Tuesday, 7th of October 7:30 PM
605 N. Wells Avenue (Wells and 6th), Reno, NV
October: Happy Birthday NV. Rusty King will present the story of NV’s 100th anniversary medal in 1964.
November: The Curious Life of LaVere Redfield, author Jack Harpster will present his new book (available for sale Dec. meeting).
The Last Meeting
40 people were present for Fred Holabird’s talk on a new shipwreck find that from the analysis of the gold flakes appears to be sitting on gold deposits– a double
treasure!! Garret Allen is fighting leukemia, please keep him in your thoughts and prayers. We will be at the NV State Museum for NV Day! Oct 31 Friday
and Nov 1 Saturday, 9:30-4. The copper medals are done and we have a few silver left. The unclaimed numbered silver will be available in December. I will bring
the Roosevelt dollar and sand dunes .25 at the October meeting. Wizard Comic Con Nov 22-24, Reno Convention Center with Shatner, Chekov, Kevin Sorbo,
Adam West, and 30 more. The silver Kennedy set with W mint goes on sale at noon October 28th. You can buy it on phone or web site. It will likely sell out. 1-
800-872-6468. My wife, Trish won th grand prize at the CC coin show, a gold plated titanium knife with a turquoise coin press on the handle. Carrows has
graciously allowed us to move to the front of the restaurant for our meetings, which will double our space. Bring a friend!
Early Bird Prize was unc 1971D Ike won by Pete Plath.
Colorado Sand Dunes .25, FDR $1 in the mail!
Raffle prizes winners were:
Brent Speegle: $1 silver certificate, 2013S .25 set, PD new & old buffalo nickel.
Philip Shalit: colored $2, foreign currency
Clay Thomas: set wartime silver nickels, Ike $, Set 2014PD Kennedy halves, chocolate coins
Don Stamps: silver .50 mounted Washington
Leo Rossow: mystery box 1978S proof .05, planchettes
Ken Hopple: Silver $ Encyclopedia, full date buffalo
Claude Sendon: copper round, club copper medal
Milton Angel: coin grading book
Rick DeAvila: full 1941- penny album, 1945S penny, 1976 unc. .50
Bart Daniels: 2 copper rounds, 2001 MS65 .10, 50 peso coin, 2009 blue book
Ed Scott: gold coins and great depression
Doug Cummings donated 1971 CNA medal won by Rick deAvila for $16
Rusty King donated 50th anniv. Hoover Dam medal won by Clay Thomas for $15
Glen Fruehen not present won the quarter pot about $15.
I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE WHO DONATES TO THE RAFFLE!
Upcoming Coin Shows
September 19-21, Santa Clara Coins, Stamps, and Collectibles Show, Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Parkway, Admit $6, 79 tables
Scott Griffin, 415 601-8661, firstname.lastname@example.org www.griffincoin.com
September 26-27, Santa Rosa Coin Show, Flamingo Resort Hotel, 2777 Fourth St., Admit $3, 31 tables Bill Green, 925 351-7605, norcalcoinshows.com
October 3-4,Sacramento Valley Coin Club’s Show, Four Points, 4900 Duckhorn Dr., Admit $3, 50 tables Bob Shanks, 916 204-5168, www.sacvalcc.org
October 24-26,Coin, Currency, Stamp, Jewelry Show, Orleans Hotel, Las Vegas, Israel Bick, 818 997-6496, www.bickinternational,com
Oct 31, Nov 1, NV Day at NV State Museum, 600 N. Carson St.CC, FREE Admission. Press will be running, all the new coins.
David Elliott….......... President….......…815-8625
Rusty King..............Vice President......... 677-7057
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 1st Tuesday of the month at Carrow’s at 6:30 PM. Everyone is invited to attend.
Not the Other Coin: Reno Coin Club and Old Coin Press #1
Since the beginning of the state quarter series in 1999, the Reno Coin Club has joined Ken Hopple on the last Fridays of the month 5-6 times a year at the Nevada
State Museum. Ken runs the coin press most every last Friday. RCC goes down for the August coin show, NV Day, February for President’s Day, April National
Coin Week, and June. We bring all the newest coins originally getting bricks of quarters from Bank of America, which were exchanged at face value. Since the
territorial quarters in 2009, the new coins can only be gotten at the US Mint, so we have tried to keep the prices as low as possible. In addition to the park quarters,
territorial quarters, 2009 Lincoln pennies, and presidential and Native American dollars, we have displays of the club, obsolete US coins, NV related coins and
medals, animals coins, ancient coins with details of production, change making, hordes, primitive currency, coins of Cleopatra, Alexander the Great, Justinian the
Great, Christ coins, Plato, Herod, Pilate, Julius Caesar, and Caesar Augustus. We have steel pennies, Roman coins, planchettes, foreign coins and bookmarks to
give away to kids and kids at heart. We once gave 43 WWII steel pennies toa WWII vet so he would have one for each grandkid and great grandkid.
Ken makes medals for the gift shop, legislature, our own club medal, and whatever the state dreams up. The Morgan & Orr the steam-powered coining press
arrived at the Carson Mint in 1869. On February 11, 1870, this press struck the first coin bearing the soon-to-be-famous CC mintmark. The mint produced coins,
from 1870 to 1885 and again from 1889 to 1893. When the press suffered a cracked arch in 1878, it was repaired at the local shop of the Virginia & Truckee
Railroad. Proud of their handiwork, V&T machinists replaced the original brass Morgan & Orr plate with one bearing the name of their famous railroad. The
Carson City Mint ceased coining operations in 1893 and the press was removed in 1899 to the Philadelphia Mint, where it was remodeled in 1930 to operate with
electric power. In 1945, it was transferred to the "new" San Francisco Mint. When coin production was temporarily halted at San Francisco in 1955, the old press
was due to be scrapped. Through the efforts of Judge Clark J. Guild, the antique press was purchased by the state of Nevada for $225 and arrived back in Carson
City in 1958. However, when US Mint Director Eva Adams, who was herself a native Nevadan, was faced with a severe coin shortage in 1964, she requested the
loan of the venerable press. It was soon trucked to the Denver Mint and placed in operation, striking more than 188 million coins during the next three years. Once
again returned to the Carson City museum in 1967, press No. 1 was converted to a much slower electric drive. In 1976, it was used to strike Nevada Bicentennial
medals in gold, silver, copper and bronze. Don Schmitz, owner of the Nevada City Mint in California, began operating the press for the state of Nevada on a limited
basis from 1977 to 2001. Coin Press No. 1 is currently being operated and maintained by museum volunteers Ken and Karen Hopple for the State Museum. Under
their supervision, the press is minting the last Friday of each month.
Above are Rusty King, Doug Larson, Ken Hopple, and David Elliott the designers of this years coin with an assist from my son-in-law David Ganschow. At the
beginning of the article is Ken at the press and David and Trish Elliott winner of the Grand Prize at the Mint Coin Show. Come join us at the press or club table
This NV Day, Oct 31 or Nov 1. Free admission
David Elliott, Glenn Fruehen, and scouts at a past show, we are usually in the glass walkway now.
Numismatically yours, David Elliott
Kennedy Silver Set Available October 28 at noon, $99.95.
Four half dollars struck in 90% silver with the higher relief sculpted obverse portrait, including a proof version struck at the Philadelphia Mint, a reverse proof
version struck at the West Point Mint, an enhanced uncirculated version struck at the San Francisco Mint, and an uncirculated version struck at the Denver Mint.
The coins will carry the 2014 date and bear the P, W, S, and D mint marks.
Three Congressional Gold Medals were awarded Sept. 10 in Emancipation Hall in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center to honor the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Medals were made for the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and for Flight 93 that crashed in Pennsylvania. Bronze went on sale Sept. 11. The three-inch
medals are $39.95.
Too many US coin sets? There is no longer one annual proof set. We have the 14 coin uncirculated PD sets, the 14-coin clad proof set, the 14-coin silver proof
set, the Presidential dollar proof set, the National Park quarter clad proof set and the National Park silver quarter proof set. It’s confusing and not selling well,
especially the presidential sets. However, the mint stopped production early in 2008 and 2012, so these sell at a premium. Wesley Carrington took his newly
bought metal detector out into a field near St. Albans in Hertfordshire, England, last October. After finding a spoon and then a half penny, Carrington's machine
beeped a third time, and he dug seven inches down to uncover a coin that was gold in color with a Roman figure on it. As it turns out, the gold coloring was
actually gold, the coin was an ancient Roman solidus, and there were 158 more buried with it, a hoard with an estimated worth of 100,000 pounds sterling, or
$156,000, according to The Daily Mail. Four new Superman coins from the Royal Canadian Mint celebrate iconic Superman comic book covers celebrating DC
Comics’ seventy-five year history with the fictional hero. Three of the Superman coins are featured in 99.99% pure silver and the other one is struck in 14-karat
gold. All four coins offer reverse designs in color
Last week the United States Mint unveiled reverse designs for the 2015 and 2016 Native American $1 Coins. For 2015, the chosen design is based on the theme
of Mohawk high iron workers, builders of New York City and other skylines (from 1886). It will be followed in 2016 with the theme of Code Talkers from both
World War I and World War II.
Bill Gregory turns 90!
Your invited to an open house
Birthday party, Sunday, Sept. 21
noon to 6PM, 830 Brookfield Dr. Reno