The Exchange : Southeast coin clubs plan shows, listen to presentations

Southeast coin clubs plan shows, listen to presentations

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Madison County Coin Club had a potluck dinner followed by a buy, sell and trade night.



Summer FUN is July10-12th, 2014 at the Orange County Convention Center, 9800 International Drive, Hall WA1, near the Rosen Center. Dealer set-up is Wednesday at 2 p.m. The public can get in Thursday at 10 a.m. There is a free shuttle bus running from the back parking lot to the front of the convention center. Parking is $9.

The FUN Coin Club Get Together is Friday at noon, room 303BC. 

Ancient City Coin Club had 34 members at its last meeting. Bob Cane gave a presentation on "Franklin Halves, Circulated and Proof." 

Brandon Coin Club had 43 at its meeting. The May coin show was well attended and the club is getting ready for its July 26th show, Brandon Elks Club, 800 Centennial Lodge Dr. 

Casselberry Coin Club had Mark Lighterman speak on "Identifying Casino Chips and Researching Them."

Central Florida Coin Club election was as follows: President, Zach Lauer; Vice President, Don Mix; Treasurer, Donna Moon; and Secretary, BJ Neff. New Board members are Bill Hancock, Jeanie Neff, Tom Palmer and Skip Pfeiffer. Zach Lauer is 20 years old and plans to make coins his profession. 

Ft. Lauderdale Coin Club had a talk on "ANA Numismatic Trivia Questions" by Joe Zelinski. 

Ft. Walton Beach Coin Club had 52 members at its last meeting. Dave Parenteau gave the program on "The Art in U.S. Paper Money." He brought in some framed notes. The club voted to purchase 250 "shopping style" bags with the club's name on them. Club members could purchase them for their personal use. 

Florida Token Society will meet September 13th, 2014 in Orlando at 10 a.m., Denny's Restaurant.  

Gold Coast Coin Club had an ANA DVD on "Grading Mint State U.S. Coins," followed by door prizes, raffle prizes and the auction.

Greater Jacksonville Coin Club had a program on estate planning by Elizabeth Williams. The YN program was "The History of Gold" by Robert Levan, followed by door prizes, and buy, sell and trade. Peyton Sounder was named the 2014 ANA Young Numismatist of the Year at the ANA Summer Seminar. 

Greater Ocala Coin Club had 47 members at its last meeting. Club shirts are now available. They had a 50/50 drawing followed by the auction. The program was on grading techniques. 

North Lake Coin & Currency Club had Mark Trout speak on "Where the Buffalo Roam," coins and currency with Buffaloes on them. There was a raffle, 50/50 drawing and the auction. 

Palm Beach Coin Club had a program on "U.S. Timelines in History for Coins & Currency," telling why each type was used. Eighty-five were present. Five new members and two renewals were signed up at the monthly coin show.

Ridge Coin Club of Sebring will be holding its 58th annual coin show on February 15th, 2015, at the Sebring Elks Lodge, 2618 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring, FL 33870. There will be 30 tables. Contact Barry Radawiec, Box 1584 Tanglewood Circle, Sebring, FL 33872. Phone 863-382-8958 or 863-835-1253, email 

Sarasota Coin Club had 44 at their last meeting. Fiftieth anniversary club medals are still available. They had a surprise program followed by the auction. 

South Brevard Coin Club had a quiz on the 1982 Lincoln Cents, the raffle brought in $50 and there were several show-n-tells. The program was "Grading Wheat Pennies" by Stan. 

Tampa Bay Coin Club had a power point presentation on "ANA, 2012, A Numismatic Tour of Philadelphia." The club had a good raffle and auction. 

Treasure Coast Coin Club had a DVD from the ANA on "How Not to Lose Your Money Collecting Coins." Club members also talked about TV and newspaper advertising. 

Venice Coin Club had 23 members and two guests at their last meeting. Phil Kolbe gave a quiz on "Guessing the Mystery Country." Bart Bartanowicz gave a program on "Hidden Coin Boards or What's in your Backyard?", followed by the auction.



Augusta Coin Club said its May coin show was a huge success. There were 43 dealer tables with 303 guests visiting the show. They had 47 at their last meeting. Arno Safran had a power point on "Models Who Posed for our Coinage." YN Shelby Plooster gave a power point on "Commemorative Coins of the 1996 Atlanta Olympics."



Lower Cape Fear Coin Club had a program on "How to Sell Your Coins." Twenty-two were present at the last meeting. The new website will soon be available


Written by Tony Swicer at 00:00

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