Next Meeting:

June 23 Board Meeting 6:30 PM

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.

July 17, 18 Reno Coin Show, Reno Ramada
Hotel & Casino, 1000 E. 6th St.

After the Last Cancelled Meeting
Everything June is cancelled except a board meeting at Denny’s. Only 8 allowed, so call me if you want to come. The July Reno Coin Show is cancelled as is Long
Beach and every else nearby. Hopefully just a month more of this quarantine.
Got the Weir Farm .25. No other coins are scheduled to ship besides the basketball coins.
Will raffle off 3 club medals at board meeting June 23. Tickets are a $1 or 6 for $5. We will also decide on how many tickets to sell for 1884 CC boxed dollar raffle. 40
$10 dollar tickets is what I remember.
You can mail me money for raffle tickets. #3 medal will be going along with a copper and bronze.  Dan Waterman is in New
Hampshire for awhile. Laurel and Paul are hunkering down. Andre’s back to work finally. That’s all I know. Let me know how you are doing, so I can tell everyone. Will
reschedule Stan Paher, and I want to see Sam’s Morgan dollar collection before I die. Stay safe. Contact me with any ideas or problems:  775 815-
Treasurer’s report: Minimal activity, especially since we had no monthly meeting due to COVID-19.  Income was $260 including $60 for a medal sale (thanks, Rusty) and the
$200 refund from the canceled Reno Coin Show. Normal expenses were paid for the newsletter and our website.

Upcoming Coin Shows (ALL canceled)

June 26-27 Concord Coin Show, Clarion Hotel, 1050 Burnett Ave.
Admit: $4 Tables: 39 Bill Green 925-351-7605

July 17, 18 Reno Coin Show, Reno Ramada Hotel & Casino,
1000 E. 6th St. Admit Tables: 38 Bill Green 925-351-7605    

Got a notice San Francisco Ancient Coin Society is meeting June 20.
Too scary to go even before corona19.

RCC Officers

David Elliott….......... President….......…815-8625
Rusty King..............Vice President......... 677-7057
Doug Larson............Past President..........843-0162
Mary Long..................Treasurer..............247-5796
Andre Azzam ..............Secretary….........338-0707
Laurel Hoggan….........Librarian..........…223-5096
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

Not the Other Coin:  ANA Offers Free and Cheap Classes, Magazine, and Podcasts

Two Bits, a new podcast from the ANA, is now available on ANA Museum Curator Douglas Mudd and The Numismatist author Mitch Sanders discuss
wide-ranging topics about numismatics and the world of coins and paper currency. In the inaugural episode of
Two Bits, the hosts discuss collecting during the isolation of the
COVID-19 crisis. They explore the virtues of virtual meetings, online museum exhibits, and numisma-tourism, along with other online resources and research tools. Mudd and
Sanders expect to release a new episode 1-2 times per month.
ANA is also offering membership to club members for $5. You see the on-line magazine and back issues
since 1888, FREE admit to all shows (Phoenix next year), borrowing privileges from library, their virtual exhibits on-line, various discounts, and more. For another $20 you
can get the hard copy of the magazine. Special code is CLUB2020. Call 800-514-2646 or go to  It’s a great deal you should take advantage of it. On top of all
this ANA instead of the ANA annual Summer Seminar event June 29-July 10,
the Association will offer free virtual courses through its new ANA eLearning Academy.
with more to come are offered: Courses are open to both ANA members and non-members; there is no charge to participate but preregistration is
required. Two-hour classes:  Grading 101 (June 30, 11 am all MDT), Detection of Counterfeit and Altered Coins (July 2, 12 pm), Introduction to Early U.S. Paper Currency:
1765-1865 (July 6, 12 pm), Understanding the Art of Rare Coin Submissions (July 6, 2:30 pm), The Modern Minting Process: Errors and Varieties (July 7, 12 pm), Collecting
and Investing in Morgan Dollars: A Comprehensive Approach (July 8, 12 pm), Mexican Voices in Metal and Paper (July 9, 1 pm). One-hour classes: Young Collectors Panel
(June 29, 12:30 pm), CAC and its "Green Beans" (July 1, 1 pm), Italian Numismatics: Insights Through Modern History (July 3, 10 am), Creating a Great Club Newsletter
(July 10, 11 a.m). After this first round of courses, the ANA eLearning Academy will continue to offer two to three classes each month to the collectors community. Class
topics are designed to appeal to a range of collectors. For detailed class descriptions and to register, visit; or contact Seminars Manager Brianna Victor
at (719) 482-9865 or at for more information. This should take care of what we get from the ANA for our yearly dues for a decade or so. Enjoy.

Numismatically yours, David Elliott

Numismatic Potpourri

FREE FREE FREE Engraved Gems and Propaganda in the Roman Republic and under Augustus by Pawel Golyzniak, 618 pages, contains 1,015 figures in color. This
book presents the use of engraved gems from self-presentation (3rd-2nd century BC) to personal branding and propaganda purposes in the Roman Republic and under
Augustus (until 14 AD). Coin die engravers were originally gem engravers and the book gives examples of coins with same or similar images like Julius Caesar’s elephant and a
young Heracles on a Republican coins and gems. I remember the Farnese gem collection in Naples. You can oh and ah for hours. At: http://archaeopress.
More free stuff: On May 8, the Finance Museum posted the
first video in its new
Out of the Vault  video series, which is now available on its YouTube channel and across its social media platforms. These short videos explore objects
and documents from the Museum's collection that were featured in the Out of the Vault exhibit. David Cowen, the Museum's president and CEO, narrates the series from his
home during the COVID-19 lockdown. The
Out of the Vault exhibit showcased some of the most unique, interesting and historical artifacts in the Museum's collection such as
Alexander Hamilton's Report on the Public Credit and 1792 George Washington bond, which was signed by President Washington. Michael van den Heuvel of
Denmark is the author of World Square Coins 1900-2000. He recently produced a series of
YouTube videos on unrealized foreign coin designs. See videos: Square Coin
Talk    The PCGS quest, which kicked off early in the year, challenged collectors to find circulating examples of 2020 Philadelphia and Denver
Cents, Nickels, and Dimes and to be among the first to submit them to PCGS for a coveted PCGS Early Find label. Collectors were then tasked with completing the six-coin
set in the PCGS Set Registry for a chance to win up to $2,500. The official deadline was May 15, 2020 and two skilled collectors were notified of their victories. PCGS Coin
Quest 2020 had two available prizes: $2,500 to the collector with the top-ranked set and another $2,000 to a lucky random collector who completed the set before the deadline.
While PCGS Coin Quest 2020 has come to a close, the
PCGS 2020 Quarter Quest is in full swing with two of the five 2020W America the Beautiful Quarters already
in circulation
and another to be released in early June. Collectors looking to participate can find more information on our website at No
limits on the basketball coin if you want a bunch
. Selling slowly, I guess. Nice interview of Eva Adams by Ed Rochette. On my computer and will try to get it on the
club page. Or see it at: On the night of April 14, 1865, Lewis Powell, a co-conspirator to John Wilkes Booth, attempted to kill
Seward in his Washington, DC home. That very night President Lincoln had gone to Ford's Theater and was assassinated by Booth. Although Seward was attacked by Powell
and suffered considerable stab wounds, he survived. Several of his children were also wounded, along with Robinson.
Medal below was struck to commemorate George F.
Robinson, a soldier who was assigned to protect William H. Seward, the secretary of state under Abraham Lincoln
. These medals were issued with the obverse
showing Robinson's bust, the reverse with a scene of Seward in bed (still recuperating from a recent carriage accident) and Robinson defending against the knife-wielding

Canada’s new coins include: 4 Swarovski gems, the navy for the 75th of WWII, maple leaf, first crest of Canada, parliament building and violets.

Scotland has new polymer notes: Mary Somerville, a scientist with a quote from her The Connection of the Physical Sciences. Behind is beach at Burntisland. Reverse has
two otters and an excerpt
Moorings by Norman MacCraig. All reverses have UV ink (see on-line). 5 pound note has Nan Shepherd, a poet with a quote from her The Living
. Background picture of the Cairngorms Mountains. Reverse two mackerel and an excerpt from the poem The Choice by Sorley MacLean. 20 pound note has
Catherine Cranston, a leading figure in the development of tea rooms during the temperance movement. Reverse is red squirrels.

The 1st Olympic gold medal for basketball ever awarded has come to market and NGC.. This ultimate symbol of the sport's rise to a global phenomenon was presented to
US team captain William “Bill” Wheatley by James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, during the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games. Basketball, which had
been invented by Naismith in 1891, made its Olympic debut at the 1936 Games. The championship pitted the US against Canada and was played on an outdoor dirt court during
a rainstorm. On account of the playing conditions, the final score was only 19-8, won by the Americans with a height advantage that allowed them to pass the ball through the
rain while avoiding the mud. NGC is now attributing  
Proof Franklin Half Dollars and Proof Kennedy Half Dollars according to the die varieties by Rick Tomaska in
Cameo and Brilliant Proof Coinage of the 1950 to 1970 Era. Continuing the paper money theme: North American Printers Promotional Sheets & Test Notes: From
American Bank Note Company to E. A. Wright BNC
198 pages, 2020 by Roland Rollins is selling on E-bay for $45, spiral bound lots of color photos. Covers 200 years
and 113 firms.  http://currency_den.tripod. com/testnotes/order.html

Zimbabwe are gone, replaced by new polymer security notes 2-20 dollars. With only 676% inflation the $2 bill is worth about .08 cents. So higher denominations coming soon.
1) Optical variable ink application: The note’s value is shown with a color shifting process and changes from magenta to green on the $5 note and green to azure on the $2
note, 2) Tactile print: This tactile print feature identifies the denomination in a series of lines added to aid visually impaired persons, 3) Latent image: The numeral of the notes’
value is seen when the note is tilted under a light source, 4) See through perfect register, 5) Aligned print application: A perfect registry of Zimbabwe’s National Bird is printed
on both face and back, when held up to a light source, the bird is able to be recognized in perfect register, 6) Holographic security thread: This vertical strip appears segmented
and solid when held up to a light source and includes see through micro-lettering of Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ), 7) Alpha numeric serial number. China is flooding the
market with counterfeit silver eagles and counterfeit $20 and $100. The silver eagles are not silver, the currency does not have micro lettering or  blue and red fibers, or other
security features, but the coins and currency are passing.

 is selling movie prop notes like the one people were trying to pass from Oceans 11 filmed in Vegas. There’s quite a variety from several
studios and times often attributed to a particular film like WC Fields
My Little Chicadee and Elysium. Some is imaginary or really fake looking, but some is realistic enough that
at least Vegas people tried to pass them. There’s a hard to find 800 page catalog
Show Me the Money! The Standard Catalog of Motion Picture, Television, Stage and
Advertising Prop Money
by Fred L. Reed. Watch the Euro notes be made with all the cool security features once they get past the gate opening and closing fixation. New
20 Euro Banknotes Printing on youtube.  
 Heritage recently had Civil War notes sale. Here are 4 and a gold Pyrrhus
. He is trying to look like Alexander the Great in a Heracles lion skin. On the reverse is Taras the god who founded Taras, the Roman renamed as Tarentum. Pyrrus
defeated Rome, but lost most of his army and had to retreat.
Perth mint recent offerings of tarantula, happy birthday minion, and Back to Future car on-line. Stay safe.
April2011-1st Spouses in
BronzeAncient Coins in US
History,In God We Trust
March2011-RCC Goes Digital
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-US Park Quarters
Nov2011-Arabic,Ottoman 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
Jan2013-Counterfeit Gold
Feb2013-Silk Road Coins
March2013-Great Patriotic
of Wars Russia in Coins
May2013-Elymais Coins
July2013-Origin of Dollar
Aug2013 Constantine
Adventus Aug
Sept2013-NV & CO Coin Trip
Oct2013-Cleopatra coins
Nov2013-Monstrous coins
Dec2013-Crusader coins
Jan 2014-Euros
Feb2014-Lincoln Penny
March2014-Leto coin
April2014-So-called Dollars
May 2014-Kennedy Halves
June 2014-WWII Coins
July2014-Ancient Cast coinage
Aug2014-E. European coins
Sept2014-Roman enemies coins
Oct 2014-Old Coin Press#1
Nov2014-LaVere Redfield
Dec2014-Vietnamese Coins
Jan2015:The Four Wisemen
Feb 2015 Pompei Magnus
March2015 Richard II
& English coins
April2015-Reagan Dollar
May2015-Shapur I & Sparadokos
July2015-Roman Coins in India
Aug 2015-Persis,Elymais,Parthia
Sept2015-US 20 cent
Oct2015-German Coins
Dec2015-3 Wiseman
Jan2016-N.Black Sea coins
Feb2016-Rape of Persephone
March2016-Coins at NY museums
April2016-Liberty on coins
May2016-Cyprus Coins
June 2016-Olympia bronze
July 2016-Medals
August2016-Anaheim World
Fairof Money review
Oct2016-Presidential dollars
Jan2017-So-Called dollars
Dec2016-Egyptian temple
& Scipio Africanus
Feb2017-Russian coins1
March2017-Russian coins2
April2017-Augustus,Son of god
May2017-Pyrrhus Coins
July2017-Ancient Jewish Coins
Augt2017-Portuguese Colonies
Sept 2017-Coins on the Web
Oct2017-Unity coins
Nov2017-Papal Coins
Dec2017-2018 coins
Jan2018-Georgia coins
Feb2018-Armenia coins
March2018-Paper Money
April2018-Morgan1884O VAMs
May2018-Trebizond coins
June2018-3 Romes
July2018-tax tokens
Oct2018-Italian Museums
205 Nugget Ave. Sparks, NV
by Holiday Inn, across Hwy 80
from Western Village
Dec2018-Ukraine&Crimea pt.1
2010 Reno Cartwheels
Back Issues
Dec2011:Snakes & Ancient Coins
June 2016-Olympia bronze
July 2016-Medals
August2016-Anaheim World
Fairof Money review
Sept2016-Treasures found
at World Fair of Money
Nov2016-Barter to Coins
July2018-tax tokens
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 851-1859
Got Conneticutt .25. NA, Georgia $1 here, 2019S .25 sets here.
Feb2019-150th Coin Press#1
March2018-Bullion Coins
April2018-NCW ApolloXI
May2019Pacific Exposition medals
June2019-W mint
July2019-Littleton coins
Aug2019 CC1870 replica half
Sept2019-Caribbean coins
Nov2019-NASA medals
Feb2020-Ryder at CCmint
March2020 Morgan Dollars
SF set of all five 2013-2019S quarters in case $5
National Park Quarters  PDS .50        
Presidential, Native American  D P $1.25
May2020 Ancient Coins won