President’s Column Hello all,
It looks like you all were eager to dive back into numismatics after the break. Both meetings in January were very well attended. The juniors were especially active, working on their numismatic scrapbooks. This year is definitely off to a good start.
At the moment I’m preparing for a speech (on coins of course) for my speech class. Talking to the other students in the class I became aware that despite the success of the State Quarter program, coins still don’t mean much to the average person today. Inflation has rendered coins so useless in commerce that most people just chuck their change into a jar without a second thought. My goal in the speech is to introduce my classmates to the historical and artistic value of the coins that fascinate us. Though the monetary value of coins has been eroded, they retain their ability to transport us to other times and places, in a way no other collectible can. As numismatists we should take any opportunity to educate our less enlightened brethren about the hidden wonders of pocket change.
And while you’re educating, you could maybe… Sell raffle tickets! (You saw that one coming). Yes, raffle tickets for our coin show are available now. Don’t have any yet? Just ask Barbara Tandy to back up the truck. With the economy no longer in free-fall I think we can out-do last year’s sales, and the best way to do that is to get an early start. That will give you the most time to take advantage of the two incentives we’re doing this year. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have brethren to enlighten.
- Aaron Brown
Newsletter Receive by Email or by USPS? Members wanting to receive the club’s newsletter by email instead of by USPS need to see Mike Tandy. This change in distribution would save the club approximately $1.00 for every newsletter sent by email versus USPS. Note: For security, your email address will not be visible to other members receiving the newsletter.
Mark Your Calendars!
February February 3, 2010 – Board Meeting @ 7:00p.m. February 10, 2010 – General Meeting @ 7:00p.m.
(1) Mike Tandy - “Love Tokens” (2) Auction February 24, 2010 – General Meeting @ 7:00p.m.
March March 3, 2010 – Board Meeting @ 7:00p.m. March 10, 2010 – General Meeting @ 7:00p.m.
(1) Program - TBD (2) Auction March 24, 2010 – General Meeting @ 7:00p.m.
Note: Auction and Bourse now at every meeting. 2010 Dues Dues for 2010 are now due and payable. Your prompt payment will be appreciated. Dues remain at $12.00 for adults and $6.00 for juniors under 18 years of age. See Lloyd Solomon at the meetings or send your check to SCCC, P.O. Box 1672, Modesto, CA 95353.
Contest to Rename Last Draw Due to some changes in the format at general meetings, the last draw for silver will be held before the auction. This will allow members not interested in the auction to leave early, particularly junior members on school nights. Due to these changes, it was decided to rename the last draw for silver. A contest will be held with the winning entry receiving a silver round. Members can submit a written entry to John Boswell (only one per member) at either of the meetings in February. During the board meeting in March, the board will review the entries and select their top 3. A vote to determine the winner will be held at the first meeting in March. Good Luck!
February Birthdays John Soria 2/2
Bridget Peters 2/3
Lloyd Solomon 2/4
Frank Ramczyk 2/7
Bud Hahn 2/12
Terry Woodward 2/13
Robert Hemsley 2/14
Daron Standish 2/15
John A. Soria 2/17
DJ Alvarez 2/27
Marcia Soria 2/27
Welcome New Member Kaye DeBoard Coin Show Raffle Tickets Raffle tickets for our 2010 Coin Show are now available. See Barbara Tandy at the meetings to get yours. Remember no address labels/stickers on ticket stubs. Prizes this year will be 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz and 1/10 oz US Gold Coins, a GSA Carson City Morgan Dollar and 20 Silver American Eagles. Incentives this year include 5 free raffle tickets for every 50 tickets sold and a book of 10 tickets for $9. Remember this is the club’s biggest money maker which funds all of our activities for the year, so sell those tickets.
The 2010 club medals (3 coin set) will cost $40.00 this year. See Hal DeBoard or Lloyd Solomon at the meetings or send your check to SCCC, P.O. Box 1672, Modesto, CA 95353 to reserve your medal(s). Don’t forget to include $7.50 for shipping if you want the medals mailed to you.
Question: How do you care and store your coin collection?
Answer to January Junior Challenge Question: Ferris wheel & cartwheel are nicknames for silver dollars and Silly head is the popular name for a cent minted in 1839 (most people thought Miss Liberty on the obverse looked silly)
Membership Challenge Question
(Question provided by Mike Tandy)
Question: What U.S. Gold Coin has the distinguishing mark “CAL.” punched above the eagle on the reverse side?
Answer to January General Membership Question: Major General George G. Meade.
Club’s Library Would you like to borrow a book from the club’s library? Our website has the complete list! Contact Mike Tandy at (209) 239-1770 so he can bring the book/s to the next meeting. The club is looking for some newer books to add to the library. If you have any books you would like to donate to the club library see Mike Tandy.
Junior Scrapbook During our brake at regular SCCC Meetings all junior members will have the opportunity to make a coin scrapbook. This Coin Scrapbook will consist of the month’s coin and the history of why the coin was designed. For example, this month’s coin was the 2010 Sacagawea dollar which on the reverse depicts five arrows bundled together which represents strength in unity. These Coin Scrapbooks will be used at our junior table during our upcoming coin show for juniors to demonstrate to the public what they have learned during our club meetings about coins. After all we are a learning club. The club thanks Marcia Soria & Dolly Sauls for organizing this informative junior program. Great job!
MEETING OF 1/13/2010
Meeting was called to order at 7:00pm by President Aaron Brown
First Draw Winner: Joan Alvarez (10 free raffle tickets)
Junior Challenge Question: What are a “Ferris Wheel”, “Cartwheel” and “Silly Head”?
General Question: Whose portrait is on the 1890 $1,000 Treasury Note? Answer: Given by Joan Alvarez – General George G. Meade.
Announcements: New Auction Forms (7 items only) will be available at the next meeting. They can also be found on our Web site.
Old Business: None
New Business: Club Medals can be purchased for 1 silver round and $22.00. This special is good till January 27, 2010 after that date Club Medals will be $40.00. Club Medal #50 was auctioned and won by Lloyd Solomon. Juniors begin working on their coin scrapbooks.
Coin Show Business: Incentive prices for this year’s raffle ticket sales are: a book of 10 tickets cost $9 & 5 free tickets for every 50 sold. The club is asking for volunteers to assist the Show Chair (Lloyd Solomon) and Bourse Chair (Mike Tandy) for our show.
Show & Tell: Robert Samuel- 1st edition Red Book Professional-with extensive information/photos etc. and a Carson City Check Oct 1, 1895 B&E Bank-very large note. Don Van Bibber-1986 Proof Gold, 1986 Proof Silver and a 2006 Anniversary Set with reverse proof and uncirculated Silver Eagles. Randy McCoy-1914-D PCGS AU55 Half Eagle. Mike Tandy-1940-D Mercury Dime slabbed by NGC as a 1945-D MS-65. Lloyd Solomon- Oddball coin Price Guide and examples. Ken Seals- 2009 P Jefferson 5 Cent with multiple errors and an 1891CC Morgan $1.00 with unusual toning. Juan Albara- British silver coin. Jasmine Stinnett- found a 1942 penny in change. Dolly Sauls- 2010 Olympic Canadian Commemorative coin. Gary Kailes- James Bond 007 $100 star note. Powell Zwicker- $1.00 quarter of a dollar.Ron Heffner- Canadian Penny and a wheat cent in change. Bob Garcia- 1 set of Kuwait coins. John Boswell- City of Long Branch 1934 $1.00 and a Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday $1,699.
Show and Tell Winner:Lloyd Solomon (10 free raffle tickets)
Raffle: Booby prize donated by Rob Samuel. A slabbed silver quarter
First Draw Winner: Jasmine Stinnett - 10 free raffle tickets
Junior Challenge Question: What are a “Ferris Wheel”, “Cartwheel” and “Silly Head”? Answer: Ferris wheel & cartwheel are nicknames for silver dollars and Silly Head is the popular name for an 1839 cent.
Announcements: See Barbara Tandy for Show Raffle Tickets.
Old Business: None
New Business: A motion was made by Joan Alvarez to have an auction at each general meeting, except at the December meeting, the junior auction meeting in October and when we have a guest speaker. Motion was seconded by Mike Tandy and carried with 25 yes votes to 6 no votes. Another motion was made by Gary Kailes to have the last draw for silver before the auction. Motion was seconded and carried by a vote of 20 yes votes to 11 no votes. Since the last draw is now being held before the end of the meeting, it was decided to hold a contest to rename the last draw. A contest will be held with the winning entry receiving a silver round. Members can submit a written entry to John Boswell (only one per member) at either of the meetings in February. During the board meeting in March, the board will review the entries and select their top 3. A vote to determine the winner will be held at the first meeting in March. Good Luck!
Coin Show Business: There are two incentives for selling Show Raffle Tickets: 5 free tickets for every 50 tickets sold and book of 10 tickets sell for $9.00.
Show and Tell: Powell Zwicker - 5 verities of coal miners tokens; John Bowell - 1954 and 1955 Proof Sets;Hal DeBoard - Snoopy coins from Knott’s Berry Farm; Gary Kailes -1968 Olympic 25 Peso Coin from Mexico.
Show and Tell Winner:John Bowell - 10 free raffle tickets
Raffle: Raffle drawing was held.
Door Prize Winner: Lloyd Solomon – Two 1958 unc. Quarters
Free Meal Winner: Frank Ramczyk
Auction: Auctioneer: Mike Tandy. Runners: Sicilia Johnson, Steven Ramczyk, Jasmine Stinnett, Kylie Seals and Alexis Moreno.