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Madison County Coin Club had Charles Cataldo
speak about "The State of the Coin Market." Harold Fears received
the ANA Presidential Award and Mike Campbell, Bob Jacques and Kurt
Springfield received the ANA Numismatic Point Of Light award, all
presented by ANA President Walter Ostromecki.
All FUN member clubs can send two representatives to the FUN
Coin Club Get Together at Summer FUN on Friday, July
11th at noon. We will have a buffet lunch, 10 silver
eagle door prizes and a discussion on how to improve your coin
club. Please send Tony Swicer discussion topics and RSVP Swicer@comcast.net by July
If your club is planning a bus trip to Summer FUN, get your
application in by June 1.
Ancient City Coin
Club had 32 members at its last meeting. Ray Herz gave a
program on "Grading 201- Part 1," followed by the
Brandon Coin Club had
41 members at its last meeting. Bill Jones gave a program on the
history of the U.S. dime called "Hey Buddy can you spare a dime?"
The program was followed by the auction.
Casselberry Coin Club had BJ Neff speak on
"Cuds on Coins" and discuss the difference between a cud, a
retained cud and a die break. He will also discuss a new website,
also was a silver eagle attendance prize and the club
Central Florida Coin Club had a table at the
Central Florida Fair to educate people on coins and sign up new
members. Six new members were signed up. The YN program was on
"Storing your coins." BJ Neff gave a program on "Cuds on
Florida Token Society will meet Saturday April
12, 10 a.m., at Denny's Restaurant 9880 International Drive,
Orlando, FL. Trade, talk, lunch, show-n-tell and the auction.
Ft. Lauderdale Coin Club had a program on
"Seated Liberty Type Coins" by Greg Wagner.
Ft. Walton Beach Coin Club had 63 members at
its last meeting. Members discussed the upcoming coin show. The
Gold Coast Coin Club had a DVD from the ANA on
"Detecting Counterfeit & Altered U.S. Coins."
Greater Daytona Beach Coin Club had Mark Trout
speak on "Where the Buffalo Nickel Roam on U.S. Coinage." Bob Hawes
showed world currency.
Greater Jacksonville Coin Club had a
"Mini-Show," followed by the 50/50 raffle, door prizes, secret
handshaker and nametag drawings.
Greater Ocala Coin Club had a table at the
Belleview Chili Cook Off. They gave away wooden nickels and
elongated cents. Charles Opitz was the guest speaker on traditional
North Lake Coin & Currency Club has sold
1,600 raffle tickets for their April Coin Raffle. There was a 50/50
drawing followed by the auction.
Palm Beach Coin Club had three estate
auctions at the two meetings in March. The club raised $400 from
these auctions. The club is sending YN Sam Yambo to the ANA Summer
Seminar. Eighty-four attended the last meeting.
Sarasota Coin Club had a dinner meeting at
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse. There were 61 members at its last
meeting. Ben Todd told, "What was Hot & What was Not." Bart
Bartanowicz spoke on the "Canadian One Cent Piece."
South Brevard Coin Club had a program on Morgan
Dollars. It had several show-n-tells on a platinum coin, the silver
American Alligator coin from the FUN show, Great White Shark coin
from New Zealand, BU 1914 Lincoln cent, a 1932-S quarter and a
Tampa Bay Coin Club had two new members and two
guests at its last meeting. The club meeting date was changed to
the second Tuesday of every month so as to not conflict with other
club meetings. It had a good raffle and auction. Club Gasparilla
medals are still available.
Titusville Coin Club had a Chili Cook Off. Leo
Grumbley won the contest. Six new members joined the club. The all
silver raffle had four silver eagles and four other bullion
Treasure Coast Coin Club had its annual banquet
and awards dinner at the Vero River House. Approximately 55
attended. Mike Brown, treasure diver, gave a PowerPoint
presentation on his findings over the last six years. He talked
about the fellow divers who got him into the sport.
Venice Coin Club had 28 members and a guest at
their last meeting. They had a "Wild & Wooly " quiz and mystery
country quiz. The auction followed.
Augusta Coin Club had Zach Richardson speak on
"The Norfed Liberty Dollar." They had a show-n-tell followed by the
auction. Forty-nine were present at the last meeting.
Lower Cape Fear Coin Club had a program on
"Felix Schlag, the designer of the Jefferson Nickel". 2014 Kennedy
half dollars are available to club members at cost. The club
website will soon be updated at www.lcfcc.org. The club coin show
is April 12-13 at the American Legion, 702 Pine Grove Dr.,