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?
June2011-Notgeld
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
July2012-CarsonCoinPress
Aug2012-CanadianCoins
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
April2013-NCW2013buffalos
May2013-Elymais Coins
June2013-Philoktetes
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
May2015-Shapur I & Sparadokos
June2015-CCAC
July2015-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
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
July2018-tax tokens
June2018-3 Romes
July2018-tax tokens
AugSept2018-AncientCounterfeits
Next Meeting:
Tuesday, 22nd of October (4th Tuesdays)                               
Denny’s,205 Nugget Ave.(at East McCarran), Sparks

October 22 Happy Birthday NV! Rusty King

October 25,26  Nevada Day at the Museum  Free Admission

November 26 A Panel on Gold and Bullion

November 26 A Panel on Gold and Bullion

November 29 Nevada Day at the Museum

December 24 NO MEETING

December 27 Nevada Day at the Museum  weather permitting

The Last Meeting
26 members got to take a trip to the Caribbean in Laurel Hoggan’s power point show of her first coin collection. I am happy to do power points of your interest or
collection too for a presentation to the club, which can also be done by me or you.
The last 2019 quarter (Idaho) comes out Nov. 4th, and the next dollar Oct 24,
the Pennsylvania polio vaccine.
There will be a new dollar coin each month. The silver club medals are selling well, and we are thinking about making 50 more. We
can sell them more easily with a credit card now. To raise the money to have more made,
we will be getting rid half of the park .25 for a .25 next meeting and
most of the presidential dollars for $1 with all of them going in February, except for a few sets
. There will also be a free raffle for a basket of my wife’s home
made jellies as the early bird prize in November
. The last six quarters come out next year and presumably the famous woman series will begin in 2021 or 2022. New
quarters are easier to get in circulation, so we will be getting fewer of them for club members and to take to the museum. 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. Please leave upper right seats open for board members. Contact
me with any ideas or problems: 815-8625 datbbelliotts@prodigy.net  CONTACT A CONGRESSMAN a day for our Morgan 2021 CC


Early Bird Prize: partially filled bag of PA .25 won by Larry Demangate


Raffle prizes winners were:


Milton Angel: banknote auction catalogs, penny album, US coin books, $1 and .25 bags
Mary Long: 1975 proof set, 1990 proof set, set NA $1 set
Rick De Avilla: partially filled .01 book, Indian head .01 & arrowhead,
Mercury .10
Jerry Breedlove: 1914 .25, 1 gram silver
Bill Naylor: 1977 mint set
Ed Scott: 2003 mint set
Laurel Hoggan: 5 year set holders
Joe Wozniak:
mystery box by Laurel Puerto Rico .25 roll
Dave Loder: steel .01 set
George Lee: world coin medal, arcade tokens
Shannon Holmes: S .25 set
Leo Rossow: Morgan copper round


                   
Auctions
Paul Williams donated an Arnold Palmer autographed picture and silver round
won by Rick DeAvila for $25.

                  
Quarter Pot
Dan Waterman (not present) won the quarter pot.

THANKS everyone for donating to the RAFFLE!



Upcoming Coin Shows

October 19, Delta Coin Club Show, Eagle’s Hall, 1492 Bourbon St., Stockton, Admit: FREE, Tables: 40+
Ruben Smith 209 982-5961 rubensmith@hotmail.com

October 26-27, Fresno Coin Club Coin Show, Las Palmas Masonic Center, 2992 E. Clinton Ave., Admit: $2, Tables: 45.
Richard Hunter  559 738-8128 www.fresnocoinclub.com

November 1-2, Sacramento Coin Show, Lion’s Gate Hotel, 3410 Westover St., Admit: $3, Tables: 66
Peter McIntosh 916 317-9055 peter@mcintoshcoins.com www.sacramentocoinshow.com

November 8-9, Sunnyvale Coin Show, Domain Hotel, 1085 East El Camino Real, Admit:$4, Tables: 34,  
Bill Green 925 351-7605 www.norcalcoinshows.com info@norcalcoinshows.com

November 22-24, Las Vegas Numismatic Society Show, Palace Station Hotel, 2411 W. Sahara Ave., Admit:?, Tables: ?
CK Shows 888 330-5188 www.ckshows.com info@ckshows.com

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…......818 321-6678
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: Counterfeits

Frustrated with being unable to complete some of the coin series in my ancient and Russian collections,  I decided to turn to copies. Of course, I knew just where to
go–China, and China’s ebay is Alibaba or Ali Express. There, a replica of almost any coin can be had for $2 or less, dutifully marked “copy” on-line, but arriving
without any such stamp. It is legal in China to reproduce coins. Russian counterfeiters sell on Alibaba as well, so I got a Peter the Great beard token, a tax on beards
when he wanted the populace to look more European. The history of counterfeiting is as old as coinage, and was both an individual and government effort. The first
coinage of electrum (natural occurring alloy of gold and silver) soon had its gold content debased by adding silver to make the famous “white gold” coinage by
governments. Lead was plated with gold or silver and copper plated with silver and sometimes gold. I have a rare coin of Cassius that is a Roman contemporary
fourre (silver plated), likely by the poor Cassius himself. The Roman government itself often make bronze denarii when short of silver to pay the troops called limes
denarii or border denarii that could be redeemed later by merchants or soldiers.











Today, rare and popular coins are counterfeited by China, Russia and other nations most often in metals other than gold or silver. The weight will be off, so an
investment in $10 electronic scale is a necessity. A fake 50 peso “gold” coin I was asked to identify among some Roman coins weighed half of what it should.
Attempts to prevent counterfeiting have lead Britain to a 12-sided coin with a hologram and Germany to a blue plastic ring with trace elements that seem to be able to
stop counterfeiting so far.













Paper money is even easier to counterfeit since it was invented by the Chinese in the 1300s as our Continental Congress struggled with. Marking pens are frustrated
with cornstarch; modern color copiers can reproduce sophisticated engraving. New bills are counterfeited as soon as they are released. China is again the main
culprit, but Peru has much of the counterfeiting market now, and it may be of some consolation that Chinese counterfeiters have counterfeited their own currency.
Still don’t discount good old American know how:  Eric Aspden of San Jose, CA profited $100.000 a year or more from a flood of do-it-yourself printed bills using a
laptop and a store-bought printer. Aspden is now charged with making and selling bogus $20 bills that look so real they may have been in an out of your wallet
without you even realizing they were fake. He mailed packages of cash to 30 different states. According to a recent report by Chinese state media, 96.7% of all
counterfeit bills circulating in China come from templates hand-drawn by Peng Daxiang, an elderly painter who was arrested in 2013. 73-year-old Daxiang single-
handedly managed to produce dozens of printing plates worth millions of yuan without the use of computers or modern technology. Instead, he relied on simple tools
like magnifying glasses and film cameras. He sold these templates to gangs of counterfeiters for $8000 to $20,000 per plate. Drug cartels have invested in Peru,
which is responsible for producing and distributing an estimated 60% of the world’s counterfeit US notes, the Secret Service announced after seizing $30 million in
fake U.S. bills and 50,000 euros along with six counterfeit plants, eight counterfeit manufacturing presses, and over 1,600 printing plates and negatives of varying
denominations in Lima. The counterfeiter most relies on people just not looking at their money. Some 30,000 of these $1 passed in the North-East with blurry seal
misspelled Washington, no cotton paper with blue and red threads, blurred lines, etc. See a Chinese counterfeit coin operation at  https://www.thesprucecrafts.
com/chinese-coin-counterfeiting-ring-4071202























Numismatically yours, David Elliott

Numismatic Potpourri

The US government is ordering only $146.4 billion in bills next year representing about a 27% reduction over the last 4 years and mostly replacing worn
bills going out of circulation and August coin production dropped to 767.3 million coins, a decline of 36.2%. I am very fond of paintings and sculptures made out of
coins, so I was very pleased when
I spotted a bear sculpture in Tahoe City made of pennies, which made the fur very realistic. The mama bear has two cubs in
the crook of her leg and this is a close up of one of the cubs.



















The finer of the two known
1975 proof dimes without the San Francisco S mint mark, the most valuable modern US coin, was jointly purchased on
September 6, 2019 for $456,000 then sold five days later for $516,000 to an avid Roosevelt dime collector who wants to remain anonymous. William Silber published
his deeply researched and beautifully written
The Story of Silver: How the White Metal Shaped America and the Modern World for $20.49 on Amazon. The
Royal African Company's objective to mine gold was a success. As the supply of the precious metal began to flow into England in the 1660s, the mint increased
milled, rather than hammered gold coinage.
The "guinea," along with its multiples, was born, the name deriving from one of the areas in which the precious metal
was sourced—Guinea being the regional name for the southern coast of West Africa. A portion of the company's logo, an elephant, was placed below the truncation
of the monarch's neck. In order to further reinforce the role that the crown held in the company's affairs, later issues featured a castle atop the elephant. These
charming notations can be seen on issues from Charles II, James II, and William and Mary, all of which are enthusiastically collected today and are rather rare due to
many having been melted down for recoinage in the 18th century.










.










The British Museum released details of the Chew Valley hoard: 1,236 coins date to the brief reign of King Harold II (which started and ended in 1066) and 1,310 to
the first years of William I’s reign. Three of the coins represent types known to numismatists as “mules,” or illegitimate blends of different coin faces minted by
moneyers in hopes of avoiding taxes on new coin dies. Two of the mules depict William on one side of the coin and Harold on the other. (The third mule splits its
sides between William and Edward the Confessor, Harold II’s predecessor.) According to the British Museum, these are the first known examples of William/Harold
mules. The coin hoard adds greatly to the known examples of each type, and offers a new opportunity to study the evolution of English coinage in a period of
massive social and political upheaval. Already, thanks to information on the coins, the researchers have learned of mints not previously known to exist. "Michael V," a
manager of a BBQ food truck company from Lewisville, Texas, told PCGS he obtained a box of quarters from a Wells Fargo Bank branch in nearby Grapevine on
August 20, 2019.
He was thrilled when he opened it and saw fresh rolls of the new San Antonio quarters which were not scheduled to be released by the
Federal Reserve until six days later.
He submitted the two 2019-W San Antonio quarters to PCGS. PCGS has since given the W coins a special pedigree,
Accidental Early Release and graded both MS65.
The 2019 US Mint silver proof set goes on sale Thursday, October 17. Offered every year since 2013, this year’
s set has a new distinction:
all eight coins are now made of 99.9 percent fine silver, including the American Eagle silver dollar, which is usually 90 percent
silver.
An 1871 to 1875 S seated liberty half minted on a quarter planchette sold for $50,000 last month. Cool coin now that I got a better image..













Free eagle to the person who submits the theme for National Coin Week. 2020 is the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment that gave women the right to
vote. The theme is women’s contribution in general. Send idea to Andy Dickes adickes@money.org  
The S proof set of the innovation dollars went on sale
October 11
for $20.95. The Federal Reserve is storing over a billion $1 coins and is now just minting 11 million of clad dollar coins distributed among the 4
innovation dollars and the yearly Native American dollar made just for collectors since 2011. At the 2019 World's Fair of Money the American Numismatic
Association asked some of the coin industry's most influential leaders about what they believe is in store for the future of the hobby.
Hear these titans of
numismatics share what they believe the future holds
. Future of Numismatics Symposium: What the Future May Hold on the Coin Television YouTube Channel
at: https://youtu.be/XICTxLS1P6k   
Salvage work on the 1840 shipwreck SS North Carolina off the South Carolina coast has renewed with the salvage of high
grade early 1830s gold coins with the hope that many Georgia coins will be found this time after a 20 year hiatus.
Robert Rodriguez has sent me an interview he
gave:
The Fed is Clueless. It is very detailed and technical and argues that the Feds goal of 2% inflation and 2% growth means that money’s purchasing power is
reduced by 50% every 36 years. This creates the worst capital spending and capital production since the Depression, all to encourage a monstrous national debt. He
takes a wait and see position on gold as it is unclear if we are entering a financial crisis of recession or hyper inflation or both.
Let Robert or me know if you would
like a copy emailed
. https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/book/568344 is the link to the video interview on the Morris silver centered cent. On Saturday December 7,
we have been invited to the Vallejo Numismatic Society Christmas Party with catered buffet $22 person, 2 or more $20. Doors open 5PM, drawing for $2,000
in prizes, 50/50 drawing door prizes include 70+ eagles, goodie bags and table favors. Reservations mandatory on-line at www.splanocoinclub.com questions at
dlhcoins@gmail.com  
Canada’s cool feather shaped coin already sold out.
Oct2018-Italian Museums
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
https://renocoinclub.libib.com
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
Nov2018-RCCmedal2019
Dec2018-Ukraine&Crimea pt.1
2010 Reno
Cartwheels
Texas .25 .25 here, NA & Innovation dollar here.
Jan2019-Ukraine&Crimea,pt.2
Feb2019-150th Coin Press#1
March2018-Bullion Coins
April2018-NCW ApolloXI
May2019Pacific Exposition medals
June2019-W mint
July2019-Littleton coins
Aug2019 CC1870 replica half
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?
June2011-Notgeld
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
July2012-CarsonCoinPress
Aug2012-CanadianCoins
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
April2013-NCW2013buffalos
May2013-Elymais Coins
June2013-Philoktetes
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
May2015-Shapur I & Sparadokos
June2015-CCAC
July2015-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
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
July2018-tax tokens
June2018-3 Romes
July2018-tax tokens
AugSept2018-AncientCounterfeits
Next Meeting:
Tuesday, 25th of February (4th Tuesdays)                               
Denny’s,205 Nugget Ave.(at East McCarran), Sparks

February 25 Something Presidential Come see Robert Rodriguez's Comitia Americana medals of honor that
went to George Washington, John Paul Jones, etc

February 28 Bob Nylen Retrement Party 3:30-6:30 $15.
We’re all invited.

March 24 Libertas Americana

March 27 New Coins at the Museum

April 24, 25 National Coin Week at the Museum

April 28 NCW: Remarkable Women: Catalysts
of Change featuring Eva Adams

July 17, 18 Reno Coin Show, Reno Ramada
Hotel & Casino, 1000 E. 6th St.

The Last Meeting
30 some members at the annual dinner voted in the current board by acclamation. Thanks everyone for re-upping. Robert Rodriguez should bring his set of
Comitia Americana medals
for February meeting. He was ill in January. US Mint Director David Ryder was great talking to everyone, signing medals, and there
was a fee lunch. Also
100s of kids were at the weekend event. Everyone got a nice copper medal (See below) and several people said they want to join the club.
First 2020 quarter (Samoa) with an upside down bat ordered, NA $1 Feb. 12. Thanks Jerry Breedlove for taking over mystery box. Closing out presidential
dollars for $1 in February
. I found a 1802 large cent in foreign coins. Will go to raffle. Also raffling off sets of club medals at $1 ticket, 6 for $5. Will give set
for each $125 raised. Plan to raffle CC boxed dollar at $10 ticket, limit 40 tickets also in April.
Auctioning off a fancy set of presidential medals next meeting.
We will sell medals at the Reno Coin Show too. 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.
Please leave upper right seats open for board members. Contact me for any reason: datbbelliotts@prodigy.net   815-8625.

Early Bird Prize: set of 4 2019 Innovation $1 won by Frank Wheeler

Raffle prizes winners were:

Danny Clifton: fancy PD set of state .25, 1972 mint set, set of PDS.25 Idaho
Joe Wozniak 1992 proof set. 1963 Canada .01 roll
Laurel Hoggan Mercury .10, 2 world coin books, 5 year set holders
Thomas Charlton: 4 2019 Innovation dollars
Milton Angel: CA gold coins books
Don Stamps: 1 gram silver
Bart Daniel: 2019 P mint set mystery box, 2 Ikes, steel .01 set, NA $1 set
Ken Hopple: 2019S .25 set
Rick De Avilla: chocolate coins, Bz club medal, fancy birth year holder
Mary Long: Presidential $1 set, Georgia $1PD set
Bill Naylor: 2 coin bags $25 & $100

                            
Auctions
2017 Eagle donated by Larry Demangate won by Rick DeAvila for$27
2020 Eagle donated by Rusty King won by Milton Angel for $31.

                           
Quarter Pot
Judy Thomas (not present) won the quarter pot.

THANKS everyone for donating to the RAFFLE!

Upcoming Coin Shows

February 16, Cupertino Coin Club Show, St. Joseph parish gym, 10110 N. De Anza Blvd.
Admit: $2 Tables: 45  Bruce Braga 408 839-1883  Bruce Braga@aim.com

February 16, Cupertino Coin Club Show, St. Joseph parish gym, 10110 N. De Anza Blvd. Admit: $2
Tables: 45  Bruce Braga 408 839-1883
Bruce Braga@aim.com  

June 4-6 Long Beach Coin, Currency, and Stamp Show, Long Beach Convention Centre, 100 S, Pine St. Admit: $8 Tables: huge Taryn Warecker 805 680-0294
TWarrecker@collectors.com www.longbeachexpo.com

J
uly 17, 18 Reno Coin Show, Reno Ramada Hotel & Casino, 1000 E. 6th St. Admit Tables: 38 Bill Green 925-351-7605 info@norcalcoinshows.com
www.norcalcoinshows.com

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…......818 321-6678
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

Treasurer’s report: Minimal activity.  Income included $65 for medal sales, $540 for 2020 renewal dues (AJ is now paid thru 2039), 1 new member (Danny
Clifton), $91 raffle, and $58 in auctions.  Normal expenses were paid for the newsletter, our website, bank fees, and our annual dinner payment of $10 to paid
members in attendance.

Not the Other Coin:  150th Anniversary of the CC Mint with David Ryder

Reno Coin Club started the New Year with a bang. We celebrated the 150th anniversary of the Carson City Mint and Coin Press #1 with David Ryder, Director of the
US Mint. In addition to a new coin with Abe Curry, the mint, and the press, David Ryder signed all the newly minted coins and told us what is in store for the mint.
Final approval from Treasury Department is waiting, but we will get a W nickel in all the mint sets this year. Remember the e-mail campaign I started last year to get
that, so we will have all denominations with a W now. The 2nd to 5th .25  will have a special privy mark V75 for the 75th anniversary of WWII and new W .25.
There will also be a special set of commemorative coins for WWII and the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower. Next year we will see the new Washington quarter
with the crossing the Delaware reverse followed by 26 quarters featuring famous woman. In 2026 there will be new reverse designs on all circulating coins to
celebrate our 250th anniversary followed by quarters focused on youth sports as a build up to the 2028 Olympics. David Ryder complained about the cost of pennies
and nickels and wants to change the metal, but not to copper and nickel plated steel like the euro coins.



















150th anniversary of the CC mint continued with a special kids weekend February 8, 9 with a new copper medal given to each child. 100s of children attended, and
we were able to give pencils, penny blanks, coin books, and some Roman coins. Everyone liked the coin and story of Cleopatra. She was a 4 foot scrawny thing with
a huge nose and overseeing a country bankrupted by her father. The poor and ugly Cleopatra attracted Julius Caesar with her advanced education from the University
of Alexandria, and being able to speak 29 different languages. He was amazed to be able to have intelligent conversations on religion and politics with her. Marc
Anthony needed someone with brains to try and become king of the world. Brains beats beauty every time, so stay in school and go to college is the moral of the
story of Cleopatra. The Byzantine Jesus coins are a big hit copied from paintings of St. Luke.
Bob Nylen is retiring as curator of the Nevada State Museum, and
we are all invited. February 28, 3:30-6:30 PM. $15 per person catered by Bella Vita Bistro RSVP by February 18th to Leslie Phillips
775 687-4810 Ext.244
chamain@nevadaculture.org













Numismatically yours, David Elliott


Numismatic Potpourri

National Coin Week is celebrating women in numismatics with the theme of Remarkable Women: Catalysts of Change. We have Eva Adams on our coin club
medal, and she also appears on ANA’s advertising at the far right below.
In FY 2019, the cost to make, administer and distribute the penny eased to 1.99 cents
from 2.06 cents while the cost for the 5 cent coin rose to 7.62 cents from 7.53 cents.
The four circulating denominations (.01,.05, .10,.25) added up to 12.466
billion coins, marking an 8.8% reduction from the 13.668 billion coins in FY 2018. The U.S. Mint’s FY 2019 circulating revenue for coinage totaled $798.1 million,
down 7.5% from $862.7 million in FY 2018. After subtracting the year’s cost to produce the coins, which totaled $479.8 million, the U.S. Mint’s circulating
seigniorage or profit reached $318.3 million.
The latest additions to the Newman Numismatic Portal are photos of the Carnegie Museum George H. Clapp
Large Cent collection
. https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/ imagecollection/515508 Alaska has officially asked for 5 million Elizabeth Peratrovich dollar coins to be
released to circulation in Alaska
. Highland mint in Melbourne, FL made the Superbowl coin that is flipped at the beginning of the game. On the NFL site for
$99.


















The day was sweet as honey for Latvia when its 5-euro Honey Coin was given top honors as
2020 Coin of the Year during an awards ceremony held Feb. 1 in
conjunction with the World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany. Other winners were France and Australia for WWI coins (best historical and most inspirational)
Austria won for best circulating coin, best gold (Adler), and best bimetallic (Anthropocene). Australia got best crown and Lithuania most innovative, gold and silver
50 euro coin for 100th anniversary of restoration of the republic.


































A. Kirschner of NJ got 10.5 years for fake gold and silver coins worth more than $46 million if they were genuine after Anti-Counterfeiting Educational
Foundation turned him in.
You can report counterfeits at https://acefonline.org/ by clicking the counterfeit alert button. Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation
(ACEF) is a new program with education and news stories about counterfeits.
Cool silent film on minting coins 100 years ago: http://urc.universityrarecoins.
com/urccontent/wbd/V101_Early-Minting/engage.html   
PCGS will be offering prizes for 2020W quarters again. The NGC Registry (NGCcoin.com/Registry)
continues to grow and now includes more than 15,000 participants, 135,000 sets and 1.1 million coins
. Each year, NGC recognizes the top collectors and
collections in the NGC Registry. More than $20,000 in prizes were awarded this year.
Abdicated Edward VIII gold sovereign coin sold for more than a million
dollars
. Highest paid for modern British coin, only 7 pattern coins made and never issued. Brexit coin is out and selling for $6 to $20 on e-bay. Might wait awhile
for the 50 pence coin to be cheaper. I imagine Joel Anderson will have it for less.
















Swissmint said that the 0.12-inches (2.96mm) gold coin is the smallest in the world. It is similar in size to the combined thickness of two pieces of paper. The
coin weighs just 1/500th of an ounce (0.063 grams) and has a nominal value of 1/4 Swiss francs (about 26 cents). Its weight is comparable to that of two grains of
rice. Swissmint said the coin, of which just 999 have been made, will be sold for about $200 with a special magnifying glass so owners can see Einstein. The Swiss
made a 500 year Indian fanam sell for over $200 with less than $8 gold and tariffed at .26 cents, Now, that’s a mark up and false advertising as fanams were often
smaller, but with Indian gods and symbols, not Einstein’s face. The coin is the size of a match head.
A huge hoard of Alexander the Great decadrachms larger
than a silver dollar were found in Gaza
by fisherman and are being sold at auction houses. Story as an interactive mystery investigation found at https:// www.bbc.
co.uk/news/resources/idt-d4a6df1b-995d-4d0d-a562-43bd47b86afb      
A gold trinket on a bracelet sold for more than $500,000. The coin was an Indian “half
mohur” minted in 1605 in India, during the Mughal Empire and reign of Muhammad Akbar, who is famous for attempting to forge a peaceful coexistence between the
Islamic faith and Hinduism. It combines Hindu deities, Rama and his wife Sita on one side with an Arabic inscription on the back with his name and date.        
Oct2018-Italian Museums
205 Nugget Ave. Sparks, NV
by Holiday Inn, across Hwy 80 from
Western Village
https://renocoinclub.libib.com
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
Nov2018-RCCmedal2019
Dec2018-Ukraine&Crimea pt.1
2010 Reno
Cartwheels
Bat coin in mail, ordering NA, Georgia $1 here, 2019S .25 sets here..
Jan2019-Ukraine&Crimea,pt.2
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
SF set of all five 2013-2019S 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
Oct2019-Counterfeits
Nov2019-NASA medals
Dec2019-ComitiaAmericana
Jan2020-Libertas&ComitiaAmericana