Jan2011-2 Roman Quinarii
Feb2011- Cupid & Psyche
March2011-RCC Goes Digital
April2011-1st Spouses in
BronzeAncient Coins in US
History,In God We Trust
Back Issues
Feb2013-Silk Road Coins
205 Nugget Ave. Sparks, NV
by Holiday Inn, across Hwy 80
from Western Village
2010 Reno Cartwheels
Got Ct .25, ordered Salt River. NA, Georgia $1 here, 2019S .25 sets here.
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
Jan2012-Al Shay In memoriam
Feb2012-Republican Coins
Numismatic Potpourri
March2012-Olympic coins
SF set of all five 2013-2019S .25 in case $5
National Park Quarters  PDS .50        
Presidential, Native American  D P $1.25
April2012-Tour of Medallic Arts

Next Meeting:


September 22 Can you beat Sam Dibitonto’s Morgan?
Sam will bring his MS Morgans.
Bring your best and see if you can beat his

September 25 New Coins at the Museum

Upcoming Coin Shows (ALL canceled)

San Francisco Ancient Coin Society and LA Ancient Coin
Society are meeting on-line with Zoom. Lots of ANA and
Newman Portal programs, also You Tube.

RCC Officers

David Elliott….......... President….......…815-8625
Rusty King..............Vice President......... 677-7057
Doug Larson............Past President..........843-0162
Mary Long..................Treasurer..............247-5796
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
datbbelliotts@prodigy.net  www.renocoinclub.org  
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
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
Dec2013-Crusader coins
Jan 2014-Euros
Feb2014-Lincoln Penny
March2014-Leto coin
April2014-So-called Dollars
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
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 NY museums
April2016-Liberty on coins
May2016-Cyprus Coins
June 2016-Olympia bronze
Oct2016-Presidential dollars
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
March2018-Paper Money
April2018-Morgan1884O VAMs
May2018-Trebizond coins
June2018-3 Romes
AugSept 2018-
Ancient Counterfeits
Oct2018-Italian Museums
205 Nugget Ave. Sparks, NV
by Holiday Inn, across Hwy 80
from Western Village
Dec2018-Ukraine&Crimea pt.1
2010 Reno Cartwheels
Dec2011:Snakes & Ancient Coins
June 2016-Olympia bronze
July 2016-Medals
August2016-Anaheim World
Fairof Money review
Sept2016-Treasures found
at World Fair of Money
Nov2016-Barter to Coins
July2018-tax tokens
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
2020 NA &Georgia $1, 2019S .25 sets here. Salt River CT..25 here.
Vermont .25, CT $1 at end of month.
Feb2019-150th Coin Press#1
March2018-Bullion Coins
April2018-NCW ApolloXI
May2019Pacific Exposition medals
June2019-W mint
July2019-Littleton coins
Aug2019 CC1870 replica half
Sept2019-Caribbean coins
Nov2019-NASA medals
Feb2020-Ryder at CCmint
March2020 Morgan Dollars
May2020 Ancient Coins won
June2020-ANA Offerings
The US government produced so little coinage that foreign coinage circulated freely until 1857. There was not enough currency for trade
or commerce, so credit notes, then locally state chartered banks issued paper money from 1800 to 1865. Counterfeiting and the collapse
of hundreds of banks during the panics of 1819, 1837, and 1857 made paper currency a necessity of dubious reputation with worthless
paper money from failed banks known as “broken bank notes.” People hoarded gold and silver coins, and even copper coinage. Hard
Times tokens were minted from 1832-1844 by individuals in response to the disappearance of coins when inflation and the expansion of
paper money was compounded with the election of Andrew Jackson and his promised repeal of the Bank of the United States, an early
Federal Reserve. Banks no longer exchanged gold and silver coins for paper money. Most Hard Times tokens could be used as substitutes
for the large one cent coin. Businesses, advertisements, and other varieties were made to resemble legitimate currency, featuring a similar
Liberty head to the standard large cent on one side and a reverse reading “Not One Cent.” There were also political or satirical issues,
usually featuring commentaries on Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, William Seward, or Daniel Webster. Champions of Andrew
Jackson made one token and detractors used imagery of a lock box and a donkey marked with “LLD” to represent Andrew Jackson,
implying the President was a jackass and ridiculing his honorary law degree from Harvard. He vetoed the Bank of the United States bill
and took responsibility  for locking up all the gold and silver. Daniel Webster promoted the restoration of the bank and credit system
guaranteed by the United States while Martin Van Buren wanted to continued the system of state banks and gold and silver currency.
Abolitionists messages were placed on hard time tokens illustrated with an image of a slave bound in chains encircled by
text reading, “Am I Not A Woman, Man & A Sister, Brother?” Store tokens, also called trade tokens, or store cards,
featured advertisements for goods, services, and inventions, and are the most numerous types. There is a design for a
wood  planer, Peacock’s jewelry store where time is money, and a button store, wrapping itself in Americana and
awards. There are man stores from several states. There are both Standard Catalogs and Guide Books for these tokens
as well as the broken bank notes that often have wonderful 19th century engravings. Lots of information on line as well.
Ursula Kampmann in an article The Gold Standard: How and Why Gold Became the Most Important Metal For Coins relates
the story of the fluctuating values of gold and silver as a commodity depending on large discoveries of either metal, but giving gold
an edge as an inflationary hedge. For centuries, silver was the preferred metal across the world when it came to coins and savings.
In the 19th century that changed. It actually all started with Isaac Newton, or rather, with the huge gold deposits discovered in
Brazil, and the trouble they caused him. These finds pushed down the price of gold in such a way that the established mint ratio
between gold and silver coins had to be constantly recalculated. Even Isaac Newton, who was, at the time, master of the Royal Mint
in the Tower of London failed to keep up with these developments. In his final adjustment in 1717, he valued the silver coins too
highly. This effectively caused them to disappear from circulation. California and other gold rushes, our own Comstock load made
silver an inflationary metal and gold a deflationary metal, such that world governments (creditors) preferred gold and debtors
preferred silver, so debtors could pay debts with money of ever decreasing value. Gold became a world standard until after WWI
when paper money set inflationary rates from 3% to 10,000% or more as in Venezuela now and Russia and other places not so long
Fun error coins a die cap error where a coin gets stuck on a die and gets smashed on other coins and a war nickel on a penny
The Confederate Treasury included a large quantity of Mexican silver 8 reales coins. At the war's end the Treasury
was shipped south from Richmond by rail, and along the way Confederate notes were redeemed for silver coin at the rate of 70 to 1.
The remaining coins were paid out to escorting troops. Some of the coins were kept as souvenirs of the war and later engraved.
Oak Tree Massachusetts shilling sold by Heritage for $161,000 along with many other rarities like 1894S dimes, 1795 dollar.
With more people staying home, buying less and shifting their spending online, the natural flow of pocket change through
banks, restaurants and retail stores has dried up
. For its part, the US Mint is actually on track to produce more coins this
year than it has in almost two decades, having ramped up production to fill the void. Like everything else about this pandemic, the
coin shortfall is unprecedented, at least for modern times. Making more coins does not put them in circulation if no one wants to
handle them.
I have found some new 2020 quarters, but no Ws yet. Current favorite design for the Christa McCauliffe 2021
. She is the teacher that died on the Challenger shuttle. Aluminum brothel token from The Roost in Goldfield, Nevada.
Robert added to his Comitia Americana collection with a superb Anthony Wayne at Stony Point Medal from John Adams collection (I
got a couple of ancients from the presidents collection) Obverse: The goddess America or Columbia with a headdress and of tobacco
leaves with alligator at her feet and a Union shield is at her feet. She holds a crown in one hand and extends a laurel wreath to Wayne.
The general stands at right, holding his tricorn. In the exergue beneath them, COMITIA AMERICANA, while the periphery reads
ANTONIO WAYNE DUCI EXERCITUS or "Anthony Wayne, General of the Army." Reverse: An expansive battle scene, with the
Hudson River at the right horizon and a stone fortress. Troops climb the mountain. An artillery battery appears in the right foreground.
Seven masted ships appear in the distance below a cloudy sky.“Stony Point stormed by force” (expugnatum) 15 July 1779 (mdcclxxix).
ANA has put an online exhibit exploring the period starting with the reign of Charles I and the English Civil Wars to the first years
of the restored British monarchy under Charles II, through the coins, medals, people and objects associated with Oliver Cromwell. A display
of part of the Geoffrey Cope Collection, one of the finest collections of coins from this period, to help tell the story of this turbulent time in
English history. https://www.money.org/money-museum/virtual-exhibits/cromwell
Whitman Encyclopedia of Colonial and Early
American Coins
, second edition, by Q. David Bowers. The 352 page hardcover book for $49.95. Kenneth A. Sheedy and Gillan Davis
Metallurgy in Numismatics 6. Mines, Metals, and Money: Ancient World Studies in Science, Archaeology and History,
326pp., 396 illus., 23 studies on geology and mining in ancient Greece, the manufacture and metallurgy of ancient Greek coins and the
analysis and conservation of these coins.
Cool Canadian coins circulating $2 WWII commemorative based on WWII nickel bimetal and
painted or not. Also the first Canadian on the shuttle craft gets a trimetal coin of brass, copper nickel, and bronze.
California fractional
gold half dollar
expected to sell for over $10,000 features California seal and Assay Office eagle. Graded MS65 by NGC.
Robert's Treasures
New US Coins
Numismatically yours, David Elliott
Not the Other Coin: Hard Time Tokens
Final design for the Mayflower 400th anniversary will be sold with the British Mayflower coin. Both silver rounds. The US medal features a
Mayflower family bracing against the cold and windy weather, foreshadowing their coming hardships under socialism of each according to
their abilities and according to their needs (The economic idea of the Mayflower Compact), which lead no one to farm and everyone looking
for gold expecting the other guy to feed him. The Mayflower Compact politically promoted democracy or the "civil body politick." The ship is
anchored in the harbor, and a pair of mayflower blossoms flank the design. Reverse depicts Wampanoags "people of the dawn" planting crops.
After the Last Cancelled Meeting
Everything September is cancelled. Trump rally in Reno, but no churches are open due to Sisolak’s orders. No one
expressed interest in Zoom and a large GSR room is expensive. The ANA, Newman Portal, LA and SF ancient Zoom
programs have been good, especially the ANA. Everything is recorded and available. Robert Rodriguez had a Newman
Portal program on the silver center cent. Not up online yet, although his books and earlier programs are available and free.
The US mint is gearing up with Vermont .25 September 21 and CT $1 Sept. 29. The Bush $1 is also being scheduled, but
no word on Barbara’s bronze medal though.  The uncirculated set with W nickel is scheduled for November 30. The
museum is running the press from 11AM-3PM on Saturdays, but still doesn’t want me.
Have the Salt River Mangrove
tree .25.
 Las Vegas has opened up for dealers only coin shows through PCGS. We have to wait for the vacine, I guess. I
HAVE SOLD 18 OF THE 40 $10 TICKETS FOR THE 1884 CC BOXED DOLLAR RAFFLE. Please mail me a check at
2845 Edgewood Drive, Reno 89503 for your chance to win. Coin drawn as soon as I have sold 40 tickets. Let me know
how you are doing, so I can tell everyone. Stay safe. Contact me with any ideas or problems: 775 815-8625

Treasurer’s report: Minimal activity, especially since we had no monthly meeting due to COVID-19.  Income was $80
for our coin raffle.  Normal expenses were paid for the newsletter, our website, and bank fees.
SF set of all five 2013-2019S .25 in case $5
National Park Quarters  PDS .50        
Presidential, Native American  D P $1.25
Numismatic Potpourri
July2020-Bits and Cut Coins
Aug2020-Ancient seals