Tuesday, 1st of October 7:30 PM
605 N. Wells Avenue (Wells and 6th), Reno, NV
October: The Medal Making Process Roger Vugteveen of Medallic Arts in Dayton will present the medal making process.
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
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 not noted.
Raffle prizes winners were:
Garrett Allen: Mystery box Canadian coins, Barber .10
Jeff Allen: Barber .05
Milton Angel: World coin book
Joseph Drapula: 2009 pennies holder, state quarter album
Clay Thomas: Presidential $ set, full penny album (2)
Dan Trabke: 2009 .01 and planchettes, 2013 pennies, roll Canadian pennies, chocolate coins
Kindra Amunson: silver certificate, PDS steel pennies
Ken Hopple: 1993 mint set, 50 state quarter books
Bill Gregory: Coin book, copper round
Laurel Hoggan: silver certificate, original, 2009, and ANA buffalo .05
David Elliott: 1 oz copper St. Gauden's Liberty
Thomas Charleston buffalo 2013 Great Basin .25 in special holder from the park
Brent Speegle: Buffalo .05
Philip Shallit: Bicentennial half
Howard Buchler: roll of Canadian pennies
Bill Amunson: box of coin holders
Ed Gscheidle Sacagawea album
Mike Hume: Shredded paper money, Denver Federal Reserve, mint bag.
Cynthia Newfield (not present) won the quarter pot.
I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE WHO DONATES TO THE RAFFLE!
Upcoming Coin Shows
Sept 28: CSNA Northern California Educational Symposium, Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum 734 Marin St.. All day FREE event Robert
Luna: Many Horns and Legs of the Buffalo Nickel; James O’Dea: Saint Gaudens and His Coins and Art; Fred Holabird: California’s First coin
Designer; Lawrence Cassagrande Seated Liberty coinage; Taylor Webb: Gobrecht and His Works.
Oct 4,5: Sacramento Valley Coin Club Show, Elk’s Lodge, 6446 Riverside Blvd., Admission:$3, under 18 FREE, Info: www.sacvalcc.org
Oct 18-20: Las Vegas Coin, Currency, Jewelry, Stamp,& Postcards, Circus Circus. Info: www.bickinternational.com
Nov 3: Peninsula Coin Club Coins and Collectible Show, Napredak Hall, 770 Montague Expressway, San Jose, bourse Fred van den Haak, 650
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: New Cleopatras
Two new images of Cleopatra have emerged this Summer in wake of the spectacular National Geographic exhibition of Cleopatra touring the US
(saw it in LA, have the book and movie) and as a team led by Egyptian antiquities chief Zahi Hawass and Kathleen Martinez search for the tomb of
Anthony and Cleopatra near a temple west of the Mediterranean city of Alexandria. The tomb sites were identified by a radar scan of the temple,
Tasposiris Magna, which was built in honor of the ancient Egyptian deity Isis in the Greco-Roman period. The team also discovered coins
engraved with the images of Cleopatra and Alexander the Great. Twenty-two of the coins, made of bronze, showed Cleopatra's profile.
Elsewhere, excavators at Bethsaida, mentioned frequently in the New Testament as hometown of several of Jesus' disciples, found “The Lover’s
Coin” a large bronze (1 of 4) bearing images of Cleopatra and Marc Anthony. A very rare coin probably marking Anthony’s moving his
headquarters from Asia Minor to Alexandria, Egypt to cement his alliance with Cleopatra, forsaking his marriage to Octavian’s sister Fulvia
Even more fascinating is the identification of a fresco in Pompeii as being an image of Cleopatra. It had long been thought that the images of Isis
found in the Temple of Isis in Pompeii might be depictions of Cleopatra as Isis. Take a look.
In any case as I note in the display case I take to the museum, Cleopatra was no Elizabeth Taylor, a four foot scrawny thing, Julius Caesar was
accused of pedophilia when she visited Rome and him at 18/19. She was proud of her large nose that demonstrated her pure Macedonia blood as a
descendant of Alexander the Great (Ptolemy I, her many great grand-father was a half brother of Alexander).
What attracted the aristocrats and generals to Cleopatra was not beauty or sex, but rather power. She was the embodiment of Isis to Julius Caesar,
who claimed descent from Venus and Mark Anthony, who claimed descent from Heracles. She was royalty and a descendant of the Ptolemies and
Alexander the Great. Most important of all she was the product of the finest university in the world, spoke and read some 29 languages and wrote
medicinal treatises that were referred to by great Roman authors. She offered The enabled the consuls of Rome the chance to found a divine, royal
dynasty that would rule the known world with her brilliance, generalship, wealth, and political savvy, she almost succeeded.
Numismatically yours, David Elliott
The Latest from the Mint
The end of the year coins will be Woodrow Wilson dollar (10-17) and the Rushmore quarter (11-4). Presidents next year will be Harding,
Coolidge, Hoover, and Franklin Roosevelt. The quarters will be the Smoky Mountains, Shenandoah, Arches, Great Sand Dunes, and Everglades
National Parks. The Native American Dollar Commemorates the Lewis and Clark Expedition and the design nominee is:
the nominee for the reverse of the civil rights coin is above, the obverse needed major modifications.
Nevada 150th Medal
One of the first activities of the sesquicentennial celebration will be the minting, on Oct. 25, of special one-ounce silver medallions featuring the
state seal on one side and the 150th anniversary logo on the other. The medallions will be minted in the Nevada State Museum, in a building that
served as the U.S. government’s Carson City mint from 1870-93. The medallions will be struck on an 1869-era press that minted coins when the
mint was in use. Eventually an online purchase form will appear on the commission’s www.nevada150.org web site. Medallions also are
expected to be sold at state museums starting in November, but those who want to order them now can call Matt Robinson, the state
Sesquicentennial Commission’s project coordinator, at 775-687-0608 to be placed on an advance order list. Commissioners agreed two weeks ago
to charge $100.50 for the silver medallions and $15 for copper medallions that also will be minted at the private Northwest Territorial Mint in
Fred Holabird reminds everyone that
the club’s large library is house by
him at 3555 Airway Drive #308
(around back as Holabird