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We had 25 club members at the Coin Club Get Together. Club
members enjoyed a buffet lunch, 10 door prizes and a discussion on
improving coin clubs. In attendance were the FUN president, vice
president and treasurer, along with ANA Executive Director Jeff
Shevlin and ANA National Coordinator Oded Paz. The next club get
together will be at summer FUN.
FUN had a new exhibit category this year called "Clubs." First
place went to Palm Beach Coin Club for its exhibit, "Items Used to
Promote Our Coin Club." Second place went to Florida Tokens Society
for "A Collection of Merchants Tokens Belonging to Our Members."
Third place went to West Hernando Coin Club for "Brother Against
Brother, The Civil War." Bob Russell from Central Florida Coin Club
won the People's Choice Award for "Coin Jewelry - The Latest
Novelty". Zackary Lauer from CFCC & Casselberry Coin Club won
first place in the YN category for "Four Different Ways of
Collecting Morgan Dollars."
Ancient City Coin Club - is meeting at "The
Meeting Room," Ponce de Leon Mall, 2121 US 1 South, St. Augustine,
Brandon Coin Club - had 61 members at its last
meeting. Members are now meeting at the Brandon Elks Lodge, 800
Centennial Lodge Dr, Brandon, FL 33510.
Casselberry Coin Club - had several members
attend the FUN show. Members will have a show-and-tell on what they
purchased at the show. The attendance prize is a silver eagle, you
just have to be there to win, if your name is picked.
Central Florida Coin Club - gathered 94 Toys
for Tots in December. The club honored Paul Bricker for his years
of service to the club with an engraved Lucite plaque and a
certificate of appreciation. BJ Neff presented "It is a Double Die,
is it Not?"
Daytona Coin Club - had a talk on "Allied
Military Invasion Currency." The club displayed a "Short Snorter"
and an exchange check from the U.S. Consulate General in Mexico
City dated 1880.
Ft. Walton Beach Coin Club - had 80 members at
its December meeting.
Gold Coast Coin Club - discussed "Introduction
to Numismatics" at a recent meeting. The club's first show at the
new location, Mardi Gras Casino, was a success, and now the club is
expanding to 70 dealer tables.
Greater Jacksonville Coin Club - finished the
year with 231 members. The club is having a Logo and Design
Contest. The bus to FUN had 43 members on it.
North Lake Coin & Currency Club - is
discussing moving its meeting location.
Ocala Coin Club - is having a "Hobby Night
Auction" with 50 percent of the items numismatic-related and the
rest can be any collectible except guns. The bus to FUN had 36 on
Palm Beach Coin Club - had 46 members on the
bus to the FUN show. The club discussed the FUN show at its second
meeting of the month.
Sarasota Coin Club - had 48 members attend the
last meeting. The bus to FUN had 44 on board.
South Brevard Coin Club - had eight members
with perfect attendance for the year. The club sold 30th
anniversary medals in January.
Tallahassee Coin Club - had show and tells.
Some members attended FUN and gave a report. One member brought his
Presidential Dollar errors to show.
Titusville Coin Club - talked about the FUN
show and the 90,000 silver eagles arriving at the show Saturday
morning. The club's silver raffle was a 2013 Eagle, Panda, and
Treasure Coast Coin Club - had a show-and-tell
and prepared for its annual show Jan. 19-20. The show was a great
success. The club showed a FUN DVD at the meeting, "Engravings on
Early Colonial Paper Monet" by Gerald Kochel.
Venice Coin Club - had a successful coin show
with great public turnout. Bart Bartanowicz presented "Canadian
Large Cents" followed by an auction. There were 31 members in
West Hernando Coin Club - had 40 members on its
bus to FUN.
Lower Cape Fear Coin Club - had 35 members at
its Christmas dinner at the Boat House Restaurant.
Stephen James CSRA Coin Club, Aiken -
heard a presentation by Arno Safran on "Collecting US Coinage by 25
years, series1" One guest and four members presented
show-and-tells. Several members attended the FUN show.