Next Meeting:
Tuesday, 23th of June 24 7 PM (4th Tuesdays now)
Denny’s,205 Nugget Ave.(at East McCarran), Sparks

June 23 My Favorite Coin and Bourse Bring your favorite coin to share and any coins your want to sell or trade.  

July 6 7:05 PM RCC at Aces Baseball Buy your tickets now from the Treasurer Jerry Breedlove for only $15, under the eave in the shade. Selling fast, available
at next meeting or by mail or at game.

July 28 Bicentennial Coins Rusty King

August 25 Coins and Medals for Gambling Andre Assam

September 22 Ice Cream social and a movie

October 27 Oktoberfest. Bring your German coins and medals! Laurel Hoggan

November 24 Happy Birthday NV! Rusty King

The Last Meeting
30 members attended the first meeting at our new digs thanks to Larry Demangate finding Denny’s, 205 Nugget Ave, an actual meeting room! Fred Holabird
was presented a lifetime membership award
for all his contributions and started a scholarship memorial award in the name of Garret Allen with $1000
(club members donated another $600).
I presented “The Coins of Constantine” with a power point on the flat screen TV and got to use the microphone (need
more practice with that
). We’ve sold 30+ of 50 Aces baseball tickets for Monday July 6 at 7:05PM in section 102 on the third base line, under the eave, so no
wind, sun or rain. You save a dollar at $15 each.
Tickets available at next meeting or call Gerry Breedlove 425-2967 to have them mailed or reserved. Kennedy
$1 and NC .25 out late this month, so will not be available until July meeting. The board meeting will be at Denny’s 6:30PM before the regular meeting.


Early Bird Prize was Civil War copper round won by Jeff Allen.

Raffle prizes winners were:
Claude Sendon: 2001 proof .25 set
Bart Daniel: Colombus medal, 2014S .25 set, foreign coins,
mystery box  PCGS 1969 .05 Proof 69
Ed Scott: 1986 proof silver set, copper round
Rick DeAvila:bag of wheaties, King George pennies, unc. Ike,
old & new buffalo .05, Franklin mint Christmas coin,
coin collecting book
Leo Rossow: Coppe RCC medal, Italian coins, French coins
Ken Hopple: chocolate coins, Mexico 50 pesos
Ed Cranch: Sandoval medal, copper round, .50 key chain
Thomas Charleton Monroe $1, 2006P NV .25, Peru 10 pesos
Jeff Allen: 2006P NV .25
Laurel Hoggan: set of blue albums

Rusty King donated a 1926S Peace $1 won by Rick DeAvila for $29.

Quarter Pot
Someone not present won the quarter. About $20.


Upcoming Coin Shows

June 26-27, Concord Coin Show, Clarion Hotel, 1050 Burnett Ave., Admit:$3, Tables:39, Bill Green,925 351- 7605,

July 25-26, Fremont Coin Club Show, Elk’s Lodge 38991 Farwell Dr., Admit: FREE, Tables:45, Vince LaCariere,510 792-1511, www.

ugust 22, N. CA Educational Symposium, American Legion Hall, 1504 Minnesota Ave., San Jose, Admit: Free, lunch $10, Displays and speakers, Sally Johnson,
408 598-7772,

August 22-23, Carson City Mint Coin Show, NV State Museum, 600 N. Carson St., Admit: $4, Tables:40, Deborah Stevenson,775 687-4810 ext. 237,

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 4th Tuesday of the month at Denny’s at
6:30 PM. Everyone is invited to attend

Not the Other Coin: Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee

I want to give a tip of my hat to The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC). They have consistently improved American coins and medals by opening the
design process to the public and choosing among the submissions. The CCAC was established in 2003 by Congress under Public Law 108-15 to advise the
Secretary of the Treasury on the themes and designs of all US coins and medals. The CCAC serves as an informed, experienced and impartial resource to the
Secretary of the Treasury and represents the interests of American citizens and collectors. In addition to the circulating coins Native American dollars, National
Park quarters, and presidential dollars, they decide on the designs for the bullion coins, 2 yearly commemorative, and the congressional gold medals that are issued
to the public as 3 inch and 1 ½ inch bronze medals. They also decide on the designs for the first spouse gold and bronze medals, presidential inaugural medals,
centennial and bicentennial medals and various other historical medals including the 35+ Code Talker series honoring every Native American tribe that contributed
Native American speakers to the war effort.
I featured the Doolittle medal last month and now they are making medal for Air Force Aces:

Shown on the obverse (heads side) of the medal are four pilots representing service in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. Bronze
reproductions of the medal are available from the United States Mint. 3-inch medals are $39.95 and 1.5-inch medals are $6.95. Approximately 1,500 U.S. fighter
pilots have the distinction of being called an American Fighter Ace, owing to their distinguished service in a war or conflict in which American armed forces have
participated. To qualify, they must have shot down at least five enemy aircraft in aerial combat. Other medals include: 2014 Civil Air Patrol Bronze Medal, the 2011
Fallen Heroes of 9/11 Bronze Medals, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King, Native American Code Talkers, 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing
Victims, Arnold Palmer, The New Frontier (Apollo 11 astronauts), The Nisei Soldiers of World War II, The Women Air Force Service Pilots, Sen. Edward William
Brooke III, Dr. Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., Dalai Lama, Tuskegee Airmen. We will be getting new Liberty designs on bullion and circulating coins in the next few
years as well as new eagles. The CCAC wants to bring new designs to our coinage on a regular basis, which will inspire coin collecting among the young and old.
You can go to their website: and see their designs, what they’re looking for in new submissions, and get on the mailing list for dates for
submissions. Coin News always provides this information as well.

Numismatically yours, David Elliott

Fred Holabird Wins RCC Life Member Award

Fred Holabird won our lifetime achievement award. He has consistently been the most exciting presenter to the club for many years as well as many donations of
his time and treasure. He houses our library and began the Garrett Allen Fund to send a junior member to the ANA summer School. The club also award a small
scholarship to college of seniors presenting a program of their choice to the club. Fred has been active in the mining industry for more than 25 years. He began his
career as a mineral exploration geologist, and quickly moved into a position as Mine Geologist at a producing gold mine. Always interested in the historical side of
the mining business, Holabird has invested in mining related documents and books for many years. At one point, he headed a large-scale business dealing in collect-
ible Americana, culminating with the marketing of the Atocha treasure at Caesar’s Palace. Fred is well published in both technical as well as hobby related mining
and western publications. He has been responsible for discovery and production at two Nevada gold mines, also overseeing their operations. Recently, he consulted
for the Treasure of the SS Central America, a ship that sunk in 1857 with tons of gold on board. Congratulations Fred.

Numismatic Potpourri

An Australian medalist has managed to win in the first year of the American Medal of the Year (AMY) competition sponsored by the American Medallic
Sculpture Association. Out of 29 medals entered, only two were not created by Americans – and one of those won – “Sic Transit Gloria Mundi (Thus passes the
glory of the world)” by the venerable Australian medalist Michael Meszaros: “Having studied architecture in Melbourne, I am familiar with how many regimes over
the centuries have tried to cement their political futures with overblown neoclassical architecture. Most of them have collapsed or are much reduced. Using the
Romans own saying for the title shows that even they realized that nothing is forever.”
Q. David Bowers’ masterwork, The History of United States Coinage
as Illustrated by the Garrett Collection (over 500 pages) is often considered the best history of U.S. Coinage
. It’s nine books rolled into one: a history of
American numismatics; the story of the U.S. Mint; the recounting of how two generations of Baltimore’s Garrett family built a superb coin collection; the saga of
colonial and state coinage; the history of Washington pieces; the story of federal coinage; the skinny on territorial/pioneer gold; a “you-are-there” account of the
California Gold Rush; and a guide down the byways of numismatic Americana. And then add three appendixes on the behind-the-scenes deal making that enabled
the Garretts to build their incredible coin collection! Demand for U.S. circulating coins is increasing, and the United States Mint is expanding operations as a result
to 3 shifts.
Coin production figures have jumped above at least 1.2 billion each month this year, and most recently hit 1.69 billion new coins in April. That’s
the most in a month than any since 2007. With an almost 1.5 billion monthly average, t
he agency is on pace to strike over 17.7 billion coins in 2015.  Based on
orders and forecasts from the Federal Reserve, the Mint said that it expects to produce more than 14 billion new coins this year — the most since 2007 when 14.4
billion coins were made.

015 March of Dimes set with a proof silver dollar, a silver proof dime from West Point and a silver reverse proof dime from Philadelphia, were unavailable on
May 12. Many original purchasers have yet to receive their back-ordered sets. The Mint stated the back ordered sets would not be ready to ship until August.
Sealed boxes of five sets, originally priced at $61.95 a set by the Mint, started trading around $450 to $470 on May 13. By May 26, five auctions concluded with
boxes selling for $545 to $575.
This is an increase of 85.6 percent from issue price and 22.3 percent from secondary market trading May 13.Even opened,
single sets are seeing price increases, going from $90 in mid-May to anywhere between $100 and $110 by May 27. This is a jump of 22.2 percent. PCGS and NGC
graded Prf-70 sets have paid off well for themselves as several auctions show collectors willing to pay $335 to own one. Other sellers and companies have priced
Prf-70 sets higher, so a true market value has yet to be determined.
The Royal Mint in London has several interesting exhibits on-line. They have a wonderful set
of presentations on making coin from ancient to modern times, a history of English money, and now
a fascinating illustrated program of the 80 different
countries the Royal Mint has minted coins for.
Check it out:
Not to be outdone.
The Money Museum in Zurich has put its whole collection on line as a video tour and hundreds of topics (ripe for snagging). They currently
detailed exhibits on the Bitcoin and Roman Republican Coins. The site is in German and English, if you land on the German, look for the DE on the blue
bar under the yellow banner and click and change it to EN. Lots and lots of power points. Check it out:

The Perth Mint in Australia continues with coins for WWI, Australian animals and dinosaurs, Star Trek, Greek gods, Disney, and much more. They also make
those giant kilogram silver and gold coins. You can get on their e-mail or website to see what’s new.
Coins in the Philippines are being hoarded as the 1, 5, 10
and 25 centavos coins not only cost more to produce than their face value, but also are more valuable as tokens for games, drinks, and phones.
Candy is being
used for small change
, which the government is trying to make illegal as well as pass a law against hoarding. The coins are copper or brass plated steel. Cool
article on
Roman coins depicting the nine Muses, if you like that sort of thing:
Fred Holabird is teaching a Summer ANA class: An Introduction to the Numismatics of Mining with David Schenkman. Numismatic items have
been used by mining companies since the early 1800s. An over-view of this collecting specialty, which includes medals, tokens, paper scrip, and stock certificates.
Among the topics is a state-by-state discussion of mining history and the types of tokens and scrip used. Rarities, values, and numismatic references will also be
discussed. Included is a field trip to the Molly Kathleen Gold Mine, where students can witness what life was like for the 1890s gold miners of Cripple Creek.
ship sunk in World War II on a voyage from Bombay to England has been recovered along with 100 tons of silver worth about $50 million
. Sunken
treasure included silver rupees. The S.S. City of Cairo salvage operation was completed in September 2013, but the British government made the company keep it
secret until mid-April this year. The coins were melted and the silver sold. The ship was on a voyage from Bombay to England, via Cape Town and Recife, Brazil,
in late 1942. She carried 296 people of which 136 were passengers and a mixed cargo including some 100 tons of silver coins belonging to the UK Treasury. She
was spotted by U-68 on the Nov. 6, 1942, and torpedoed. In all 104 people died, 79 crew, three gunners and 22 passengers. This was a difficult search as the
depth would exceed 5,000 meters. More at:
April2011-1st Spouses in Bronze
Ancient 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 852-8822
Dec2013-Crusader coins
Jan 2014-Euros
Feb2014-Lincoln Penny
March2014-Leto coin
April2014-So-called Dollars
SF set of all five 2013, 2014 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 on 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
Fred Hoilabird, honoree; Rusty King, vice president; David Elliott, president
May2015-Shapur I & Sparadokos