Tuesday, 7th of January 7:30 PM
605 N. Wells Avenue (Wells and 6th), Reno, NV
January 7: Euro Coins Laurel Hoggan presents the Euro coins old and new, their past, and future.
January 21 : Annual Dinner Elections, dinner, a raffle, probably a movie. See you there.
February: Lincoln and the Lincoln Penny Robert Nylen, history curator will present Lincoln (tentative).
March: California’s First Engraver Fred Holabird will present in NCNA lecture (tentative).
The Last Meeting
The snow and cold did not scare 19 members and five bourse sellers. I got an 1802 penny for $4, lots of silver dollars and rounds traded hands. We will likely have
another bourse with My Favorite Coin in June. The final artist design for our 30th/150th medal was passed around (see below). Suggestions to cancel the meeting
are not possible, since I can not call everybody, and anyway the snow stopped. Please come if you can in bad weather, but don’t take any risks.
Early Bird Prize was 1983 cameo half won by Bart Daniels.
Raffle prizes winners were:
Kindra Amunson: 1979 proof set, 2 filled penny albums
Bill Amunson: 1972 PD unc. set, 1971 unc. Ike, old and silver Canadian coins
Laurel Hoggan: Winston Churchill crown
Gerald Breedlove: 2013 S .25 set, 1902 .01
Bart Daniels: roll of Canadian pennies, blue book
Jeff Allen: 1976 .50 unc.,
Ed Scott: new .25 albu, 1 oz. Copper round
David Elliott: 1969S proof penny, soap money
Cole Allen: 1936 buffalo .05, 1 oz. Copper round
Ken Hopple coin candies, chocolate bar,shopping bag
Fay Allen: Us mint bag
Joseph Wozniak: 2007S proof .05
Rick De Avila (not present) won the quarter pot about $25.
I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE WHO DONATES TO THE RAFFLE!
Smoky Mountain quarters in January; Harding dollar in February.
DUES ARE DUE-$15
Upcoming Coin Shows
Jan 10-12: Las Vegas, Coin, Stamp, Currency, Jewelry, & Postcards Show, Circus Circus. Info: www.bickinternational.com
Jan 24-26: San Jose Coin & Collectibles Show,2050 Gateway Place, 70 tables Info: Ray Johnson,408 598-7772, www.sanjosecoinclub.org sanjosecoins@aol.
Feb 14-15: Redwood Empire Coin Club Show, Santa Rosa, Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Road. Info: Merle Avila 707 824-4811, 707 585-
Feb 16: Cupertino Coin Show, 770 Montague Expry, San Jose, 45 tables Info: Bruce Braga,408 839-1883, email@example.com
David Elliott….......... President….......…815-8625
Rusty King..............Vice President......... 673-6745
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 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
The first banknote series has been in circulation since 2002. They are issued by the National Central Banks of the Eurosystem or the European Central Bank.
Denominations of the notes range from €5 to €500, and unlike euro coins, the design is identical across the whole of the Eurozone, although they are issued and
printed in various member states. The euro banknotes are pure cotton fibre, which improves their durability as well as giving the banknotes a distinctive feel. The
euro notes contain many complex security features such as watermarks, invisible ink, holograms and microprinting that document their authenticity. According to
European Central Bank estimates, in December 2012, there were approximately 15,687,189,000 banknotes in circulation around the Eurozone. That is about
€912,593,020,200 worth of banknotes. On November 2012, the European Central Bank announced the first series of notes will be replaced, starting with the 5 euro
note on 2 May 2013. Europa will feature in the new series.
The Baseball Hall of Fame curved coin does not have a scheduled month yet. The Presidential wives for 2013 in gold and bronze are out. The bronze
set of 5 is only $16.95. I’m going to get a set.
Another neat offering is the Teddy Roosevelt set. At $57.95, the Coin and Chronicles Set contains: a clad 2013-S Proof Theodore Roosevelt Presidential $1 Coin, a
1.5-inch Bald Eagle Bronze Medal, a one-ounce, 99.9% pure Theodore Roosevelt Silver Medal, a 4×6 print honoring his military service, and a booklet about
Roosevelt’s life and legacy.
France won the 2014 coin of the year award with this 10 euro silver coin featuring an artist and one of his ugly
abstract paintings. I thought the glow in the dark dinosaur from Canada should have won.
The Whydah shipwreck first discovered off the coast of Cape Cod in 1984 is a pirate ship. Gold and silver coins were on board when the ship sank in a storm in
1717. The former slave ship was commanded by “Black Sam” Bellamy at the time of the ship’s demise. Since 1984 Barry Clifford, who discovered the wreck, has
retrieved more than 10,000 coins plus additional artifacts from the Whydah. “This is the only documented pirate treasure that’s ever been discovered.” Historian
Ken Kinkor suggests there could have been as many as 400,000 coins at the shipwreck site. To date the site has yielded 60 cannons and 400 pieces of Akan gold
jewelry in addition to the coins appear to be primarily Spanish colonial American silver cob coins. Many of the recovered items are
on display at the Whydah Pirate Shipwreck Museum in Provincetown, Mass.
SF set of all five 2013 quarters in case $4
National Park Quarters PDS .50
Great Basin roll $17, PD
Presidential, Native American 2013 D P $1.25
Fred Holabird reminds everyone that the club’s large library is housed by
him at 3555 Airway Drive #308 (around back as Holabird Americana).
The Other Coin: The Euro
The euro is the single currency shared by
(currently) 17 of the European Union's Member
States. The introduction of the euro in 1999 was a
major step in European integration: around 330
million EU citizens now use it as their currency.
When the euro was launched on 1 January 1999,
it became the new official currency of 12 Member
States: Austria, Belgium, Finland, France,
Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the
Netherlands, Portugal, and Spain, replacing the old
national currencies – such as the Deutschmark
and the French franc – in two stages. First the
euro was introduced as an accounting currency
for cash-less payments and accounting purposes,
while the old currencies continued to be used for
cash payments. Since 1 January 2002 the euro has
been circulating in physical form, as banknotes
and coins. The euro is not the currency of all EU
Member States. Two countries (Denmark and the
United Kingdom) have ‘opt-out’ clauses in the
Treaty exempting them from participation, while
the remainder (Cyprus, Estonia, Malta, Slovakia,
and Slovenia) have met the conditions for minting
coins and currency. The currency is also used in a
further five European countries (England,
Sweden, Poland Czech Republic, Hungary) and
micro states (Andorra (2014), Monaco, Vatican
City, San Marino). The micro states are allowed a
limited mintage of coins, but no banknotes.
Additionally, 210 million people worldwide as of
2013—including 182 million people in Africa—use
currencies pegged to the euro. The coins have a
common reverse and individual reverse.
(Note: I put the common obverses on the front
page and even nicer ones on the website) From
2004 to May 2013, countries were only allowed
mint one coin per year, afterwards 2 coins per
year. Only these €2 coins are legal tender and
there is a limit on the number that can be issued.
The coin must show the normal design criteria,
such as the twelve stars, the year and the issuing
country. Greece was the first country to issue a 2
euro coin, and was followed by all but Cyprus,
Estonia, and Ireland. However, in 2007 every
eurozone state issued a coin of similar design to
commemorate the signing of the Treaty of Rome,
the only difference being the name of the issuing
country and the language of the text. This was
repeated in 2009 in commemoration of the 10th
anniversary of the Economic and Monetary Union.
The design was selected by electronic voting by
EU citizens. The most recent common
commemorative coin was issued in 2012 to
commemorate 10 years from the introduction of
the euro. In 2006, Germany began issuing the
German Bundesländer series, showing each of the
states of Germany on its coins; this will last until
2021. Spain started a coin series UNESCO World
Heritage in 2010, commemorating all of Spain's
UNESCO World Heritage Sites, which could
continue until 2050. Malta will issue a series of
five €2 commemorative coins, all related to the
Maltese constitutional history. The first coin was
released in 2011 and the last coin will be minted in
A legacy of old national practice is the minting of
silver and gold commemorative coins. Unlike
normal issues, these coins are not legal tender
throughout the eurozone, but only in the country
where they are issued (e.g. a €10 Finnish
commemorative coin cannot be used in Portugal).
However, these gold, silver, copper, and palladium
coins are intended for collectors as their bullion
value vastly exceeds their face value. Some silver
coins, such as the German €10 commemoratives,
are often available at banks and some retailers at
face value. These coins, however, generally do
not circulate but are kept by collectors.
My favorites are the Austrian silver bullion coins
featuring Roman town scenes and the founding