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Volume 10, Number 6

June 1997

June Membership Meeting
Wed., June 4, 1997 Central Lutheran Church

7:30 PM Meeting


 

FROM YOUR EDITORS

Our May membership meeting saw some 75 lots of donated coins and numismatic items auctioned off. There are still a lot of good items remaining and we hope to see a good turnout at the next June meeting, The 40 lots are listed.

Congratulations go out to club member Chuck Breshears on being the winner of the club's raffle prize, a 1922 Gold Certificate Note in VF condition. It's a fine prize to win. Our next raffle prize will be announced a the June 4th meeting.

1877 Three Cent Nickel

July 6th will see our coin club's summer picnic held at Kinkaid Park here in Anchorage. The picnic hours will be from 12 noon to about 5 or 6 PM. It will be a potluck picnic. The club will supply the hotdogs. hamburgers, soda pop, chips, utensils, and condiments. What we will need are salads, desserts, vegetable dishes, and whatever you wish to bring for the event. Expect a call from Ann Brown, who will be contacting our members to see who will attend. We need to know this information in order that we can determine how many hotdogs and hamburgers need to be ordered. Those who will be attending can also call Ann Brown at 563-6708 during the days. The featured event for our summer picnic will be a treasure hunt for the YNs, in which teams of YNs will look for a hidden treasure chest of coins somewhere in Kinkaid Park. Details on the rules will be given out in our next newsletter. We're looking forward to a good turnout for this event.....

Our club's Board wants to remind all of you members that we are still looking for designs for our club's 10th year commemorative coin set in 1998. So far, we have received several submissions. We want to see more from all of you. The selection of the winning design will be announced at our club's Christmas Party in December. So...keep sending those designs in.

One of our YNs, Nathan Hansen, will be going to Okinawa very shortly. Nathan will be missed by his fellow YNs and the club members. Your editors wish Nathan and his family well in Okinawa.......

Meantime, it has come to our attention that members Debbie and George are now back in town after their long stint in Washington State. We all hope to see you at the July 6th summer picnic.

Finally, a personal thanks from your editors to the Tasmanian Numismatic Society (our sister club), for their generous donation of Australian pre-decimal coins for our YN coin auction. Our club's Board has asked us to announce a special project that can be participated by our YNs and club members. ..the project is intended to reciprocate in kind to our sister club. Details of the project to be announced by member Mike Orr at our June 4th membership meeting.

 

REMAINING AUCTION LOTS FOR JUNE 4TH MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Note: All auction lots are donated material with proceeds going to the club's YN education program.

Lot #

76. One each Library of Coins Coin Album Buffalo Nickels Donated by Scott Hornal.

77. One set of 3 Coin Albums- Library of Coins' US Commemoratives. Donated by Scott Hornal.

78. One lot consisting of 8 US Commemorative magazines / The Commemorative Trail / Various Issues 1991-1993. Donated by Scott Hornal.

79. One lot consisting of 22 "The Numismatist" magazines' Various issues from 1961-1966  Includes the magazine edition (April, 1962) of Kaye Dethridge's article on Alaskan Tokens. Donated by Scott Hornal.

80. Various (approximately 20) Auction and Sales Catalogs / Ancient Coins. 1993-1996. Donated by Scott Hornal.

81. Two each Nevada Gaming Tokens / $1 Tokens. Donated by Larry Nakata.

82. Four each Alaskan Tokens 1959- Fireside Lounge-Spenard. Donated by Roy Brown.

83. Seven each Australian Commemoratives 50 c./ 1970- 1995. Donated by The Tasmanian Numismatic Society.

84. Three each Australian Commemoratives $1 Coin / 1986-1988. Donated by The Tasmanian Numismatic Society.

85. One lot Australian Bank Notes consisting of 1 ea $1 (1966-74) / 1 ea $2 (1966-74). Donated by The Tasmanian Numismatic Society.

86. One lot Australian Bank Notes consisting of 1 ea $1 (1966-74) / 2 ea $2 (1966-74). Donated by The Tasmanian Numismatic Society.

87. One each "Cherrypicker's Pocket Guide-Top 150'V 1997. Autographed and donated by Bill Fivaz and J.T. Stanton.

88. Same as Lot 87.

89. Same as Lot 87.

90. Two each Australian 20c. / 1995 and 1996. Donated by The Tasmanian Numismatic Society.

91. Two each Australian 50c. / 1966 Silver 80%. Donated by The Tasmanian Numismatic Society.

92. One each Australian $5 coin/ BU. Donated by The Tasmanian Numismatic Society.

93. One lot consisting of 1 ea Elongated cent' Central Stales Numismatic Assoc. Convention / 1984 / Only 50 struck and 1ea Overprinted Certificate' 'Milwaukee Numismatic Society" Only 150 made. Donated by John Wilson.

94. One each $2 Federal Reserve Note / Series 1976. Donated by Kento Azegarni.

95. One roll circulated Liberty "V" Nickels (1900-1902). Donated by Larry Nakata.

96. One roll circulated Jefferson Nickels.' Various dates 1938-1945 / Unsearched. Donated by Larry Nakata.

97. One roll circulated Silver Roosevelt Dimes / Various dates 1946-1960. Unsearched roll. Donated by Larry Nakata.

98. One roll circulated Silver Washington Quarters Various dates 1935-1956 Unsearched roll. Donated by Larry Nakata.

99. A Surprise Lot of Unknown Stuff. A bunch of odds and ends....but you won't really know what's inside.....

100. A good lot of foreign coins from Ireland, Britain (4), Italy, USSR, Peru (2), Australia, England, and New Zealand Donated by John Larson.

101. One lot of three coins consisting of 2 each 1917-S Lincoln cents in Fine condition and a 1959 Nickel in XF. Donated by John Larson.

102. Three (3) Australian half pennies 1917-C, 1922-S', 1936-M Good or better. Donated by the Tasmanian Numismatic Society (TNS).

103. Five (5) Australian pennies 2 ea 1938-M 1939-M.'1940-M'195I-P Good or better. Donated by TNS.

104. Five (5) Australian pennies 1913-L/ 1919-M' 1920-M .'1921-MS 1922-M Good or better. Donated by TNS.

105. Five (5) Australian pennies 1924-M, 1926-MS, 1927-M, 1929-M, 1932-M Good or better. Donated by TNS.

106. Five (5) Australian pennies 1938-M, 1939-M, 1941-M, 1943-M, 1944-P Good or better. Donated by TNS.

107. Five (5) Australian Silver Three Pence 1910-L, 1918-M, 1926-M, 1927-M, 1935-M. VG or better. Donated by TNS.

108. Six (6) Australian Silver Three Pence 1939-M, 1942-M, 1948-M, 1950-M, 1955-M, 1961-M VG or better. Donated by TNS.

109. Five (5) Australian Silver Six Pence. 1911-L, 1945-M, 1950-M, 1955-M, 1961-M. VG or better. Donated by TNS.

110. Four (4) Australian Silver Six Pence. 1960-M, 1961-M, 1962-M, 1963-M. VG or better. Donated by TNS.

111. Four (4) Australian Silver Shillings. 1910-L, 1952-M, 1960-M, 1963-M. VG or better. Donated by TNS.

112. Four (4) Australian Silver Florins. 1946-M, 1947-M, 1951-M, 1953-M. VG or better. Donated by TNS.

113. Mystery Coin. We think it's an early 19th Century George IV penny or token. You figure it out. In AG condition, Donated by TNS.

114. As assortment of foreign coins from China, Hong Kong, Indonesia. Italy. New Guinea, Netherlands, Singapore, and Spain. Dates 1929-1984. VG or better. Donated by TNS.

115. An assortment of Thailand 1 baht coins. Dates 1977-1982. Donated by TNS.

 

MEMBERSHIP NEWS

Schedule of Events for the Month of June

1. Monthly Membership Meeting: June 4th (Wednesday) at 7:30 PM at the Central Lutheran Church. Club members and general public welcomed. This meeting will see the remaining 40 lots of coins and numismatic material auctioned off to conclude the YN Coin Auction. Following the auction. YN Kento Azegami will be giving a short presentation on "Collecting World Currency".

2. YN Meeting: June 13th (Friday) at 7:00 PM at the Central Lutheran Church. YNs, club members, and general public welcomed. There will be a session on "US Copper Coinage- Half Cents, Cents, and Two Cent Pieces". It should be an interesting event for you YNs.

3. Anchorage Coin Club Board Meeting: June 18th (Wednesday) at 7:00 PM at the Central Lutheran Church. Club members welcomed.

May 7th Membership Meeting

The meeting was called to order at 7:30 PM. The primary focus of the May 7th membership meeting was to auction off as many lots as possible for the YN Coin Auction. The only announcement made was that the club's summer picnic would be held at Kinkaid Park on the afternoon of July 6th (Sunday). As there no other announcements, the door prize, membership prize, and raffle prize were awarded.

The door prize, a 1929-D Liberty Standing Quarter in VG condition was won by YN Nathan Hansen.

The membership prize, an Alaska Mint Sea Otter Silver Medallion was won by YN Corey Rennell.

The raffle prize, a 1922 Gold Certificate Note in VF condition, was won by club member Chuck Breshears.

Following the award of prizes, the auction commenced. Some 75 lots were auctioned off that evening. The meeting was concluded at 8:45 PM with the intent that the remaining lots will be auctioned off at the club's next meeting on June 4th.

Minutes of May 21st Board Meeting

The Board meeting was called to order at 7PM.

Board member John Larson has received a case of 45 VHS tapes on "The Money Story", which describes the origin of the concept of money, it's evolution, and use. This video tape is intended for distribution to elementary school teachers. John will coordinate efforts with the Anchorage School District on distribution of these tapes to the various elementary schools here in Anchorage.

The Board reviewed submissions made thusfar for our club's 10th year coin set in 1998. The Board would like to see more submissions from our membership before choosing the winning design. It was decided to choose the winning design at our club's Christmas Party in December.

The remainder of the Board meeting concentrated on details for our club's July 6th summer picnic. Larry Nakata has already arranged for use of Kinkaid for that Sunday afternoon. As in previous years, it was decided to make this event a potluck picnic with the club supplying the main items. Board members Bruce Gamble and John Larsen will be organizing a treasure hunt event for the YNs at that picnic. Details on the treasure hunt will be formulated by the next Board meeting.

The meeting concluded at 8:15 PM.

YN Gunnar Robuck with his dad (Mike) at our Club's Christmas Party.
Gunnar is munching on his winning raffle prize, a slabbed $10 Liberty Gold Piece.

 

YN CORNER
by Larry Nakata (Member #41)

First.... let me say I'm sorry for the mixup on the scheduled date of the YN meeting. As Chief Editor of this newsletter I made the mistake of posting the YN meeting date as May 16th. Fortunately, some of you YNs remembered that we always hold our YN meetings the 2nd Friday of each month. I'm appreciative that you brought this mistake to my attention that day so that I could contact the other YNs on the mistake.

Despite the mixup, we still had a very good session on "The Care, Handling, and Collecting of Copper Coins". We went over a historical background on copper coins, how coppers should be handled and stored, and had the YNs grade a variety of 19th Century foreign copper coins.

Special thanks go out to member Mike Orr ("The Money Merchant") for his generous donation of those 19th Century foreign coppers..... and his help at the meeting. Following the grading session, the coins were distributed to the YNs in attendance.

Next month's session will be held on June 13th and will cover Pan II of the session "US Copper Coinage- Half Cents, Cents, and Two Cent Pieces". Hope to see a lot of you YNs at this session.

Finally, a goodbye to YN Nathan Hansen. Nathan's family will be going to Okinawa in June. Nathan....enjoy your time in Okinawa. We'll all miss you..........

 

 

USED - CIRCULATED COINS AND TOKENS
by Ben Guild (Member #102)

For the purpose of this article the following definitions are appropriate.

Circulated: Commercial coin mintage meant for general distribution throughout the Country, and in coin grades from AG to AU because of environmental damage.

Used: Circulated coins or tokens used by known or unknown personages, or groups of people in excise and trade and other purposes in certain periods of history, here (U.S.) or abroad.

Coin: A medium of exchange (specie) such as copper, silver, and gold (and other metals) stamped planchets struck between two dies with an image and usually a date. Often coins will have mint marks, indicating the mint where struck.

Token: A piece of stamped metal with a face value higher than it's real value, and issued as a substitute for coinage. Tokens may be made from any existing metal; but copper, brass, white metal (German silver), and aluminum are four popular choices, as well as wood and plastic,

Coin Jewelry: Any coin or token that has been altered in any way to be worn as a piece of jewelry or decoration (i.e. some simply to drill a hole through to hang around the neck on a chain or ribbon....thus becoming a sort of 'Love Token').

Love Token: A special type of coin jewelry usually affected by the young/itinerant to express admiration and endearment. These 'love tokens' were made from the available very smallest to the largest coins of the realm. Usually one side or another were planed off by a jeweler and engraved (some very elaborately) with names, dates, entwined initials, and other special information.

Counterstamp: A method used in advertising and / or as a political gimmick during elections from dog catcher to the presidential. Both coins and tokens were utilized in this manner. Individual and business names and/or initials were used. A coin or token retained the face value at the time, despite its disfigurement.

Encased coin or token: A coin or token (copper or brass) that is 'encased' or surrounded by a different metal, usually aluminum, with advertising or other information on it. Most of the time, encased coins and tokens are near UNC condition.

To some collectors, any coin (unless exceedingly rare) is no! worth collecting below UNC condition or above to MS-65, Their standards are very high. Depending upon the coins one is trying to collect, this philosophy works well with some 20th Century coins, less well with 19th Century coins and almost not at all with 17th and 18th Century money (unless one has an unlimited budget).

Being a new (novice) coin collector and primarily a historian. I am more interested personally in any coins, but especially U.S. that indicates a personal/historical use in some way or another. A lot of a particular country's history may be learned by collecting their coins by types, dates, portraits, special features, etc.; and to find 'other' markings and usage leads to greater knowledge- sort of the frosting on the cake, as so to speak.

There are collectors that only collect coins that have been artificially holed, the date and type giving note that it was a used-circulated coin of another period. Some collect counterstamped. or otherwise marked coins used for a variety of purposes.

I mentioned "Love Tokens" earlier. About 25 to 30 years ago, my wife Doiris paid $3 for a 1877 Trade "BOX" dollar at a flea market. A box dollar is made from two coins planed off and hollowed out, and reattached so that when turned in a certain way. it will slide open revealing in inner compartment made to hold a small photograph or?? It is fitted with a silver ring and chain to be hung around the neck as jewelry. To my mind, this is the epitome of coin jewelry and a love token as well.

I personally have a small collection of Bust and Seated half dollars, and Bust and Seated quarter dollars, as well as dimes and half dimes from simply a hole, to elaborately engraved coins with rings, bezels, and simple to omate clasps attached to be used for pendants, decorative broaches and pins. Some love tokens were made into necklaces and bracelets from a varied selection of small to large specially engraved coins, and put together in many different ways.

I have in mind one particular love token necklace and bracelet set of U.S. coins which I have coveted but cannot purchase at any price. The necklace is suspended with a fine silver chain and connected together with silver rings. The top row of coins is eight silver three cent pieces, the second row...6 seated liberty half dimes, the third row. ...4 seated liberty dimes, the fourth row.... 2 Barber dimes, and the end piece... an early Liberty head / Mercury dime. All these coins have been planed off on the obverse except the Mercury being planed off on the on the reverse. Each coin is profusely engraved with hearts and flowers, and the initials or names of all children, grand children, and great grand children of one particular family. The matching bracelet of six bust and seated liberty quarter dollars has the identical engraving around the edge with the names of parents, grand parents, and great grand parents. This ornate, but heavy set of jewelry (love tokens) is the family history from before the Civil War to about WW-1.

Some of the earliest love tokens were carried so much that the coin face is almost is almost worn off and the engraving as well.

       

Gold coinage as not immune from being turned into jewelry or love tokens. Some were just holed and worn on a ribbon. Some were engraved, and some had a gold bezel, or a rim ring with loop. In the U.S. the $1 gold coin seemed to be the most popular coin to be used for jewelry; but others were used as well. Fortunately for love token collectors everywhere-most gold and other coins thus altered are only worth about bullion value, and easily obtained from coin dealers as damaged and culls. (There are some exceptions to this, as interest grows in collecting these type used-circulated baubles, the prices rise accordingly).

Copper coins were not exempt from being used as coin jewelry especially by the poor. Back in the days where one U.S. large cent would buy 2 loaves of bread and a pail of milk, even that coin used as jewelry put a strain on finances. One can find U.S. Half Cents, Large Cents. Flying Eagle Cents. Indian Head Cents (especially the copper nickel types), and even Lincoln Wheat Cents that are use-circulated as advertising, identification, and love tokens. Special U.S. and Foreign large tokens (i.e. the so-called Hard Time Tokens of 1832-1844 in the U.S.) were often utilized as above; and likewise the Civil War Patriotic Tokens, and the Civil War Store Cards (advertising)- which are a major study in themselves.

Actually, the use of coinage for love mementos began in Europe, principally England. France, and Germany. Many foreign soldiers embarking from their homeland to the North American shores carried these 'love tokens' with them. Samples of these are commonly found here if one will but look for them.

Another form of coin jewelry was the watch fob. In the mid to late 19th Century there were few if any wrist watches. Men wore vests that had a watch pocket that held a large, usually heavy pocket watch. To facilitate pulling the watch out of its pocket, simple to elaborate 'watch fobs' were fabricated for use that were decorative as well, many from coins. Main coins were simply holed and a chain attached to a ring.

People who collect coins of any type should have at least one example of a used-circulated coin, including a 'love token' in their collection. Many a young soldier, sailor, or marine went off to the wars that this Country has fought since its beginning with a momento or token of love and affection from his family and loved ones to carry with him into battle.

The popularity of U.S. love tokens seemed to peak out in the Indian Wars period {1865-1885); but one can find love tokens that were carried in the Spanish American War. WW-1 and WW-I1.

 

 

SURFING THE INTERNET

While browsing our sister club's WEB Page: http://www.viiion.net.au.pwood/ins.html

We came across this article in their May newsletter by one of their members, Graeme Peterwood. This article seems to have been written as a result of our club's last shipment of numismatic material to the Tasmanian Numismatic Society. One of the items shipped was the ANA Grading Guide. What follows is an article in which Graeme compares the grading systems used in Australia and the United States with some interesting comments that might be of interest to our members:

 

U.S. COIN GRADING REPORT
by Graeme Petterwood (T.N.S. Member #332)

As an exercise, I have recently graded a gift parcel of coins, kindly sent from Larry Nakata of the Anchorage Coin Club of Alaska, and also carefully re-graded all of my existing collection of U.S. coins against the criteria laid down in the American Numismatic Association's 'Official A.N.A. Grading Standards for United States Coins.'

Comparing the results with the gradings that I had previously recorded, using our own usual Australian standards, I would report to the Society that I found very few points of arguable difference. No matter what method I used as a reference, the end results were within the parameters and expectations that I had set both on normal visual appeal and under the reasonable (10x) scrutiny that I consider adequate for quality circulated coinage.

By giving careful consideration and conservative evaluation of each coin. I found that the descriptions from both systems were reasonably compatible, particularly in the grades through to (a) UNC or AU-58 -although some of the U.S. descriptions for the highest grades seem to leave room for a certain amount of ambiguity, and, as I have only a relatively small sample range of Uncirculated and Proof coinage to work on for comparisons. I feel that I cannot pass any personal judgement on that grading area at present.

This ambiguity, however, has already been mentioned by several other members of the numismatic community, in other publications, (even implied in the A.N.A. Grading Standards itself) and while I tend to agree with this view, I have to bear in mind my own lack of sufficiently high quality U.S. coins across the range to give me, what I consider to be. an adequate data base.

Australian Grading Standards. As mentioned in the April edition of the 'Tasmanian Numismatist', the differences between the American coin grading system, (in which the standard explanations have been enhanced with a graduated number scale, ranging from 1-70, which was designed many years ago by Dr. William H. Sheldon) and our own, (which is still only using a variety of 'self-choice' adjectives to enhance the standard explanations) have been the subject of some prolonged discussions in our major numismatic publications of late.

The real problem, as I see it, is that we are trying to apply someone else's system to Australian coinage when we are quite capable of, and should be, doing our own thing!

If a grade numbering system, similar to the A.N.A. Standards, was to be eventually applied to Australian coins, it would be imperative for a complete and thoroughly definitive description be arrived at, preferably by consensus from a balanced panel of noted Australian numismatists and traders, (possibly selected by ballot from suitable applications) and then those Australian Standards would need be set down in print.

Suggestions on the make-up of such a panel, and the style of a suitably original and reasonable Australian system, could be the subject of a very lively quest through our specialist numismatic magazines' correspondence columns, as long as it was approached in a positive manner.

The official U.S. standards show both written and illustrated grading points for most of their existing 'type sets' of coins and we should aspire to achieve nothing less.

As we still have a comparatively small range of pre-decimal and decimal circulating coinage, and as much of the hard work has already been done, it would be well within the capabilities of the overall numismatic industry to cover the cost and to arrange publication of any 'official' Australian Standards through the auspices of a recognized body, such as the Numismatic Association of Australia for example, if they were prepared to act as umpire.

We would also need to get any system under way before the ever increasing number of 'investment' issues made it too burdensome a task!

As new coin 'types' were added to our coinage range, they could be 'road-tested' by the panel to define their main characteristics for wear and thus create an immediate bench-mark for grading reference- and the record!

Those standard references, IF compiled and published, could then give some much needed confidence to the hobbyist, which most of us are. and also the investor, which most of us hope we are, when we are out there in the wilderness of the numismatic market-place - trying to have the best of two worlds - as well as taking some of the onus off the dealers to justify their grading procedures on the higher price bracket area of our own Australian coins.

In the delicate art of numismatic dealings, there are two saying that always spring to my mind:

1. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder!

2. You only get what you pay for!

With the introduction of an 'Official Grading Standards for Australian Coins', at least I would have a definitive reference to know that what I was looking at was priced accordingly!

 

 

PURCHASING POWER OF ANCIENT COINS
by Gerald Tebben

EDITORS NOTE: While browsing the ANA's WEB page, we came across this article that was a presentation given in the ANA's "Money Talks" Program in May:

Have you even tried comparing today's prices with the prices our grandparents paid for the same thing? A loaf of bread costs a dollar today, but you could buy it for 7 cents in 1934. A gallon of gas that costs $1.29 today was just 14 cents in 1939. But what about long ago- I mean really long ago? What was the purchasing power of a penny in Ancient Rome?

Actually, there was no such Roman coin as a penny. The penny mentioned in the King James Bible wasn't a penny at all. It was a denarius, a silver coin of substantial value in the first century. When the Bible was translated into English during the 17th Century, scholars wanted to make the Bible understandable to the common people, and substituted a modern coin- the penny- for an ancient one, the denarius.

The denarius was as big around as a dime, and twice as thick It was more than a day's pay for a soldier in Caesar's army, A soldier was paid 225 denarii a year, and could live rather comfortably while saving 30% of his salary.

Common workers didn't fare as well. Laborers in the Roman empire's gold mines earned about half a denarius a day. Slaves, of course, earned nothing, but were valued at anywhere from 200 denarii for common laborers to 2,000 denarii for the finest wine dressers. Wine dressing was an important occupation in ancient Rome, where wine was considered a gift from the gods.

Inscriptions unearthed in Pompeii show that a draft of wine in that ill-fated city's taverns cost 1/16 of a denarius for the cheap stuff. And what did the ancient tavern owner have to pay for his wine? It wholesaled for one denarius- that's per urn, not per liter...............

 

 

A NEW ONE DOLLAR COIN
by
Jim Benfield

 

ANOTHER ARTICLE FROM "MONEY TALKS" (April 8, 1997):

The U.S. government could save nearly a billion dollars a year- if Americans would just carry a $1 coin, instead of a $1 bill.

How could we save so much money? Easy....a coin lasts more than 30 years, while paper dollar bills must be re-printed about every 18 months. The Treasury Department estimates the cotton and paper $1 bill only lasts for about 400 transactions.

More money could be saved by mass transit agencies if we had a $1 coin. You see, each year, bus and subway agencies spend $125 million, just to straighten out and count dollar bills. Coins can be counted for a fraction of the cost, because this tedious task can be done by machines, instead of by human hands.

Vending machines which accept dollar bills cost more to manufacture- about $400 to $500 more. Those increased costs must be passed on to customers. So, the old dollar bill indirectly raises the costs of candy and soft drinks for all you junk food lovers.

Since 1980- Japan, England, Canada and most European countries have replaced their low value bills with new, high-value coins.

Many people are afraid dollar coins would cause their pockets to sag. But fans of the dollar coin point out that when dollar bills are pulled from circulation - the rarely used $2 bill will become popular. And those who use coin laundries, long-term parking meters, and pay telephones won't have to carry around a roll of quarters.

A coalition of vendors, mass transit agencies, and balanced budget advocates are urging Congress to introduce a new $1 coin. The coin they propose would be gold-colored, and have a smooth edge-like a nickel.

So, if we get that golden dollar coin - you'll know the reason why!

 

 


The Anchorage Coin Club
 

Meetings:       Membership meeting - First Wednesday of the month, 7:30 PM
                        E-Board meeting - Third Wednesday of the month, 7:00 PM
                        Meetings held at the Central Lutheran Church, at the corner of 15th and Cordova

 

Club Officers

President-                    Roy Brown          Days: 563-6708
                                                                    Eves: 243-5732
V. President-                Mike Orr            Eves: 522-3679
Treasurer-                      Robert Hall        Eves: 561-8343
Secretary-                   Larry Nakata        Days: 269-5603
                                                                    Eves: 563-1729

Editors -                     Loren Lucason    Eves: 272-3700
                                    Larry Nakata
                                    Robin Sisler
                                    Mike Nourse
                                    Jim Susky
Club Archivist / Photographer - Robin Sisler

Board of Directors

Ann Brown-                      Days: 563-6708

Bruce Gamble-               Eves: 345-6273

John Larson-                    Eves: 276-3292

DUES

To save costs, members not responding to renewal notices within 3 months will be considered inactive.

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.

Correspondence Address: Anchorage Coin Club, P.O. Box 230169, Anchorage, Alaska 99523