Next Meeting:
Tuesday, 24th of January 7 PM (4th Tuesdays now)                               
Denny’s,205 Nugget Ave.(at East McCarran), Sparks

January 24 Dinner, Election, and Movie Jeff Shevlin will be there to expand on his ANA movie on the So-Called Dollars.

February 28 Presidential Memorabilia, Medals and Coins with Doug Larson Bring and share your memorabilia with Doug

March 28 I’m thinking Russian coins.

April 21-22 National Coin Week at the Museum ANA is celebrating “Conflict and Courage: Money and the Military.”

April 25  Militaria ANA is celebrating militaria for National Coin Week. We will do better with Doug Larson.

The Last Meeting
30 something people wheeled and dealed. I sold a ancients and got a large Reagan inaugural medal. Hope you made some money and found some treasures too. I hope to join Ken at
the museum Friday, February 24, but my wife is still babysitting on Fridays. Please call me and let me know if you can join me at the museum 10AM-3PM
. NA $1 out Jan.
25, 1st .25 in February. Planing on breaking the tables apart and putting 3 chairs around, so that makes more room and more chairs for our dinner.
Vote on that and consider joining
the board or becoming on officer.
No nominations at the December meeting. Bring up to 5 coins for the bid board now. We will have board meetings before regular meeting and
vigorously tell people to be quiet so we can conduct business.
Contact me about concerns or suggestions or topics you would like to see: 815-8625

Early Bird Prize was a a gold plated 2000 mint set won by Clayton Thomas                                       Moultrie Park .25, Reagan dollar, and Code Talkers are here.
                                                                                                                                            2016 S sets made. NA dollar Jan. 25, first .25 in February

Raffle prizes winners were:

Jerry Breedlove 2016S .25 set
Faye Allen: 1945 .50
Cole Allen: coin album, 4 PCGS boxes
Rick DeAvila: 3 casino chip albums, 3 US banknote books,
coin boxes (gave to Shannon)
Milton Angel: World Coin books, 2015S .25 set
Ken Hopple: 1909 .10, 1988 proof set, chocolate coins
Clay Thomas: mostly filled .01 album
Ralph Doucette: Redbook
Bart Daniels: 2 $1 set, mint Canadian .10&.05,
Jeff Allen:steel .01 set
Robert Rodriguez: 2016S .25 set
Clay Thomas: mint bag
mystery box was a 2015S mint set

Milton Angel won 1890 CC silver $1 donated by Doug Larson for $120

Quarter Pot
Doug Cummins (not present) won the quarter pot.                           


Upcoming Coin Shows

January 20-22, San Jose Coin Club, Doubletree Hotel, 2050 Gateway Place, Admit:$4, Tables: 70+, Ray Johnson, 408 598-7772

February 3-4, San Francisco Coin, Stamp. Collectibles Show, SF Conference Center, 255 S. Airport Blvd. Admit:$4, Tables: 35, Scott Griffin, 415 601-8661 scott@griffincoin.

February 10-12, Las Vegas Coin, Currency, Stamp, Jewelry Show, Gold Coast Hotel, Las Vegas, Admit: Yes, Tables: ?, Israel Bick, 818 997-6496  http:

February 16-18, Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp, Sports Collectibles Show, Long Beach Convention Centre, 100 S. Pine Ave.. Admit:$8, Tables:huge, Taryn Warrecker, 805

RCC Officers

David Elliott….......... President….......…815-8625
Rusty King..............Vice President......... 677-7057
Doug Larson............Past President..........843-0162
Gerald Breedlove........Treasurer..............425-2967
Andre Azzam ..............Secretary….........338-0707
Paul Williams…..........Director….......…720-5395
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

Not the Other Coin: So-Called Dollars

I didn’t know anything about so-called dollars, until I looked them up. They are generally souvenir tokens and commemorative medals that are about the size of a silver dollar.
They commemorate world fairs, city and state anniversaries, American battles, completion of public works and exclude advertising, political, and military medals. There are
some 750 different coins, in small mintages cataloging US historical events. They also include silver medals minted in the 1800s as monetary bullion. The standard catalog of
the medals: Harold Hibbler and Charles Kappen’s So Called Dollars was first published in 1963, so only coins before 1962 are generally included. There have been two
reprints of the book, and a revision in 2008. Jeff Shevlin’s website has additional medals up to 1962 and medals for sale.  A new catalog, which will
bring the so-called dollars up to date is being developed. Jeff Shevlin and William Hyder also have a detailed book on the 1939 Golden Gate Expositions medals. Another
website: also has coins for sale and is keeping a tally of the coins known and  examples of additional coins that should be included in the forth-
coming book. Jeff Shevlin has contributed to all the various websites and is an expert on the so-called dollars. In addition, he contributed a section on So-Called Dollars to the
2017 Mega Red Book.

The first so-called dollar celebrated the Erie Canal completion in 1826. Most are aware of the Columbia Exposition medals struck in 1893 in Chicago. More than a hundred
different medals were struck there The Centennial Exposition held in 1876 in Philadelphia also produced some 50 so-called dollars. They come in many different metals and
shapes and were often designed by the engravers of the US mint and struck by the mint as well. Private mints struck about half of them, but most mintages numbered in the
thousands and often survive in small numbers. Don’t miss the DVD of Jeff Shevlin’s presentation at the ANA National Money Show in Sacramento in 2011 with him there to
answer any questions. Two Columbia Exposition medals:  


Philadelphia Exposition medals:

World War II Victory medal and Oregon’s 100th anniversary celebrating the Oregon Trail:

Numismatically yours, David Elliott

Numismatic Potpourri

Initial ANA blurb on National Coin Week: Next year marks the 100th anniversary of United States involvement in "The War to End All Wars," World War I. To honor the connection
between numismatics and the military throughout history, “Conflict and Courage: Money and the Military” has been selected as the theme for 2017 National Coin Week, April 16-22.
The 94th annual event will focus on every-thing from ancient coins celebrating battles, to siege money of the Renaissance, to scrip, MPCs and commemorative coins around the world.
The 225th anniversary of the mint is being celebrated by a gold coin below. I like the 200th anniversary better. The old and silver coins will have 225th anniversary on the edge.

2017 British 12-sided pound coin is on display. The plan to defeat counterfeiters is driving vendor machine operators crazy with millions in retooling costs. Flatter, thinner and a
gram less in weight, the old thick round pound coins will be demonetize in October.
The Royal Dutch Mint has been sold to Belgium as a non-essential service. They can keep the

name, but will move the business elsewhere. The only known surviving intact
experimental all-glass penny, manufactured in 1942 as a possible alternative to copper that was
urgently needed during World War II, sold for $70,500 in Heritage Auctions on Friday, January 6, 2017. A
Guide Book of the United States Mint, by Q. David Bowers. The 448-page
softcover book retails for $24.95. Under $20 at Amazon. Chapters cover: early American money and commerce; early mints in British North America (e.g., colonial Massachusetts and
Connecticut) and the post–Revolutionary War states; the first federal coinage; the Philadelphia Mint; the New Orleans Mint; the Charlotte Mint; the Dahlonega Mint; the San Francisco
Mint; the Carson City Mint; the Denver Mint; the West Point Mint; the Manila Mint in the Philippines; and private and territorial mints such as those of Templeton Reid, the Bechtler
family, and many issuers of California and Colorado gold pieces. Chapter 13 covers “Mints That Never Were”—the Cincinnati Mining & Trading Company, the Dalles Mint in Oregon,
LeRoy Henning’s nickel-counterfeiting operation in New Jersey, and others and several appendices on even more topics.
The Value of Money covering the new Smithonian display of
coins is a very brief, poorly photographed and uninformative book.
Sorry I bought it.  There are 1872S seated Liberties out there good enough to fool grading services reports
Numismatic News. Very nice
video of the new Smithsonian display at
numismatic-collection-4k-video  The
2017 .25 proof set is out for $14.95 already. Looks good. Obama signed the bill for Apollo XI moon landing medal for 2019. Besides the 12
sided pound coin, the
Brits circulating coins in 2017 will feature a coin for 2 pound Jane Austen and WWI war in the air, and 50 pence Isaac Newton. Canute and the Windsors grace

the 5 pound coins. Financial services firm Ally has hidden
100 "lucky pennies" in 10 cities across the United States as part of their effort to demonstrate the value of every cent.
Ally said the "lucky pennies" are slightly larger than a regular penny, with the Ally logo on the front and the number 100,000 on the back, signifying how many cents the Ally Lucky
Penny are worth. That’s $1000. A Maine man, Mwashuma Sithole, has been sentenced to 10 month in prison for selling counterfeit Morgan dollars. He ordered coins that were
offered as counterfeits made in China. The prosecutor says Sithole sold and pawned about $12,000 worth of counterfeit Morgan dollars in Maine.
After 34 years, a second 1982-D
Small Date cent struck on a 95-percent copper-alloy planchet has finally been found.
A Minnesota collector discovered it while sorting through 1982 cents by weight to save the
copper-alloy pieces for their melt value. Copper-alloy cents weigh 3.1 grams and the copper-plated zinc cents weigh 2.5 grams. The 1982 varieties involve the so-called Large Date and
Small Date die modification and the two different types of planchets used that year, solid copper-alloy and copper-plated zinc. Between the two planchette types and two styles of dies
used, eight different combinations were possible between the Philadelphia and Denver mints involved for business strike production. The penny is worth up to $125 it seems.
National Forest quarter won the Coin of the Year best circulating coins and the Jonas Salk March of Dimes silver dollar won for most inspirational
. See them and all the
other winners on line
. A 2014 $50 Gold Eagle incorrectly struck on a .9999 American Buffalo planchette was auctioned this week for $20,000. It is the only wrong planchette
error known in the entirety of United States gold coinage history. Though the Gold Eagle and American Buffalo $50 coins have the same 32.7-milimeter diameter, they differ
in thickness and weight. Due to the Buffalo's finer compositon it is thicker and lighter.
April2011-1st Spouses in
BronzeAncient Coins in US
History,In God We Trust
March2011-Cartwheel Goes Digital
2010 Reno Cartwheels
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-National Park Quarters
Nov2011-Arabic & Ottoman Coins
Dec2011:Snakes on 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
Gold coins
Feb2013-Silk Road Coins
March2013-Great Patriotic
of Wars Russia in Coins
May2013-Elymais Coins
July2013-Origin of Dollar
Aug 2013 Constantine
Adventus Aug
Sept2013-NV & CO Coin Trip
Oct2013-Cleopatra coins
Nov2013-Monstrous coins
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
Dec2013-Crusader coins
Jan 2014-Euros
Feb2014-Lincoln Penny
March2014-Leto coin
April2014-So-called Dollars
SF set of all five 2013-2016S quarters in case $5
National Park Quarters  PDS .50        
Presidential, Native American  D P $1.25
May 2014-Kennedy Halves
June 2014-WWII Coins
July 2014-Ancient Cast coinage
August 2014-E. European coins
Sept 2014-Roman enemies coins
Oct 2014-Old Coin Press#1
Nov2014-LaVere Redfield
Dec2014-Vietnamese Coins
Jan2015:The Four Wisemen
Feb 2015 Pompei Magnus
March3015 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
July 2015-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
DUES are Due $20
DUES are Due $20
DUES are Due $20
Nov2016-Barter to Coins
Erie Canal medal 1826
Our best circulating
and most

Finland's best
bi-metallic and
Japan's best
contemporary event
for rebuilding after
an earthquake.

Finland for best
silver peace after
WWII and Austria's
best gold for
capercaille bird.

Cook Island most
innovative for
depiction of a black
hole and Britain for
best crown.

Italy wins Coin of
the Year!

Italy for most artistic
70 years of peace in
Europe and Canada
for best historical
event on Flander's
Field, 100th
anniversary of WWI
Dec2016-Egyptian temple
& Scipio Africanus