Tuesday, 2nd of September 7:30 PM
605 N. Wells Avenue (Wells and 6th), Reno, NV
Coin Show NV State Museum August 22-23
September: Icecream Social and Fred Holabird Ice cream and Fred! Fred will I’ve the details of a new unpublished treasure find.
October: Happy Birthday NV. Rusty King will present a topic on NV numismatics. He's leaning towards a history of the coins club's medals.
November: The Curious Life of LaVere Redfield, author Jack Harpster will present his new book (available for sale Dec. meeting).
The Last Meeting
41 people were present for Paul William’s presentation of coinage from Eastern Europe collected on his river trip down the Danube. We learned that Garret Allen is in Oakland
Children’s hospital fighting leukemia. We sent a card and club silver medal to him, please keep him in your thoughts and prayers. Does anyone have a phone set up to send the
Fred’s presentation live to Garret? I understand he would greatly appreciate that. We will be minting the rest of our medals at the Carson Mint Coin Show August 22,23, Friday
and Saturday, 9:30-4:30. There will be a coin show across the street and numismatic lectures. Admission is half price $4. Sales of medals have been brisk and we are back in
the black as a club. I will be selling the medals at the coin show and there are just a few of the original run left.
Early Bird Prize was Viet Nam Vets copper round won by Bart Daniels.
Raffle prizes winners were:
Claude Sendon: 1971D Ike
Bart Daniels:2013S .25 set, colored $2 bill
Rich Young: foreign currency
Ken Hopple: chocolate coins, state .25 book
Brent Speegle: colored $2 bill, 1987 proof set
Troy Young: Britain’s 1st decimal coins set, Chinese coins
Don Stamps: WWII .05 set, 2000 MS65 .10
David Elliott: Titanic copper round
Jason Gowins: mystery box- proof .05,.01 planchettes
Leo Rossow: 2014PD .50 in case, foreign currency
Bill Gregory: 1976 .50, set of new&old buffalo .05
Clayton Brownell: coin book
Rick DeAvila: Mexico 50 peso coin
Howard Buchler: copper round Utah Arches .25, Hoover & Native America $1 here!
Ed Scott: .25 album
Angel Gabwel: copper round
Claude Sendon: coin book
Doug Cummings donated all 2 coins: AR 1975 Calgary Stampede won by Rick De Avila for $16 and gold 2 peso 1945 won by Clayton Brownll for $125
Doug Larson donated 1993 Stanley Cup AR dollar won by Laurel Hoggan for $21
Someone not present won the quarter pot about $7.
I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE WHO DONATES TO THE RAFFLE!
Upcoming Coin Shows
August 22-23, Carson City Mint Coin Show, 600 N. Carson St., Admit $4, Deborah Stevenson, 775 687-4810 ext 237, 25+ tables, lecture, press running, raffle
September 4-6, Long Beach Coins, Stamps, and Sports Collectibles Expo, Long Beach Convention Center, 100 S. Pine Ave., Admit $8,Taryn Warrecker, 805 680-0294,
September 12-14, Las Vegas Numismatic Society Coin Show, Palace Station Hotel, 2411 W. Sahara Ave., Admit $3, CKShows, 888-330-518
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
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.
The Other Coin: Enemies of Rome
When collecting ancient coins it is always fun to collect “the enemies” coins as well. You want a coin of Persia to go with you Athenian collection, a Muslim coin to go with
your Byzantine collection, each from the ruler that spectacularly defeated or lost to your hero. Roman coins are unique in that they portray the enemy in such great detail that
much can be learned of their national dress, armor, and arms. Julius Caesar solidified the trend to proclaim his victories over the Gauls with images of a trophies bearing shields
and arms of the enemy along with captives below. Note the horned helmet, spears, lonshields and padded armor over chiton or kilt. The captives below are naked (both men
and women fought naked) with long lime covered hair, you can see depicted in the defeated king of the Gauls, Vercingetorix. Julius Caesar also depicts the carnyx
horn of the Celts being trampled by an elephant.
The most famous series of Roman enemy coins is from the war with the Jews, shortly after Jesus’s death. Some people collect the so-called Judea Capta coins that ran from
Vespasian and his 2 emperor sons Titus and Domitian. Trophies depict armor not unlike the Romans and either woman or men in national dress, usually under a palm tree.
Whereas Celtic coins had wild abstract images copying Greek or Roman coins depicting animals, gods, horses, etc., Jewish coins avoided graven images and put vases leaves,
pomegranates, etc. on their coins.
The Roman coins showed the arms and dress of the Jews. The Jewish soldier was bearded, fought with a small round shield, had
a pointed helmet sword and fought with some armor and robes.
The most enduring enemy of Rome was the Parthians. The Senate awarded titles under Augustus to those generals and later emperors of the people they defeated. Defeating
the Germans would win the title Germanicus. Other titles of Parthicus, Armenicus, etc. adorned Roman coins often with the defeated enemy under a trophy in national dress.
So, we see Lucius Verus with a defeated Parthian with bow, arrows and small shield, pointed hat, and light armor as they were the first of the horsemen shooting bows. His
brother depicts the personified Armenia with her many tiered tiara and large shield. Septimus Severus depicts two Parthians with their pointed caps bound back to back. Their
opponents showed themselves as Persian king of kings with elaborated hairdos and crowns. They are receiving their diadem from Tyche, goddess of Fortune.
The most common coin depicting fallen foes are found in the coins of Constantius II, the victor among Constantine’s sons. He has an elaborate coin depicting a Roman
soldier standing over a fallen enemy horseman. In fine grades the horseman is clearly a bearded German or Goth, Parthian, or other Roman opponent.
Numismatically yours, David Elliott
Kennedy Gold Half Sells Out
Nick Yadgarov, Callie Hohlfeld, Daniel Yadgarov and Rina Maya stood in the blocks-long line outside the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, waiting 12 hours to buy dual-
dated 1964-2014 Proof 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Gold Coins at the ANA 2014 Chicago World’s Fair of Money from PCGS. Their fortitude paid off as they also
enjoyed the windfall of owning the first PCGS-certified Kennedy gold coins. The four accepted an offer of $20,000 for their coins, plus four more gold half-dollars as
replacements for the Kennedy coin bought for $1,240. If you feel left out of the Kennedy gold rush, be even quicker for the silver rush, which will include four 90% silver
Kennedy halves: One reverse proof frosty coin from the U.S. Mint at West Point, one proof coin from the U.S. Mint at Philadelphia, one enhanced uncirculated coin from the U.
S. Mint at San Francisco, and one uncirculated coin from the U.S. Mint at Denver. No date set, but price is $99.95 from mint.
3rd Edition of Carson City Morgan Dollars Released
The modern-day story of Carson City Morgan dollars starts in 1964, when an official audit of the vaults of the Treasury Building in Washington, D.C., uncovered an astounding
three million of the coins from the late 1800s. This book chronicles the amazing history of the California Gold Rush, the birthplace of a mining industry in Carson City, Nevada,
where eventually the U.S. Mint would start a branch and the famous "CC" Morgan dollars would be struck. VAM varieties, GSA-slabbed coins, condition census, market notes,
enlarged full-color photographs, valuations, mintages, certification data, prooflike and DMPL coins, and more are covered. Coins dealers and published researchers Adam Crum,
Selby Ungar, and Jeff Oxman tell the story and present a rich study of each Carson City Morgan dollar, with detailed analysis for collectors, investors, and historians alike. The
fully updated 3rd edition includes new photo-graphs and ongoing research and market information.130 pages, $25.
Movement is on to commemorate WWI in 1918, when the Armistice was signed. Meanwhile Australia puts out a whole set of bullion coins to honor WWI. August
Numismatic News has a nice article on the medals and currency of WWI. http://www.coinsweekly.com/en/News/4?&id=2938 The coins are also inexpensive and often in odd
medals like WWII coins.
Not sure why it is the news again, but there is a detailed retelling of the looting of the great coin cabinets of Spain in 1936 by the Communists not only from the national
museum, but also national bank and private collections. The ancient, medieval, and modern coins, some of the finest in the world were melted down in Mexico and lost forever.
Designs for the 2015 quarters are out:
Fred Holabird reminds everyone that the club’s large library is housed by
him at 3555 Airway Drive #308 (around back as Holabird Americana).
The Carnyx Horn
The Jewish and Celtic Warrior
SF set of all five 2013 quarters in case $4
National Park Quarters PDS .50
Presidential, Native American 2013 D P $1.25