Tuesday, 2nd of July 7:30 PM
605 N. Wells Avenue (Wells and 6th), Reno, NV
June 28th: Great Basin Quarter at the Nevada State Museum Ken and I will be at the museum with new coins and displays. 10AM-3PM.
July 2: World War II Medals Doug Larson will bring a collection of WWII medals: US, German, Russian and more! Please bring yours,
or your dad’s or grandfathers.
August: Currency AJ Jacobs, our resident expert, will present topics on US and foreign currency.
August 23-24th: Coin Show and Educational Program at Nevada State Museum, 9:30-4:30, $4 admission. Ken and I will be at the
museum with new coins and displays.
September: Auction! Bring coins to auction, 10% to club. We need to raise money for our new coin medal.
At The Last Meeting
37 members had really good finger foods (chicken, onion rings, cheese sticks, fries, fruit) and brought some of their favorite coins to
share. I saw a fugio cent, a coin from Gadara from the time Jesus cast out the demons to the swine, and many others. I finally got the
missing S 2012 quarters, so will be making up 20-30 more of 5 coins sets of 2012 for $5 and will also make up a 100 or more of the
2013 S for $4. I will get rolls of the Great Basin quarter PDS at $17 a roll or $50 for all three. They will be available in July meeting and
at the State Museum, June 27. We got a great deal on silver rounds for our medal and will do brass and copper. The design is being
finalized by an artist. My Great Basin medal will have to wait for minting in August. Also in August I am going to Denver to the Federal
Reserve and ANA Money Museum (mint is closed). I will stop by a Baker, NV to see if there is anything from the Great Basin quarter
launch left from June 20th and grab what I can.
Early Bird Prize won by Ed Waselewski was a 1957 silver certificate.
Raffle prizes winners were:
Clayton Thomas 1935, 1937 silver certificates, 1970 roll of pennies
Phillip Shalit: 2012S quarter set, Old West coin book
Ken Hopple: 1981 and 1989 proof set, candy coins
Kirt Yeager: 1925 buffalo nickel, 1945 BU dime
Gerry Breedlove: 1907 penny
Leo Rossow: copper medal, US mint bag
David Elliott: 1 oz copper seated Liberty, buffalo 5
Glenn Fruehan coins holders, Canadian roll of cents
Thomas Charleston Hearst castle medal
Bart Daniels: unc Bi half
Rick DeAvila: paper money cases
Ed Scott: Coin history books, US mint bag
Mystery box was 1969 Israeli coin set
(Some people didn’t get to Andre to record prizes)
Doug Larson won the quarter pot about $42.50!
Paul Williams won 1964 Kennedy half for $9 donated Rick Avila won a roll of Bicentennial half,$1, and quarter for $6 and 1943 half for
$12. All the above donated by Gerry Beedlove.
Dr. Tchao won 1905S half for $46 donated by Larry Demangate
I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE WHO DONATES TO THE RAFFLE!
Great Basin roll $17, set PDS $50
National Park Quarters P or D or S .50
T. Roosevelt D or P $1.25, $30 a roll
Native American 2013 D P $1.25, $30 a roll
2012S quarter in case $5
Upcoming Coin Shows
June 27th Great Basin Quarter at the Nevada State Museum, Carson City, 10-3, $8 Admission, under 18 free. We will have the
new Great Basin quarter, NA dollar, and have the press running.
June 27-28 Concord Coin Show, The Clarion Hotel, 1050 Burnett Ave Admit $3. Bourse: Bill Green, 925 351-7605, norcalcoinshows.
July 18-20 SoCal Coin and Currency Show, Ontario Convention Center. Bourse: CK Shows, 888 330-5188,
July 27-28 Fremont Coin Club Coin Show, Elk’s Hall, 38991 Farwell Drive. Bourse: Vince Lacariere, 510 792-1511
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
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
Fred Holabird reminds everyone that the club’s large library is house by him at 3555 Airway Drive #308 (around back as Holabird
Americana). Call 852-8822.
The Other Coin: Origin of the Silver Dollar ( requested by Doug Cummings)
The roots and development of the silver dollar coin date back to the mid-15th century in Central Europe. Much of Europe's coinage was
quite poor because of repeated debasement induced by the costs of continual warfare and by the loss of silver and gold for spices,
porcelain, silk and other fine cloths and exotic goods from India, Indonesia, and China. This continual debasement had reached a point
that silver content in Groschen (“Great” or large silver coins of about 1.5 grams) coins had dropped to less than five percent silver.
groschen, 25mm. 2.5 g
Countering this trend, with the discovery and mining of silver deposits in Europe, Italy began the first tentative steps toward a large silver
coinage with the introduction in 1472 of the lira tron in excess of six grams, a substantial increase over the, roughly, four-gram gros
tournois of France.
France, 1270 Venice, 1472
gros tournois 25mm. 3.73 g lira tron 28mm. 6.41 g
In 1484 that Archduke Sigismund of Tyrol issued the first truly revolutionary silver coin, the half Guldengroschen of roughly 15.5
grams. Finally, with the silver deposits—being mined at Schwaz—to work with and his mint at Hall, Sigismund issued, in 1486, large
numbers of the first true Thaler-sized coin, the Guldengroschen (“golden groat,” being of silver but equal in value to a small Goldgulden
coin, similar to the gold florin or ducat, about 19.5mm, 3 g).
Tyrol,1484, half guldengroschen 36mm,15.5 g Tyrol, 1486 guldengroschen 40mm, 31.93 g
By 1518 guldengroschen or guldiners were popping up everywhere in central Europe. In Bohemia, a guldiner was minted that was
named the Joachims-thaler from the silver mined at a rich source near Joachimsthal (St. Joachim's Valley) where Thal (Tal) means
"valley" in German. Joachim, the father of the Virgin Mary, was portrayed on the coin along with the lion from the Counts of Schlik's
crest. Similar coins began to be minted in neighboring valleys and the coins began to be known more widely as thaler.Eventually,
governments throughout Europe adopted this standard large silver coin for commerce. Europe was on a thaler standard.
The Spanish silver 8 reales from the Spanish colonies of the New World, particularly Mexico, became the most common coin in the
American colonies. The abbreviation for the Spanish dollar was S with two lines for the common “pillar” dollar, our $ dollar sign. We get
“dollar” from the Dutch word for thaler, daalder or “lion dollar,” which had spread throughout the 13 colonies. By 1792, after the
American Revolution, Congress adopted the thaler or dollar as the standard in the new United States. The US Dollar was just a bit lighter
than the original thaler, at 27.0 grams of silver, the same as the Spanish pillar dollar.
Numismatically yours, David Elliott
Baseball Coin Curves
The design committee for next year’s baseball coin is down to 2 obverses and 5 reverses. The coin will be convex and issued in gold $5,
silver $1, and clad half dollar. This is really cool.
New Hundred Dollar Bill
The Federal Reserve is releasing new hundred dollar bills on October 8, 2013. They're more secure, colorful, and easier to authenticate,
but harder to replicate. Most of the Benjamins you see today were designed way back in 1996. An overhauled hundred was supposed to
enter into circulation in February of 2011, but production was shut down a few months prior because of a manufacturing flaw that
revealed a blank space in the note when a crease formed. But the latest batch of seems to be a big improvement. If you were
contemplating going into the counterfeiting business, you'll be talked out of it by the time you see how the Treasury Department has
booby-trapped this bill. It looks nearly impossible to duplicate: 1) a holo-gram-like 3D security ribbon woven into the paper; 2) bell icons
that change to 100s when you move the bill; 3) When you hold the note steady, both the ink well and the bell inside of it are copper.
Move the bill, and the bell turns green; 4) To the right of the big portrait of Ben Franklin is a smaller, faint portrait watermark. You can
detect it when you hold the bill up to light; 5) A security thread imprinted with USAs and 100s is located to the left of big Ben's head. It
can be detected when it's put under a UV light; 6) The numeral 100 in the bottom right-hand corner of the front of the note changes from
copper to green when you move it; 7) there's now a giant gold 100 on the back of the bill; 7) Microprinted words located on the
hundred. "The United States of America" sits on ol' Ben's collar, "USA 100" around the portrait water mark, and "One hundred USA"
appears next to a golden quill; 8) Franklin's jacket feels rough to the touch; there's raised printing all over the bill.