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Newsletter of the Anchorage Coin Club
|Volume 8, Number 8||
|August Membership Meeting|
|Wed., August 2, 1995||Central Lutheran Church||
THE SUMMER PICNIC
THE SUMMER PICNIC
mentioned in last months newsletter, our picnic is coming up very soon. August
12th (Saturday) to be precise. Thank you Larry Nakata for setting up the event
and making reservations for us at Russian Jack Park.
hours are from 11 AM through about 6 PM. Do not be scared off by rain - the
picnic will still go on! For those who are not familiar with the parks location,
a map is printed on page 3 of this edition.
club provides hotdogs, hamburgers, chicken, potato chips, sodas, and utensils.
Members are encouraged to bring salads and desserts, as well as a good supply of
coins (or cards) for showing around or trading or whatever.
AUGUST MEMBERSHIP MEETING
ready for a talk and slide show by our traveling YN, Robin Sisler. As you may
remember, Robin was awarded our YN scholarship to attend this year's American
Numismatic Association summer conference in Colorado Springs.
went down, camera in hand, to attend the week long event in early July. Your
editor has not heard any of the specifics yet, but it is known that Robin took
many notes along with many slides, to present this month. Now we can see what
all the rest of us missed out on!
WHILE ROBIN IS IN THE
may have noticed that this month's newsletter is somewhat thicker than normal...
You will find that the first edition of the YN newsletter is attached with the
above mentioned Robin Sisler is the editor of that particular publication, with
some help by Mike Greer and an article by Larry Nakata. We will hope for some
future editions from Robin in upcoming months.
and Billy McGinnis have announced that the military is shipping them out to the
east coast. Many of you know the McGinnisses from their attendance at the club
meetings and their work with the YN program, as well as from their participation
in the club coin shows.
member, Jim Susky, has moved down to Homer. Long time members remember Jim as
the previous editor of the club newsletter, ACCent.
luck in your new locations!
July auction had a good array of material available for bidding, but few
bidders. It seems that the July 4th holiday weekend was not the best time for
such an event, as only 14 people were able to attend.
ended up being 75 lots submitted. Bargains were available, with some lots having
starting bids at 10 percent below Greysheet (wholesale) bid, which would be a
very substantial percentage below Coin World trends. Values of the lots ranged
from under $5 to several lots over $100.
next auction is planned for the Christmas potluck meeting, scheduled for early
December. We always have a good turnout for that event.
still have open seats for our upcoming seminar. To refresh memories, the subject
will be Ancient coinage, with emphasis on grading, authentication,
identification, and proper storage techniques.
seminar will be presented by Robert Hoge. A sign up form is available on page 5
of this issue.
Yes, it is
that time again! Our first show of the fall season will be held at the Northway
Mall on October 20th through 22nd, a Friday through Sunday block.
First Fall Show:
what everybody wants to know is how to sign up. Contact Robert Hall at 561-8343
to check on table availability and to make reservations. Once again, prepayment
will be required to hold your reservation. Payment must be received by Robert on
or before September 10th, or your tables will be given to people on the waiting
there are only about 40 tables available, and these will fill up very fast. A
waiting list will be formed in case some people who reserve tables fail to cover
their reservation by the September 10th deadline.
COINS SENT BY BILL FIVAZ
most famous member, Bill Fivaz of Dunwoody, Georgia, has sent up two coins to be
auctioned by our club. (For those of you who are new to the club, Bill is
credited with naming our newsletter, as well as conducting a seminar in
Anchorage a few years ago). One of the items is a Hobo nickel, the other is a
modern reproduction of the 1793 Chain cent.
pieces arrived just before the publication deadline, and no determination has
yet been made concerning when these items will be auctioned.
prizes were awarded during our July meeting:
prize, a 1928-S Standing Liberty Quarter, was won by Mike Orr.
membership prize of a 1977-S proof set was won by our newest member, Don Pazsint.
prize was a 1963 Washington Quarter in MS-63 which was won by treasurer Kurtis
prize will carry over to next month. Member #37, Debbie, was not in attendance.
Following Local Companies and Individuals Made Contributions to the 1995 YN
and World coins
and World banknotes
and World coins
As we had
expected, we had a rather sparse attendance for the July meeting. We had an
auction, as several new members had requested, in an attempt to reestablish this
activity and bring more people out. We had quite a lot of interesting material
but few bidders. The bidders we had, however, did have a chance to pick and
choose between many bargains. At any rate, it was good to be able to go through
the process again and the club will plan another auction around Christmas time.
speaker at our meeting will be Robin Sisler who just returned from an ANA summer
conference in Colorado Springs. He was able to view some extremely rare coins
and has stories and slides to share with us. It will be very interesting and I
encourage everyone to come out to the August meeting.
I have several pieces of bad news to report this month. First, our YN, Nathaniel
Grabman's father just passed away. I am sure all of our members join in offering
his family our sincere condolences in this time of loss. I will be proposing a
contribution to the American Cancer Society in his fathers name at the August
meeting. We hope to see Nathaniel back very soon
The coin club
has also lost both of the Bill McGinnisses as they will have moved from Alaska
by the time of the meeting. They were both actively involved in the club, at
coin shows, and with the YNs. We wish them well in their new endeavors, but they
will be sorely missed.
We are also
losing Mike Nourse as our newsletter editor/secretary. Mike has a new job with
the postal service and knows that as the holiday season approaches he will be
unable to continue with these duties. I have promised him to find him a
replacement by September. Thank you, Mike, for all your hard work and good luck
at the new job!
So we have a
call to action! We need people with computer skills and editing ability. We need
YN supporters. This is a good time for some of our new members to become
actively involved with the club.
Lets make it happen! The need has never been greater than it is now for leaders in the club. Rest assured that I will be talking to some of you to fill this vacancy and other as they arise. In closing, remember our annual picnic is August 12th from 11 AM till 6ish PM at Russian Jack Park, upper pavilion. See map for directions. Bring goodies and trading stock and we will have a great time. Until next month, good luck and good hunting.
Any member or
subscriber may submit a classified ad for free publication. Ads are limited to
40 words, one per month, and may be rejected if suitability is questionable.
Classified ads may be announcements, for sale, wanted, or whatever, as long as
it is somehow related to numismatics, card collecting, or rondy pins. Call in
your ad at 344-9856 or mail it to the club's PO box for publication.
those few Morgan Dollars to close out your collection? Call 274-4950 to obtain
those harder to get dates.
Editor's note: this is the thirteenth installment in a series of
articles started in August 1994.
Start with a
few statistics from 1910:
It seems that
there was a bit more negative news than positive during the second decade of the
1900s. Besides, of course, World War I, there were such events as the sinking of
the White Star Liner SS Titanic in 1912 and the beginning of our graduated
income tax system in 1913. There were some positive items also, including the
completion of the Panama Canal.
Of note to
paper money collectors, 1913 was the year in which the Federal Reserve system
was established by President Wilson. He set up a system of twelve Federal
Reserve regions, each of which had a central bank located in a major city.
numismatists, there was the Panama Pacific exposition held in San Francisco in
1915. If you had attended, you would have had the opportunity to buy
commemorative gold dollars, quarter eagles, and huge fifty dollar slugs.
World War I
began when a Serbian patriot assassinated Archduke Ferdinand of Austria in 1914.
At first, the war was confined to Europe, with the Central Powers of Germany,
Austria-Hungary, and Turkey against the Allied Powers of Great Britain, France,
and Russia for control of Europe and Africa.
managed to stay out of the war until 1917.
as the sinking of the British Lusitania and the French Sussex, both of which had
numerous American passengers generated anti German feelings. The US entered the
war with the plan that this would be the last great war, and there would be
peace from then on.
finally ended in 1918 when the Germans suffered a long string of defeats. The
armistice, or agreement to stop fighting, was signed on November 11, 1918.
with his plan that this would be the last great war, Woodrow Wilson gave a
comprehensive plan for lasting peace known as the fourteen points. Included
among these points was the creation of the League of Nations which would settle
disagreements before they led to war.
arrangements of peace were outlined in the Treaty of Versailles. The Central
Powers lost a lot of territory and had to pay large sums for war damages. In the
US, the national debt increased from $1 billion in 1920 to $24 billion at the
end of the decade.
The last big
event of the 1910s was the passing of the eighteenth amendment which made it
illegal to sell booze. Passed in 1919, this would be a very unpopular law which
was finally repealed in the twenty first amendment in 1933.
saw the beginning of some of our most beautiful and popular coin designs. The
Buffalo nickel, Mercury dime, Standing Liberty quarter, and the Walking Liberty
half all began their production in the middle of the decade.
Mike Orr Days:
V. President- Mike Greer Eves: 344-1907
Treasurer- Kurtis Hawk
Sec./Editor- Mike Nourse Days: 344-9856
Eves: 344-9856 msg.
Board of Directors
Regular Membership $25/year
Associate Membership $10/year
Junior Membership $5/year
save cost, members not responding to renewal notices within three months will be
The Anchorage Coin Club is a non-profit organization formed
to provide information, education, and a meeting place for individuals having an
interest in numismatics.
Address: PO Box 230169 Anchorage,