Next Meeting:
Tuesday, 27th of November (4th Tuesdays)                               
Denny’s,205 Nugget Ave.(at East McCarran), Sparks

November 27
Deal or No Deal with a prize for every number & nominations for office

November 30 New Coins at the Museum

December 25. No meeting, no museum

January 25 Dinner, Elections, & The Carson Mint by Ken Hopple

The Last Meeting
23 members got to see some local ore samples Rusty brought in from an old gold mine. Everyone else was watching the world series.  THE BEAUTIFUL NEW CLUB
MEDAL IS HERE! Buy 10, great Christmas present. Thanks to Jerry and Sam Dibitonto for helping out. All the old medals were sold to large crowd at the museum
on 9-27. The museum coin press was making battle born/state capitol medals for Nevada Day and has 6 designs in stock now: pony express, Virginia Truckee
railroad, CC Mint, state seal, and John Fremont. Ordered last 2018 .25. Should get here in time for me to make up some S .25 sets for 2018. Two islands and 3 birds,
a nice set and stocking stuffer. 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 if any problems or ideas

Early Bird Prize: 2016S .25 set won by Joe Wozniak.                                     
Raffle prizes winners were:

Bart Daniel: mystery box RCC silver club medal, 1995  proof set,
2001 mint set, mint bag
Cohn: Barber .25
Laurel Hogan: 1944 Merc .10, LV bingo chip
Thomas Charleton: type set capitol holder, 1978 mint set
Rick De Avila: Indian head .01, chocolate coins, 2x2
Bill Nailer: book on Georgia mint, chocolate coins
Milton Angel: set NA $1
Joe Wozniak: 2016S .25 set, storage boxes
Dave Loder: 1995 .01 roll, bag of NV tokens
Phil Shallit: buffalo .05
Jerry Breedlove: 2x2 coin holders
Ken Hopple: 1g silver bar
Leo Rossow: coin albums
David Elliott: coin wallets


1898 O $1 donated by David Elliott won by Rick De Avila for $36.

Quarter Pot

Robert Rodriguez won the quarter pot, but no .25 put in.                  


Upcoming Coin Shows

November 16-18 Las Vegas Numismatic Society Coin Show, Palace Station Hotel, 2411 W.Sahara Ave., Admit:?, Tables:?, CK Shows 888 330-5188

November 30-Dec 1 San Francisco International Coin Show, Holiday Inn golden Gateway, 1500 Van Ness Ave., Admit:$8, Tables:?, Scott Griffin 415 601-8661

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
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

Not the Other Coin: New Reno Coin Club Medal

Our new medal celebrates the 50th anniversary of Eva Adams Director of the US Mint 1961-1969 and the moon landing 1969 with an engine developed and tested in
Palomino Valley, NV. Eva Adams was a member of the Reno Coin Club until her death in 1991. She gave autographed dollars bills to the young members of the club.
She was born in Wonder, Nevada on September 10, 1908. Her father worked for mining magnate George Wingfield, and set up hotels, bars,  and commissaries in
Wingfield's mining camps. The family had to move from camp to camp for  years before Adams' mother insisted the family settle down in Reno. Eva Adams
graduated from Reno High School at age 14. She then attended the University of Nevada, Reno. After college, Adams moved to Las Vegas to become a teacher at Las
Vegas High School. She went back east to earn an MA in English and a law degree. She returned to Nevada in 1940 to briefly join the English department of UNR.
Shortly thereafter, Senator Pat McCarran invited her to move to Washington to become his administrative assistant. She worked for Senator McCarran until his death
in 1954, Senator Ernest S. Brown, and then Senator Alan Bible. In 1961, President of the United States John F. Kennedy named Adams Director of the US Mint, and
Adams subsequently held that office from October 1961 until August 1969. The end of silver coinage caused a coin shortage as people hoarded silver coins. She
requested the coin press at the Nevada State Museum be sent to Denver to help make coins. The coin press then had a history of minting coins for Carson City, San
Francisco, and Denver. We are proud to have her on our new medal. The Reno arch is to the right.
We are also celebrating the landing on the moon in 1969 and Nevada’s involvement. From 1962 to 1970, Rocketdyne operated a vast facility on nearly 200 square
miles of land mostly east of Pyramid Highway between Sparks and Pyramid Lake. Hidden from public view and under tight security, engineers erected massive
apparatus to test engines and thrusters that would be used on Gemini and Apollo spacecraft, the lunar module and the space shuttle. The rocket that lifted Buzz Aldrin
from the moon came from the testing facility at Palomino Valley. The reverse is based on the Eagle has landed design found on the Susan B. Anthony and Eisenhower
dollar with the dates of the moon landing above. Medals will sell for $65 for silver, $15 for brass and copper.

Numismatically yours, David Elliott

Numismatic Potpourri

Well, I was right about the design for the moon coin out in January. No pricing yet. There will be a $5 gold coin, a standard size $1 silver coin, a half dollar clad
coin, and a five ounce $1 silver proof coin. In a manufacturing first for the Mint, the five ounce silver proof coin will be curved, as will the other coins in the
program with a concave footprint and convex helmet
Nearly 1,000 certified items from the collection of astronaut Neil Armstrong  were sold by Heritage
Auctions. Armstrong carried this Apollo 11 Gilt Fliteline Medal on the Apollo 11 lunar module. It realized $275,000.
Favored design for 2019 Native American
dollar has feathers and a planets
with a lot of cool designs with spaceship rejected. Does not appear to be a final decision yet. Evidently someone told the mint
there are 500 tribes, and they have let bureaucrats at National Museum of the American Indian in DC and NY come up with themes celebrating government except for
Eastman :2020 Anti-discrimination Act of 1945, 2021 American Indians in the U.S. military service, 2022 Ely Samuel Parker, 2023 Charles Alexander Eastman. 2024
The Indian Citizenship Act of 1924. Hope there will be some nice designs anyway.

Robert Rodriguez is torturing his 1792 disme in the cyclotron in Chicago. He has some new treasures; in particular a pattern 1792 George Washington half
. Peter Getz struck these trial pieces in 1792 in silver and copper presumably in hopes of getting a job or contract from the US mint. Nice portrait of George
Washington, who did not want to be king or have his portrait on US coins. Just 22 examples of all variants of the silver coins.
The US Mint will be selling currency
for the Bureau of Engraving and Printing
, starting now on their website. The US Mint also has their presidential coins on silver eagle planchettes for sale for
$40 or $45 with an official engraving from BEP
. Terrelle Robert Talbot requested various bank tellers exchange rolled $2 coins for banknotes. The rolls of
coins looked authentic with a real toonie on either end, but unbeknownst to the tellers, all the other “coins” inside the roll were actually metal washers
17 banks in British Columbia were defrauded of more than $30,000.
They decided on 2020 Coast Guard design on 2.5 ounce silver coins and almost have the
design for Air Force.
The jets will be on the obverse with memorial and honor guard or eagle on the reverse. All the services will get medals.

rarest and most famous of all U.S. currency notes, the legendary 1890 $1,000 Treasury Note, known as the "Grand Watermelon note," due to the
design of the large zeroes on the reversed side of the bill, resembling watermelons, became the single most valuable piece of currency when it sold for $3,290,000.
The portrait of General George Meade on the $1000 Note was engraved by renowned artist and line engraver Charles Burt

US Mint at their annual meeting said a great many programs will be directed at children and youth next year, will be more active in legislation
concerning coinage and plans to have joint products with the Canadian, British, and Australian mints. Most intriguing of all they said they will be
introducing error coins into circulating coinage for people to find
. The new polymer notes in Britain, Canada, New Zealand and elsewhere have a bit of
tallow in them complain vegans
. The American Numismatic Society (ANS) this week mounted an exhibit in the ANS foyer, displaying select examples from
the recently acquired Medallic Arts Company (MACO) archives
. In 2018, the ANS acquired the archives of MACO, a collection of more than 50,000 items of
historic and numismatic significance. MACO was founded in New York City around 1909 as a private mint producing medals and galvanos by some of the most
prominent American sculptors of the twentieth century. The ANS acquired the archives as part of the bankruptcy proceedings of the Northwest Territorial Mint in a
bid to preserve the heritage of the important mint and make available its archives for future study and research. British Library put on display a rare coin of
King Offa
of Mercia, who reigned between 757AD to 796AD.
He minted hundreds of gold dinars featuring his name and the Islamic declaration of faith. The Christian ruler
sought to trade with Europe and the Mediterranean including the then Muslim-controlled Spain, which explains the coinage.
Proof Platinum Eagles in years 2021 to
2025 will depict obverse designs emblematic of the five freedoms enumerated in the First Amendment
to the United States Constitution: the freedom of
religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom to peaceably assemble, and freedom to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

A $2 circulation coin marking the 100th anniversary of the First World War Armistice by the Royal Canadian Mint. Recalling the signing of the historic
peace treaty that officially ended the Great War on Nov. 11, 1918. A total of three million coins, including two million selectively colored and one million unpainted,
will be issued nationwide. On January 1st, 2015,
Lithuania officially changed their national currency to the euro, joining many other European nations in using
the widely accepted monetary system. So,
to celebrate, they broke a world record with a pyramid made out of their disused coins, over a million one-cent
pieces . The project was the brainchild of two Lithuanian physics students, Vytautas Jakštass and Domas Jokubauskis, who wanted to create a fitting memorial to the
currency they grew up with.
Proof Platinum Eagles in years 2021 to 2025 will depict obverse designs emblematic of the five freedoms enumerated in the
First Amendment
to the United States Constitution: the freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom to peaceably assemble, and freedom
to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
Cool Deep Space 9 coin from Canada, about 31g, about $115. It’s the 25th anniversary of DS9 this year.

In 1905 the International Workers of the World (IWW or Wobblies) was created. In 1906 Goldfield had suddenly emerged as the biggest, most important,
richest mining area in the United States. It would make a great place for the IWW to flex its muscles. In December 1906 and January 1907 they orchestrated small
strikes for higher wages and it looked like the union would win this victory. But at the same time George Wingfield was gaining strength among the mine owners. He
has become the most important owner, powerful and was unscrupulous. He convinced Governor Sparks to get Teddy Roosevelt to call in Federal Troops. He
manipulated a jury into finding the strike leaders guilty of various crimes. The strike utterly failed.
April2011-1st Spouses in
BronzeAncient Coins in US
History,In God We Trust
March2011-RCC Goes Digital
2010 Reno
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
Dues are Due,
$20 January 1
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
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
Oct2018-Italian Museums