The Other Coin: National Coin Week at the State Museum
Nearly 200 people scarfed up 300 Washington dollars at the Nevada State
Museum and the first day of National Coin Week. The biggest surprise, however,
was a member of the public bringing in a blank planchette he found in a roll of
Washington dollars. Coin members in the know felt the specimen was easily
worth $1000 or more. Steve Graham, board member, Bonnie Elliott, secretary,
and David Elliott, board member manned the club table as Ken Hopple ran off
coin commemorating the Pony Express on old coin press #1
In celebration of the American Numismatic Association’s National Coin Week,
April 15-21, the Nevada State Museum in conjunction with the Reno Coin Club
will be hosting events on Sunday, April 15 and Saturday, April 21 from 10:00 a.
m. to 3:30 p.m. The highlight of these events includes a dollar exchange where
visitors can bring paper currency dollar bills and exchange them for the new
United States $1 circulating coin featuring George Washington.
Maryanne Geiger called in with a marked quarter she said she found in the
Nugget to claim the coin drop prize of a proof Washington dollar and entry to
win the $10 gold Martha Washington coin. Displays of obsolete US, ancient,
animal coins, currency, and primitive coins attracted many to the club and to
discuss their own collecting interests. We can expect twice as many next
Saturday, April 21st from 8:30-3:30 at the State Museum in Carson and will bring
1000 Washington dollars for the coin exchange.
Numismatically yours, David Elliott
Steve Graham. Ken Hopple, Bonnie and David Elliott at the Nevada State
Museum National Coin Week 2007