Reno Cartwheel
January 2013
Next Meeting:
Tuesday, 1st of January 7:30 PM
Carrow’s Restaurant
605 N. Wells Avenue (Wells and 6th), Reno, NV

December 28: Dollar Exchange at the Nevada State Museum
On Friday Ken will be running the press and I will have all the 2012 coins including P Cleveland and all San Francisco quarters. $8 admission,
under 18 free, 10AM-3PM.

January 1: Nevada’s 125th Anniversary Medals
Rusty King will present Nevada’s Anniversary medals. It is also the time for officer nominations.January 15: Annual Dinner and
ElectionsAnnual dinner and elections (probably a movie).

February: Atocha Treasures
Fred Holabird (hopefully) will present the treasures of the Atocha.

March: 200th Anniversary of War of 1812
David Elliott will present the new Russian coin set commemorating the War of 1812.

At The Last Meeting (Shannon Holmes filled in for the vacationing Andre Assam)
25 or so members were present to buy and sell. I sold out the sets of San Francisco quarters I had (got some more now). Also got the
missing P Grover Cleveland. Rusty King sold lots of silver round and I also saw foreign coins set and foreign silver coins. Next meeting we
will have nomin-ations for officers and board members,. Feel free to nominate yourself. It looks like all the current officers are willing to run
$15 Dues are Due January 1, please send them in or give them to a club officer.  

Early Bird Prize (I think I forgot to do this.)

Raffle prizes winners were:
Troy Young: 1920 quarter, 1964 dime
Ron Jahn: Cleveland 1st & 2nd dollars
Claude Sendon: 2009 penny roll,
mystery box
Jack Gruhler Club medal & wooden nickels
Jerry Breedlove 1969 proof set
Clay Thomas 1979 mint set
Ken Hopple SF quarter set
Rick De Avila: 1950 pennies, Morgan set Whitman folders
Ed Scott 1952 dime
Thomas Charleton: 1937 buffalo nickel
Leo Rossow: 2 cent piece
Garrett Allen: NH proof quarter
Bill Gregory: Whitman set for Washington quarters
Jeff Allen: Whitman set Peace dollars
Bart Daniels: mint bags, dollar holder plaque

Quarter Pot
Leo Rossow won the quarter pot (again!) of $8.25

Rick de Avila won $10 dollar Edgewater silver strike for $21. (Donated by Rusty King I believe.)

National Park Quarters    P or D or S .50
Cleveland, 2nd term   D or P $1.25, $30 a roll
Five quarter holder $1.50

Upcoming Coin Shows

January 11-13 Las Vegas Coin Currency, Jewelry and Stamp Expo Circus Circus, for details

January 25-27 San Jose 45th Coin, Stamp, and Collectibles Show Double Tree Hotel, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose. Admission $2.
Bruce Braga 408 839-1883,

February 17 Cupertino Coin Club 41st Show, San Jose, Napedak Hall, 770 Montague Expressway  Admit $2, under 17 free Bruce Braga
408 839-1883

RCC Officers
David Elliott….......... President….......…815-8625
Rusty King..............Vice President......... 673-6745
Doug Larson............Past President..........843-0162
Gerald Breedlove........Treasurer..............425-2967
Andre Azzam ..............Secretary….........338-0707
Dan Waterman…..........Director…......…747-4380
Ed Waselewski.........…Director…......…354-0287
Ken Hopple ....…..........Director..............677-1544
Bob Wagner..................Director..............3781022
Paul Williams…..........ANA Rep.............720-5395
David Elliott...................Editor................815-8625,

The RCC Board meets the 3rd  Tuesday of the month at Carrow’s at 7:30PM. Everyone is invited to attend.
If there is a topic you would like to see please let a board member know. Someone in the club knows all

Fred Holabird wanted to remind everyone that the club’s large library is house by him at 3555 Airway Drive #308 (around back as Holabird
Americana). Call ahead 852-8822.

Not the Other Coin: 2012 US Mint Production Schedule
The US mint has announced their production schedule for 2013. (They haven’t done a budget in 4 years, so this is a surprise.) I will be
ordering coins close to their release date. If there is something you want to order and save postage, let me know and give me the money and I’
ll throw it in my orders.

1-8 National Parks Quarters Silver Proof Set $41.95
1-15 2013 Birth Set $19.95
1-22 National Parks Quarters Proof Set $14.95
1-24 Am Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin $62.95
1-28 White Mountain National Forest (NH) $18.95
2-12 5 Ounce Silver White Mt Nat’l Forest $244.95
2-19 $1 William McKinley rolls $32.95
4-2013  Perry’s Victory (OH) 100-Coin Bag $34.95
4-13 $1Theodore Roosevelt 250 Coin Box $275.95
4-2013 Native American $1
5-2013 United States Mint Silver Proof Set® $67.95
6-2013 2013 Great Basin National Park (NV)
7-2013 $1 William Howard Taft
8-2013 Ft. McHenry National Monument (MD)
10-2013 $1 Woodrow Wilson
11-2013  Mt. Rushmore National Memorial (SD)
12-2013 2013 First Spouse Bronze Medal Set $16.95

A Girl Scout commemorative are also planned, along with $5, $1 silver and silver clad have dollars commemoratives of 5 star generals:

Once again the Native American dollar is very nice:

Numismatically yours, David Elliott

  Counterfeit Gold Coin Alert
By Larry Demangate (1st published Dec. 1998 Reno Cartwheel. Back by popular demand.)

As an active member of the Reno Coin Club and gold that is circulating through our area. Recently a fellow showed me a large lot of $20
gold Liberties.  Most were copies, not a product of the US Mint. Junk! I would like to believe he was a sincere individual and not aware of the
problems these pieces had. He indicated that he had purchased them from supposedly knowledgeable coin dealers. Also, included in this
material was a small lot of counterfeit $2 ½, $5, and $10 gold pieces. The following is a short list of some of the diagnostics to be aware of:

1. Weak, mushy, out of focus strike, and poor dentils. (Be paranoid and very suspicious.)
2. The color just doesn’t look right. Discolored. (Very important.)
3. Depressions that appear to have the same color as the field of the piece.
4. Tooling marks that appear as striations or parallel polish lines. (This diagnostic may be a little difficult to discern.)
5. Always look for natural die polish lines. (The counterfeiter can not duplicate this feature correctly.)
6. Spikes running from the rim of the piece inward. (Very important.)

Remember, the cost of your Reno Coin Club membership affords you the opportunity to get opinions of coins that are potentially hazardous
to your financial health whether the coins are counterfeit, whizzed, altered, or just plain overgraded. The best advice for the novice is “get a
second opinion.” Before you purchase always check out the return privileges and warrantee that comes with the purchase. It’s obviously
evident that no one has all the answers, but we can collectively put our heads together and come to a judgement. See if your coin grade agrees
with come of the more experienced members of the club by letting them look at it and give their opinion. Several club members are
professional graders with years of experience.
There is much original gold out there in the market place and your safest best is to purchase only third graded material or from someone you
trust. In doing so you are pretty much assured that you are buying correctly graded, genuine, and waranteed coins as they stand behind their
holdered coins. There are many grading companies in the market place today (PCGS, NGC, ANACS, etc.) that are quite competent. I’m not
selling grading services to the membership, but it is the very best protection available today. Also remember to buy the coin and not the holder.
Happy hunting and God Bless, Larry Demangate, Sierra Coin

I will add that you can buy the book like the one above for under $20, and you should invest in a digital scale for about the same $20 to check
the weight of the coin listed in any standard reference. Recently PCGS has established a reference on-line so you can check if the coin is
really holdered by them, since China is not only counterfeiting silver and gold dollars, but also PCGS holders as well. Larry is right, if your
going to invest in a pricey coin and have a doubt about it ask a know-ledgeable member of the club for a second opinion.

Congressional Hearings on US Coins
Two recent congressional hearings discussed the introduction of $1 and $2 coins following Canada’s and England’s coinage. For the first
time a foreign mint director testified before congress, proud of her success with the $1 “loonie” and the $2 bi-metallic coins. In what was a
rare appearance of a foreign        official before a congressional committee, Beverley Lepine, the Royal Canadian Mint’s chief operating
officer, captivated the American lawmakers with her account of how smoothly — and profitably — Canada made the transition to coins. $5.5
billion can be saved over 30 years according to the House Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology during the panel’s
Nov. 29 hearing into the future of money if coins replace the dollar bill.

 In a related hearing, the U.S. Mint’s report to Congress on alternative metals for circulating coinage calls for additional testing. Nearly two
years of extensive research by the U.S. Mint into alternative metals for circulating coins means the copper-plated zinc for the Lincoln cent,
copper-nickel for the Jefferson 5-cent coin, copper-nickel clad for the Roosevelt dime and America the Beautiful quarter dollars, and
manganese-brass clad for Presidential dollars will remain in use indefinitely. Only aluminum, zinc, lead and steel cost less than copper and
nickel, the primary metals for U.S. coins. Only alloys and plated metals using aluminum, steel, zinc, copper and nickel were evaluated.
Because the cost of zinc is competitive with the price of steel and aluminum, changing the composition of the cent would not yield significant
savings. There is no formulation of metal that will reduce the cost of a penny to less than a cent. If the penny is to survive it will likely have to
be made of plastic.

   $15 Dues are Due