|SF set of all five 2013-2019S .25 in case $5
National Park Quarters PDS .50
Presidential, Native American D P $1.25
July 25 New Coins at the Museum
July 28 Can you beat Sam Dibitonto’s Morgan?
Sam will bring his MS Morgans.
Bring your best and see if you can beat his.
Upcoming Coin Shows (ALL canceled)
San Francisco Ancient Coin Society and LA Ancient Coin
Society are meeting on-line with Zoom.
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|Well, I am all twitterpated about getting two early coins of England Cnut (the Viking that ruled England 1016-1035 and Scandamavia and
Edward the Confessor (1042-1066, the last Anglo-Saxon king of England). Of course, I didn’t spend $1000s and get a whole one from
$300-$5000 and more, but almost a half and a half one for under $75. Both these monarchs have strange crowns that appear on the
coins, which along with lettering and crosses and buying from reputable dealers let me know I got a couple of very rare coins at a price
|I can afford. For $10 each I also got copies of Harold II and William I from the Battle of Hastings in 1066 that gave England to the
Normans. Two complete the series Guernsey has a coin of William II and after them I have whole or cut pennies of everyone else.
|Ancient and medieval often allow for worn, damaged, cut, copies ancient and modern and modern coins, so even rare coins can be collected
on a budget. For example rare ancient silver coins, although too thick to cut, came in denominations from the size of a half dollar to 7mm
with the same designs. In addition silver and gold coins often bare test marks or cuts to make sure the were not plated copper. An Athenian
tetradrachm worth several thousand with lots of test marks becomes a $100 coin with the same design or history. Although Romans also
had denomination in all metals, change was often made by cutting the coin in half or quarters with an axe. So, a $300 As of Nemausus
|becomes a $10 treasure with a head of Augustus or Agrippa and the crocodile of the legion that conquered Egypt and Cleopatra that were
settle in Gaul or France. Thin medieval silver pennies were even easier to cut and often had a cross on the back to guide the cut. We did the
|quartered, worn, or damaged coin I find a photo of a perfect one and put in my flip. Or give up and get a copy. This month after getting a
copy of a 6th century AD Gepid coin for $3. (They defeated Atilla the Hun’s army and were in turn defeated by the Lombards.) The coins
were copies of the Gothic King Theodoric in Rome coins and have his monogram on the reverse with a copy of the Byzantine emperor
Justin coin on the obverse. I surprisingly got a real one, so the copy will be my picture. You can hold a great piece of history in your hands
for very little if you give up having a perfect mint state coin and the largest example of a particular design coin. Try it, you'll like it.
|The new Innovation dollar designs are out with a reverse proof of the first and ugliest out July 21 for $10, Connecticut has a mechanical
enlarger drafting tool. Massachusetts celebrates the rotary dial phone. Maryland has the Hubble telescope, and South Carolina applauds
Septima Poinsette Clark, who promoted literacy and citizenship classes in 1950s-1970s. The 100th anniversary of th Women’s suffragettes
silver dollar comes out August 18. The clad half and silver dollar basketball coins, both curved, get colorized, the first US coin to do so.
|August 28 for $55 for the clad half and $95 for the one ounce silver, limit 2, 9AM on-line orders only. The silver dollar just has a red rim and
white net. The half has an orange ball, red rim, and white net. 2020 US mint set to get the W nickel cheaply is still to be determined TBD.
|The Mint insisted on charging outrageous postage and handling fees to Alaska banks after Congress authorized Alaska to get 5 million 2020
Native American dollars to put in circulation. No Alaska bank would order them from the Federal Reserve with the surcharges involved.
Even an Act of Congress will not let us buy our own coinage at face value. The interruption of shipping by the US Mint and Federal
Reserve has caused a coin shortage in some areas. Shipping has just renewed. Covid19 has encouraged cashless transactions as no one
want to touch “dirty” money. The sale of uncirculated W eagles sold less than a hundred thousand on initial offering. No phone
orders and website had a notice that they were unavailable. And some people want the government to run healthcare? A cool $100
(33mm) pattern coin proposed by George T. Morgan came to light in Australia. Made by Jeff Garret about 12 years ago to raise funds
for a numismatic museum only 999 were made. Morgan’s sketch is found in The Private Sketchbook of George T. Morgan, America's
Silver Dollar Artist. A nice bit of sleuthing by E-sylum. Britain is celebrating its 1.5 million treasure finds mostly by metal detectorists
since the 1997 Portable Antiquities Act. BBC History Magazine lists the ten best: https://bit.ly/3f8shje that includes bronze age and
Celtic gold, papal bullae, 320, 000 Roman coins, and Celtic, Anglo-Saxon, Viking coin hoards, a lost Roman Emperor Domitianus, new
coins of Harold II and Alfred the Great’s competitor for English rule Ceolwulf II, and significant jewelry of Richard III and Thomas
Becket. The Portable Antiquities Act allows you to keep what you find once registered or sell it to a museum at market value. The
|landowner gets 10%. Auction houses are doing well selling rarities despite closed stores and cancelled shows. At least $150 million of
US coins were sold by auction firms in the first half of the year. One of the many examples of superb quality rare coins commanding record
prices was the $101,251 winning bid for the finest known 1905 Barber design silver quarter dollar graded PCGS MS68. It sold for four times
its price guide value. Over a half dozen coins brought $1 million or more. The two most valuable US coins sold at auction so far in 2020 were
a record $2,160,000 for a 1927D Saint Gaudens gold $20 graded PCGS MS 65+ and $1,920,000 for an 1854S gold $5 graded PCGS AU 58.
Stack’s Bowers Galleries is auctioning a collection of British Coronation Medals formed by the “Duke of Lansing” in their August
2020. Beginning with James I and continuing through the coronation of the current sovereign Elizabeth II. One of eight 1787 Brasher
Doubloons, the only with the minter's 'EB' initials counterstamped on the eagle's breast, is now available for $15 million. The sale is
being marketed by Jeff Sherid, of LA PCAG Inc., who identified the owner as a former Wall Street executive. Another interesting gold coin.
Kagin is selling for $39,500 an 1853 $20 PCGS MS64 San Francisco Assay Office $20. Only 8 graded higher at PCGS!
|Everything Australia in one coin for $73 with an opal Australia. Silver proof set selling well at $63.25 and you get the W nickel with
reverse proof (not silver). The initial offering sold out, but they are making more. NGC is certifying a stockpile of backdated gold and
|silver coins from US Mint. The hoard includes 2016 and 2017-dated American Silver Eagles, American Gold Eagles, First Spouse gold coins
and silver medals. The US Mint sold tens of thousands of gold and silver coins from its reserves to bulk buyers. The coins include: the
2016W 30th Anniversary 1 Ounce Proof Silver Eagle, the 2017W 1Ounce Proof Silver Eagle, 225th Anniversary American Liberty Silver
Medals, and First Spouse 1/10 Ounce $10 Gold coins. The 2020 West Point Mint Hoard designation are available exclusively from Rare
Collectibles TV and other retailers. Probably overpriced, but at least they will be authentic unlike buying them from China. PCGS has
confirmed a new die marriage for the 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dollar. The coin was struck with a previously unknown obverse die. The
1st new die variety for a 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dollar in 90 years. The 1831 Capped Head Left half eagle is the third finest known with
PCGS Coin Facts estimation of the surviving population at 25-30 examples in all grades, a solid R6. Heritage is auctioning it in August.
|same with Spanish coins as small change was hard to come by until after the Civil War. The silver dollar size eight real was cut into 8 bits. 1
bit 12 and half cents, 2 bits a quarter, 2 quarters a half dollar. We did this to our own coinage as well. Pictured is a quarter of a Barber half
or a 12 ½ cent bit. US and Mexican silver coins were given test marks to assure the Chinese that the coins were silver. It would be smart
not to buy any silver coins from China because they are not usually silver. They make nice copies, however. Again Spanish reals and US
trade dollars can be had for a fraction of the cost without chop-marks. I got mine from Sears in the 1960s for $65. When I get a cut,
|My book Two Souls and a Body: What Every Educated
Person Knew to be True and How the Educated Christian
Developed Christianity in Hellenistic Times, Creating the
Ideas of Free Will and Modern Psychology is being printed and
will be at Amazon and Barnes and Nobles soon or can be
purchased from me for $32. 524pp., oversized 8 x 10 with lots of
charts and images, Learn what every educated person knew to be
true when the New Testament was written and Christianity defined.
You will discover what was accepted from Hellenic culture, what
was changed, and what was rejected to develop Christian theology
in a Roman Empire very much like our own multi ethnic globalist
America. You will know how to lead a truly Christian life according
to the Early Church. On the cover, St. John Chrysostom ("the
golden mouth"), doctor of the Catholic Church and chief theologian
of the Orthodox Church looks back to Plato and Aristotle. Christ
came in the fullness of time (Galatians 4:4) when the best of Greek
thought and Christian revelation was joined just as the person of
Christ Jesus united God and man. Jesus said, "If you hold to my
teachings, you are truly my disciple. Then you will know the
truth, and the truth will set you free," (John 8:31-32)
|After the Last Cancelled Meeting
Everything July is cancelled. Everything July is cancelled. Hopefully just a month more of this quarantine, but we fell from level
2 to 1.5 with only groups of 6 allowed when we were hoping for 50, so churches and coin club meetings can happen. We need
to declare ourselves a riot or something. Museum is running press from 11AM-3PM on Saturdays, but doesn’t want me to attract
anyone until were back to level 2 or higher. Probably for the best as my MD says I have all 5 co-morbid conditions. Ordered the
Salt River Mangrove tree .25. The Women’s Suffrage silver dollar and colorized basketball coin come out in August. A
woman in Fresno won the 3 club medals. I HAVE SOLD 8 OF THE 40 $10 TICKETS FOR THE 1884 CC BOXED DOLLAR
RAFFLE. Please mail me a check at 2845 Edgewood Drive, Reno 89503 for your chance to win. Coin drawn as soon as I have
sold 40 tickets. Let me know how you are doing, so I can tell everyone. Most people are hiding out. We cancelled trip to grankids
in Seattle and AZ grankids cancelled trip here. All exposed to virus. Robert got some more treasures. Stay safe. Contact me with
any ideas or problems: firstname.lastname@example.org 775 815-8625.
Treasurer’s report: Minimal activity, especially since we had no monthly meeting due to COVID-19. Income was $30 for our
coin raffle. Normal expenses were paid for the newsletter, our website, and bank fees.
|SF set of all five 2013-2019S .25 in case $5
National Park Quarters PDS .50
Presidential, Native American D P $1.25