Next Meeting:
Tuesday, 28th of November 7 PM (4th Tuesdays now)                               
Denny’s,205 Nugget Ave.(at East McCarran), Sparks

November 28
Fred Holabird On Platinum in Roman Gold and More

December 26 Minibourse and Nominations

January 26 Dinner, Show, and Elections

The Last Meeting
30 members got to see the history of GSR written in silver casino rounds when GSR was MGM and Ballys by Rusty King. Over 2,000 people came to the
museum on Nevada Day
, and all our giveaways to kids: pencils from the mint and blank pennies were given away along the coin inspector badges and $40 worth of
foreign coins donated by Rusty King. Working with the ANA and Treasury department, I got booklets and pencils, but the mint appears not to be making penny
blanks any more.
The press is not running still. I would like our next medal in 2019 to reference 50 years after the moon landing and Eva Adams as director of
the mint. See mock up below. And, I think we should do half the copper and brass coins at the museum in the smaller size if that is not too expensive. Trish has
another surgery scheduled, so no museum in Nov. & Dec.  
George Rogers Clark  .25 ordered November 13, the last quarter of the year. Will make up S sets
when they come. Only 2 silver club medals left at $65,and 4 brass, and 12 or so coppers. Bring up to 5 coins for the bid board now. We will have board meetings
before the regular meeting and vigorously tell people to be quiet so we can conduct business. Contact me with suggestions, concerns, or topics you would like to see:

Early Bird Prize was 2 NA $1 won by Jeff Allen.                                           2017 S .25 sets & Roger Clark .25 should be available.

Raffle prizes winners were:

Rusty King: candy coins
Rick De Avila: 2017P .01 PCGS, 2009 .01 set
Faye Allen: 1966 mint set
Thomas Charleston: Walker .50, Merc .10
Mary Long: 1985 proof set, coin albums
Robert Rodriguez: set Nixon $1
Dan Waterman: coin book, 2001 proof set
Ed Scott: 2003 uncirc. set
Laurel Hoggan: NV tie tac coin
Bart Daniels: 2 presidential $1 set
Clay Thomas: 1979 uncirc. set, Denver mint coin
mystery box
Cole Allen: ,25 S set
Ken Hopple: Bronze RCC medal, coin holders
Milton Angel: 2 grading books


No Auctions

         Quarter Pot

Thomas Charleston WON the quarter pot, about $15.


Upcoming Coin Shows

December 8-10, Las Vegas Coin Show, Westgate Casino, 3000 Paradise Road., Admit:?, Tables:? CKShows, 888 330-5188

December 17 Sacramento Coin Show, Lion’s Gate Hotel, 3410 Westover St., Admit: $2, Tables: 66, Peter McIntosh, 916 317-9055

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 Other Coin: Papal Coins

I am also thrilled to have completed a set of papal coins from 1464 to the present with a handful of earlier coins. I wanted pay less than $100 for any coin, and I
topped at $80. Papal coins began in with John XXII (1320-1339) and were continuous from then on in gold, silver, and bronze. Earlier coins were issued by the
Senate of Rome beginning in 1143 and are affordable from 1250-1400 in silver, billion or bronze. There are also very rare gold coins after 1250.
Before the coins of the Senate of Rome, there are very very rare square silver and bronze papal coins issued from 731 (Gregory III) to 772AD under the authority of
the Byzantine Empire and from 795 to 983 silver deniers under the authority of the French Carolinian that are even rarer. The common Roman Senate coin has a
comb on it with the old legend SPQR Senatus Populusque Romanus or senate and people of Rome with Senatus usually spelled out. Reverse has Roma Caput Mundi
in some form, Rome head or capital of the world. They copied a coin that was widespread in Italy with a wool comb minted by the Counts of Champagne.

The occasion for restoring papal coinage was the Babylonian Captivity from 1309-1376, and Pope John XXII, the second pope in Avignon, France, issued coins to
assert his authority against the Roman Senate. Gold coins reappear in 1352. For a complete history, Allen Berman’s Papal Coins is the best book. Earlier used editions
are inexpensive. A piccolo with cross and P(a) P(a) Iohannes and reverse Vicesimu(s)Secu(n)d(u)s or Pope John the twenty-two in Latin. Also a grosso with Pope
John XXII giving papal blessing, two lions at feet, P(a) P(a) Iohannes, cross, Salve Sca(ndo) Crux "The raised cross saves." The Popes issued gold, silver, and

bronze coins when they returned to Rome in Rome and neighboring towns that made up the Papal States, a string of city-states across the middle of Italy. The coins
often have a papal crest, keys of Peter, Peter and Paul. Urban V stands facing (1362-1370) Urbanus PP Quintus and keys with Santus Petrus Et Paulus. Crest of
Julius III (1550-1555) with crest Iulius III Pont(ifex) Max(imus) S. Petrus stands minted in Ancona, a papal state. There are Sede Vacante  or “vacant seat”coins

issued since 1370 when there was no pope on the throne and the election of the new pope was delayed or ongoing. Sede vacante coins from 1559 and 1740. By the
1500s papal coins were engraved by Renaissance artists with realistic portraits and scene.

In the 1870 union with Italy, papal coins were minted by Italian mint. Pius IX (1846-1878) and Pius XII (1939-1958).  In Italy, coins were produced in the
denominations of 5 and 10 Centesimi (in bronze), 20 and 50 Centesimi, and 1 and 2 Lire in nickel, 5 and 10 Lire in silver, and 100 Lire in gold. As the value of the
Italian Lira declined, all the lower values disappeared. All the centesimi denominations ceased to be issued after 1946, the gold 100-Lire after 1959, and the by-now
tiny aluminum 1- and 2-Lire issues ended after 1977, with the 5-Lire disappearing a year later. All popes since Pius XI have had coin issues, including the brief reign
of John Paul I, which is represented by a 1000-Lire silver piece struck posthumously.

Agreements with the European Union allowed the Holy See to switch to euro coinage when Italy did in 2002, even though Vatican City is not a member state of the
European Union. Current issues include 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 cent and 1 and 2 euros. In addition there are commemorative coins of 5 and 10 euro in silver, as well as 20
and 50 euro in gold. The coins are rarely minted in more than 100,000 except for the 50 euro coin and the gold and silver have mintages around 15,000. The coin can
be bought at a premium in the Vatican gift shop and are otherwise sold at a much greater premium through dealers licensed by the Vatican. It is a major source of
income. The original euro set sells for between $500-$1500.

Numismatically yours, David Elliott

Numismatic Potpourri

Robert Rodriguez attention to detail is adding to the knowledge of colonial coins. His gathering of a large collection of Continental Dollars showed by their
orientation that they were struck at three different times. He is working on metallurgical analysis and looking at the different silver plugs on America’s first coinage
with the likelihood of more new discoveries soon.
Sharp eye and great research, Robert. A hoard of ancient Roman silver coins has been discovered by accident in
the roots of a large tree in the town of Mezdra in NW Bulgaria. The treasure of Roman silver coins from the 1st-3rd century AD was discovered by accident during
the uprooting of a 70-year-old wild plum tree in an abandoned yard. The coin treasure was found in a ceramic jar. The museum experts have been quick to state that
in their view the broken pottery vessel had contained some 1,000 Roman coins at the time of its discovery, and Museum Director Georgi Ganetsovski has called upon
the locals to return the missing 800 coins. The coins that have made it to the Vratsa Museum are denarii and antoniani from the reigns of Emperors Nero (54 – 68AD)

to Severus Alexander (222 – 235 AD).
Nice website on medals, lots of art nouveau and art deco displayed by artist and topic at   Fiji has
minted three 50-cent pieces celebrating Marvel’s superheroes
: Captain America, Iron Man and Spider-Man. Each superhero is selectively colored on the reverse
of each 50 mm, 56.29 silver-plated clad coin. Mintage is 50,000. When the obverse side of a coin is pressed, part of each hero lights up. About $30 each or set for
Canada has its own continuing set of super hero coins from the DC world and Justice League. Perth mint is now making platinum kangaroos, $80-85

over spot.
Richard Schlatter, of Battle Creek, Michigan created a huge Abraham Lincoln almost entirely out of Lincoln cents, which won the Grand Prize
in the 9th annual Art Prize of $200,000. The monumental (8 by 12 feet) Lincoln was composed of 24,500 Lincoln cents in hues from bright red to rich brown. This
included 1,681 1943 steel cents to depict the lighter color of the President's shirt. No chemicals or paints used to alter the color of the copper cents (the steel cents
were cleaned with a solution of lemon juice and water, then hand-polished with a soft cloth). All of the cents received a coat of UV-resistant clear acrylic to protect
them from future oxidation.

Perth mint is celebrating the year of the dog with some nice bars and coins. There are several bullion coins with Australian animals and a cool Warf coin for the
30th anniversary of the Next Generation. A Chinese dragon in a figure eight is also in antiqued silver 2 ounces. There’s a video on its making at the Perth mint and u-
tube. There making 8,888 of them. About $150

The Ichthyosaur is on Mongolia’s latest contribution to its “Evolution of Life” series. The head of one of these creatures features on the reverse of a 38.61 mm, 1 oz
.999 fine silver 500 togrog and a 11 mm 0.5 g .9999 fine gold 1,000 togrog proof.
One of four Confederate half dollars sold for almost $ 1 million dollars as the
Heritage auction of the Newman collection continues.
The American Numismatic Society is pleased to announce a new image- zooming feature in MANTIS of
its numismatic collection with more than 160,000 numismatic objects. The high-resolution images of Roman Republican, Imperial, and Hellenistic coins will likewise
be available. For links to the ANS online resources, see:  
 The American Numismatic Society has also partnered with Google
Arts & Culture to present online exhibits
. The Art of Devastation: Medals and Posters from the Great War features every medal and poster from the actual
exhibit hosted at Vassar College in 2017. Online guests can browse high-definition images, view video, engage with maps, and link directly to the ANS's object
database for more information. View the ANS first online exhibit:  ESPN has a
20 min. film on the SS Central America and how it was found.
The British Royal Mint has a lot of nice resources. The mint did make coins for 100 other countries. It seems highlights are available on line rather than a
complete collection, maybe they’re working on it.   Looks like Robert Dole is going to get a congressional gold medal.
205 Nugget Ave. Sparks, NV
by Holiday Inn, across Hwy 80 from
Western Village
May2015-Shapur I &
March3015 Richard II
& English coins
Feb 2015 Pompei
July 2015-Roman Coins in India
Jan2015:The Four
Sept2015-US 20
Oct 2014-Old Coin
Sept 2014-Roman enemies coins
August 2014-E. European
Jan2016-N.Black Sea
July 2014-Ancient Cast
Feb2016-Rape of
June 2014-WWII
March2016-Coins at NY
May 2014-Kennedy
April2016-Liberty on
SF set of all five 2013-2017S quarters in case $5
National Park Quarters  PDS .50        
Presidential, Native American  D P $1.25
June 2016-Olympia
Fairof Money review
Sept2016-Treasures found
at World Fair of Money
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
Nov2016-Barter to
Dec2016-Egyptian temple
& Scipio Africanus
Sept2013-NV & CO Coin
Feb2017-Russian coins1
Aug 2013 Constantine
Adventus Aug
March2017-Russian coins2
July2013-Origin of
April2017-Augustus,Son of god
May2017-Pyrrhus Coins
July 2017-Ancient Jewish Coins
Augt2017-Portuguese Colonies
of Wars Russia in Coins
Feb2013-Silk Road
Sept 2017-Coins on the Web
Gold coins
My mock up for the next coin club medal left
with a copy of the medal when Eva Adams
was mint director from 1961-1969 and the
cropped reverse of a Susan B. dollar. Eva
Adams was generous with her time doing
lectures and signing $1 and $2 bills for the
Nov2012-US Inaugural
Oct2012-US Mint
May 2012 ANA 2012:
Cowries to
Credit Card,
from Bullion to Fiat Money
April2012-Tour of Medallic
Jan2012-Al Shay In
Dec2011:Snakes on Ancient
Nov2011-Arabic & Ottoman
Oct2011-National Park
Sept2011-Late Roman Bronzes
August 2011-Coins of
Alexander the Great
July2011-Coins of
May 2011: Copper
Back Issues
Jan2011-2 Roman
Feb2011- Cupid & Psyche
2010 Reno
March2011-Cartwheel Goes
April2011-1st Spouses in
BronzeAncient Coins in
US History,In God We
Oct2017-Unity coins