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Volume 27, Number 7


July 2014


July Membership Meeting

Tuesday July 1, 2014

Central Lutheran Church, 15th & Cordova

7:00 PM


Membership Meeting Tuesday July 1:

  • Live and Silent Auction

  • Please bring a main or side dish

Mark Your Calendars for the Club's Summer "Roy Brown Memorial" Picnic

  • Saturday August 2 at Abbott Loop Community Park

  • Donations requested for live auction


  • Raffle:

    • 1925-D $2

    • 1/2 Gold US Indian NGC AU58


June 3rd Membership Meeting


Club meeting called to order at 7:15 pm by President Glenn Dean.

On the matter of old business, Loren Lucason wanted to remind everyone that they should consider a Family Membership with the club. For $30/year, parents with children should take advantage of this good deal. Couples can also qualify.

Under new business:

Our club's next main event will be our club's yearly Summer Picnic on Saturday afternoon, August 2nd starting at noon at the Abbott Community Park located on Elmore Road (same location where we have held our Summer picnics these past years). Club will supply the basic meats (hotdogs, hamburgers), chips, dips, soda pop, and utensils (plates, forks, knives, napkins, table cloths). Club members asked to supply desserts, salads, and side dishes to augment the club provided items. The club's yearly Summer Donation Auction will be the key event at the picnic. Members are asked to donate coins and numismatic items with the proceeds going towards our club programs. Members can donate coins for the August 2nd picnic effective our July 1st meeting or drop them off at Carl's at the University Center. You can also bring donation items to the August 2nd Summer Picnic.

No monthly raffle prize was available at the June 3rd meeting. Raffle prize to carryover to the July 1st membership meeting.

Our August 2nd Raffle coin will be a 1925-D $2 and l/2 US Indian Gold graded NGC AU58. Raffle tickets are available for the coin and members are encouraged to buy tickets as we go into the August 2nd event.

Tom Dalrymple invited all to come to the Kenai Fair Coin Show to be held in conjunction with the Kenai State Fair. Event to be held at the State Fair Grounds in Ninilchik (16200 Sterling Highway Phone # 567-3670) Friday thru Sunday August 15th-17th. You can contact Tom (Home # 262-6733) if you would like a table at the coin show.

As there was no presentation or live auction, the rest of the meeting was conducted as a Swap Meet event in which members brought coins for the purpose of showing, selling, and trading. In lieu of the live auction, a silent auction was held with a number of items submitted by the members. Silent auction continued through the evening and finished just before the meeting came to a close.

Meeting concluded at about 8:30 PM.

June 18th Anchorage Coin Club
Board Meeting

Board meeting called to order at 6:40 PM by President Glen Dean. Meeting held at the Yamato-Ya Japanese Restaurant (located near the University Center).

No correspondence to discuss.

First order of business was the issue of the club's cases, tables, and chairs which are being stored at Vice President Stewart Smith's hangar. President Glen Dean and Carl will get with Stewart on moving the items to their places.

Discussion then moved to planning of the August 2nd Summer picnic. As stated in the Membership meeting minutes, members asked to bring the following potluck items:

With the August 2nd date coming up shortly, members are asked to donate coins and numismatic items for the Donation Auction.

Stan Mead recommended we dedicate our Summer Picnic events in memory of past member Roy Brown. Consensus by Board.

Stan will pick up the club items for the Aug 2nd Summer picnic. As in previous years, the August 2nd Summer picnic will be our club's official meeting date for the month of August Accordingly, no meeting for the first Tuesday of August.

For our club's July 1st membership meeting: Carl will post the July monthly raffle coin prize and August 2nd Summer Picnic prize coin in the club's newsletter. Both coins will be available for raffle ticket sales.

Allen Nichols will give a presentation on the subject of "Building a Mint Set Collection".

Food: Potluck. Members asked to bring food items for July 1st membership meeting.

There will be a live auction and silent auction held.

Discussion on Kenai Fair Coin Show to be held at the State Fair Grounds in Ninilchik on Friday (August 15th) through Sunday (August 17th). Some of the Board members plan to attend.

Final action by Board was appointment of Bud Billoon to fill Tim Burke's position as Board member. Tim and Amy Burke moved last month to California. We will miss them.

As there was no further business to discuss, the Board meeting concluded at 7:40 PM

Larry Nakata/ Secretary


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Hands Across the Border: ANA, RCNA team up to promote shows

* Editor's note: An earlier version of this press release contained two inaccuracies. August 2014 will be the RCNA's 61st Anniversary Convention. ANA and RCNA members will get free admission to the 123rd World's Fair of Money in Chicago with a valid ANA or RCNA membership card. ANA members will also receive free admission to the RCNA 61st Anniversary Convention with a valid ANA membership card.

The American Numismatic Association and the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association are teaming up to promote their conventions in August 2014. The ANA's World's Fair of Moneysm will be held August 5-9 in Chicago (Rosemont). RCNA's 61st Anniversary Convention will be the following week, August 13-16, in Toronto (Mississauga).

ANA and RCNA members will get free admission to the 123rd World's Fair of Money in Chicago with a valid ANA or RCNA membership card. ANA members will also receive free admission to the RCNA 61st Anniversary Convention with a valid ANA membership card.

Hands Across The Border

The RCNA honorary chair at the World's Fair of Money is William K. Cross, author of "The Standard Catalogue of Canadian Coins." Bret Evans, RCNA President, will be present at the ribbon cutting ceremony in Chicago. Clifford Mishler will be the ANA honorary chair at the RCNA 61st Anniversary Convention. ANA President Walter Ostromecki Jr. and Mishler will assist in the ribbon cutting at the opening ceremonies.

Rapprochement Transfrontalier

"Hands Across the Border, in my mind at least, brings the two organizations closer together like they were in the past and further develops the collecting community in North America," Mishler said. "The more individuals we have doing numismatic related things, the greater the growth of the hobby in the United States and Canada."

Both conventions have complementary themes. The theme for the World's Fair of Money is "Countries & Currency." RCNA's 61st Anniversary Convention in Toronto has the theme of "Countries & Currency: Innovations in World Numismatics."

Annual "Roy Brown Memorial" Summer Picnic

The Annual Summer picnic is schedule for Aug. 3, 2014 from 11 am to 4 pm at the Abbott Loop Park. The coin Club will furnish the hamburgers, sausage, hot dogs and teriyaki beef. Food will be served starting at 1200. Coin Club is seeking donation items to be auctioned off during the picnic. This auction is the main fund raiser for the club and is the main reason "dues" have never been increased. The money raised helps pay for the YN programs and most of the food items, soda and chips throughout the year. So Please, if you have any numismatic items that can help raise the needed funds, donate. More information will be forthcoming at the July membership meeting.

Anchorage Coin Club Silver Anniversary

Encampment 2015

The Girl Scouts of Alaska is having their "Biennial Encampment 2015" at the Alaska State fairground in Palmer in June 2015. Over 1000 girls ages 8-17 from all across Alaska along with troops from the lower 48 will be attending this encampment. The Anchorage Coin Club is conducting the 2 day, 16 hour presentation for the American Numismatic Association "Fun with Money patch", and the Girl Scouts "Collecting Hobbies patch", and the "Art and History Collection" patch. This presentation will be for approximately 200 girls and presentation will be a "hands on" experience. This is quite an experience for the Girl Scouts as 50 other presentations will be ongoing at the same time in different locations.

Stan and Ruth Mead will be in charge of this undertaking. Are the Anchorage Coin Club members up for this challenge and upcoming fundraiser? More information will be forthcoming in the next few newsletters.

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