Tuesday, 5th of March 7:30 PM
605 N. Wells Avenue (Wells and 6th), Reno, NV
March 5: Coins of the Great Patriotic Wars of Russia David Elliott will present the new Russian coin set commemorating the 200th
anniversary of the War of 1812 and all the commemorative coins produced every 5 year commemorating WWII.
April 2 Buffalo and Hobo Nickels: Shannon Holmes will present buffalo nickels for National Coin Weeks honoring the 100th anniversary of
the nickels. Many were carved in “Hobo nickels.” Please bring any buffalo nickels carved or otherwise.
April 26-27 National Coin Week at the NV State Museum: This years theme celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Buffalo nickel: “Black
Diamond Shines Again.” Ken and I will be there as usual .
May: Auction! Bring an item to auction by our own Rusty King. 10% to the club, the rest is yours.
June: My Favorite Coin! Bring your recent favorite coin. We actually care about it.
At The Last Meeting
42 members met to hear the details of the marketing of the Atocha treasure from Fred Holabird.. Fred wisely worked with Caesar’s in Las
Vegas to promote the treasure, creating interest among high rollers in mining and financing. There is still interest in having a club meeting at
someone’s house where we could have a pot luck or pizza party. If you have a large house to offer let one of the officers know. I have the
White Mountain quarter in PDS, about 12 2012 S sets and that will be the end of them. I ordered P and D McKinley dollars, but they are
unlikely to arrive by March 5. There are opposing bills to end the $1 coin program and end the dollar bill. Congress is unlikely to come to
agreement on that either.
Early Bird Prize won by Pete Plath, a 1935 $1 silver certificate.
Raffle prizes winners were:
Bart Daniels:1st year set of presidential dollars, Devonshire album mystery box
Quint Aninao: log cabin penny roll
Jack Gruhler: 1966 mint set
Cole Allen: ANA history book, 1993 proof set, mint bag
Dan Trabke: 1965 mint set
Bill Gregory:1976 unc half
Garret Allen Precious metals book
Philip Shallit: unc 1976 half
Rick de Avila: 1957 $1 silver certificate, Morgan dollar book, US paper money book
Clay Thomas: 1974 proof set, buffalo nickel
Faye Allen: 1969 proof set
Jeff Allen: buffalo nickel
Laurel Hoggan: 2006 Red Book, English medals book
Quint Aninao won the quarter pot but hadn’t put in his quarter, so it rides at $10.50.
Phil Shallit donated two framed photos of old Nevada the miner both won by Paul Williams for $11 and 1935 Stateline $30.
Larry Demangate donated an unc 1964P Kennedy half won by Rick De Avila for $14 and also a won a silver Panda for $38 donated by Rusty
I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE WHO DONATES TO THE RAFFLE!
Fred Holabird wanted to remind everyone that the club’s large library is house by him at 3555 Airway Drive #308 (around back as Holabird
Americana). Call ahead 852-8822.
Upcoming Coin Shows
March 10 Livermore Valley Coin Club Show, Elks Lodge, 940 Larkspur, Steve Kramer 925 422-3794
April 6-7 2013 Wests Token Jamboree, Clarion Hotel, 1401 Arden Way, Sacramento, Michael Wehner 415 928-4469, mf_wehner@yahoo.
April 12-14 Las Vegas Coin, Currency, Jewelry and Stamp Expos, Circus Circus, Las Vegas www.bickinternational.com
May 5 Vallejo Numismatic Society Show, Veteran’s Memorial Bldg., 420 Admiral Callaghan Lane, Harry Davis 707-980-8254
David Elliott….......... President….......…815-8625
Rusty King..............Vice President......... 673-6745
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 3rd Tuesday of the month at Carrow’s at 7:30PM. Everyone is invited to attend.
If there is a topic you would like to see please let a board member know. Someone in the club knows all
National Park Quarters P or D or S .50
Cleveland, 2nd term D or P $1.25, $30 a roll
Five quarter holder $1.50
$4 San Francisco 5 quarter set in holder (12 left)
The Other Coin: The Great Patriotic Wars of Russia
Russia minted a set of circulating coins for the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. The set included the fifteen generals, the battle emblem,
and Emperor Alexander I in 2 rubles coins. 10 5 ruble coins depicted monuments of the key battles and a 10 ruble coin of the victory arch in
2 rubles generals and heroes of the domestic 1812:
1. Field Marshal MI Kutuzov
2. Field Marshal Mikhail Barclay de Tolly
3. General of Infantry PI Bagration
4. Cavalry General LL Bennigsen
5. Field-Marshal PH Wittgenstein
6. Lieutenant-General D. Davydov
7. Infantry General DS Dokhturov
8. Staff-Captain NA Durov
9. General of Infantry AP Yermolov
10. Organizer guerrilla Vasilisa Kozhina
11. Major General AI Kutaisov
12. General of Infantry MA Miloradovich
13. General of Infantry AI Ostermann-Tolstoy
14. Cavalry General NN Rajewski
15. Cavalry General MI Platov
16. Emperor Alexander I
2 rubles 200 YEARS OF PATRIOTIC WAR 1812 emblem
10 rubles 200 years, the War of 1812, Triumphal Gate on Victory Square in Moscow
5 rubles memorials of he War of 1812:
-The Battle near Red Place, 5 rubles
- Smolensk Battle
- The Battle near Borodino
- The Fight near the Vyazma
- Maloyaroslavetsky Battle
- Tarutino Battle
- The Battle near the Berezina
- The battle of Kulm
- The battle of Leipzig
- Capture of Paris
The Great Patriotic War of 1812 in Russia saw the 500,000 Grande Armee of Napoleon reduced to 27,000 survivors by Field Marshall
Kutuzov’s and Emperor Alexander I’s scorched earth policy and the Russian winter. Alexander I used his victory to set up the holy Alliance,
returning monarchs to their thrones and establishing peace in Europe based on the promotion of Christian values.
The Second Great Patriotic War was Russia’s heroic defeat of the German Army in WWII. Again using scorched earth and the Russian
Winter, the German Army entered Russia with millions of troops and suffered 80% of their casualties in the largest and bloodiest war in
human history, leaving some 30 million dead of the Eastern Front.
Every Russian town in the theaters of wars has captured Napoleon and German flags as well as monuments to the battles and soldiers. Russia
has produced coins commemorating WWII at the 20th, 30th, and 40th anniversaries and entire sets of battles, units, regions for the 50th and
Numismatically yours, David Elliott
The 14th mule error pairing the obverse of a national Park quarter and the reverse of a Sacagawea dollar has emerged. They have sold foe as
much as $155,000 dollar. Watch your change.
Meanwhile the mint has asked for two more years to study various metals for the penny and nickel as they now cost more to produce
than their value. Plated steel either silvery or golden would work for the nickel, but there is no real saving in copper plated steel for the penny
(plastic anyone?). Heritage had a huge auction of US aluminum pattern coins from the 19th and 20th century. The mint sold out of their
2012 Silver Eagles in December and sold all they had of the 2013 in January. The 112th Congress passed legislation for silver dollars
and halves commemorating the United States Marshall Service, Lion’s Club, Mark Twain, National Baseball Hall of Fame, and March of
Dimes, not passed were bills wanting to commemorate Ronald Reagan, Marine Air Corps, Mother’s Day, James Monroe, Future Farmers of
America, USS Cruiser Olympia, War of 1812, Revolutionary War, WWI, Panama-Pacific International Exposition, and Korean Immigration.
Ron Paul’s bill has already been reintroduced to allow Americans to keep, buy, and sell bullion coins of gold, silver, platinum, palladium, and
rhodium form any country or source and to exchange then for good and services without taxes or fees, reestablishing bullion as quasi-
PCGS offers reward for 1964-D Peace dollar. Professional Coin Grading Service officials are hoping that someone in the collecting
community holds a genuine 1964-D Peace dollar, and the firm is willing to pay a $10,000 reward just for the opportunity to examine one of
the legendary trial strikes from 1965.
With a winning bid of $22,000 plus a 10 percent buyer’s fee, a Bearded Man/Boxcar hobo nickel done by George Washington “Bo” Hughes
dominated the 21st mail and floor bid auction conducted Jan. 12 during a meeting of the Original Hobo Nickel Society, Inc., at the Florida
United Numismatists convention in Orlando. The classically carved hobo nickel likely dating to 1939, according to the catalog, was purchased
by Chris Dempsey of Dempsey and Baxter Rare Coins in Erie, Pa. Ralph Winter, editor of Bo Tales, the official journal of the group, said,
“This was by far the largest price ever paid for a single hobo nickel
Top 100 Modern US Coin by PCGS
PCGS has compiled a list of post-1964 US coin rarities along with number known and sale prices. See http://www.pcgs.com/top100/details.
aspx I will mention as many as space allows.
#1 the 1964D Peace dollar, still just a rumor,
#2 the 1975 No S proof dime, 2 known, $350,000,
#3 1974 aluminum Lincoln cent, 1 known,
#4 1976 No S Eisenhower dollar, 1 known,
#5 200 W 22 karat gold Sacagawea dollar, 12 known all in Fort Knox,
#6 2000 Sacagawea/Quarter mule, 11 known,
#7 1969S double die Lincoln cent, 35 known,
#8 1968 No S Roosevelt dime, 12 known
#9 1990 No S Lincoln cent, 300 known,
#10 2000P Cheerios Sacagawea dollar, 200 of 5500 known,
#11 1992 penny Close AM, 10 known,
#12 1992D Close AM 20 known,
#13 1995W Silver eagle only 30, 125 minted,
#14 2007W $100 Statue of Liberty, 1 known,
#15 2007W $50 Statue of Liberty, 1 known of 21,
#16 2007W $25 Statue of Liberty,
#17 1972 penny double died obverse, 10,000 known,
#18 2004D quarter Wisconsin extra leaf 15,000 known,
#19 2004D Wisconsin extra leaf low, 20,000 known,
#20 1972 $1 Type 2 50,000 known with a round earth and indistinct islands off Florida,
#21 1971 nickel No S, 500 known of 1655 minted,
#22 1970 No S dime, 1000 known of 2500 minted,
#23 1893 No S dime 1000 known of 2500minted,
#24 1997W $5 Jackie Robinson 5,174 minted,
#25 2008W $1 Eagle with reverse of 2007, 40,000
#26 2000W $10 Library of Congress, bimetal gold and platinum, only 7,261 minted
#27 1964 half special mint set finish, 20-40 known,
#28 1964 quarter special mint set finish, 20-40,
#29 1964 nickel, special mint set finish, 20-40,
#30 1964 penny, special mint set finish, 20-40
#31, 1964 dime, special mint set finish, 20-40 known,
#32 2009 $20 ultra high relief 75,000 known of 115,176 minted,
#33 2000P $1 Sacagawea, Goodacre Presentation pieces, 5,000 known with special finish,
#34 2007 $1 George Washington, no edge lettering, 100,000 known,
#35 1964 half with accented hair, 10,000 known of 100,000 minted,
#36 1984 double die obverse penny, 5,000 known,
#37 1983 double die reverse penny, 5,000 known,
#38 1999W $10 eagle unfinished proof dies, 5,000 known,
#39 1999W $5 eagle unfinished proof dies, 5,000 known,
#40 1995 double die obverse penny, 40,000 known,
(OK I'll get the rest in here sometime.)