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
Dec2011:Snakes & Ancient 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
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
Dec2013-Crusader coins
Jan 2014-Euros
Feb2014-Lincoln Penny
March2014-Leto coin
April2014-So-called Dollars
SF set of all five 2013-2017S quarters in case $5
National Park Quarters  PDS .50        
Presidential, Native American  D P $1.25
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
205 Nugget Ave. Sparks, NV
by Holiday Inn, across Hwy 80 from
Western Village
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
Sept2016-Treasures found
at World Fair of Money
Oct2016-Presidential dollars
Nov2016-Barter to Coins
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
2018 S .25 sets, Jim Thorpe $1, and Rhode Island .25 here
March2018-Paper Money
April2018-Morgan1884O VAMs
May2018-Trebizond coins
July2018-tax tokens
June2018-3 Romes
July2018-tax tokens
Trish will be off to help nurse a
cancer patient. Please
consider helping David the last
Friday of the month at the
State Museum in Carson City.
January to April. Free ride and
dinner. Call 815-8625
Dues are
Due, $20
January 1
Dues are
Due, $20
January 1
Oct2018-Italian Museums
Next Meeting:
Tuesday, 26th of March (4th Tuesdays)                               
Denny’s,205 Nugget Ave.(at East McCarran), Sparks

March 26
Ukraine & Crimea Coins David Elliott

March 29
New Coins at the Museum

April 23 Space Related Coins I'll show my space coins,
you brings yours

April 26 National Coin Week at the Museum

May 18 Minting of Transcontinental Railroad Coin
at the Museum

May 28 Pacific Coast Expositions So called
Jeff Shevlin’s new book

May 31 New Coins at the Museum

June 25 My favorite Coin and Minibourse

July 19, 20 Reno Coin Show, Best Western, Bill  Green 925 351-7605 info@norcalcoinshows.com

The Last Meeting
25 members watched a power point by Ken Hopple on the Carson City mint with many photos from his years as chief coiner and restorer of the old dies and much
more. I also brought the Abraham Curry medal made to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the mint and press. We have been assured we will be at the
Transcontinental Railroad medal mining on Saturday May 18 and the replica of first CC half dollar date to be determined.  Mariana Islands .25 out April 1. Still no
schedule or designs for the Innovation dollars. Finally got 5 ounce moon landing coin and glow in the dark rocket ship display for the mint and a few other things for
Coin Week Display at museum. Will not be going to the museum Saturday April 27 as got bumped by Hawaii thing. Mary Long, the new treasurer is getting
everything in order at a very rapid pace. Looking forward to Jeff Shevlin in May and a coin show here in Reno in July.  Bring up to 5 coins for the bid board now.
We  have board meetings before the meeting and ask for quiet so we can conduct business. Contact me: 815-8625 datbbelliotts@prodigy.net  with any ideas or

Early Bird Prize: 2 2019 Native American won by Charles Bengyak
Raffle prizes winners were:

Ken Hopple: chocolate coins
Gary Meckler: Casino chip albums
Mary Long: 1976 proof set
Charles Bengyak:Nixon/Ford $1 set, 1972 unc. set, .50 albums
Rick De Avilla: Merc. .10, coin albums,Chico state album
Leo Rossow: 1976 George W. Medal, 2019 NA $1 set, 5 2018 penny blanks,
1 gram silver bar, bag of tokens, 2000Red Book
Jeff Allen: Barber .25
Bart Daniels: 2018S 5 .25 set, full date buffalo
David Elliott 1984 mint set
Milton Angel: 2005D mint set, coin book
Rich Atkinson: PDS Lowell .25
Ed Scott: trade token
Charles Russow: token
Faye Allen: state quarter album
David Loder: 2 coin books


1998 1 oz. Buffalo coin donated by Larry Demangate sold to George Lee for $30.

Quarter Pot

David Elliott won the quarter pot, about $5. (Fix,fix!)             


Upcoming Coin Shows

March 22,23 Sacramento Coin Show, Lion’s Gate Hotel, 3410 Westover St., Admit: $3, Tables:66, Peter McIntosh 916 317-9055 peter@mcintochcoins.com

March 22-24 Western State Toke Society, Veterans Memorial Bldg.,1351 Maple Ave., Santa Rosa, CA Admit:?, Tables: 25 Merle Avila 707 585-3711  

March 28-30 ANA Coin Show, Pittsburgh, PA

April 6 Visalia Coin Club Show, Sons of Italy Hall, 4211 W. Goshen Ave., Admit: $2, Tables:?, Leo J. D’Andrea 559 738-8128 dandrealeololar@yahoo.com

April 12-14 Santa Clara Coin, Stamp Show, Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great American Parkway, Admit: $6, Tables: 79, Scott Griffin 415 601-8661
scottgriff@hotmail.com     www.griffincoin.com

July 19, 20 Reno Coin Show, Best Western, 55 Nugget Ave., Sparks. Bill Green 925 351-7605 info@norcalcoinshows.com
We will have a table there.

RCC Officers

David Elliott….......... President…........…815-8625
Rusty King..............Vice President......... 677-7057
Doug Larson............Past President..........843-0162
Mary Long..................Treasurer.............853-0696
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

datbbelliotts@prodigy.net  www.renocoinclub.org

Not The Other Coin: Bullion Coins

2019 It appears that there is a return to the original coinage of bullion and tokens as a hedge against inflation and for investment purposes. The world used shells as
small token change and copper, silver, and gold jewelry, bits, bars, and ingots for a universal currency in local and international times since Sumerian times 6,000 BC.
Below are bronze age hoards of a pot of silver shekels from Syria, Egyptian silver, copper ignots from Cyprus and gold jewelry from Bulgaria. Barter had proved
unwieldy in local markets and cumbersome if long distance trade, so various metals became a universal currency.

With the ability to purify silver and gold in late 7th century BC Lydia gold and silver coinage replaced bits bars and jewelry. Copper mixed with other metals became a
fiat currency, although large copper coins or many copper coins could be exchanged for silver on occasion. Gold and silver were the means of exchange and
accumulating wealth until modern times when paper and electronic money replaced gold and silver and coinage became entirely fiat money of the cheapest metals.
Most of us remember the transfer from silver coinage to copper nickel coins in 1965. Americans were forbidden to old gold by FDR in 1933 and bullion was not
minted or allowed to Americans until Ronald Reagan in 1985. The US mint now makes silver, gold, platinum, and palladium bullion coins.
By detaching currency and coins from gold and silver with intrinsic value for millennia, inflation is inevitable with the only question being how much inflation. Money
had value depending on the “full faith and credit” of the issuing government, which meant that weak governments could experience inflation in thousands or even
millions of percent per year. Post WWI Germany purposely inflated their money to make it worthless, so the war reparations could be repaid in worthless money,
which caused the Allies to seize land, mines and other things of intrinsic value. Vladimir Putin is so beloved in Russia because he ended the 10,000 percent inflation in
post-Soviet Russia. 1924 German note of a hundred billion marks.  The 1994 Russian 10 ruble note becomes 10,000 rubles in 1995. In 2003 when I as in Russia the
ruble was worth 3 cents. The czars lead the gold standard with their rich reserves in gold, copper, and silver and introduced platinum coinage.

Fiat money was adopted on the basis that there is not enough bullion to allow international trade and a little inflation is to the benefit of creditors who can repay loans
with money worth less over times. However, governments have invariably sought to inflate money by deficit spending and printing money to the extent that
uncontrolled inflation ruins the value of fiat money, so that buying bullion, even at 200% of current value is both a hedge against inflation that can confidently reclaim
and exceed its initial expense over time. American silver, gold, platinum, and palladium bullion coins. Most countries are happy to sell bullion at a mark up to gain
money now. South Africa, Britain, Canada, and China are the most aggressive sellers with Canada and Australia consistently produces the most imaginative and
artistic coinage. Bullion coinage on the secondary market can often be bought for under 10% of bullion value, especially in quantity. Some bullion should be in
everyone’s savings.

Numismatically yours, David Elliott

Numismatic Potpourri

The American Legion medals came out March 14 The mint is offering a 2019 W (Westpoint) penny  in different finishes  in the mint and proof sets as a
premium. The penny is already selling for $15-$20, so besides being cool, it is likely to be a good value 2019 Proof Set with a proof 2019-W Lincoln cent sells March
1 for  $27.95, 2019 Silver Proof Set with a reverse proof 2019-W Lincoln cent sells April 17  for $54.95, 2019 uncirculated mint set with an uncirculated 2019-W
Lincoln cent sells May 14 for price unknown at this point, but less than the proof set, so I’m waiting for that. The W penny is packaged separately. Some lucky
people found a glitch in the Mint’s website and got the W penny for a penny. Almost 1,000 went out before they noticed . The proof W penny has sold  more proof

sets so far.
John Frost found a photo of engraver William Barber working with the family. First photo ever discovered. The glow in the dark rocket ship coin
set with 2019 half dollar and 2019 Native American coins are selling well. I got the Florida state .25 with the space shuttle to go on top .25 holder for grankids.
HALF CENT, 1793-1857
by Bill Eckberg will be released on May 3. The hardcover is $125. For more information: http://halfcentbook.com/     A Guide Book of
Lincoln Cents
, 3rd edition, by Q. David Bowers; foreword by David W. Lange is out, 320 pages, full color, $19.95 retail. NGC certified a 1943 Copper Cent that
was found in a gumball machine decades ago
. Examples are known from all three mints that produced cents that year: Philadelphia, San Francisco and Denver,
with the Philadelphia examples being the most numerous. Still, only about 20 Philadelphia examples are known to exist. The 1943 Copper Cent recently certified by
NGC was found in a gumball machine in Philadelphia in 1976. It was then sold to a collector for the then-significant sum of $1,000. The copper penny can sell for
more than $200,000. The number of $100 bills in circulation is surging. And it's leaving some economists scratching their heads.
The number of outstanding U.S.
$100 bills has doubled since the financial crisis, with more than 12 billion of them across the world
, according to the latest data from the Federal Reserve. C-
notes have passed $1 bills in circulation.
The spectacular 1857-S Double Eagle, recovered in 2014 from the fabled S.S. Central America and now nicknamed
"Supernova" because of its amazing, unique natural toning, will be offered to the public for the first time through Legend Rare Coin Auctions May 16.
This 1879 $4
Flowing Hair, PR66 Cameo sat untouched in a family safe for decades in Stockbridge, Massachusetts is expected to sell for over a million dollars

The US And Austria wee the big winners of the
Coin of the Year (COTY) awards. The US won for best gold coin and most inspirational:

Austria for most historically significant for 175th anniversary of Vienna orchestra and most artistic celebrating Freud


Palau won most innovative for a micromosaic of Botticelli’s Venus, Mauritania for best circulating coin, a trimetal coin, and South Africa for best
contemporary event
recognizing open heart surgery:

France won for best coin of year on French cuisine (not my choice) fried egg, frying pans and a hand made of food honor chef Guy Savoy George
Ramsay's mentor

Universal Coin & Bullion of Beaumont, Texas, is now selling the coins from the lock box of the SS Central America from dimes to half eagles. Info:
800 822- 4653, or www.UniversalCoin.com  It appear you have to call them. In the last two lines I will mention that
Reno Aces open April 9, I go Sunday
1PM April 14 to beat the cold. And the grankids liked the
dragon exhibit at Wilbur May museum. Captain Marvel was good too.
SF set of all five 2013-2018S quarters in case $5
National Park Quarters  PDS .50        
Presidential, Innovators,Native American  D P $1.25
Club medal silver $65, copper or brass $15
205 Nugget Ave. Sparks, NV
by Holiday Inn, across Hwy 80 from
Western Village
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
Dec2018-Ukraine & Crimea pt.1
2010 Reno
1st 2019 .25 here, NA dollar here.
Feb2019-150th Coin Press#1