Bank, San Francisco.
Numismatically yours, David Elliott
The Other Coin: The Three Wisemen
After the Last Meeting
Please mail me a check at 2845 Edgewood Drive, Reno 89503. Stay safe. Contact me with any ideas or problems:
Everything December is cancelled. Covid is out there, although my wife, daughter, and daughter-in-law are already signing up for the
vaccine as front line medical workers. My MD says as high risk, I should get the vaccine in January. Ordered Kansas butterfly .25
and Bush dollar. MD$1 Hubble out Dec.14. Dec. 21 the Barbara Bush bronze medal with a Bush dollar will be selling for $25, a 300%
markup? I’m getting one but... please. John Ward is planning a coin show at the Silver Legacy February 19-21 Call559 967-8067 for
info. Details at CoinZip. We get a table and can do a raffle. Seems hopefully early to me.  1/10 oz. Gold eagle raffle. Same deal 40 $10
tickets drawn when 40 tickets are sold. Please mail me a check at 2845 Edgewood Drive, Reno 89503 for your chance to win. Coin
drawn as soon as I have sold 40 tickets. Stay safe. Contact me with any ideas or problems: 775 815-8625 datbbelliotts@prodigy.net .

Treasurer’s report: Minimal activity.  Income was $140 from Jamie Thompson for 2021 dues, name tag, medals ($90) and 2 tickets
for 1/10 oz gold eagle.  New expenses for the month included our annual state filing fee of $50 and the normal expenses were paid for
the newsletter, our website, and bank fees.                                   
SF set of all five 2013-2019S .25 in case $5
National Park Quarters  PDS .50        
Presidential, Native American  D P $1.25
Numismatic Potpourri
July2020-Bits and Cut Coins
Aug2020-Ancient seals
Sept2020-Hard Time Tokens
Oct2020-Papal Bullae
DUES are Due $20
January 1
New Coins
The basketball and woman suffrage coins as well
as the 2019 proof set and Native American dollar
are up as last chance to buy December 29th.
Mayflower and WWII coins are sold out. The 2020
SC Innovation dollar will come out Jan. 19 2021. I
will order the Hubble dollar next week. The last
quarter of the America the Beautiful series comes out
Feb 19, the Tuskegee Airmen. I have found a six
quarter case to put the S sets together then. $25
George and Barbara Bush set.  Dec.21st
Azes II, Azes mounted//Athena stands, 35BC-4AD
Gondophares,bust right//Nike stands, 10BC-50AD
Phraates IV,head left// king as archer,37-2BC
Aretas IV & wife Shuqailat//cornucopias, 9BC-40AD
Dues are Due, $20 January 1
DUES are Due $20
January 1
205 Nugget Ave. Sparks, NV
by Holiday Inn, across Hwy 80
from Western Village