Tuesday, 5th of November 7:30 PM
605 N. Wells Avenue (Wells and 6th), Reno, NV
October 25-26: Dollar Exchange at the NV State Museum: Ken will be making the 150th anniversary medal, David will be manning the club table with
Glenn Freuhan on Friday and Trish on Saturday
November: Happy Birthday Nevada! Rusty King will present a topic on Nevada coinage and updates for our new coin medal.
December: Coin Bourse Bring coins to sell, trade and money to buy yourself or someone else coins for Christmas.
January: Euro Coins Laurel Hoggan will present the Euro coins old and new, their past and future.
Great Basin roll $17, set PDS $50
National Park Quarters P or D or S .50
William Taft D or P $1.25, $30 a roll
Native American 2013 D P $1.25, $30 a roll
At The Last Meeting
37 members got to see Rob Vugteveen’s present-ation of Medallic’s Art manufacturing and design process. From molten medal the blanks are created and
from crude designs the finished product is completed by master craftsmen and museum. We also learned that Gov. Sandoval appears to be the first male to be
able to paint the enamel on coins. Our final art work should be available the next meeting and we still need donations to help pay for the die. The Wilson dollar
has been ordered, but is a long shot to arrive by Nov. 5. The Mount Rush-more quarter is out Nov. 4. We have several new members, including a past
president of the ANA, who collects so-called dollars. Sounds like a presentation topic to me. Ed Watson made a large donation of coins to the club, which
includes several hundred 1971D MS 65 Ike dollars. If you do not want to wait until you win one in the raffle or as an early bird prize I’ll sell them for $3.
There were also lots of PD .25 1984-1988 also MS 65,67. Rusty is up for a trip to Medallic Arts on a Wednesday and I can go most Tuesdays. Let us know.
See the minting process and perusing the medal cabinet is not to be missed.41 members bid hot and heavy on everything from ancients coins, silver dollars,
euro album, and a TV. Special edition bottles of classic Coke went too. Several hundred dollars were raised to help pay for the die for our 30th anniversary
medal with the final design approved at the meeting needing only the right eagle on the Morgan reverse and a date on the obverse. Dave Ganchow has done a
superb job. The image will be in our next Cartwheel to be minted during National Coin week at the Nevada State Museum. The McHenry quarter is out (see
right) the 4th of 5 in the series and I will have it in PDS at the next meeting. Senator Reid wrote me to say the US Mint accepts only 2 coins a year from
Congress and 2 have already been chosen– the 100th anniversary of the Baseball Hall of Fame and the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, so no Nevada
150th anniversary coins (see below for the state’s offering, Ours is better). There is also a historical Nevada calendar and book coming out. I get a huge
discount as a state employee and can buy several copies. Let me know if you want one.
Early Bird Prize was a 1971 D MS65 Eisenhower $1 won by Leo Rossow.
Raffle prizes winners were:
Dan Trabke: 2009 penny roll,Mystery box, Canadian penny roll, set of ANA, 2009, & original buffalo.05
Rusty King: 1899 Barber .25
Dan Waterman: 1981 mint set
Brent Speegle: special Great Basin .25
Quint Aninao: 2008 president $1 set
Rick DeAvilla: 2 filled penny albums, filled dime album
Troy Young: chocolate coins, 1940D .05
Thomas Charleston:1905 .01
Bart Daniels: 1987proof set, stamp bag
Ken Hopple: 1914P Barber .10
Ed Scott: 1971D MS 65 Ike $1
Milton Angel: 1971S proof .05, 2008 Red Book
David Elliott: State .25 book, buffalo .05
Jeff Allen: Barber .05
Leo Rossow: Mexican silver coins
Joe Wozniak: 2000P proof .10, copper round
Bill Amunson: silver certificate, hong Kong bills, state quarter album
Garret Allen (not present) won the quarter pot about $15.
Milton Angel won the Medal Maker DVD donated by Rob Vugteveen
Rick DeAvilla won .50 1908 O for $9 donated by Larry Demangate and 1780 Maria Theresa thaler (restrike) for $25 donated by Doug Cummings
I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE WHO DONATES TO THE RAFFLE!
Upcoming Coin Shows
Nov 3: Peninsula Coin Club Coins and Collectible Show, Napredak Hall, 770 Montague Expressway, San Jose, bourse Fred van den Haak, 650 493-8275
Nov 8-10: Laughlin Coin, Currency, Jewelry, Stamp,& Postcards, Colorado Belle. Info: www.bickinternational.com
Nov 24: Vallejo Northern CA Numismatic Assoc. Show, Veteran’s Memorial Bldg., 420 Admiral Callaghan Lane, bourse Fred van den Haak, 650 493-8275
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
The Other Coin: Monstrous Coins
I have been lucky to get a coin of Kerberos or Cerberus and Glaucus this month. The monsters of Greek mythology often make their appearance on coins,
since the monster is often associated with a hero or a god or associated with the issuing city.
The fisherman Glaucus begged Neptune for immortality, which was granted by drinking a potion that soon forced him into the water as a water breather and
turned his legs into a fish tail.
And, it got worse. Glaucus fell in love with a maiden he saw on the seashore, but she spurned him. Crest-fallen, Glaucus goes to the witch Circe, who falls in
love with him and suggests he drop Scylla for her. Circe spurned, transforms Scylla into a hideous beast with legs of snakes, dogs, and other monsters.
Kerberos or Cerebros was the three headed dog of Hades, which guarded the underworld. He often appears on the foot of Hades throne on coins
and was one of the many monsters Heracles had to defeat. Heracles managed to wrap his arms around all three necks; and, although bitten by
Kerberos dragon tale, he was able to get the beast to submit and complete his 12th Labor. He was the only monster Heracles did kill, returning him to
his guard duty.
The Gorgon is one of the oldest and most ubiquitous monsters in the Greek world. Set on cornices and foundation stones to ward off the evil eye, the
Gordon was supposed to be so hideous a sight as to turn people to stone.
One of the Gorgons, Medusa was created after Neptune had an assignation with Medusa in Athena’s temple. Enraged, Medusa was turned into a Gorgon,
turning men into stone, until Perseus slew her using her head to kill the Kraken, before Athena took it to put on her shield. From Medusa’s severed neck
sprang the Pegasus, an emblem of the city of Corinth.
Another winged creature popular on Greek coins, although it has its origins with Greece’s mortal enemy, the Persians, was the griffin. The griffin was The
griffin was the royal emblem of Persian kings, a lion with the wings of an eagle and eagles head.
Returning to the sea, our last creature is the hippo-campus. A monster that is shared by Phoenicia and the Greeks. The hippocampus is associated with
Neptune as Neptune was the god of both the sea and horses. The hippocampus is a horse with a fish tail and often winged. They pulled Neptune’s chariot
Happy Halloween, David Elliott
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The SS Gairsoppa’s 110 tons of silver bullion raised by Odyssey this Summer is to be struck into silver 50 pence coins, .25 Troy ounce of .999 silver,
dated 2013, ½ to 1 million will be minted, available at www.meritgold.com Monaco Rare Coins is selling the some of the bars from the ss Gairsoppa.
The final design for the 2014 Native American dollar has been chosen and different from the winner announced last month. Still focused on Lewis and Clark
with his compass in the background pointed to the NW, the Indians are depicted offering friendship and supplies.
The theme for 2014 National Coin Week, April 20-26 will be “Coin & Country: Celebrating Civil Service.” National Coin Week 2014 will highlight the
50th anniversary of the Kennedy half-dollar and President John F. Kennedy’s famous call to, “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do
for your country.” We will be making our 30th anniversary medal at the State Museum then.
Canada is producing some very cool Superman coins to celebrate his 75th anniversary in gold silver and cupro-nickel. The silver and gold will be limited to
around 15,000, but the cupro-nickel are unlimited and available from the Royal Canadian Mint.
One of the very finest known 1880 Coiled Hair Stella, brought $2,574,000 making this Stella one of the 10 most expensive U.S. coins ever sold at auction.
The coin was graded Cameo PF-67. This price placed it in the company of the 1933 double eagle, the 1794 silver dollar, 1804 silver dollar, 1913 nickel and
Brasher Doubloons. The Stella coin was originally minted as a universal coin of exchange that could be used with the Latin Monetary Union. They were
patterns produced in 1879 and 1880 and never released into circulation. However, some of the pattern coins were sold to Congressmen. The 1879 Coiled Hair
Stella nearly doubled the previous high for the design and date while realizing $1,041,300. And the 1880 Flowing Hair Stella also doubled the previous record
for the type selling for $959,400. The three-coin set sold for an aggregate price of $4,855,500
Fred Holabird reminds everyone that the
club’s large library is house by him at 3555
Airway Drive #308 (around back as
Holabird Americana). Call 852-8822.