Reno Cartwheel
May 2010

Next Meeting:
4th of May 7:30 p.m.

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

May No topic at this time

June My favorite coin

July Coiner of North-West Territories Mint

At The Last Meeting

Several members brought coins from beautiful places including Nevada, Australia, Crater Lake, and St.
Petersburg. Only Shannon Holmes was able to answer a couple of questions and receive the new
national park bookmark and log cabin coin with planchette as prizes. 26 members were in attendance.  
Hope you are answering the weekly questions from the ANA. They’re easier.

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.

Early Bird Prize was won by Geraldine Podhurst: Planchette and Log cabin set

Raffle prizes winners were:

Geraldine Podhurst: Mystery Box Bicentennial medal
Geraldine Podhurst: Washing 1972 medal,  1976 D clad $1
Dan Trabke: nickels
Ed. Wasezewski: 1964 roll Canadian nickels, 1991 mint set, Israel mint set
Craig Chichester 1978D Kennedy, Polk medal
Larry Demangate: Israel 20th anniversary set
Al Welch: 1966 Israel set
Phil Shalitt: Rhode Island quarter
Howard Buchler: presidential medal
Ken Hopple: 1976 Israel set
Steve Podhurst: Gerry Ford medal
Gary Dahlke 1972 Ike $1, Harrison medal
Jack Gruhler: Rhode Is;and quarter
Paul van Sikke: quarters
Andre Azzam:coin tubes
Jack Gruehler: 1994 and 200D Kennedies,  world coins book

Doug McDonald (not present) won the
quarter pot–$33.50

Ed Wasezewski won Morgan bracelet $20
Steve Podhurst won Nevada Quarter set $12
Howarch Buchler won Circus-circus chip  and card set for $22

Upcoming Coin Shows

May 2
Vallejo Elk’s Lodge
2850 Redwood Parkway
(707) 642-8754

May 15-16
Carson City
Carson Nugget, 26 tables

May 22-23
High Sierra Coin & Western Americana Show
10-5:30, 10-4
Admission $3, $2 with club membership
AJ 265-5053

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
Ed Waselewski…Director……354-0287
Gerald Breedlove….Director...425-2967
Duke Morin……….Director…856-4935
Paul Williams…ANA Rep...…720-5395
David Elliott........Editor...........815-8625

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: National Coin Week

We had a successful National Coin Week at the Nevada State Museum with about 200 people showing
up. The 2009 and 2010 penny set for 50 cents was most popular with several sets of presidential
dollars also being sold. Ken Hopple was minting the new Pony Express 150th Commemorative coin.
Foreign coins were gobbled up by kids and kids at heart. And I was able to wow a couple kids by
giving them Roman coins or a 2010 penny with planchette. There was much dis-appointment that the
National Park Quarter were not out, and it appears that they will not be distributed to the banks and not
be made available to the general public. Write the mint, secretary of the treasury, and your
congressman and senator if this upsets you too.
We have a nice display of ancient and US coins, the later much improved thanks to Doug Larson. Larry
Demangate has been very generous with donation of foreign coins. Several people brought in US coin
to get at least a Red Book idea of their worth. Several people expressed an interest in joining the club.
In addition to the coin press and coin collection, the museum has a nice display of baskets, slot
machines, natural history of fossils and animals, guns, a theater showing various aspects of Nevada
history, and a remodeled trip through a mine. It is well worth an afternoon’s visit.

Numismatically yours, David Elliott.

The New $100 Bill   

Officials from the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the Board of Governors of the Federal  Reserve
System and the United States Secret Service today unveiled the new design for the $100 note.
Complete with advanced technology to combat counterfeiting, the new design for the $100 note retains
the traditional look of U.S. currency.
"As with previous U.S. currency redesigns, this note incorporates the best technology available to
ensure were staying ahead of counterfeiters," said Secretary of the Treasury Tim Geithner.
"When the new design $100 note is issued on February 10, 2011, the approximately 6.5 billion older
design $100s already in circulation will remain legal tender," said Chairman of the Federal Reserve
Board Ben S. Bernanke. "U.S. currency users should know they will not have to trade in their older
design $100 notes when the new ones begin circulating."
There are a number of security features in the redesigned $100 note, including two new features, the 3-
D Security Ribbon and the Bell in the Inkwell. These security features are easy for consumers and
merchants to use to authenticate their currency.
The blue 3-D Security Ribbon on the front of the new $100 note contains images of bells and 100s that
move and change from one to the other as you tilt the note. The Bell in the Inkwell on the front of the
note is another new security feature. The bell changes color from copper to green when the note is
tilted, an effect that makes it seem to appear and disappear within the copper inkwell.
"The new security features announced today come after more than a decade of research and
development to protect our currency from counterfeiting. To ensure a seamless introduction of the
new $100 note into the financial system, we will conduct a global public education program to ensure
that users of U.S. currency are aware of the new security features," said Treasurer of the United States
Rosie Rios.
“For 145 years, the men and women of the United States Secret Service have worked diligently to
protect the integrity of U.S. currency from counterfeiters,” said Director Mark Sullivan. “During that
time, our agency has evolved to keep pace with the advanced methodologies employed by the criminals
we pursue. What has remained constant in combating counterfeiting, however, is the effectiveness of
consumer education initiatives that urge merchants and customers to examine the security features on
the notes they receive.”
Although less than 1/100th of one percent of the value of all U.S. currency in circulation is reported
counterfeit, the $100 note is the most widely circulated and most often counterfeited denomination
outside the U.S.
"The $100 is the highest value denomination that we issue, and it circulates broadly around the world,"
said Michael Lambert, Assistant Director for Cash at the Federal Reserve Board. "Therefore, we took
the necessary time to develop advanced security features that are easy for the public to use in everyday
transactions, but difficult for counterfeiters to replicate."
"The advanced security features we’ve included in the new $100 note will hinder potential
counterfeiters from producing high-quality fakes that can deceive consumers and merchants," said
Larry R. Felix, Director of the Treasury’s Bureau of Engraving and Printing.
"Protect yourself  it only takes a few seconds to check the new $100 note and know it’s real."
The new design for the $100 note retains three effective security features from the
previous design: the portrait watermark of Benjamin Franklin, the security thread, and the
color-shifting numeral 100.
The new $100 note also displays American symbols of freedom, including phrases from the
Declaration of Independence and the quill the Founding Fathers used to sign this historic document.
Both are located to the right of the portrait on the front of the note.
The back of the note has a new vignette of Independence Hall featuring the rear, rather than
the front, of the building. Both the vignette on the back of the note and the portrait on the front
have been enlarged, and the oval that previously appeared around both images has been removed.
For a more detailed description of the  redesigned $100 note and its features, visit

The 1st National Park Quarter
The Hot Springs quarter serves as the debut for the fifty-six coin America the Beautiful Quarters
Program that will see five new strikes a year until at least 2021.
The obverse (heads side) of all of these coins will continue to bear a portrait of the first President of
the United States, George Washington. The reverses feature a theme of the beauty of the American
outdoors and showcases one site of national interest from each state, the District of Columbia and the
five territories of the United States. All of the sites have already been chosen and include national parks,
national monuments and national forests.
Collectors were already able to order the new strikes as of Monday, April 19, 2010 directly from the
Mint in either 100-coin bags for $35.95 or two-roll sets for $32.95. Those opting for the bags have
their choice of coins struck at either the US Mint’s facility in Philadelphia or the Mint’s facility in