April2011-1st Spouses in
BronzeAncient Coins in US
History,In God We Trust
March2011-RCC Goes Digital
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-US Park Quarters
Nov2011-Arabic,Ottoman Coins
Dec2011:Snakes & 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
Jan2013-Counterfeit Gold
Feb2013-Silk Road Coins
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
SF set of all five 2013-2017S quarters in case $5
National Park Quarters  PDS .50        
Presidential, Native American  D P $1.25
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
205 Nugget Ave. Sparks, NV
by Holiday Inn, across Hwy 80 from
Western Village
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 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
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
2018 S .25 sets, Jim Thorpe $1, and Rhode Island .25 here
March2018-Paper Money
April2018-Morgan1884O VAMs
May2018-Trebizond coins
July2018-tax tokens
June2018-3 Romes
July2018-tax tokens
Trish will be off to help nurse a
cancer patient. Please
consider helping David the last
Friday of the month at the
State Museum in Carson City.
January to April. Free ride and
dinner. Call 815-8625
Dues are
Due, $20
January 1
Trish will be off to help nurse a
cancer patient. Please
consider helping David the last
Friday of the month at the
State Museum in Carson City.
January to April. Free ride and
dinner. Call 815-8625
Oct2018-Italian Museums
Next Meeting:
Tuesday, 26th of February (4th Tuesdays)                               
Denny’s,205 Nugget Ave.(at East McCarran), Sparks

February 22
No Museum (at Comic Con)

February 26
The Carson Mint by Ken Hopple
Trying again, it's 150th anniversary of the coin press.

March 26
Ukraine & Crimea Coins David Elliott

March 29
New Coins at the Museum

April 23 Space Related Coins I'll show my space coins,
you brings yours

April 26-27 National Coin Week at the Museum

The Last Meeting
35 members re-elected the board with the addition of Mary Long as the new treasurer, allowing Jerry to retire. Thanks for all your hard work! Andre Assam became
life member #15 for all his hard work as secretary and great handwriting! Did not sell very many of our excess quarters and presidential dollars. At the museum there
were 100 or so happy grade schoolers with pencils and penny blanks at the museum. Milton Angel, Bill Naylor, and Jerry Breedlove all had a good time at the
museum. The new Innovation dollar sold well. Got adds in Fred Holabird catalog, ANA Mintmark and E-Esylum for our medal for free. I also did ancient Greek coins
in a third grade class near my home. Lowell .25 on way and NA $1 ordered on February 13th should get here. Ordered 5 ounce moon landing coin, but it’s back
ordered, of course. Mint offers 2 day shipping, but can takes weeks to fill an order. Selling things they do not have. Bring up to 5 coins for the bid board now. We  
have board meetings before the meeting and ask for quiet so we can conduct business. Contact me: 815-8625 datbbelliotts@prodigy.net  with any ideas or problems.

Early Bird Prize: 5 2018D penny blanks .25 set won by Trish Felkner.                                     
Raffle prizes winners were:

Thomas Charleton: mystery box $20 bill (wow)
Bill Naylor: 1975, 1976 mint set
Philip Shallit: Nixon dollars
Rick De Avilla: tokens, 2018D penny blanks
Ken Hopple: 1977 proof set, buffalo .05
George Lee: 2016S .25 set
Cole Allen: Bicentennial medal, Gold Strike casino chip,     Mercury .10 album set
Joseph Drapula: Merc..10
Faye Allen:Barber.25
Mary Long: 2018 Innovation $1, Indian head .01, buff .05
Trish Elliott: SF Giants puzzle, large binder 2x2 sheets
Bart Daniels: Unc. NV state quarter
Laurel Hoggan: 50 state quarter album
Joe Wozniak: 2014D penny roll
Gary Meckler: Civil War coin books, Heritage catalogs
George Lee: Morgan dollar albums


1898 O $1 donated by David Elliott won by Rick De Avila for $36.

Quarter Pot

Trish Felkner (my wife) won the quarter pot, about$5. (The fix was in.)                  


Upcoming Coin Shows

March 3 Livermore Valley Coin Club Show, Elk’s Lodge, 940 Larkspur Dr., Admit: FREE, Tables:33, Jonathan Mitchell 925 954-5221

March 15,16 Sunnyvale Coin Show, Domain Hotel, 1085 East El Camino Real, Admit: $4, Tables:34, Bill Green 925 351-7605  info@norcalcoinshows.com

March 22,23 Sacramento Coin Show, Lion’s Gate Hotel, 3410 Westover St., Admit: $3, Tables:66, Peter McIntosh 916 317-9055 peter@mcintochcoins.com

March 22-24 Western State Toke Society, Veterans Memorial Bldg.,1351 Maple Ave., Santa Rosa, CA Admit:?, Tables: 25 Merle Avila 707 585-3711  

July 19, 20 Reno Coin Show, Best Western, 55 Nugget Ave., Sparks. Bill Green 925 351-7605 info@norcalcoinshows.com
We will have a table there.

RCC Officers

David Elliott….......... President…........…815-8625
Rusty King..............Vice President......... 677-7057
Doug Larson............Past President..........843-0162
Mary Long..................Treasurer.............853-0696
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

Not The Other Coin: 150th Anniversary of Coin Press #1 at Nevada State Museum

2019 marks the 150th anniversary of the Morgan & Orr steam-powered coining press, which arrived at the Carson Mint in 1869. On February 11, 1870, this press
struck the first coin bearing the famous CC mintmark. The mint produced coins, from 1870 to 1885 and again from 1889 to 1893. When the press suffered a
cracked arch in 1878, it was repaired at the local shop of the Virginia & Truckee Railroad. Proud of their handiwork, V&T machinists replaced the original brass
Morgan & Orr plate with one bearing the name of the famous railroad. The Carson City Mint ceased coining operations in 1893 and the press was removed in 1899 to
the Philadelphia Mint, where it was remodeled in 1930 to operate with electric power. In 1945, it was transferred to the "new" San Francisco Mint. When circulating
coin production was halted at San Francisco in 1955, the old press was due to be scrapped. Through the efforts of Judge Clark J. Guild, the antique press was
purchased by the state of Nevada for $225 and arrived back in Carson City in 1958. However, when US Mint Director Eva Adams, who was herself a native Nevadan
and now famously on our club medal, was faced with a severe coin shortage in 1964, she requested the loan of the venerable press. It was soon trucked to the
Denver mint and placed in operation, striking more than 188 million coins during the next three years. Once again returned to the Carson City museum in 1967, press
No. 1 was converted to a much slower electric drive. In 1976, it was used to strike Nevada Bicentennial medals in gold, silver, copper and bronze. Don Schmitz,
owner of the Nevada City Mint in California, began operating the press for the state of Nevada on a limited basis from 1977 to 2001. Coin Press No. 1 was operated
by our own Ken Hopple for many years afterwards until 2017.
After a severe break in 2017 when minting 1000s of sterling silver Morgan dollar replicas, the press was repaired several times and out of commission for most of a
year. It was decided to limit coining to half dollar silver coins requiring less stress on the old press. This,  required the recutting of dies including the collar die. The
coin press began production again in November 2018 and has 7 designs in stock now: pony express, Virginia Truckee railroad, CC Mint building, state seal, and John
Fremont. There is a new design of Abraham Curry first director of the mint to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the coin press in operation. I bought one of these
and will bring it to the club. The packaging is much improved with historic photographs, but the half ounce silver is reduced only $5 from the dollar sized one ounce
silver rounds and there will no longer be any inexpensive copper or brass coins. The smaller format works well with simpler designs, which includes the designs now
being made except for the state seal. There are plans to have Marshall Mint, now at 4001 S. Virginia in the Old Town Mall, Reno across from the Convention Center,
make dollar size coins for the museum. There are also plans to make a replica of the first CC half dollar and a medal celebrating the 150th anniversary of the
Transcontinental railroad. The coin press operates the last Friday of each month, which is also the time that school tours are arranged. We hope to go most months
with the new coins and displays of ancients, obsolete US coins and various other displays. I want to thank Bill Naylor, Laurel Hoggan, Milton Angel, and Jerry
Breedlove for helping with this monthly venture and Rusty King, Robert Rodriguez, Ken Hopple, Trish Felkner (my wife), and others who have helped (as well as
anyone I am forgetting). The museum has many other fine displays besides coins and the press, it is a fun place to go.

Numismatically yours, David Elliott

Numismatic Potpourri

New Zealand is offering 1 ounce silver Disney coins for about $90 each, not so great bullion deal, but they can be bought on the  Royal Canadian mint site (www.
mint,ca ), which also  has Perth and Polish coins and a lot of other countries bullion coins, which can be collected by topic.
The Canadian Mint also has a cool set
of dinosaur coins for about $15
and about $3 postage in a pop up card along with other countries dinosaur coins.

On February 28th the
US mint will launch a glow in the dark rocket ship with a Kennedy half and the new Native American dollar and a place for a quarter (I
would suggest 2004 Florida state with shuttle), limit 2 per household. $10. I’ll try and get 2, since I will be putting together a space display for National Coin Week.
The Royal Mint in England is minting a set of coins celebrating the Tower of London in 5, 1, and 1/4 ounce gold and 5, 1 and proof silver all pricey, but the
uncirculated silver is only 13 pounds of $17 dollars. The raven is the first of 4 coins. The tower is supposed to fall if all the ravens leave, so there are at least 6 pet
ravens in attendance at all times. Nice cheap bullion coins.


The Perth Mint has Simpson coins. Police are warning Albertans to watch out for phony Canadian bills, particularly the $50 and $100, which fraudsters are
splicing together in a "Frankenstein" creation, using the holograms of real five or 10 dollar bills. Here’s a  long web address if you want to see a couple year of the pig
coins: https://www.numismaticnews.net/article/year-of-the-pig-brings-plenty-of-coins?k=4V18ybH3sHSdbvbjxZwEyYKTvo9Cqm9p5eLY9xLl98Q%
Jeff Shevlin and Bill Hyder, So-Called Dollars from the Pacific Coast
Expositions 1894-1962
is out. The Pacific Coast fairs showcased modern technological and scientific advances while celebrating the richness and bounty of the
West. The most prominent off these spectacles were as follows:1894 California Midwinter Exposition, 1905 Lewis and Clark Exposition, 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific
Exposition, 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition, 1915-1916 Panama–California Exposition, 1935-1936 California Pacific International Exposition,1939-1940
Golden Gate International Exposition, and 1962 Seattle World's Fair. $60 plus shipping $4.50 per book. The regular and deluxe versions ($150) of So-Called Dollars
from the Pacific Coast Expositions1894-1962 and the pocket price guide may be ordered from Jeff Shevlin, 1894 E. William St., Suite 4-240, Carson City, NV
89701, phone: (916) 955-2569 or email: SoCalledGuy@Hotmail.com.
The Apollo XI coins did not sell out, although the 5 ounce silver is close. Thomas Jefferson
is the latest presidential silver coin
on an eagle planchette fort $40. The US Mint produced $13.1 billion in coins last year, which is a significant decrease over
the last 2 years except for half dollars.
The end of the tale  of the theft of the 100 kilograms Big Maple Leaf gold coin with a diameter of 53.34 cm and a
thickness of 3.81 cm draws near with four men on trial in Germany. The 100-kilogram coin struck in 2007 by the Royal Canadian Mint was stolen from Berlin’s
Bode Museum in 2017. The men are accused of stealing the coin by entering the museum through a second-storey window, breaking a bulletproof cabinet, carrying
the coin on a roller board and using a rope and wheelbarrow to transport it across railroad tracks and through a park to a getaway car. No alarms were triggered in
the theft of the coin, which has a market value about $2.5 million. In court, prosecutors alleged brothers Wayci Remmo and Ahmed Remmo as well as their cousin
Wissam Remmo, all under the age of 25, executed the night-time theft with the help of a friend who was contracted as a security guard at the museum weeks before
the incident. Judge Frank S. Robinson, of Albany, NY is selling his personal
collection of Vietnamese cash coins in an auction closing March 17. The collection of
383 different coins, includes many rare and choice pieces. They will be offered individually, with an option to bid for the entire collection. Vietnamese square-holed
cash coinage began in the 10th century and ended in the 1926-1945 reign of Emperor Bao Dai and is the world's last cast cash coinage. A catalog of collection can be
purchased from Robinson at Box 8600, Albany, NY 12208, e-mail:  frank@fsrcoin.com  
The complete catalog will remain online: http://www.fsrcoin.
com/Vietnamcash.html  The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to announce the release of a new web-based research tool:
Ptolemaic Coins Online
(PCO). As part of the National Endowment for the Humanities-funded Hellenistic Royal Coinages project, PCO is a new research tool intended to provide wide access
to the coins listed in the print volumes of Coins of the Ptolemaic Empire by Catharine C. Lorber, the first attempt to provide a new, comprehensive standard typology
and catalogue for the coinage produced by the Ptolemaic dynasty of Egypt since Ioannis Svoronos's
Coins of the Ptolemaic Rulers published in 1904–1908, which is
available on-line. The PCO can be found at: http://numismatics.org/pco/ It will be printed in four volumes by 2020. Several major medieval And Ancient collections
are being digitized and it will soon be possible to identify coins through facial recognition hardware.
NGC is releasing two hole coin holders, so both the obverse
and reverse can be shown or different finishes.
Heritage is selling a 1943 bronze Lincoln cent, expecting to sell for $170,000, so it’s still a good idea to check
your pocket change.
Guide Book of Civil War Tokens by Q. David Bowers, a 512-page book is now available online for $39.95.
SF set of all five 2013-2018S quarters in case $5
National Park Quarters  PDS .50        
Presidential, Innovators,Native American  D P $1.25
Club medal silver $65, copper or brass $15
205 Nugget Ave. Sparks, NV
by Holiday Inn, across Hwy 80 from
Western Village
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
Dec2018-Ukraine & Crimea pt.1
2010 Reno
1st 2019 .25 here, NA dollar ordered.
Rusty King, Doug Larson, Ken Hopple,
David Elliott minting coin club medal 2014