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Membership Meeting 1st Wed. each month, 7 PM, Central Lutheran Church, 15th and Cordova

October 2012

Vol. 25  No. 10


September 5th Membership Meeting


Black Eagle Note

    The door Prize, an ANACS Certified 1998-P Washington Quarter graded MS-64, was won by Dennis Williams. He was happy to win a prize but did not understand why anybody would want to slab a common clad quarter. The membership Prize, a slabbed NGX (NuGrade Service) MS-65 Florida Statehood Quarter was won by Mike Gentry. He was just happy to win something.

    Briefing by club president Carl that there will be no coin show for the month of September. The Board is looking at a coin show in October (preferably Oct 13th-14th weekend). Should know by the time the September newsletter goes out.

    Larry Nakata: Confirmed Anchorage Coin Club Christmas Party will be held on the evening of the second Thursday of December (Dec 13th) at the Central Lutheran Church.

Raffle coins/currency prizes were shown at the membership meeting:

First Prize: 1926 $2 1/2 dollar Gold Indian PCGS AU55

Second Prize: 1899 $1 Silver Certificate (Black Eagle) PCGS Fl2

Third Prize: 1944-S Mercury Dime Certified ICG MS-65

    Drawing to be held at our club's Christmas Party scheduled for Thursday evening, December 13th. Tickets: $57 ticket, 5 tickets for $20, or 11 tickets for $40. Tickets available at our coin club meetings or at Carl's/ University Center We will also have tickets available at the October Coin Show.

    Announcement that club members are encouraged to submit a design for the Anchorage Coin Club's 25th Year Coin set. Club members can either submit a pictorial design or a description of the design by no later than our club's Christmas Party event on December 13th. Winner will have his/her pictorial or descriptive design put on the obverse side of our club's 25th Year coins.

    As there was no other business to discuss, Carl then gave a presentation on the subject of "US Gold Coinage".

    Monthly coin auction followed Membership meeting concluded following the auction.

Ten Dollar Indian


September 19th Board Meeting

    Board meeting held at the Chang Mai Thai Restaurant located next to the University Center. Meeting called to order at 6:40 PM by Club President Carl.

    First order of business discussed was the October Coin Show. Tobin at Excalibur Sports is organizing a Collectables Show at the Northway Mall for Sat (Oct 13th) and Sun (Oct 14th). Table fees will be $40/table. Tables will be provided. Board discussed and approved go-ahead. This will be posted in our club's newsletter this month and also announced at our October 3rd club meeting. Interested members can contact Carl (#561-2275) to reserve their tables. The Board approved purchase of a $40 table as a club table for this show.

    Board then discussed the club's 25th Year Anniversary Coin Set. Club will be 25 years old in March, 2013. Sets will be made by club member Mike Robuck's company, The Alaska Mint. Carl will check on cost for the obverse die that will be needed. The reverse side of the coins will use a generic die that can be provided by the Alaska Mint. Carl will also get an estimated cost for three coin set (Silver, Bronze, Nickel/Copper). More to follow.

    Final agenda item discussed was club's October 3rd membership meeting. Club will supply pizzas, chips, and sodas for the meeting. Members asked to bring in any potluck items they wish to provide to augment the pizzas. Larry Nakata will give a presentation on a subject related to U.S. Obsolete Bank Notes

Board meeting adjourned at 7:30 PM....... Larry Nakata / Secretary / Anchorage Coin Club.

An Anniversary Coin Idea

    My Club Anniversary coin design idea: Have a hand reaching down out of the sky with a coin between its thumb and forefinger to a city-view of Anchorage. Use a skyline of Anchorage because this is the Anchorage Coin Club and if you angle the view from over the south-east you can put 15th Ave. (where we have our meetings) in the middle.

    That view could also get the mountains east of Anchorage, the inlet to the west, and far off in the north you can see Mt. McKinley. Then there is Sleeping Lady, the road to Seward, and the Alaska railroad. The hand shows how to hold a coin.

    The coin in the hand is not necessarily taking or delivering a coin. It could be bringing a good coin into Alaska or it could be taking a bad coin like a fake from new collectors here,

Besides all these things city-view coins are just cool. And the hand worked in the Sistine Chapel.

Bill Fivaz Coin Lots Submitted for October 3rd Auction

1. 1909-S Lincoln Cent Fine Minimum Bid (MB) $80

2. 1914-S Lincoln Cent Fine MB $19

3. 1931-S Lincoln Cent EF MB $90

4. 1936-S Buffalo Nickel MS-65 MB $75

5. 1853 (w/arrows) Liberty Seated Dime G MB $10

6. 1853 (Arrows/Rays) Liberty Seated Quarter Net VG MB $18

7. 1936-P Washington Quarter MS-64 MB $22

8. 1940-P Washington Quarter MS-65 MB $25

9. 1880-S Morgan Dollar MS-64+ P/L MB $55

10. 1898-O Morgan Dollar MS-63 Toned MB $50

11. 1926 Sesquicentennial Commemorative Half Dollar MS-62 MB $80

12. 1912 $2 & 1/2 U.S. Gold Indian EF MB $275

13. 1881 $5 U.S. Gold Liberty EF-45 MB $415

14. 1907 (N.P.) $10 Gold Indian AU-55 MB $825

15. 1858 (SL) Flying Eagle Cent VG MB $25

Donation Coin from Bill Fivaz:

1899-O Morgan Dollar MS-63 Toned


If you own a complete set of B.M.C. books...

You are probably a numismatist...

And you should belong to the Anchorage Coin Club.


Bring food to augment the pizza the club will be providing to the next membership meeting.




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President: Carl Mujagic

Vice President: Robert Hughes

Secretary: Larry Nakata

Treasurer: Stan Mead

Board Seat #1: Loren Lucason

Board Seat #2: John Larson

Board Seat #3: Tim Burke

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