Tuesday, 27th of September 7 PM (4th Tuesdays now)
Denny’s,205 Nugget Ave.(at East McCarran), Sparks
September 27 Icecream Social and ANA Movie Remembering People from the CC Mint by Hal Dunn
October 25 Happy Birthday Nevada Rusty King
October 28-29 Dollar Exchange at NV State Museum. Press is running, It’s the 75th anniversary of the Museum and NV Day!. Please join us.
November 22 Coins: The Beginning David Elliott
December 27 Minibourse
The Last Meeting
31 members got to learn and see a lot about MA colonial silver. Robert Rodriguez always brings wonders to the club. You probably saw the Numismatist article on Arsenic and Old Cents that
Robert helped with. I also find it fascinating that newbies and amateurs can still make important contributions even to colonial coinage. The big news is the press is running and Ken and I will
be there Friday and Saturday for Nevada Day. It’s the 75th anniversary of the mint as a museum and there will be lots of special activities, so be there or be square. I will bring the
completed set of 1st Wives bronze medals, and the completed set of Canadian Star Trek Coins ½ oz silvers, as well as the Reagan cover. Always bring whatever is new you have as well. Please
bring me your club envelope as I would like the cancelled US Star Trek stamp. I have just a few Reagan dollars, no rolls, but still got Ford and Nixon dollars. Theodore Roosevelt park
.25 is here and very nice. We will have board meetings before regular meeting and vigorously tell people to be quiet so we can conduct business. Contact me about any concerns or suggestions,
Early Bird Prize was set of Civil War park .25s won by Charles Prawdzik Teddy Roosevelt Park, Reagan dollar, and Code Talkers are here. 2015 S sets made.
Raffle prizes winners were:
Ed Scott 5 gold .25s, 1982 proof set, 1995 proof set
Christine Barton: walking Liberty .50,. 25 set, PCGS poster
Bart Daniels:gold $2 bill, colored .05 mystery box,
Reagan dollar, box of square dime holders
Joseph Drapula: 2009 .01 set
Laurel Hogan: 1929 standing liberty .25, 100 Canadian .01
Mykala Barton: 1924 Mercury .10
Faye Allen: 1943 steel .01 cents set
David Elliott: Reagan dollar
Charles Prawdzik: World coins book
Joe Wozniak: chocolate coins
Jerry Breedlove: 2 mint bags
Phillip Shallit (not present) won the quarter pot.
I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE WHO DONATES TO THE RAFFLE!
Upcoming Coin Shows
September 23-25, Las Vegas Coin Show, Westgate Resort & Casino, 3000 Paradise Rd., Admit:?,Tables: ?, CK Shows, 888 330-5188 info@ckshows www.ckshows.com
September 30-Oct 1, Sacramento Valley Club Coin Show, 4 Points Sheraton Hotel, 4900 Duckhorn Dr., Admit:$3, Tables: 50, Bob Shanks, 916 204-5168 Robert.Shanks@att.net
October 7-9, Contra Costa Coin & Collectibles, Elks Lodge, 1475 Creekside Dr.,Walnut Creek, Admit: $3, Tables:30+, James Laird, 925 200-2276 Info@DiabloCoinClub.org
Oct 28-29, Nevada Day at State Museum, 600 N. Carson St., Carson City, Admit: FREE, parade on Sat., coin press running, 75th anniversary of the museum
November 4-5, Sacramento Coin Show, Lions Gate Hotel, 3410 Westover St., Admit:$3,Tables:66, Peter McIntosh, 916 922-8041 email@example.com
November 6, Peninsula Coin Club Show, Napredak Hall, 770 Montague Expressway, San Jose, Admit: FREE, Tables: 37, Fred van den Haak, 650 498-4158 firstname.lastname@example.org
November 11-12, Sunnyvale Coin Show, Domain Hotel, 1085 East El Camino Real Admit:$3, Tables: 34, Bill Green, 925 351-7605 email@example.com
November 19-20, Marin County Coin Show, 4 Points Sheraton Hotel, 1010 Northgate Dr.,San Rafael Admit:$4,Tables: 28, Scott Griffin, 415 601-8661 firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Other Coin: Treasures from the World Fair of Money, Anaheim
I have sorted through the 42 ancient coins for $2 each I found at the ANA World Fair of Money. I have not identified six. In the process of identifying them I used the internet more than my
reference library for the first time, which is really why I am writing this article. It seems you can truly find about most anything on the internet.
When I picked up the box I noticed several Seleucid bronzes with nearly full inscriptions and snapped them up. I have a huge collection of them as they were the easiest to collect in the 60's and
70's and were part of the diadochi or generals of Alexander the Great who set up kingdoms for themselves. The coinage is plentiful and inexpensive. Still, of the dozen or so I got, 3 were new to
me, including this very fine coin of Seleukos II (261-247BC) with Apollo and his tripod. I could have gone to my Sears or Hoover books, but sure enough typing in Seleukos and tripod, it popped
up in a sold coin of one of the vcoins dealers, which along with coin project, wild winds and MA coins are great sources for identifying coins. I plucked out a coin of the famous Cleopatra easy
to identify by her bun. A reference for the coin Sovornos 1162 came easily, since the whole book is on-line now with all the Ptolemaic coins. The next coin had jugate heads and stag on back
with a long inscription. Again I would normally flip through the 3 volumes of Lindgren’s Ancient Greek Bronze Coins until I found it, but Google had it when I put in stag and Roman
provincial bronze, a rare early coin of Augustus and Livia from Ephesus, Ionia. The next coin had the flan and style of a coin of Seljuk of Rum, the first Turkish tribe to organize a kingdom in
Asia Minor in the 12th-13th century only to be defeated by the crusaders, Byzantines, Mongols, and finally the Mamluks, Not that complicated since they are the only ones with figural bronzes
and Arabic reverses. Again could have consulted the appropriate Mitchiner volume, but by in-putting Seljuk and horseman, I got a page of them and learned that several Seljuk monarchs and
imitators used the design, so that I had to carefully match my horse-man to a coin of Arslan II 1159-1192 AD. Now the second horseman coin could not be found on the web. With a cross, thin
flan and medieval letters ANTO, I hoped it was a crusader coin of Antioch. I found it in Metcalf’s Coins of the Crusader States as an ultra rare coin, so not popping up on the internet, but one
of the reason to always go through junk boxes. Coins not easily identified by coin dealers are often very rare. This is also true for the little 10mm or less coins, I found coins of the Vandals,
Marcian, Marcus,and Basilicus that had monograms on the reverse. There are several sites on-line that have all the monograms, so you can match them up now. Wroth is the book for coins
without monograms, I found copies of Honorius and Nike coins by the Vandals. Most dealers don’t want to fuss with these little coins.
Yes, the variant with knight right is rarer still. A coin of Levon II (1198-1214), who briefly took Antioch from the Crusaders and held it against Mongols and Mamluks for a time. He was the
King of Armenia, the oldest Christian state. His father Levon I moved the entire kingdom of Armenia from today’s Armenia to Cilicia or southern Turkey with permission of the Byzantines to
form a buffer state between Byzantium and the Muslims. The Crusaders soon appeared first as allies, but soon as competitors, especially for Antioch.
Almost any foreign or ancient coin can be found on the internet now. Ancient coins often go for a few dollar and foreign coins for a dollar or less. These are likely good ways for kids to collect
and learn history, geography, and some foreign languages.
Numismatically yours, David Elliott
President Ronald Reagan Coin & Chronicles set will be offered at noon Eastern Time Oct. 11 with production limit of 150,000. Household order limit is one. The price has been raised to
$68.95, but instead of a silver Presidential medal, the set will include a proof “W” silver American Eagle. The reverse proof Presidential dollar will have an “S” mintmark. Also in the set will be a
1.5-inch Ronald and Nancy Reagan bronze Congressional Medal, an engraved Ronald Reagan Presidential portrait printed by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and a Reagan booklet. Reagan
promoted and signed the bill for the minting of bullion coinage to resume, and specifically the silver eagle, now in its 30th year. Designs for the 2017 quarters are out and very nice. Indian
mounds, Frederick Douglas, a mill by an Ozark river, Ellis Island, and a Revolutionary War scene. One quarter ounce gold Standing Liberty .25 did not sell out Sept. 8 at $485. Fewer than
½ of the 100,000 available were sold, just 47,884. The contrast with the gold Mercury dime offer April 21 could not have been more stark. Then 125,000 were snapped up in minutes.
Household order limit for that offer was 10. For the gold Standing Liberty quarter, the household order limit was fixed at just one. No date set for the gold Walking Liberty half yet. Australian
Perth mint came out with Star Trek silver 1 ounce insignia for $80 to compete with Canada’s gold insignia about $1520.While talking Canada, I’ll mention the new coins where
they're sticking glass beads on the coins including a seahorse, niobium dragon fly and opal bead that glows in the dark. A step too far?
There is an award winning film on the $2 bill making rounds, even won a Nevada film award in 2015. I always thought the $2 might
make a comeback if the $1 coin replaces the $1 bill. Odyssey Marine Exploration has received full title to all salvage from the SS
Central America by a Federal District judge in Virginia. Australia’s new polymer notes have layered metallic foils, seemingly endless
array of color shifting inks that glisten like an oil slick with a printed bird that flaps its wings when bent. The ink has texture with nubs. Part
of the bill has been carefully primed like paper, while part has been kept relatively pristine and pure, pushing printing technologies to their
limits. The center of the note isn’t printed at all; it’s a clear window, revealing the note’s greatest coup: This bill wasn’t printed on paper, even though the texture feels that way. It’s a magic
trick of plastic. The date June 23, 2016, is already one for the history books. On that day the people of United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. The first Brexit coins
commemorating the event have been released by Liechtenstein’s Coin Invest Trust for the Cook Islands: a 26 mm, 3 gram, .999 fine silver $1; a 11 mm, 0.5 gram, .9999 fine gold $5; and a 26
mm, 1/10 ounce, .9999 fine gold $20. Mintages for these tiny coins are 2,016, 10,000 and 2,016, respectively.
On October 13 the US mint in Philadelphia will be presenting a forum on Numismatics: Past, Present, and Future. 2017 is the 225th anniversary of the mint. There are plans for proceedings
to be published and available as video. Canada is also doing a haunted Canada series with a scary ghost appearing in a 3D hologram. Kimberley Treasure coin crafted from one kilogram
of 99.99% pure gold and featuring a radiant 0.54 carat red diamond from the famed Argyle Diamond Mine in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia sold for $1 million dollars (US
$750,000) to Ashish Vijay Jain, Chairman of Tiara Gems and Jewelry of Dubai, Canada is doing a famous warriors of history series that’s pretty cool.