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ACCent: The Monthly Newsletter of the Anchorage Coin Club
Membership Meeting 1st Wed. each month, 7 PM, Central Lutheran Church, 15th and Cordova
Vol. 24 No. 8
NEXT MEMBERSHIP MEETING: AUGUST 3rd
YOUR STORIES OF ROY BROWN, NUMISMATIST EXTRAORDINAIRE
As in years past we did not have a traditional membership meeting in July. We had a picnic and a coin auction. The picnic started about 12 and went through the afternoon.
It was a bit chilly for club members this year. The warm ones were behind the barbeque sitting at the benches chatting it up with family and friends. The hot ones were the girls at the grill. The rest of us were being Alaskans. Standing in the breeze eating the great food like winter was on the way and feeding the squirrel who was climbing over us like he was use to people partying in the park.
A number of club members had to leave in the mid-afternoon to attend the Roy Brown Celebration of Life gathering at the VFW 1685 located near Roy's coin shop. The club members presented Roy's wife, Ann, with a Memorial Plaque honoring Roy Brown as one of the founding members of the club and as a "Numismatist Extraordinaire". Roy will be missed.
The raffle went smoothly with prizes going lo deserving members. The 1886 Martha Washington $1 note, however, was won by the Anchorage Coin Club thanks to one of the club members purchasing a number of raffle tickets and listing the club as the recipient.
The auction went well. We would like to thank all of you who donated the proof sets, the big medallions, and the rare collector coins. The money will be put to good use paying for the good food we have at the membership meetings as well as the club programs.
Next membership meeting Aug. 3rd at 7pm..
If your reason for going to Hawaii was the coin show...
You are probably a numismatist...
And you should belong to the Anchorage Coin Club.
The Board meeting was called to order at 6:30 PM by club president Tim Burke. Meeting held at the New Cauldron Restaurant (located at the University Center).
Much of the meeting centered around Roy Brown and how he will be missed by the club.
Club member Bill Fivaz has sent the club some very nice donation coins dedicated to a Roy Brown Memorial Fund. The Board subsequently discussed and approved a special auction at our club's September 7th membership meeting, The Board subsequently approved donation of the 1886 Martha Washington $1 Note to this special auction. At our next club meeting members will be asked to donate good coins for this special auction.
At the August 3rd club meeting...in lieu of a presentation, we are going to honor Roy with a testimonial of our individual experiences with Roy over the years. There should be lots of good stories that can be told.
As there was no further business to discuss, the Board meeting adjourned at 7:30 PM.
Next board meeting Aug. 17th at 6pm.
Last: COGBRAKES - BROADSTRUCK: a coin with a reverse image struck into it from the previous coin left in the press by error.
The editor would like to take a moment to remember those who have gone before. It is unusual for us lo dwell on members who are not with us anymore but it seems to be a focus right now.
I remember Bill D'Atri who brought some drama to one of our prearranged elections when he brought in a bunch of absentee ballots. Now he is gone. Mark Nagy may not have been as outspoken but he was a good member of the club. I saw him at Roy's once and when I greeted him he told me that in eastern Europe, where his family was from, his last name sounds more like Nootz. Now he is gone. Don Thurber was always out there selling coins, promoting collecting. Now he is gone.
Then there all those we miss because we just don't see them at meetings anymore. Robert Hall, member #1, moved out of state. Mike Orr moved to a city with no highways. Mike McKinnon didn't have enough say in club politics. Mark Bilak lost his son and doesn't have time for us anymore. And Bill Hamilton finds the drive up from Ninilchik just getting too expensive.
And there are all the others that just don't come to our club meetings anymore. But we should be celebrating the friends we do see and the new friends we will meet. We have things to do in the future.
There are coin shows to sponsor. Coin displays to set up in schools and libraries. We could even tape one of our presentations and distribute copies around the state. We are one of the very few coin clubs in the world with a local mint. Think of Roy and the others right now but keep your mind on the future.
Coins Submitted by Bill Fivaz for August 3rd Club Meeting
1. 1938 D/D Jefferson Nickel MS-65 Minimum Bid (MB) $25
2. 1942-D Jefferson Nickel (Full Steps) BU MB 35
3. 1829 Bust Dime VG MB 20
4. 1853 (w/ arrows) Liberty Seated Dime AU MB 74
5. 1905-0 Micro o Barber Dime G-6 (Rare) MB 19
6. 1876-S Seated Quarter F MB 15
7. 1936-P Walking Liberty Half MS-63 No Minimum
8. 1954-S Franklin Half MS-64 No Minimum
9. 1887-O Morgan Dollar VAM-2 Triple 7 (Top 100) VF No Minimum
10. 1899-P Morgan Dollar XF MB 123
11. 1928-P Peace Dollar (Die #1) VF/EF MB 325
12. 1925 Stone Mt Commemorative Half MS-63 MB 47
13. 1863 Civil War Token VF No Minimum
14. 1953 U.S. Proof Set (in holder) MB 160
15. 1981-S U.S. Proof Set (ALL coins are Type 2- Very Rare as such) MB 245
16. 1964-D Kennedy Half (Triple "ie" on Obverse) MS-63 No Minimum.
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ANCHORAGE COIN CLUB
1886 MARTHA NOTE VF
1892 PROOF LIBERTY NICKEL,
1883-O SILVER DOLLAR MS 62/63
WINNERS DRAWN AT OUR SUMMER PICNIC
TICKETS: $5 each or 5 for $20
SECOND AND THIRD PRIZE SAME TICKET
ANCHORAGE COIN CLUB OFFICERS:
President: Tim Burke
Vice President: Carl
Secretary: Larry Nakata
Treasurer: Stan Mead
Board Member: John Larson
Board Member: Robert
ACCent Editor: Loren Lucason
#91 Mike Orr: themoneymerchant.com
#110 Bill Fivaz: e-mail email@example.com
#210 Tom Cederlind: tomcederlind.com