Reno Cartwheel
March 2010

Next Meeting:
2nd of March 7:30 p.m.

Carrow’s Restaurant
605 N. Wells Avenue
Reno, NV  

March Coins of India.
David Elliott will present a survey of Indian coins from the beginning to modern day.

April we will join the ANA program of Beautiful Places: Mint marks and Landmarks. Please bring your
coin of a beautiful place.

At The Last Meeting
Dan Waterman present the new shield design for the 2010 penny as well as the proposed designs. There
was general agreement that several of the proposed designs were better than the Union Shield that still
offends Southerners.

In addition images of the new National Park quarters were distributed. It is unclear if the mint will make
the new quarters or pennies available to the banks and public. There was also discussion of proposed
changing of metals of coins as pennies and nickels in particular cost more to make than face value.

Early Bird Prize was won by Conn Davis: 1960 quarter set

Raffle prizes winners were:
Steve Podhurst: Mystery Box Bicentennial medal
Jack Gruhler:1961 quarter set, George Washington set, Presidential dollars, George Washington medal
David Elliott: 1968 Israel set
Rick DeAvila: wheat pennies, Israel mint set 1948
Phil Shabitt 1966 coins of Israel, Monroe medal
Gerald Breedlove: 10 president medals, 1919 penny, coins of Israel
Conn Davis: Canada nickels
Howard Buchler: Reno coin Club medal
Mona Heater: Kennedy half 2000D, Washington medal
Andre Azzam: History of America medal
Craig Chidester: 1987S quarter
Paul van Skike 1995P penny roll, 1988S quarter
Ken Hopple:Mexico mint set
Rusty King: Lincoln medal
Karen Sanquinetti: Jefferson nickel 2005D
Doug McDonald (not present) won the  quarter pot


Paul Williams won the auction for 2000P NGC VA clad quarter proof69 for $25.

Please let one of the board members know of a topic you would like to do or have presented. Someone in
the club knows all.

Upcoming Coin Shows

March 12-14
WesternToken Jamboree
Red Lion Inn
1401 Arden Way
(415) 928-4469

March 14
Livermore Valley Coin club
Elks Lodge
940 Larkspur
(925) 422-3794

April 30-May 1
Sacramento Valley Coin Club
The Dante Club
2330 Fair Oaks Blvd.
(530) 885-9050

RCC Officers
Doug Larson…. President……843-0162
Karen Sanguinetti..Vice Pres...857-4508
Ralph Marrone..Treasurer.……882-6741
Shannon Holmes ..Secretary….827-4359
Dan Waterman….Director……747-4380
Ken Hopple……..Director.......677-1544
Ed Waselewski…Director……354-0287
Gerald Breedlove….Director...425-2967
Duke Morin……….Director…856-4935
Paul Williams…ANA Rep...…720-5395

The RCC Board meets the third Tuesday of the month at the Carrow’s at 7:30PM. All members are invited
to attend.   

The Other Coin: English Coins

English coinage also began with Celtic imitations of Philip II (father of Alexander the Great) coins and
have the same Picasso-like quality on coins. There were many tribes and some early Celtic coins bear
pretty good portraits and Latin names of various rulers.

Phillip II Imitation                                                     Celtic Warrior of Boudicca

The Roman invasion of England began with Julius Caesar and Roman troops often carried much earlier
Roman coins or coins even from the Near East. Claudius was the first emperor to specifically minted
coins commemorating his conquering of Britain as did Hadrian, Antonius Pius, Commodus, Septimus
Severus, Caracalla, and Geta.

Claudius/trophies of Britanni(a)

       Domitianus                                                         Carausius/Pax (Peace)

Domitianus Domitainus declared himself ruler of England for a few weeks around 270 AD before he was
executed for treason. A lucky metal detectorist found a second coins of his recently confirming he
existed. Carausius in the late 3rd AD declared himself a independent ruler of Britain and set up his own
mints, his treasurer Allectus overthrew him. Carausius and Allectus are often considered the first kings of
England. Constantine the Great’s father Constantius Chlorus defeated Allectus and continued minting
Roman coins in England. The London mint continued until Magnus Maximus in the late 4th century.

Constantine/Mars London mint

The Goths overran Britain, at least the Eastern half in the 6th century and minted their own coins imitating
both roman and Celtic coins. Independent Anglish kings and bishops in Yorkyork and Canterbury also
minted coins. Anglish or later “English” kings continued minting coins with crosses, crude heads and
Latin titles until the Norman invasion of 1066. Silver coinage predominates with some gold. Small change
was created by halving or quartering silver coins.

Under Queen Elizabeth the screw press was introduced and James the First introduced copper coinage
minted by private contractors. England also began minting colonial coins for America in the 18th century
and many of their colonies around the world including India, Africa, and Hong Kong. The British monarch
still adorns numerous nations such as Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Bermuda. The royal mint has
long minted coins for more than a hundred foreign countries as well as England’s own colonies. British
commemoratives, bullion coins, along with colonial and foreign coin production make the Royal mint the
largest and most varied mint in the world. Numismatically yours, David Elliott

 Minted for US 1723                                                 Australia Queen Elizabeth/kangaroos

$207,000 cent

One of the best circulation finds ever, a 1943-S cent struck in the standard copper-based alloy
rather than the steel  that was supposed to be used that year, sold for $207,000 at the official Long Beach
Expo auction conducted Feb. 4-7 by Heritage Auctions.
The cent is a VF-35 as graded by the PCGS. The price paid for the 1943-S is just shy of the $218,500
price paid for a Philadelphia 1943 copper cent in Heritage’s January 2010 Florida United Numismatists
convention auction, the firm noted.
The Long Beach example is one of just seven known. It is a relatively recent arrival to the numismatic
marketplace; it was unknown to David Lange in 1996, when he published his Complete Guide to Lincoln
Cents, having been “kept for decades” privately by the owner, Heritage said.

The new Sacagawea dollar will be available at the next meeting.
BUT, the mint is not releasing the new
penny to the banks!
I’ll need 8 rolls for the coin exchange at the museum during National Coin Week. If
you run across them,
please get them for me, David Elliott

2011 Quarter Designs Chosen
The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee agreed on 2 designs for “America the Beautiful” quarters for
2011 selected a week earlier by the Commission of Fine Arts.

Design No. 1 for Olympic National Park in Washington and design No. 3 for Glacier National Park in
Montana received unanimous support from committee members when they met Jan. 26. Those designs
were also chosen earlier by the CFA.

The combination of wildlife and scenery brought unanimous support for the Olympic National Park
design, Sanders said.

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