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
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
March2018-Paper Money
April2018-Morgan1884O VAMs
May2018-Trebizond coins
July2018-tax tokens
June2018-3 Romes
July2018-tax tokens
Next Meeting:
Tuesday, 28th of May (4th Tuesdays)                               
Denny’s,205 Nugget Ave.(at East McCarran), Sparks

May 18
Minting of Transcontinental Railroad Coin
at the Museum
Saturday Noon to 4PM

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

June 28 New Coins at the Museum

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

July 23 Large Cents Dan Waterman

July 26
New Coins at the Museum

August 27 Island Coins Laurel Hoggan

The Last Meeting
29 members shared their moon coins along with the display for the museum which was a big hit with over 100 kids and 40 adults. Eisenhower dollars were a big hit.
Robert brought his fugio cent and a medal with Space X fragment that belong to a descendant of Adam Eckfeldt, 1st chief coiner of the US mint. Bill Green
cancelled the July coin show
, hotel will not be ready in time, alas. May 14 mint set is last chance to get a W penny and cheapest for $22. The W pennies are
selling for about $20 and W quarters for $21 on e-bay. There will be 2 million for each of 5 2019 .25 or 10 million in all.
Find any W quarters or other treasures in
Got some Lowell .25, but just Ds from movie theater. Guam .25 comes out June 3. Laurel is looking for a place for a picnic in July or August, but
park rentals are around $250, which is prohibitive. Anyone know some place cheap or free?
Jeff Shevlin in May! Three new members at April meeting. 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. Please leave upper right
seats open for board members.
Contact me with any ideas or problems: 815-8625 datbbelliotts@prodigy.net

Early Bird Prize: 2019 NA space set mint set won by Bill Naylor
Raffle prizes winners were:

Lorrie Walker: Japanese tokens
Thomas Charleton: 1980 proof set
Doug Cummings: chocolate coins
Bill Naylor: 1996 proof set
Jim Arden: 1980 proof set, 1976 uncirculated $1
mystery box by Laurel
Rick De Avilla: partially filled .01 book, Barber .25
Doug Harper: 2001 mint set
Laurel Hoggan: 2000 Peace medal
Bart Daniels: NA $1 set, Mercury .10
Mary Long: Presidential $1 set, Mariana PDS .25
Conn David: full date Buffalo .05
Russ Walker: 1 gram silver
Leo Rossow: 2 magnifying glasses
Faye Allen: Barber 1962 Canada .01 roll
Ken Hopple: unc. Ohio space .25
Cole Allen: dollar coin albums, mint bag
Rusty King: Canadian coin books
Dan Waterman: 5 year set holders, 2x2 albums


NV silver state .25 donated by Bill Green sold to Jim Arden for $20.
Rare books from Don Kagin sold for $18 thanks to Don Stamps and Rick DeAvila.

Quarter Pot

Gary Meckler won the quarter pot, about $7.              


Upcoming Coin Shows

May 17-19 Las Vegas Numismatic Society Coin Show, Westgate Resort and Casino, 3000 Paradise Road, Admit: $3, Tables: ?, CK Shows 888 330-5188

June 2 Sacramento Coin Show, Lion’s Gate Hotel, 3410 Westover St.,Admit:$2,Tables:66, Peter McIntosh 916 317-9055 peter@mcintoshcoins.com

June 6-8  Long Beach Coin, Stamp and Sports Expo, Long Beach Convention Center, 100 S. Pine Ave., Admit: $8, Tables: huge, Taryn Warrecker 805 680-0294
Twarrecker@collectors.com          www.longbeachexpo.com

June 21,22 Concord Coin Show, Clarion Hotel, 1050 Burnett Ave., Admit: $3, Tables:39, Bill Green 925 351-7605 info@norcalcoinshows.com norcalcoinshows.
July 19, 20 Reno Coin Show
, Best Western, 55 E. Nugget Ave., Bill Green 925 351-7605

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: Jeff Shevlin’s So Called Dollars from the Pacific Coast Expositions, 1894-1962

Jeff Shevlin’s new well illustrated book features medals from the Pacific Coast Expositions: 1894 California Midwinter Exposition, 1905 Lewis and Clark Exposition,
1909 Alaska-Yukon- Pacific Exposition, 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition, 1915-16 Panama–California Exposition, 1935-36 California Pacific
International Exposition, 1939-40 Golden Gate International Exposition, and 1962 Seattle World’s Fair. There is a preface by Q. David Bowers. Shevlin and co-author
William D. Hyder share the stories, history, and events of the expositions that were held on the Pacific Coast. From the 1894 California Midwinter Exposition through
the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair there were eight major expositions held on the Pacific Coast. There is an in-depth analysis of all of the So-Called Dollars and historical
U.S. medals associated with those great expositions. Dozens of previously unknown medals and varieties are identified that will help collectors interested in this
fascinating series. Hardbound editions with over 300 full color pages, 81/2 x 11, are $59.95. A very special signed and numbered edition for collectors with a medal
encased in the cover is limited to 95 copies. It is available for $149.95.  Shipping is $4.50 per book. The first edition of the Pocket Price Guide, with photos of each
type, info on the metal compositions, rarity information and values in five grades is available for $19.95. To order, please contact:  Jeff Shevlin, the So-Called Guy,
1894 E. William St., Suite 4-240, Carson City, NV 89701. He will have some copies available at the presentation. As you can see the medals are often works of art,
by some of the great sculptures and coin engravers.

Numismatically yours, David Elliott

Numismatic Potpourri
Laurel and I will be at Nevada State Museum when they begin to make the Transcontinental Railway medal. Evidently, the coin will be struck weekly in June and
presumably on May 31 as well. No date for the 1869 CC half replica yet. Nevada State Museum will mint the Promontory Car medal May 18 with the coin press
reverse. Half ounce silver you can buy for $60 at the museum store and then watch being made on the 1869 press.
Canada is celebrating a hundred years of their
railroad with a cool nickel plated steel quarter for $22.25.

Starting around May 2018, the Fairmont Collection, one of the most amazing hoards of United States gold coins started appearing for sale
. Graded by
PCGS and marketed by Stack’s Bowers, this massive group of thousands of eagles and double eagles dated as early as 1850 and as late as the 1920s came onto the
market after 75 to 125 years.
Australia and the US have began their cooperative coin ventures by pairing a clad half dollar Apollo XI coin with a 1 ounce
silver coin from Australia for $125
. The US presidential coins on eagle flans continue with James Madison. After protests, Britain has decided to continue
their 1 and 2 pence coins without change
. Perth mint continues their Simpson series, but the cool coins this month are Gone with the Wind and Alien.

A 1964 Kennedy Half Dollar sold for a world record $108,000, making it the most expensive coin of its type, during a public auction of rare U.S. Coins held
Thursday, April 25, 2019, by Heritage Auctions. The rare example of the rather common piece of pocket change is one of about a dozen special issues struck in 90
percent silver and 10 percent copper for special coin sets issued by the U.S. Mint during the mid-1960s.
A second 1982-D small date homogeneous copper alloy
Lincoln cent has been discovered.
 Like the original discovery coin, this latest find is also graded AU-58. According to the PCGS label it weighs 3.07 grams, close
enough to be within reason able tolerance. Copper-alloy cents weigh 3.1 grams and the copper-plated zinc cents weigh 2.5 grams give or take a few tenths of a gram
either way. Due to the rising cost of copper, cents transitioned from bronze to copper-plated zinc during 1982. This 1982-D small date bronze cent in AU58 NGC is a
very rare transitional alloy error, cousin to the famous 1943 bronze cents. The first discovery coin, graded AU58 by NGC, appeared in an August 2017 Stack’s-
Bowers auction and realized $18,800.
Krause Publications has filed for bankruptcy and the future of Numismatic News and Catalogs of World Coins and
Paper Money is in doubt. On-line sites have been replacing the paper catalogs. The Newman Portal has all the available die information on-line now, collecting
Roger Burdette’s research, who has gathered together the known archival data, and consolidating research from Bob Julian and others. Although records were never
complete, all available records are now on-line.
If Krause Publications goes under, hopefully Newman Portal will put their publications on-line. The first 2019-W
Quarter certified by NGC was found by actor Shawn Pyfrom
, best known for his recurring role on ABC's popular Desperate Housewives series. The US Mint
announced that 10 million quarters with the "W" mint mark of the West Point Mint would be released into circulation at random. These are the first quarters to feature
a "W" mint mark and they are comparatively rare, less than 1% of all 2019-dated quarters will have the "W" mint mark. Five different 2019-W Quarter designs will be
released this year as part of the America the Beautiful Quarters Series. Each design will have a mintage of just 2 million pieces with the "W" mint mark.
India has
joined China in making fake coins
starting with 18th and 19th century Indian coins. The Monnaie de Paris has launched new silver coins and base metal
medallions which are offered for sale to aid in the reconstruction of  Notre- Dame Cathedral
in Paris that caught fire and burned on April 15. Preliminary
reports have offered the encouraging information that the 850-year-old structure is still sound and can be renovated over what is expected to be a lengthy period of
time. Many of the silver and bronze coins are sold out, but the copper-nickel is available for 8 euros of about $10.

A pricey (200 euros) new book on the
Coins Minted by the Knights of Malta by John Gatt is out with a video promoting it:  "Coins Minted by the Knights in Malta"
by John A Gatt" on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smo_KkendKI&feature= youtu.be   A hard bound book with 427 full color pages and over 5,800
photos. The size, weight, rotation and edge type for over 2850-coin varieties has been listed which is close to twice the number listed in all previous catalogs. Images
of all the coins are shown indicating the differences of each variety.
Nearly a quarter of the US gold sits in a windowless building on the campus at West Point.
"We've got approximately 54 million ounces here that we store, which is about 22% of the nation's gold," Ellen McCollum, Superintendent of the West Point Mint
says, facility built the same year as Fort Knox that originally housed the nation's silver. In one vault, there are 2,600 bars of gold bullion. At today's market value, each
bar is worth about $500,000. That means that in that one vault, there is about $1.3 billion worth of gold, and that's not counting the silver. The article and
video tour
are found
: A rare look inside the West Point Mint's massive gold vaults and coin operations   http://www.fox5ny.com/news/ west-point-mint-gold-inside- look   The
Basque have successfully printed their own euro currency
to be used at local stores. Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) is planning to move all its
production facilities out of DC to Maryland
. Spink is offering Jonathan Callaway and Dave Murphy. Paper Money of Scotland. The definitive guide to the paper
money issues of Scotland from 1695 to the present day. 2 vols., 50 pounds and Jeremy Cheek,
Monarchy, Money & Medals: Coins, Banknotes and Medals from
the Collection of Her Majesty the Queen
, 40 pounds, www.spink.com Standard Catalog of World Paper Money, Modern Issues, 1961-Present, 25th
, provides the most comprehensive and complete reference on the market to world bank notes issued since 1961. You'll be impressed to find all circulating
paper money issued worldwide in this fully illustrated catalog with current and completely vetted pricing for 22,000 variety listings and more than 14,000 note images.
Available at Amazon for $50. In 1866, West Virginia legislature passed a resolution authorizing the distribution of medals for officers and soldiers who were
honorably discharged, killed in battle or who had died of causes related to battle wounds. The medals were "a slight testimonial of the high appreciation, by the State,
of your Devotion, Patriotism and Services," as West Virginia's first Governor, Arthur Boreman, wrote in a letter to a veteran in 1867. And the war was important to
West Virginians, as it only became a state in 1863, after a two-year effort launched by Virginians who wanted to stay in the Union.
The state authorized the
minting of 26,000 medals to honor the men who fought in its regiments during the Civil War. But, of that number, there are 3,392 that haven't been
claimed yet
. Now, with the help of new technology, the state is making an effort to see that those medals get to the descendants of those who served. People who
believe they have ancestors who served in West Virginia can search the list of names of medal recipients on the website for the state's archives and apply to prove
that they are related. In 1861, Congress needed to find a practical way to pay for the Civil War and its soldiers with a currency that didn't rely on gold or silver. So
the United States introduced paper money.
A non-erasable ink was used  to prevent  counterfeiting. The ink happened to be green, and the soldiers called
the notes "greenbacks.”
Q. David Bowers has a new Guide Book of Civil War Tokens out for $40. Full color, 512pp., and including Sutter tokens for the first
time. There is also
A Guide Book of United States Paper Money, 6th edition by Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, introduction by David Ganz. Full color, illustrated,
6 x 9 inches, softcover, 416 pages, retail $24.95.
The Tyrants of the Tiber collection will be featured at the Long Beach show in June. "This unprecedented
display will encompass the tyrants of Rome from the earliest Roman Republic portrait coins over 2,200 years ago through the Imper-atorial and Empire Periods, and
ending with the fall of Rome and the invading tribes. In addition, since the Vatican practically sits on the Tiber River, this amazing exhibit will include the coinage of
the Popes," explained Ira Goldberg.
Someone can bring me the catalog. Hettie Anderson was an African American model who likely posed for Liberty on Saint-
Gaudens' eagle and double eagle coins, as well as Adolph Weinman's Walking Liberty coin
Oct2018-Italian Museums
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
2nd 2019 .25, NA, Innovation dollar here.
Feb2019-150th Coin Press#1
March2018-Bullion Coins
April2018-NCW ApolloXI