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Newsletter of the Anchorage Coin Club
|Volume 8, Number 3||
|March Membership Meeting|
|Wed., March 1, 1995||Central Lutheran Church||
A NEW LOOK
have been a few changes in the appearance of our newsletter this month, the
first changes in about four years. The information that used to appear on the
front cover has been moved to the bottom of page two to make room for more news
on the front cover.
anybody can think of any other improvements that can be made to the layout of
the newsletter, please let your editor know about them. Examples of other
newsletters are also helpful.
always, feel free to submit articles for publication. As long as the article is
suitable for the ACCent, I will print it.
ELECTION TIME AGAIN
it is election time again already. The four club officer positions, which have
terms of one year, are all up for election or re-election.
board members serve two year terms, so only one of those positions is open. Roy
Brown was elected last year, so he still has one year left in his term. Mike
McKinnon, who is not running for re-election, automatically fills the board
member position reserved for the immediate past president. In the third
position, Robert Hall is running for re-election.
members that showed up at January and February's E-Board meetings have come up
with a group of people that are planning to run for office at the March meeting:
- Mike Orr
President - Mike Greer
- Kurtis Hawk
- Mike Nourse
- Robert Hall
- Larry Nakata
that anybody may run for office. If anybody wishes to be nominated for one of
the open offices, make sure that you make your wishes known so that you may be
Be at the meeting on time, as the election will be one of the first orders of business. Since Mike McKinnon is not running for re-election, passing of the gavel will occur immediately after the election.
THE YN AUCTION
YN auction, the project headed by YN Mike Greer, will go down as a complete
to the generosity of the persons and companies that donated material, and the
spirited bidding by Anchorage Coin Club members, we have adequate funds to send
one YN to the summer seminar in Colorado Springs, Colorado this summer.
totaled approximately $900, and that amount is still growing. There are several
more items, to be listed in next month's newsletter, that will be auctioned off
at the April meeting.
more details about the auction, and how we will determine which of our YNs will
get the scholarship, see the YN Corner by Larry Nakata inside.
MARCH MEETING PROGRAM
Nakata has secured two videos to be shown at our March membership meeting. Larry
reviewed both tapes and found them to be excellent. The shows are:
Coins And Modern Fakes
Art And Minting by the Franklin Mint
The video on ancients is meant as a primer for our upcoming seminar (see inside). The video on minting was produced by one of the largest private mints in the world, and is very professionally produced.
OK, Folks, here is the final show schedule for this spring. Before we get into the nitty gritty, I would like to invite everybody to the first meeting of the show committee. This meeting will be held on Wednesday March 15th at 6:00 (one hour before the regular E-Board Meeting) at the Central Lutheran Church.
Show Committee meeting:
Wednesday, March 15th
at 6:00 PM. Held at the
Central Lutheran Church
who has any input into any issue pertaining to the shows is encouraged to attend
this meeting. Topics to be discussed include the frequency of shows to be held
and the location of those shows. It is likely that a plan for next year's show
schedule (fall 95 to spring 96) will be mapped out, so if you have any input,
this is your chance.
no further delay, here is the schedule for the remaining three shows this
Northway March 10-12
Dimond Mall April 8-9
Sears Mall May 19-21
Remember, this is it for the spring. The fall schedule will start to be put together soon after the show committee meeting, assuming we can get the mall management to think that far ahead!
Numismatic Association Ready To Host ANA Early Spring Convention"
Georgia Numismatic Association, established in May 1964, will be hosting the ANA
spring show in Atlanta on March 2-4.
will be the third time that the GNA has hosted an ANA convention. Several
members of the Anchorage Coin Club are planning to attend this show, so you may
be hearing a lot about it!
New Classes To Be Offered This Year At 27th Annual ANA Summer Conference"
two new classes are:
Lincoln Cents, Buffalo Nickels, and Mercury Dimes, taught by noted author David
Coins of the Holy Land: Ancient to Modern Times, taught by Ancient coin dealer
are only two of the seminars that will be open to the YN who wins our
scholarship this year.
OJ SIMPSON UPDATE
you could escape it here? Nice try! An assortment of loose change was found in
the driveway of Nicole Simpson following her murder. What was not reported was
the dates and mintmarks of these coins.....I wonder why not?
1995 Coin Club Seminar:
Coinage" by Robert Hoge
February 13, 1995
All Anchorage Coin Club Members
1995 Coin Seminar
year's seminar is scheduled to be held on September 8th (Friday) through
September 10 th (Sunday). It is an ANA Certified seminar. This year's
instructor, Robert Hoge, will be teaching three subjects:
Ancient Coinage (Greek/Roman/
Grading of Ancient Coins
Counterfeit Detection of Ancient Coins
last seminar was held this past year. For those of you who attended that seminar
taught by Anthony Swiatek, it proved to be very enjoyable and educational.
"American Commem-oratives" was the major topic in Anthony Swiatek's
year's seminar will be full day seminars held at the Golden Lion Hotel, located
at 1000 East 36th Avenue.
and coffee will be provided each morning prior to the start of the seminar.
Lunch will be provided each day. The lunches on Friday and Saturday will feature
a croissant lunch with meats and cheeses. The lunch on Sunday will feature the
Golden Lion's Sunday buffet brunch. Sodas will be provided in the afternoon.
such as books and literature for each of the courses, will be provided by the
ANA. Certificates will be presented on Sunday at the conclusion of the seminar.
cost of the seminar will be the same as in previous years:
$225 for Anchorage Coin Club members.
$250 for non-members which
ANA seminars in the lower 48 usually run about $400. By arranging these seminars
ourselves, we have been able to pass on the cost savings to the members.
are limiting the attendance to a maximum of 30 people. For those of you who want
to secure a seat, there is a $50 deposit which can be paid at the club meeting
(or send it in by mail). The remainder of the monies can be paid over a period
of months prior to the seminar in September.
Anchorage Coin Club organizes these seminars to provide continuing education on
numismatics with eminent instructors coming from the American Numismatic
month marks the end of my tenure as President. When elected I had two goals that
I hoped to achieve during the past year. One was to increase the number of shows
the club presented, and the other to try to encourage more members to
participate in the ongoing work and activities of the club.
believe increasing the number of shows this past year, and the presentations
given to several schools by Ben Guild, and Debbie and George of Debbie's Old
Coins, served toward fulfilling our club objectives of education and promotion
of numismatics. I would like to thank both Ben and Debbie for their efforts.
second target of increasing the number of members in the work of the club
failed. it appears that the same 10% of the members are still doing 100% of the
work, but with growth of the membership this past year, I hope this will change
and new ideas and faces will come forward.
past year the club became incorporated as a non-profit corporation (pending IRS
approval), and the club currently has a sound financial base.
my presidency, I benefited from continued support given to the club by Larry
Nakata through his time and monetary donations to club activities -- the YN
club, seminars, the Christmas potluck, and for staffing the club table at all
the shows. He is a very valued member. I extend our appreciation to Larry, and
need also to give a special thank you to Paul Wheeler for all the time and work
he completed as club treasurer to ready our books for compliance for
as president this past year has been an interesting challenge, and a reminder
that being a member of the Coin Club is a lot of fun.
- Mike McKinnon
Thanks to the generosity of our club members at our February club meeting, the
YN scholarship auction generated approximately $900. Our thanks go to the
Anchorage Coin Club membership for their support of the YN program. You all made
possible an opportunity for one young numismatist to go to the Colorado Springs
ANA Numismatic Seminar this summer under this scholarship.
thanks also go out to everyone who donated numismatic materials and coins
towards the auction. Some excellent material was auctioned off at that February
now we have the tough task of deciding which deserving YN will go to Colorado
Springs. Any YN in the Anchorage Coin Club between the ages of 13 and 17 can
qualify for the scholarship.
scholarship will provide for round trip plane fare, room & board, meals, and
tuition for the ANA Numismatic Seminar this summer. It is a one week seminar
that will be held at the university campus in Colorado Springs.
mandatory requirement is that those interested YNs must file for an ANA
scholarship to this year's Colorado Springs seminar. The adult members
overseeing the YN Program (Mike Orr, Bill McGinnis, and Larry Nakata) have
application forms. Application forms can also be gotten through any of the
Anchorage Coin Club board members. Our phone numbers are listed on the club's
must be submitted to the ANA by march 15th. The key items required in the
scholarship application are an essay written by the YN, a recommendation from
that YN's school principal, and a recommendation from one of the board members
of the Anchorage Coin Club.
decision on the winner will be made no later than the May 17th E-Board meeting
of the Anchorage Coin Club.
next YN meeting will be held at 7 PM on Friday, March 10th at the Central
Lutheran Church (our regular meeting place). The weekend of March 10-12 will
also see the Northway Mall Coin Show. We will be making an excursion to the
Northway Mall Coin Show that Friday night for a contest. Each YN will be given a
$10 bill with instructions to negotiate the best coin deals possible in a 45
minute period. YNs will be allowed to keep any coins purchased with that $10
ask that the YNs be at the meeting promptly by 7 PM since we must travel to the
Northway Mall from the church.
winner will be announced in the Anchorage Coin Club's April newsletter. It
should be fun for all the YNs.
see you YNs at the March 10th meeting........
- Larry Nakata
does not permit the listing of each of the coins entered in the investment
contest this month but here are the standings as the contest winds down:
Value = $1001.00
Value = $845.00
Value = $975.00
Value = $953.50
Results in April newsletter!
this is the seventh installment in a series of articles started in August 1994.
was quite a bit more action during the 1860's than in the previous decade. There
were four candidates running for president in the election of 1860: one
Republican (Abraham Lincoln), two Democrats, and one candidate from the
Constitutional Union party. Due mostly to the division of loyalty in the
Democratic party, Lincoln won by a substantial margin.
Lincoln's election, South Carolina quickly seceded, with several other southern
states following the lead shortly thereafter. In February 1861, the states
formed the Confederate States of America.
did not want a war, but he did not agree with the secession. Since he still
considered the southern states to be part of the US, a regular shipment of
supplies was dispatched to several army posts in the south. When the supply
ships arrived at Fort Sumpter, they found it to be under attack in the first
battle of the Civil War.
the start of the war, the primary advantage of the south was that they were
defending their own territory, meaning that they would not have the problem of
supplying and transporting troops. The big advantages of the north were a well
developed transportation system, including the railroads, as well as a navy.
Another advantage of the north was a population of 20 million people compared to
9 million southerners, 3 million of which were slaves which would obviously
never be armed.
plan was to end the whole affair as quickly as possible. This would be done by
conquering the Confederate capital at Richmond, Virginia, which was only 110
miles away from Washington DC. The defeat of the southern army was considered to
be such a certain thing that residents of the surrounding area packed picnic
baskets and went to watch the battle! However, Thomas "Stonewall"
Jackson kept the Union troops away at the battle of Bull Run.
Civil War continued on with many battles, with only slow progress through 1861
and 1862. On January 1, 1863, Lincoln upped the stakes by issuing the
Emancipation Proclamation which freed the slaves of the south. It was about this
time that blacks started to see combat action as part of the northern army.
The first major defeat for the confederacy came in an unplanned battle at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. From this point on, the war went better for northern forces.
Civil War finally ended with General Robert E. Lee surrendering to General
Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865. On final count,
over 600,000 people had been killed.
five days after the surrender of the south, President Lincoln was assassinated
at Ford's Theater by John Booth, making Andrew Johnson the new President.
the country took the remainder of the 1860's. In 1866 the Fourteenth Amendment
to the Constitution was passed, making blacks citizens of the United States.
Seven southern states were readmitted to the Union in 1868, and the remaining
four were readmitted in 1870.
of this era is very popular with collectors due to the events of the time.
Mintages were adequate to give anybody the opportunity to own several coins from
Coming in April: The 1870's
V. President- Mike Orr Days: 258-9100
Treasurer- Paul Wheeler Days: 563-3910
Sec./Editor- Mike Nourse Any: 344-9856
Board of Directors
Robert Hall- Days: 265-8782
Regular Membership $25/year
Associate Membership $10/year
Junior Membership $5/year
save cost, members not responding to renewal notices within three months will be
The Anchorage Coin Club is a non-profit organization formed
to provide information, education, and a meeting place for individuals having an
interest in numismatics.
Correspondence Address: PO Box 230169 Anchorage, Alaska 99523