Tuesday, 28th of June 7 PM (4th Tuesdays now)
Denny’s,205 Nugget Ave.(at East McCarran), Sparks
June 28 My Favorite Coin and Bourse Night Bring coins to sell or trade and bring something Doug Larson doesn’t have.
July 26 Pine and Other Tree Shillings Robert Rodriguez (May change order of this and next)
August 23 Something Patriotic or Militaria Doug Larson (May change order of this and above)
September 27 Icecream Social and ANA Movie
The Last Meeting
37 members heard David Elliott present a power point on the Coins of Cyprus. The board voted to raise dues in January 2017 to $20, badges will remain at $10. Prices are going up. We will
have board meetings somewhere else every other month as too many are wisely coming early to eat dinner at Dennys. It will be announced here. New coins in mail: Harper’s Ferry. July is
the last presidential dollar: Reagan. Thanks to Jeff Shevlin for bringing some new MegaReds. I have asked Robert Rodriguez to bring copies of the 1783 book on US revolution. We offer a small
scholarship for the graduating senior who makes a presentation to the club. Various recent Catalog of World Coins are still available at http://www.hamiltonbook.com/
Early Bird Prize was Eisenhower/Nixon dollar set won by Andre Assam. Gerald Ford and Code Talkers are here. 2015 S sets made. Harper's Ferry in the mail.
Raffle prizes winners were:
Leo Rossow:World Coin Catalog, 2000 proof set, 2014S .25 set
Duke Morin:mystery box 4 proof dollar set
Faye Allen: standing liberty .25,Mercury dime
Milton Angel: unc.1971D Ike, RCC copper medal,2015S .25 set
Joe Wozniak:1985 proof set
Rick DeAvila: filled penny book
Gary Dahlke:2010 set of $1
Bart Daniels: Kennedy/John $1 set, 2 mint bags
Ed Cranch: 3 coin books
Joseph Drapula: chocolate coins
Charles Prawdzik: Catalog of World coins
Doug Cummings donated 6 $2 bills won by Rick DeAvila for $18
Larry Demangate donate a 1 oz. Silver bar won by Andre Assam for $21
Shannon Holmes won the quarter pot, about $20.
I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE WHO DONATES TO THE RAFFLE!
Upcoming Coin Shows
June 24-25, Concord Coin Show, Clarion Hotel, 1050 Burnett Ave., Admit: $3, Tables: 39, Bill Green, 925 351-76055 email@example.com www.norcalcoinshows.com
July 30-31, Fremont Coin Show, Elk’s Lodge, 38991 Farwell Dr., Admit: FREE, Tables: 45, Vince LaCarierre, 510 792-1511 CoinVince@aol.com www.fremontcoinclub.org
August 7, Fairfield Coin Show, Fairfield Community Center, 1000 Kentucky Ave., Admit: $1, Tables: 25, Bob Belleau, 707 367-6938 firstname.lastname@example.org www.solanocoinclub.com
August 9-13, ANA Anaheim World’s Fair of Money, Anaheim Convention Center, 800 W. Katella Ave., Admit: $8, FREE to members and on Saturday Tables: 500, ANA, 719 482-76055
August 19-21, Las Vegas Coin, Stamp Show, New Orleans Hotel, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., Admit: $3?, Tables: ?, Israel Bick, 818 997-6496 email@example.com
David Elliott….......... President….......…815-8625
Rusty King..............Vice President......... 677-7057
Doug Larson............Past President..........843-0162
Andre Azzam ..............Secretary….........338-0707
Ken Hopple ....…..........Director..............677-1544
Paul Williams…..........ANA Rep.............720-5395
The RCC Board meets the 4th Tuesday of the month at Denny’s at 6:30 PM. Everyone is invited to attend
The Other Coin: A Bronze Coin of Olympia
I scored an Olympic coin from after the Roman conquest of Olympia in 146BC. The coin has Zeus on the obverse and the inscription FALEIWN on the reverse or “of the Eleans.” It has the
ancient F more like our own rather than the classical F.
Olympia was in a contested fertile plain and around 580BC the Eleans with the help of Sparta defeated the Pisans of Arcadia to take control of Olympia. The unprovoked assault did not sit well
with the rest of Greece, so besides leaving the ancient brick and wood temple of Zeus alone, the Eleans began plans on a magnificent new temple to Zeus. The huge marble shrine housed the
famous Zeus of Phideas, which appears on the reverse of Alexander the Greats tetradrachms among other places. The old temple of the Pisans was rededicated to Hera without any
acknowledgment of the Pisans. Almost as clever as China building an island in the South China Sea. This new temple to Hera in an ancient religious place gave her a great upgrade in worship.
She appeared on coins, sometimes besides her husband. In addition to a yearly ceremonial bath and change of clothes, Hera presided over yearly women’s athletic events.
Lest I give the impressions the Eleans “got away with it,” they were in turn defeated by the Spartans and had to return Olympia to the Pisans of Arcadians. The Eleans invaded Olympia during
the games with even more infamy in 364BC to regain control. And, of course the Romans took control in 146BC, but allowed the Eleans to pay for the upkeep of the temples and games.
Numismatically yours, David Elliott
Horde of Hoards
Lots of hoards have made the news this month. The 2013 English hoard of 7,500 Roman coins sold for $68,000 after being cleaned, sorted, and unclaimed by any British institution. Included
coins of Marius and Leilianus both reigning for a few weeks in 268AD. The salvage company Sea Search Armada plans to begin bringing up treasure from the San Jose this Fall, relying
on a Columbia Supreme Court ruling that gives them rights to half the treasure. The current Columbian president insists he gets it all. The oldest shipwreck ever found in sub-Saharan Africa
solved one of the biggest maritime mysteries. Included in the find in the Namibia desert were some 2,000 gold coins from Spain and Portugal, cannons, navigational instruments, tons of
copper ingots, swords, and a lot more—some 5,438 artifacts. Archaeologists have matched the cargo with that of the Portuguese Bom Jesus that disappeared some 500 years ago on its way to
Speaking of copper ingots, the ancient copper in Bronze Age Viking axes was found to be from Cyprus some 3600 years ago. This has lead to the ship rock carvings in Sweden to be
reinterpreted as Mycenaean ships and explains the bulls and dancers all images commonly found in Mycenaean Cyprus. (See more on-line)
A treasure trove of 2,150 year old silver and bronze coins excavated in the Israeli city of Modiin apparently belonged to a Jew who collected coins. The cache contained one or two coins
silver tetradrachm or didrachms from Tyre from every year between 135 and 126 BC. Numerous bronze coins minted by the Hasmonean kings were also discovered with the 16 silver coins.
Thousands of Roman coins and several bronze statues are among artifacts discovered by two divers off the coast of Israel. The objects came from a merchant ship that sank near the
port of Caesarea 1,600 years ago during the late Roman period. See the video: http://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2016/may/17/roman-treasures-discovered-caesarea-israel-video
An eBay listing for a 1970-S Proof Washington Quarter struck on 1941 Canada quarter NGC PF 65. The coin is currently listed by Mike Byers, Inc. for USD$35,000. It’s cool, but you’ll
need to go on-line to see it.
Someone sent me an article on gold and silver coins of Gaddafi locked in a bank vault. The Central Bank of Libya will not give the combination to the local people on the other side of the civil
war. Locals are trying to hire safe crackers to free the $184 million in gold and silver, saying they will melt down and sell the bullion. The coins wold probably sell for 30% over bullion value, but
no decision will be made until they break in. The Perth mint coins include: the Phantom, Odin, a high relief sailing ship, horse, and kookaburra.
Canadian Star Trek Coins will include coins of Kirk, Scotty, Spock, Uhura, the Enterprise, a gold insignia coin, Kirk and the Enterprise, a $20 face coin for $20, no postage, three episode
coins: Tribbles, City on the Edge of Forever, and Mirror, Mirror. There is also a .25 in CN with various poses of the Enterprise, so far only in a set with stamps . The crew are ½ oz silver about
$50, the ship and episodes 1 oz. Around $106. The gold one ounce will be about $1000. The 1 ounce ship and ½ ounce Kirk are out, the other silver are by subscription. Canada’s also doing a
maple leaf coin.
Nice article on Virginia City and its silver in Coins Weekly:
$100 platinum coin, limit one per household goes on sale June 30th, sold out in 7 minutes last year. The Queen’s 90th birthday is a numismatic tour de force, I chose 3: Canada with emerald
and diamonds, New Zealand’s baby picture, and a current photo from Guernsey.
New Zealand won bank note of the year complete with a hologram penguin and Sir Edmund Hillary. South Korea is getting rid of all its coins by 2020 while North Korea is busily
counterfeiting Chinese notes. Dick Johnson’s Encyclopedia of Coin and Medal Technology is a hefty 8.5” x 11” tome with 671 pages is packed with “everything anyone would ever need
to know” about the technical side of how these items are made is soon to be published. The new ANA exhibit in Colorado is on the California Gold Rush, this also means their Civil War
exhibit is online for members. A King Offa (757-796AD) coin found by a metal detectorist should go for about $7,000 this week. It’s the 2nd known for its type and best known. As a
single coin it goes to the finder. The 2019 Apollo XI coins are getting closer to reality. There are joint bills in senate and congress for 50,000 $5 gold coins, 400,000 silver dollars, 750,000
clad half-dollars, and 100,000 3-inch, 5-ounce $1 silver coins. The 5-ounce silver piece marks a first in U.S. commemorative coins and will have a special finish. The other coins are to be minted
in proof and uncirculated. A compensated, juried competition would decide the coins’ obverse design. The coins would share a reverse design depicting a close-up of the famous "Buzz Aldrin on
the Moon" photograph with "just the visor reflecting the image of the US flag and the lunar lander." Reverses have a convex shape and obverses would be a concave shape. The commemoratives
should be minted with their reverse design continuing over what would otherwise be their edges and extend all the way to their obverse design. This coin is getting cooler.