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North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. In an effort to
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If you need ideas for programs for your coin club meeting, there
are many ideas listed in the "FUN Coin Club Manual" & "Ideas
for Coin Club Programs" at www.funtopics.com. Click Clubs
then the manual or ideas booklet.
According to the ANA, Ten Region 4 clubs
participated in National Coin Week. They were, Madison County CC,
AL, Central Florida Coin Club, Ft. Lauderdale Coin Club, Palm Beach
Coin Club, Treasure Coast Coin Club, Hendersonville CC, NC, Raleigh
CC, NC, Pee Wee Area CC, SC, Cookeville CC, TN and Memphis CC,
Ancient City Coin Club-had 36 members attend
their last meeting. 2014 Red Books were in. Travis Bucci presented
a program on "Notgeld", with many pictorials examples. He told the
history surrounding them.
Casselberry Coin Club-had Tom Palmer give a
quiz with 1st, 2nd, and
3rd place silver prizes. Paid members all have a
chance to win a silver eagle if you attend the meeting and your
name is drawn.
Central Florida Coin Club-had their spring show
with 135 dealer tables. Club members Dan Aidif, Skip Pfieffer, Zack
& Steve Lauer all promoted National Coin Week at the downtown
Orlando Public Library.
Daytona Beach Coin Club-had Ray Herz speak on
"My Visit to All Four Philadelphia Mints". President Bob Hawes
showed "Safe Conduct Passes" from the Korean War. June
25th is the 63rd anniversary of
the start of the Korean War.
Ft. Lauderdale Coin Club-had Bill Sanders speak
on "PCGS Conservation Service" and showed some examples. Greg
Wagner spoke on "Half Cents, 1793-1857".
Ft. Walton Beach Coin Club-had a show n tell.
The attendance prize, 3 silver dollars, was won by Don Wagnon,
followed by a lively auction.
Gold Coast Coin Club-went over the ANA Diploma
Program books 1 & 2, The Basics of Numismatics and Grading
Greater Jacksonville Coin Club-show is May 31st
to June 2nd. The YN's had Palmer Midgett speak about his work
with animals. Members brought in coins with animals on them.
North Lake Coin & Currency Club-had Robert
Haire of Masters Coin Service at the meeting. Their new meeting
location is Wildwood Community Center, 6500 Powell Road, (CR139)
Wildwood, FL 34785
Ocala Coin Club-had guest speaker Ray Haas from
Daytona Beach. The featured auction coin was the 1885 Liberty Head
Nickel in Fine condition.
Palm Beach Coin Club-had a numismatic book
auction in addition to the regular auction. All the books started
at $1, some went for $15. Tony S gave his report on the Central
States show in Schaumburg, IL. This was the
1st meeting at the clubs new location, the American
Polish Club, 4725 Lake Worth Road, FL 33463. The second meeting,
Sandy Pearl reported on the ANA show in New Orleans, LA. 53
attended the club picnic Saturday May 18th.
Sarasota Coin Club-had 57 members at their last
meeting, including four new members and ten guests. Ben Todd
presented "What's Hot and What is Not", explaining the impact of
the silver & gold decline.
South Brevard Coin Club-had their river boat
tour. At the meeting they had a coin quiz on foreign coins, a show
n tell, and pizza. 2014 Red Books arrived at $8 & $9
each. They had a survey of what everyone collects so they can
decide future programs.
Tallahassee Numismatic Club-had their
1st annual coin show. It was a success with over
150 attendees. Their raffle and silent auction was also a success.
They had a show n tell at the meeting.
Tampa Bay Coin Club-had four new members at one
meeting. Their new bronze medal struck commemorating the
500th anniversary of the discovery of Florida by
Ponce de Leon. The purpose of the medal is to leave a permanent
numismatic memorial of the event and to promote the Tamp Bay Coin
Club. Only 100 were minted and will debut at Summer FUN.
Titusville Coin Club-had Ray Herz give a
presentation on "The Numismatics of Philadelphia". The club raffle
had 7 oz. of silver. They discussed the move from bullion to
numismatic silver coin collecting, followed by the auction.
Treasure Coast Coin Club-had a power point
presentation by Bob Whalen on "Buffalo Nickels". Bob also promoted
National Coin Week at his elementary school by having a 5 question
numismatic quiz with prizes for the winners. I would like to thank
Bob for emailing this FUN Club Newsletter to his entire coin club
West Hernando Coin Club-had Ahmet Sandicki
speak on currency. YN James Manaco was awarded an ANA Summer
The Georgia Numismatic Association had 55 youngsters at its YN
program April 20th. The program consisted of two parts;
an interactive discussion of whether or not George Washington stood
on the boat crossing the Delaware and a time line in which children
were given a choice between science, history, and coins and asked
to place the event on a time line between 1400 and 2000. The
children reach the conclusion that everyone stood on the boats
(Correct). Each child wandered along the time line to find the
right place for their event. Each child was given a bag of coins.
Awards for YN exhibits were handed out by Mack Martin and a short
speech about the ANA was given by Richard Josefiak.
Augusta Coin Club-had a successful show and
recognized David Chism for completing ten years as bourse chairman.
At the meeting they had a show n tell, sales of their 2013 club
medallions, a program, and the auction.
Lower Cape Fear Coin Club-had a successful coin
show April 13 &14. The program at the meeting was "Birds on
Coins" by Dr. Halbert Carmichael. 24 attended the April
Stephen James CSRA Coin Club-had a program on
"Carson City Silver Dollars" by Garry Naples. Glenn Sanders was
presented with a plaque of appreciation for his years as Sgt. At
Arms & Auctioneer. The Board was presented with appreciation
awards for the club's 2012-13 fiscal year. John Attaway gave a
program on "Obsolete Notes from Hamburg, Edgefield, and Aiken