The Exchange : Southeast coin clubs distribute Red Books, hold show-n-tells

Southeast coin clubs distribute Red Books, hold show-n-tells

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All FUN member clubs are welcome to send two representatives to the FUN Coin Club Get Together Friday July 11th at noon in Orlando. We will have a lunch buffet, 10 silver eagle door prizes and open discussion on improving coin clubs. RSVP to by July 1st, 2014.


Madison County Coin Club watched a DVD on "The Art of Making a Rare Coin Deal" by H. Robert Campbell. 


Ancient City Coin Club had Ray Herz give a program on "Grading 201, Part 2," followed by the auction. Its March coin show went well. Several members spoke at the public library on "Introduction to Coin Collecting." Twenty-two were present at the last meeting. 

Brandon Coin Club had 41 members at its last meting. Bill Jones gave a program entitled "Buddy can you spare a dime?" The club's next show is May 17th at the Brandon Elks Lodge. 

Casselberry Coin Club had John McIntosh speak on "The Twelve Caesars." They had a silver eagle attendance prize followed by the auction. 

Central Florida Coin Club had its coin show on April 4-6th with ANACS & ICG in attendance. The YN's had a program on "Proof Coins." 

Ft. Lauderdale Coin Club had its club picnic on the 5th. There was a pizza night followed by the auction. 

Ft. Myers Coin Club will have a power point presentation on "The Progress of Slabs Thru the Ages" by Jay Chamberlain. All coins in the auction will be slabbed dollars.

Ft. Walton Beach Coin Club had 62 at its last meeting. The club had a program on California Gold. There also was a show-n-tell followed by the auction.

Gold Coast Coin Club studied the ANA program, "Counterfeits & Altered Coins, Part 2." 

Greater Daytona Coin Club had Ray Herz speak on "Grading U.S. Coins." Bob Hawes showed world currency. 

Greater Jacksonville Coin Club had a program by Rick Bretz on "Pedigree & Hoard/ Coins & Currency." The Red Books are $7 per person. After a break for refreshments, the auction followed. 

Greater Ocala Coin Club had Ray Herz speak on "Grading Walking Liberty Halves." The Red Books came in. April 29th was Pizza Night with a collectible style auction. Club member Nancy Wilson purchased sheet No. 1 of 400 $1 bills at the ANA's 2014 National Money Show. 

North Lake Coin & Currency Club had pizza and a big raffle drawing with seven different gold coins followed by the 50/50 drawing and the auction. 

Palm Beach Coin Club had nearly 100 members attend Free Food Night with pizza, subs, calzone, Stromboli and desserts. The program was Cindy Wibker speaking on "Exonumia, One Man's Trash is another Man's Treasure." She told the club different ways to collect tokens and medals. The club auction featured 150 lots. The 2015 Red Books came in and club members got them at cost. The club donated 24 Red Books to the Palm Beach County Library System. 

Sarasota Coin Club had 53 in attendance. The club's 50th anniversary medals are available in goldine, silver and copper. Bart Bartanowicz spoke about "Third Party Coin Grading Companies." 

South Brevard Coin Club had Tim B. and Stan speak on "Morgan Dollars." They also explained grading, CAC stickers, resubmitting coins for a higher grade and told about the different value of coins graded from one company to the next. They had a show-n-tell followed by the auction. 

Tampa Bay Coin Club had Mr. Schemitsch speak on "The Bashlow 1861 Restrike  Civil War Token." The club had two new members and two guests. 

Treasure Coast Coin Club had a program on "The Many Faces of U.S. Currency." A who's who on paper money by Ron Rego. The auction followed. 

West Hernando Coin Club had a successful coin show on February 15th, with over 200 in attendance and 25 dealer tables. The next show is June 21st at the Elks Club in Brooksville, Florida. At the April meeting, President Guy Ventre presented past treasurer Gene Harbour with a plaque for his meritorious service from 2007-13. There were 50 members in attendance.


Augusta Coin Club had a program on "Early Large Cents." Fifty-six were present at the club's last meeting. The club coin show is May 9-10th at the Columbia County Convention Center, Grovetown. They had a show-n-tell and the new 2015 Red Books came in. 


Lower Cape Fear Coin Club had a program on "The First Treasurer of the U.S." by Charles C. There were 23 at its last meeting. 2014 Kennedy halves were sold at cost. 


West Tennessee Collectors Club is sponsoring their 55th annual coin show September 6-7th at the Madison County Agricultural Extension Service Auditorium, 309 N. Parkway in Jackson, Tennessee. Contact Mac Mann, P.O. Box 7351, Jackson, Tennessee, 38302, email:, phone 731-394-3972.


Written by Tony Swicer at 00:00

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