Next Meeting:
Tuesday, 4th  of March 7:30 PM
Carrow’s Restaurant
605 N. Wells Avenue (Wells and 6th), Reno, NV

February 28: Presidents’ Day at the NV State Museum Ken Hopple will be running the press, David Elliott will have the latest dollars & quarters.

March 4: SS Republic: The Real Treasure Hunt Fred Holabird will present detailed inside information about the 1865 ship wreck treasure

April: So-called Dollars Jeff Shevlin introduces us to so-called dollars.

April 25,26: Nat’l Coin Week at NV Museum Minting our new medal, lectures, all the new coins. Help us “celebrate civic service” and the 50th
anniversary of the Kennedy half, 30th anniversary of the club, and 150th anniversary of the State.

May: Kennedy, His Call to Service, and the Half Dollar A round table to reminisce about Kennedy. The 1964 and 2014 half dollars will be up for
bid, and we will look at the ANA Coin Week material.

The Last Meeting
Nearly 40 people were present to see Robert Nylen’s presentation of the Lincoln Penny and Lincoln’s importance for NV. Some of the 2009 Lincoln
medals are still available at the Museum gift shop. The new members on the board are already making changes. The board meeting will now be at 6 PM
before the regular meeting. Come and have dinner with us. We will add an auction with 10% going to the club to June’s My Favorite Coin. Joe Wozniak
and Paul Williams are going to reintroduce the bid board. Everyone is invited to bring a coin or two for the bid board with a silent auction bidding before, at
break,  and after the coin meeting. 10% of sale will go to club. Look through your duplicates and bring in.  No more than 3 bids per
Smoky Mountain quarter and Harding $1 are here! Native American $1 , March 20.

Early Bird Prize was unc roll of 1999 pennies won by Mark Gregory.

Raffle prizes winners were:
Jerry Breedlove: 1 gram silver bar, roll of Great Basin .25
Brent: filled nickel album, buffalo .05
Garrett Allen: Framed British coin set, US mint bag
Bill Gregory: unc 1971D Ike $, chocolate coins, bicentenniel half
Al Judson: 2001S proof .10
Rick DeAvila: filled penny album
Bart Daniels: 2009 roll of pennies & planchettes in
mystery box, 1968S nickle proof
Thomas Charleton: 2011 proof .05, 1988P .10 MS65
Ed Scott: bag of coin holders
Claude Sendon: copper round, 1940 buffal .05
Gailen Sendon: Sacagawea $1 2000
Andre: Coin Grading Book
Ken Hopple: buffalo nickel, stamp bag
David Ganschow: 1983 VF20 nickel
Jeff Allen: 1960 penny

1999 Silver Eagle donated by Larry Demangate won for $31 by Rick De Avila

Quarter Pot
Ralph Doucette (not present) won the quarter pot about $40.

Upcoming Coin Shows

February 28:
Presidents’ Day at the NV State Museum Ken Hopple will be running the press, David Elliott will have the latest dollars & quarters.

February 28-March 2: Coin, Currency, Stamp Show, Circus Circus, Las Vegas, Israel Bick 818-997-6496

March 1: Visalia Coin Club Show, 4211 West Goshen Ave (Sons of Italy Hall), Leo D’Andrea 559 738-8128

March 9: Livermore Coin Club Show,940 Larkspur Drive (Elk’s Lodge), Steve Kramer 925 422-3794

March 21-22: Sacramento Coin Show, Clarion Inn, 1401 Arden Way, Peter McIntosh 916 317-9055,
Western Token Jamboree same time, same place & 23 Merle Avila 707 585-3711,

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 1st  Tuesday of the month at Carrow’s at 6 PM. 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

The Other Coin: A Rare Coin with Leto

One of the common collections to attempt with ancient coins is a collection of the 12 Olympian gods: Zeus, Hera, Apollo, Athena, Aphrodite, Ares,
Hermes, Hephaestus, Poseidon, Demeter, Hermes, Artemis, Hestia. Hades, Hecate, and Demeter are considered underworld gods. Hebe the cupbearer
of the gods married Heracles when he became an Olympian god with Ganymede taking her place.
Even including Roman coins and god equivalents some of the gods are hard to secure. Hestia appears only on one Roman coin, and is usually represented
by the Roman Vesta with the veiled goddess of Rome, her temple, or one of her virgins. Hebe and Ganymede are even rarer with Hebe on no coins and
Ganymede only on a couple Roman provincial coins. A good substitute is the Roman god Juventas, god-dess of young men coming of age to wear the toga
for the first time. Several sons of Roman emperors are depicted in a toga when elevated to caesar as the Principi Iuventas–the best or highest youth.
Equally rare is the Olympian Leto. Like Hestia she was one of the Titans swallowed by Kronos and rescued by Zeus. She was his first lover and pregnant
when he married Hera. The jealous Hera forbade any land and the goddess of childbirth Eileithyia to aid Leto. Pregnant with the twins Artemis and Apollo,
Leto wandered in labor for nine days until she came to the floating islands–Delos and Ogygia (this is thought to be a dim memory of when the Aegean Sea
was land, before the Great Flood around 6200 BC when glacial lakes burst thee dam separating England from France, drowning the Northlands, opening
Gibraltar and flooding the Mediterranean and Black Sea). Her twin babes, both skilled archers, helped her to defeat the great snake or Dragon Python at
Delos and the giant Tithys, who wanted to rape the beautiful Leto. With their aid she assumed a place in Olympia despite Hera’s protest.



The 31mm coin is a bronze of Aurelian (270-275AD), one of the last of provincial Roman coins. Minted in Cremna, Pisidia in Asia Minor, now Turkey, it
probably depicts a lost cult statue of Leto fleeing Hera’s wrath bearing her two twins Artemis and Apollo. There are erotes or cupids at her feet. The
reverse inscription Lato Col Cremna refers to a Roman colony at Cremna founded by Augustus. Aurelian was the last to mint coins there,

Numismatically yours,
David Elliott


The Treasure of the SS Republic
The SS Republic was a Civil War-era side wheel steamship that sank in 1865 while carrying a large cargo of silver and gold coins and a stunning variety of
everyday wares essential to life in mid-19th century America. It was discovered by Odyssey Marine Exploration in 2003. En route from New York to
New Orleans with passengers and commercial cargo, the SS Republic was lost in a violent hurricane on October 25, 1865. The passengers and crew
escaped from the sinking ship, yet a fortune in coins and much needed         
cargo to help rebuild New Orleans' post-Civil War economy sank to the bottom of the Atlantic seabed 1,700 feet (518 meters) deep. Nearly 140 years
later, Odyssey discovered the shipwreck of the Republic approximately 100 miles off the Georgia coast. The archaeological excavation conducted during
the 2003-2004 excavation seasons was accomplished entirely through the use of advanced robotics and cutting-edge technologies and was the first of its
kind ever performed at such depths.



It will be fascinating to get details of all the treasure coins and artifacts from Fred Holabird March 4th.

Numismatic Potpourri
When gold medals are handed out at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, in February, athletes will receive silver medals plated with gold
and a piece of the meteorite that struck the Russian city of Chelyabinsk a year earlier, injuring 1,600 people. The last time the Olympic Games awarded
solid gold medals was more than a century ago at the 1912 Summer Games in Stockholm, Sweden. This year’s silver medals, produced by Russian
jeweler Adamas, are sterling silver while the bronze is made of an alloy of copper and zinc. This year’s Olympic gold medals weigh one pound each while
the silver

and bronze awards are slightly heavier. The gold medal contains 525 grams of silver and 6 grams of gold. The 2014 silver medal is made of 525 grams of
silver. Each award is 0.4 inches thick and 4 inches in diameter. They’re the largest and heaviest Olympic medals ever produced. Jewelers used nearly
seven pounds of gold to plate the mostly-silver gold medals.
The offerings of the
Australian bullion coins are once again spectacular, beginning the 2 oz silver Olympian series with Zeus, a colored koala, 1 oz gold
and 5 oz silver year of the horse coins, colored lioness coin, the Tasmanian devil opal coin. 1 oz silver, colored, and 1/4 oz gold rush coins, and a brass
coin honoring the submarine service.

Just days before the Long Beach Expo, Goldberg’s sold the
finest ever assembled collection of half cents where 228 coins brought $18 million and a
second session of other issues realized nearly $8 million. The face value was one-half cent, but a 1794 Liberty Cap variety sold at auction Jan. 26 for
$1,150,000. And an 1811 half cent brought $1,121,250. Rarities are bringing higher and higher prices. Think about that $1.14 in face value bringing $18
million. The coins were part of the Missouri Cabinet Collection, which contained every variety of half cent struck from 1793-1857.


The first known example of a
1974-D aluminum cent will go on the auction block during the Central States Numismatic Society convention April 23-27,
2014. “This is an amazing discovery and we estimate the 1974-D aluminum cent will bring a quarter million dollars or more,” said Todd Imhof of Heritage
Auctions. Long rumored to exist in private hands, the example going on sale traces back to Harry Edmond Lawrence, deputy superintendent of the Denver
Mint. The rarity passed to his son after he died in 1980 and Heritage relates that he did not know what he had. Aluminum cents were mass produced in
1974 on the expectation that Congress would approve them  for use. Examples were given out to elected officials as they deliberated. Congress did not
approve them and the Mint requested the patterns be returned. Most were, but an estimated 5 to 14 were not. According to a Feb. 21, 1976 story in
Numismatic News, the United States government closed its investigation of any missing 1974 aluminum cents having found, in the government’s own words
“no evidence of criminal intent” by anyone possessing any of the coins.
SF set of all five 2013 quarters in case $4
National Park Quarters  PDS .50        
Presidential, Native American 2013  D P $1.25
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