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Brandon Coin Club had 47 members at their
last meeting. The show-n-tell went well.
Casselberry Coin Club had BJ Neff speak
on "Double Die or Not," finding errors and varieties.
Central Florida Coin Club had YN Zack
Lauer speak on toning of coins. The clubs annual picnic was October
27 with games, socializing and plenty of steak, chicken and
Ft. Lauderdale Coin Club had Greg Wagner
speak on three cent pieces and show examples. Harry Schwartz spoke
on two cent pieces and showed examples.
Ft. Walton Coin Club had 47 members
present at their last meeting. They discussed their coin show held
September 28 and 29.
Ft. Myers Coin Club will have Saturday
coin shows on November 16, December 21, January 18 and March 8,
2014. The shows are held at the Elks Lodge, 1900 Park Meadows Ave,
Ft. Myers, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Contact email@example.com
Gold Coast Coin Club had Stan Klein speak
on early European coins and colonials. The club studied the ANA
course, "Introduction to Numismatics."
Greater Daytona Coin Club had Mark Trout
speak on Kennedy coins and medals.
Greater Jacksonville Coin Club had a mini
coin show. Their fall show was October 27 and 28.
Greater Ocala Coin Club had Mark Trout
give a program on Blazing Nickels. They discussed the Christmas
party and they are taking nominations for officers and board. The
next meeting, they had a "Collect-o-rama Auction Night" with up to
50 percent off collectibles in the auction except guns. Sixty-two
were present at the meeting.
North Lake Coin & Currency Club had
nomination of officers and board followed by pizza and beverages
then the auction.
Palm Beach Coin Club had Estate Auction
#22. Every lot sold on average at 97.9 percent of the estimated
value (131 lots). Tony Swicer spoke on grading through the years
and how it changes with the market.
Sarasota Coin Club had 35 members at
their last meeting. They had a dinner meeting at Flemings Steak
House. Fiftieth anniversary club medal are available in silver,
goldine and copper.
South Brevard Coin Club had nomination of
officers and board for 2014. They had a "Mini-Bourse." There was a
show n tell with several members bringing in items
Tallahassee Numismatic Club discussed
their upcoming 2014 coin shows. They had a show-n-tell.
Tampa Bay Coin Club election was as follows;
President, Joseph Crespo; Vice President, Hugh Taggart; Secretary,
Phil Gazi; Treasurer, Trottier Tracy. Board members are Dennis
Druggan, Dennis Kinney, Nancy Valentin and Richard
Schemtisch. Ray Mason spoke on the 50th
anniversary of the Kennedy half dollar.
Titusville Coin Club had a half- pound
silver raffle. The auction was packed and they had Sloppy
Treasure Coast Coin Club showed the "DVD
Highlights of Summer FUN 2013," followed by refreshments and the
Venice Coin Club had 30 members and three
guests. They discussed the Christmas party and upcoming coin show.
Jay Chamberlain had a program called "When Good Coins go Bad,"
followed by the auction.
West Hernando Coin Club had ICG Grader
Randy Campbell speak on tips to improve your grading. A certificate
from the ANA was given to Alexandrea Zieman for her recent talk at
Augusta Coin Club had a program by Arno
Safran, a "Grading Bee" via power point. The club had a show-n-tell
and they are preparing for their coin show, November 8 and 9 at the
Patriot's Park Gymnasium, 5445 Columbia Rd, Augusta, Ga.
Middle Georgia Coin Club had a raffle and
auction. The main topic of the meeting was the upcoming yearly coin
show January 24-26, 2014, in Perry, Ga.
Lower Cape Fear Coin Club had their
meeting at Carolina BBQ where they had a show-n-tell. They are
planning a coin program for third graders with free coin