Next Meeting:
Tuesday, 3rd  of June 7:30 PM
Carrow’s Restaurant
605 N. Wells Avenue (Wells and 6th), Reno, NV

June: My Favorite Coin and Auction Bring your current favorite coin and coins to auction. 10% to club. Finger foods, drink and tip on you own.

July: Something Patriotic by Doug Larson. We can expect something cool from his collection from colonial times to the present.  

August Modern East European Coinage Paul Williams will discuss the coinage he came across on his recent trip.

September: Ice Cream Social and ??? We’ll have ice cream, report on the Coin Show at the NV State Museum August 22-23 and I ‘ll try to get
Medallic Arts

The Last Meeting
35 people were present for Paul William’s talk on Kennedy and his half dollar, the last silver half. Our money has declined in value since then. Every one
seemed to remember where they were when Kennedy was shot. Our new medal is out in silver ($65) and bronze ($10), copper coming soon. All with the
state seal on the reverse. Bring coins to show, for the bid board, and  to auction (10% of sale price to club) at the next meeting. We will have finger
foods, tip and drink on you own. Gary Dahlke won the CC boxed dollar auctioned at the museum. Some 400 people showed up for NCW at the museum
with the best attendance Friday ever. This will be an annual event. Join us for the August 22-23 Coin Show at the museum.

Shenandoah quarter , Native America $1 are here! Coolidge made it.

Early Bird Prize was cased 2014PD Kennedy halves won by Con Davis.

Raffle prizes winners were:
Ed Scott: cased 2014 ½, Set of Kennedy coin albums
George Wells: set 2009 $1, 1986 proof ½  
Milton Angel:1964 ½ , foreign paper money, Chinese coin 1736, US Coin Encyclopedia
Clay Thomas:2013 quarter set, 1971 Ike, foreign coins, buffalo .05
William Gregory: cased 2014 ½, 1941S .05
Dan Dalhke: Copper round
Ken Hopple: 2014PD halves
Brent Speegle: 2014 Kennedy ½
Bart Daniels: Andrew Johnson $1, old & new buffalos
Al Judson: 1976 ½
Laurel Hoggan: Proof 1983 ½, mint bag
Jerry Breedlove: 1976 proof .05,
mystery box, 2014 roll and planchettes
Thomas Charleton: 1890 penny
William Gscheidle 1960 MS .01
Rick DeAvila: bag of coin tubes, etc., 2003S proof .10
Joe Wozniak: foreign currency
Leo Rossow: ANA grading book, chocolate coins
Dan Trabke: 1962 .05

1997 silver eagle donated by Larry Demangate won for $26 by Rick DeAvila.
Doug Larson won the 2 museum tickets for $20. Returned them.

                            Quarter Pot
Dand Trabke won the quarter pot about $7.


Upcoming Coin Shows

May 31-June 1: Pyramid Coin and Collectible Show, San Jose, Doubletree Hotel, 2050 Gateway Place, Admit: $4, Ray Johson, 408 598-7772 80+ tables

June 1, Sacramento Coin Show, Clarion Inn, 1401 Arden Way, Admit $3, Peter McIntosh, 916 317-9055 66 tables

June 5-7, Long Beach Coin Show, LB Convention Center, 100 S. Pine Ave, Admit $8, Taryn Warrecker, 805 680-0294 TWarrecker@collectors.
com Huge show

une 27-28, Concord Coin Show, Clarion Hotel, 1050 Burnett Ave, Admit $3,Bill Green,925 351-7605 39 tables

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

The RCC Board meets the 1st  Tuesday of the month at Carrow’s at 6:30 PM. Everyone is invited to attend.

Not the Other Coin:World War II Coins
Doug Larson has an incredible collection of militaria and other things, so we are in for a treat next month. He has brought Civil War, WWII medals, and
presidential medals. One of the fun collections I put together several years ago was a collection of World War II coins. I included a coin from each
warring country minted at the time, focusing on the odd metals of iron, zinc, aluminum, and our own steel penny and silver nickel. I also got a war time
pre-occupation, then same type or denomination during occupation. I still add to it from time to time, and Joel Anderson Coins features these as well as
other odd coins, euros, unrecognized and micro nations, etc. I recently got German occupied Serbia set and Japan occupied China coins (one made of
red fiber).

You can get a complete set of US coins from WWII or just stick to a pre-war copper, 1943 steel, and shell casing penny 1944-46, along with a 1941
Jefferson nickle nickel and a 1942-1946 silver nickel.

Japan used a lot of aluminum and Germany used zinc for coinage to leave other metals for the war effort.
They both minted specials coins when they occupied countries as did Italy (Albania) and Germany(Vichy France), which also used aluminum.

I have always thought King Vittorio Emanuele looked like a mustached Snoopy in his helmet on Italian occupied Albania.. Italy used Roman images on
coins during WWII and Germany reached back to the Aryan invasion of India and Europe, taking the swastika from India where it was and still is a good
luck symbol.


Note the swastika on the upper corner of the square Shilaharas bronze 9th-12th AD on the left and the swastika on the middle left on the  Kuninda
Kingdom coin of the 3rd-2nd BC.

The winner for WWII coins is far and away Russia that makes coins every 5 years, sets of coins for each battle, every region and city that fought or
produced war material. It is a wonderful detailed collection of dozens of coins.

There is an even greater variety of paper currency for WWII with occupation currency and special military currency for most countries. You are
probably familiar with the special notes we printed with Hawaii in bold letters on the back in case we lost it to Japan and could then demonetize the bills.
We also printed military currency in countries we occupied.

The nicest things about WWII coins is that none of them are pricey. For a dime or a quarter you can get a nice example of all these coins and currencies.
Even the Russian commemoratives should be under $5.

Numismatically yours, David Elliott

Numismatic Potpourri        
Marine Odyssey recovered nearly 1,000 ounces of gold from the
SS Central America in April on its first exploratory dive. Recovered gold included
five gold ingots and two $20 Double Eagle coins (one 1857 minted in San Francisco and one 1850 minted in Philadelphia). The gold ingots were stamped
with assayer's marks and weights that range from 96.5 to 313.5 troy ounces. I’m still waiting for my
Baseball coins ordered on the first day of issue. I
called and they said I should be receiving one clad end of May the proof clad in June, and the proof silver in July all on their 3 day delivery guarantee.
Grrrr! The price to buy they from secondary market in PCGS cases is 4-5 times the original price. I’ll bring them in as I get them. Gold medals are being
designed as Congressional Medals of Honor for
September 11 victims of Flight 93, the Pentagon, and the new NY museum and monument. It is unclear
if these are to be awarded to the victims or sold at the various memorials or both. You can see the proposed designs at:  
online is the American Israel Numismatic Association collection of articles and magazine since the 1960s all in pdf format. I got it book
marked: The New Zealand mint is doing a series of Disney theme coins starting with
Steamboat Willy. They’re going fast.

I don’t think I have mentioned the
Dr. Who series by Australia, who also offer the bullion  coins below. Canada’s doing a bald eagle series this year in
gold, silver, and platinum (image on website).

In ancient coins news,
custom agents are seizing coins from more and more countries (e.g. China, Cyprus, Italy, Bulgaria, etc.), so overseas dealers
are no longer selling to Americans
. You have to prove the coins were “acquired with due care and attention” to the wishes of the putative country of
origin with no definition of what this actually requires, so that all ancient coins (before 1750AD now) are subject to and being confiscated in transit. In
other words, every collector who attracts the attention of a state because that state has its eye on his collection seems to have to prove, after
confiscation, that the objects were purchased with “due care and attention.” Good news:
the Journal of Ancient Numismatics is online for free. http:
 The Saddle Ridge Hoard goes on sale May 27. One coin will be auctioned to benefit the restoration of the San Francisco mint
building and the rest at fixed price at and  Cheapest coins start at $3000, MS at $5000. Too rich for me.
A record $3,290,000 was paid for an Fr. 379b 1890 $1,000 Treasury Note as part of Heritage Auctions’ Florida United Numismatists Currency
Signature Auction.


Doug Winter of Rare Gold Coins says that
prices for most CC double eagles have risen between 10 and 50% in the last five years. “I used to be
able to buy quantities of nice EF coins for less than $2,000; today, these same coins cost me closer to $3,000.”
Commemorative medals approved for
include a medal honoring special forces in WWII and the 100th anniversary of the National Park Services. Reissue of the 1915 Panama
gold and silver coins including the octagonal one is  proposed. A surcharge on the coin would go to restore the Old San Francisco Mint
Building. Only 2 coins are allowed a year, so the Panama coins would be dated 1917. Also a
medal honoring the 13th amendment is proposed.
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 852-8822
SF set of all five 2013 quarters in case $4
National Park Quarters  PDS .50        
Presidential, Native American 2013  D P $1.25
2014PD Kennedy $1,1964 silver $12