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Volume 17, Number 4

April 2004

April Membership Meeting
Wed., April 7th, 2004 Central Lutheran Church

6:30 PM YNs, 7:15 Meeting



    Apologies are in order from your Chief Editor on the lateness of this month's newsletter. Just got back from vacation.

On March 3rd the coin club had it's YN meeting and membership meeting at the Central Lutheran Church (downstairs area). One of the coin dealers from Fairbanks, Dick Hanscomb, joined us at this meeting. Dick was in town on some business and decided to come to our club meeting. It's always to good to see other numismatists join us at our meetings.

The YNs first held their meeting and later joined us for the balance of the evening. The YNs are trying to generate a little bit of money for their program and subsequently raffled off an ICG MS-66 1945-S Jefferson Silver Wartime nickel. The slabbed coin was won by member Bob Freese.

The club's door prize, a Sept. 11th silver medallion minted by the now defunct Evergreen Mint, was also won by Bob Freese.

Bob was in such a good mood that he signed up as a lifetime member of our coin club. Congratulations go to Bob for taking that step.

The membership prize, an uncirculated roll of 1960-D Large Date Lincoln cents was won by YN Kyra Mead.

The March 3rd meeting also saw the following Anchorage Coin Club officers elected:

President: Stan Mead

Vice President: John Larson

Secretary: Larry Nakata

Treasurer: Greg Samorajski

Open Board seat: Loren Lucason

The two remaining board seats are presently held by YN Justin Samorajski (who still has one more year to go on his term) and our prior club President, Richard Bilak, who remains a Board member in accordance with our club bylaws.

Stan Mead gave a briefing on planned local events to celebrate National Coin Week. Planned are two displays at the Loussac Library and the First National Bank of Alaska (FNBA) located near the 4th Avenue Theater. YNs (i.e., our club's Young Numismatists) will be working with Loren Lucason, Stan Mead, and Bill Hamilton in putting together these displays.

In Stan's briefing the YN Program will take the lead role in developing a 2005 Anchorage Coin Club calendar. The YNs will be designing the calendar. Plans are to correspond with other coin clubs that exchange newsletters with our club. The YNs plan to ask for support of this project by getting commitments on purchase of the calendars. Beside other coin clubs, the YNs will also be canvassing our members and local coin dealers in getting similar commitments. The goal is to have the calendar designed by end of July, 2004. John Larson will be working with the YNs on having the calendars printed, Ruth Mead and Marilyn Stubblefield will be organizing the YNs on this effort.

Congratulations are in order to Anchorage Coin Club Life Member Bill Fivaz for being appointed as the numismatic representative to our nation's Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC). This prestigious committee makes recommendations to the Secretary of Treasury on all new coin designs. Bill wrote us and wants to be able to provide input to the committee on the hobby of coin collecting. He will be giving a presentation in April on this matter...the subject "What Coin Collectors Want From the U.S. Mint". Representatives from the US Mint will be present at his presentation. In preparation, Bill has asked for inputs from coin clubs, collectors, and coin dealers on what the US Mint can do better to promote the hobby of coin collecting. Anyone wishing to provide input can get with Bill Fivaz via his e-mail address:

We then raffled off the club's raffle prize, a NGC MS64 Prooflike 1879-S Morgan Dollar. Winner was Bill Yudiskas. Congratulations to Bill on winning a great looking coin.

Mike Nourse's contest idea, as outlined in last month's newsletter, met with good favor by our members in attendance. Your editors want to encourage members to submit by May 1st their $10,000 portfolio of coins. Mike will be doing a series of articles in the coming months that will track how we do in our portfolios.

We had a bullet auction of 13 lots that were submitted by members Mike Gentry and Justin Samorajski. Of the 13 lots, only one lot was sold. The other 12 lots saw no bids. Your editors want to point out that the reason we have bullet auctions is to give our members an opportunity to submit and sell coins at our club meetings. Better support is needed if we want to make these bullet auctions effective.

Stan Mead and Greg Samorajski wrapped up the evening with their presentation on "Insights On Things to Look For When Purchasing Coins by Mail Order or On-Line - Part 2". Key points brought up at the presentation were:

Beware the hype you see in coin magazines.

Too often one sees raw coins sold through coin magazines that are over-graded and selling for low prices. Suggested ways to avoid problems is to pay with credit card (since you can always cancel the transaction) and look at the return policies of the person selling the coins.

When buying from Ebay... look at the seller's Ebay rating. A rating of 99.5% or better is a good gauge of a seller with good customer satisfaction.

Know your seller. Familiarity with your seller and his reputation goes a long way when buying coins through either a magazine or on the Internet.

From your editors perspective, it's also a good reason why one should deal with your local coin dealers. Besides supporting their shops, you get to see the actual coin and decide for yourself the proper grade.....Your Editors.


Schedule of Events for the Month of April:

1. YN (Young Numismatists) Meeting: April 7th (Wednesday) at 6:00 PM at the Central Lutheran Church (downstairs meeting area). The meeting will focus on a merit badge program for the boys and girls in the Scout program. See YN Corner article for details. YNs, club members, and general public welcomed.

2. Monthly Membership Meeting: April 7th (Wednesday) at 7:15 PM at the Central Lutheran Church (downstairs meeting area). The Central Lutheran Church is located at 1420 Cordova St. on the corner of Cordova and 15th Avenue. Carl will be giving a presentation on "Counterfeit Gold". There will also be an bullet auction of no more than 15 numismatic lots. Members, YNs, and general public welcomed.

3. Anchorage Coin Club Board Meeting: April 21st (Wednesday) at 7:00 PM at the New Cauldron Restaurant located at the University Center. Club members welcomed.

Minutes of the March 17th Board Meeting

The Board meeting was called to order at 7:25 pm by club president Stan Mead.

First order of business was a review of bills and correspondence.

Upon completion of that review, Stan Mead gave a briefing on the Cottonwood Creek Coin Show in Wasilla held last month. The coin show went well with a lot of coin magazines and numismatic literature distributed to the general public. At these coin shows, Stan and other volunteers have been putting out a YN Donation jar, with the funds going towards benefiting the YN Program. So far, about $30 in donations have been received from this effort. Stan stated here will be further fund raising efforts undertaken by the YNs as the year progresses. Moneys from these fund raisers will be used for this year's YN Calendar project.

There is a need for more coin magazines and numismatic items that can be distributed at these coin shows. Club members can get a hold of Stan Mead on this matter. Stan's phone number is listed in the Board officers section of the club's newsletter.

Bill Hamilton brought up the matter of the ANA (American Numismatic Association) Convention scheduled for the week of March 24th in Portland, Oregon. Bill will be going to that convention and asked the Board if there was any issues that can be addressed with ANA officials. One issue discussed was the matter of what successful programs are underway around the country by coin clubs wishing to increase their membership. The Anchorage Coin Club has been looking at various ways, over the years, at increasing it's membership size. Larry Nakata stated that at this time there are about 75 listed members in the Anchorage, Eagle River, and Palmer/ Wasilla areas. We seem to be averaging about 25 people at our meetings each month. Larry went on to state that our club seems to be sustaining itself at this level for the last 3 years. As a result of the board discussion, Bill stated he will check with the ANA on this matter and provide a report by our next Board meeting on April 21st.

On the matter of new business...Greg Samorajski, Justin Samorajski, Marilyn Stubblefield, and Stan Mead provided the Board with a briefing on the Scout Merit Badge program. The YNs will be meeting between 6 PM to 7 PM at their April 7th and May 5th YN meetings. These meetings will focus on a merit badge program for the boys and girls in the Scout program. Greg and Stan will be checking with our club coin dealers on trying to get coin price guides as handouts for the planned program. Announcements are being made to all scout councils in the Anchorage area. Greg stated that because this program will result in an award of a merit badge in coin collecting, there could be a lot of attendees from the other scout councils. At this point in time, things are looking good.

The April 7th membership meeting, which is scheduled to start at 7:15 PM, will see Carl give a presentation on "Counterfeit Gold". This presentation should be a very good fit for the Scout merit badge program since part of the program calls for the ability to identify counterfeit coins. Expect that a number of scouts may attend this particular session.

The final item of business discussed was by Larry Nakata on the YN Numismatic Auction planned for our club's May 5th meeting. Although some items have been donated, more are needed. The Board look towards our membership to donate numismatic items. Proceeds goes towards benefiting the YN Program. Any members who have items to donate can contact Larry Nakata (phone number listed in Board officers section of this newsletter).

As there was no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:30 PM.



    The March 3rd YN meeting brought together three YN members: Justin Samorajski, Kyra Mead, and Krystal Stubblefield, to discuss progress being made on the 2005 Coin Club Calendar. The young numismatists are in the process of sending out letters to collect information to be put on the monthly calendar pages. We are looking for: dates for monthly meetings and special days from our sister coin clubs; dates for seminars and special programs; trivia, interesting facts and pictures of special coins or notes to be included in this fund raiser. Paper, with the Anchorage Coin Club logo, and names for the YNs to start their correspondence were distributed. Krystal Stubblefield won the March YN door prize: a 1979 Susan B. Anthony dollar souvenir set donated by Roy Brown. Thanks Roy!

For the April 7th and May 5th YN meetings, the Anchorage Coin Club is sponsoring a merit badge/interest patch workshop for Boy and Girl Scouts. These meetings will be from 6 PM to 7:15 PM on the dates listed above. Greg Samorajski will be guiding the Scouts through the requirements. Among other things, the Scouts will learn to organize, display, and mount their collections. The Scouts will also meet and talk with us coin collectors.

Hope to see all the YNs at the April meeting....Don and Marilyn Stubblefield.


by Mike Nourse (Life Member #1)

    In past years our coin club has done this type of contest before, but it seems like a good time to try it again... now that many coin values are rapidly increasing.

The rules of this contest is really quite simple:

Each contestant has a hypothetical $10,000 with which to buy coins, and we will see whose portfolio has increased in value over an 18 month period.

Everybody has an opinion as to which price guide is the most accurate, but for a contest such as this, it is important to choose a single source of pricing information that readily available to everyone, and that source will be the Coin Values magazine which is included once per month with the weekly periodical Coin World. If you do not subscribe to Coin World, ask around at the next coin club meeting, and 1 am sure that somebody can lend you a copy.

All club members are encouraged to enter, and the contest is wide open to all young numismatists, old numismatists, and even us middle-aged numismatists. The more entries we get, the greater the bragging rights will be for the winner!

Here are the basic rules:

You may pick out any coin(s) in any grade listed in the blue edged pages of Coin World's Coin Values magazine using the April 2004 edition. Each item you select must have a value listed and not just a hyphen (-). Your total portfolio must add up to $10,000 or less. I suggest that you spend it all, as any unspent funds will disappear (i.e. there is no 'residual cash' account) as part of the contest rules. The final valuation tally will be made based on the November 2005 issue of the Coin Values section of Coin World.

You may have up to ten pieces of any one coin in your portfolio. For example, you may have ten 1914-D Lincoln cents in Good and you may have ten more pieces of the same date in Very Good, but you may not have twenty pieces in Good. This is to prevent somebody from buying 200,000 pieces of a five cent item and having that item go to ten cents, doubling their portfolio value to $20,000 from $10,000. That would be luck, not skill!

Again, the contest is open to all club members. I will keep an Excel spreadsheet tally of each portfolio that is submitted and track it's performance over the 18 month period.

The best way to enter is to send your list of coins by email to me at and don't forget to give me your name and email address so that I can contact you to let you know that I have received your list. Feel free to ask any questions as necessary.

You can also drop off your list at the club meetings or with any of the Anchorage Coin Club Board members who can then get the list to me.

I would like all lists submitted by no later than the club's May 5th membership meeting. This should give everyone enough time to research their coins.

This should be a good exercise of your ability to predict which coins will do well in that timeline.

I will try to give monthly updates in the newsletter so that everybody can follow along.

Have fun and good luck!......Mike Nourse.




    The new U.S. nickels are now being distributed around the country. This year (2004) will see the changes in commemoration of the Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis and Clark Expedition. In accordance with Public Law 108-15 as signed by the U.S. president, the Jefferson nickel will see changes on the reverse side. The obverse side of the nickel will continue to bear the image of President Jefferson. There will be two new reverse changes with the original Monticello reverse design returning in 2006.

The first of the new reverse designs will feature a rendition of the reverse of the original Indian Peace Medal commissioned for the Lewis and Clark expedition. The peace medal featured President Jefferson on one side, and symbols of peace and friendship on the other. These original medals were presented to native American chiefs and other important leaders as tokens of goodwill at treaty signings and other events.

The reverse design features two hands clasped in friendship- one with a military uniform cuff (symbolizing the American government), and the other with a silver band adorned with beads and a stylized American eagle, representing the Native American community with whom the United States sought good relations. The design on the nickel is made by U.S. Mint sculptor/engraver Norman E. Nemeth.

The second of the new reverse designs will feature an angled, side-view of the keelboat with full sail that transported members of the expedition and their supplies through the rivers of the Louisiana Territory in search of a northwest passage to the Pacific Ocean. Designed to the specifications of Capt. Lewis, the 55 foot keelboat could be sailed, rowed, poled like a raft, or towed from the riverbank. This design, by U.S. Mint sculptor/engraver Al Maletsky, shows Captains Lewis and Clark in full uniform in the bow of the keelboat....From the U.S. Mint's Webpage.


by Bob Hewey

    Did you know that our first 5 cent coin was not a nickel and our first "nickel" was not a 5 cent coin? The coin we now call the "nickel" originated as a silver half dime in 1794, the beginning of its 79 year life as a silver 5 cent coin.

Our first nickel coins were not 5 cent pieces at all. Nickel first appeared in United States coinage with the introduction of the small size 1 cent pieces in 1856. Its composition was mostly copper and less than 1/6 nickel. Because of its high copper content it had a very light brownish or golden color. This composition was continued in the cent into 1864.

The first "nickel" 5 cent piece to be struck was the Shield Type starting in 1866. The composition of the coin was three-quarters copper and one quarter nickel, the same as today's nickels. That means the metal that gives the coin its name is only 25% of its content! The Shield type was replaced by the Liberty Head or "V" Nickel in 1883 and the Indian Head, more commonly called the "Buffalo" Nickel in 1913. Our current "Nickel," was introduced in 1938, the result of a public competition among some 390 artists.

The winning designer was Felix Schlag with his designs of Thomas Jefferson on the obverse or front of the coin and a portrait of Thomas Jefferson's home, Monticello, on the reverse or back of the coin.

During WWII, when nickel was a critical war material it was replaced with silver. These "silver" nickels can be distinguished by a large mintmark on the reverse, above Monticello's dome.... Transcript No. 1678/ March 10, 1999.



    In 1911 sculptor James Earl Fraser began designing the "Buffalo" nickel. Fraser said the portrait on the "heads" side was a composite of three American Indians-Iron Tail, Big Tree and Two Moons.

Fraser had the opportunity to study and photograph them when they stopped off in New York on their way to Washington to visit President Theodore Roosevelt. By borrowing features from each individual, Fraser was able to sketch the "ideal" portrait for the nickel.

The model for the "tails" side of the coin was none other than Black Diamond, the most contrary animal in New York's

Bronx Zoo. He was born of stock donated by the Barnum and Bailey circus. In his prime, his coat was unusually dark, and he weighed more than 1500 pounds.

Fraser stood for hours, trying to catch his form and mood in clay. But Black Diamond stubbornly refused to show his side view, and faced the artist most of the time. Only by bribing a zoo attendant to distract the animal was Fraser finally able to capture the likeness he wanted.

President William Howard Taft approved the art work, and the first "Buffalo" nickels were produced in February of 1913. Two Moons died in 1917, and Iron Tail and Big Tree in the 1920s. In the 1960s, a second Big Tree appeared at coin shows and claimed to be the Native American on the nickel. Although he claimed to have celebrated his 100th birthday in 1962, later records indicated he was actually only 87. Fraser's Life

He was born in Minnesota in 1876, but grew up on a ranch in South Dakota. His first art instructor was a town whittler. Later, Fraser studied art in Chicago and Paris and established a studio in Westport, Connecticut.

He was only 17 when he completed the first modeling of "The End of the Trail." The statue portrays a weary Native American riding an equally forlorn horse. At an exhibition in Paris in 1898, "The End of the Trail" won a $1,000 cash prize. Despite the pressure of other projects, Fraser worked on "The End of the Trail" off and on throughout his career. Today a large version of the statue is in the Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western History Center in Oklahoma City, which also has Fraser's sketches for the "tail's" side of the Buffalo nickel.

When the Buffalo nickel finally made its debut in 1913, a coin collector's magazine hailed it as a true work of art, powerfully modeled. Many critics agreed, and in 1951 the American Academy of Arts and Letters presented Fraser with a gold medal honoring a lifetime of distinguished achievement. On October 11, 1953, James Earle Fraser died. "Nickels"

Did you know that our first 5-cent coin was not a nickel and our first "nickel" was not a 5-cent coin?

The coin we now call the "nickel" originated as a silver half dime in 1792, the beginning of its 79 year life as a silver 5-cent coin.

Our first nickel coins were not 5-cent pieces at all. Nickel first appeared in United States coinage with the introduction of the small size 1-cent pieces in 1856. Its composition was mostly copper and less than 1/6 nickel. The nickel caused the coin to be much lighter in color than the older copper coins. For that reason, it was sometimes called a white cent. Another common name was a "nick" short for nickel - referring to its nickel content. This composition was continued in the cent into 1864.

The first "nickel" 5-cent piece to be struck was the Shield Type starting in 1866. The composition of the coin was three-quarters copper and one quarter nickel, the same as today's nickels. That means the metal that gives the coin its name is only 25% of its content! The Shield type was replaced by the Liberty Head or "V" Nickel in 1883 and the Indian Head, more commonly called the "Buffalo" Nickel in 1913. Our current "Nickel," was introduced in 1938, the result of a public competition among some 390 artists.

The winning designer was Felix Schlag with his designs of Thomas Jefferson on the obverse or front of the coin and a portrait of Thomas Jefferson's home, Monticello, on the reverse or back of the coin.

During WWII, for a four-year period beginning in 1942, when nickel was a critical war material, it was replaced with silver. The five-cent piece was reconfigured to look something like the old alloy. But it really contained 56 percent copper, 35 percent silver and 9 percent manganese These "silver" nickels can be distinguished by a large mintmark on the reverse, above Monticello's dome.

Curiously, our neighbors in Canada do have experience with pure-nickel nickels (and pure-nickel dimes, quarters and half dollars!). Bringing a magnet near a pure-nickel Canadian coin is fun: the coin will stick to the magnet, whereas our five-cent coin doesn't have enough nickel to notice a magnet at all.

Joseph Wharton - the "nickel man".

He's best remembered as the founder of the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. But he also gave the nation a coin that's still going strong in its original metal alloy, more than 130 years after the first examples were released.

In the 1870s the chief coiner at the Philadelphia Mint referred to Joseph Wharton as the best "nickel man" around.

The owner of the Gap Nickel Mine in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Wharton was the country's leading advocate of nickel coinage. Oddly enough, the first coin to be called a "nickel" was really a "penny," composed of copper and nickel. It wasn't until 1866 that the first nickel five-cent pieces were made.

Joseph Wharton had lobbied long and hard for the new coin. Congress decided to go along with his proposal because nickels could be used to redeem the tattered five-cent notes that were issued during the Civil War. Like today's version, the first nickel coin contained only 25-percent nickel; the rest was copper. Instead of Thomas Jefferson, the "heads" side pictured an American shield, and the "tails" side had stars and rays around a large number "5."

Critics dubbed it "the ugliest of all known coins," and described the shield as "a tombstone surmounted by a cross overhung by weeping willows." Many people thought the stars and rays represented the "stars and bars" of the Confederate flag.

Still, the nickel was an instant success, and in 1867 a record 30 million of them were made. Since then, the nickel's design has been changed several times-but beneath its surface, it's the same as ever ... a tribute to Joseph Wharton's farsightedness. The 1913 Nickel

In 1913, the United States government launched a bold, new nickel.

Sculptor James Earle Fraser said his goal was to design a coin that would be "truly American." In his search for symbols, he found none more distinctive than the American bison. Choosing to show a Native American on the other side of the coin, Fraser said the new nickel had "perfect unity of theme."

Production of "Buffalo" or "Indian Head" nickels began in February 1913. A single coining press at the Philadelphia Mint started turning out the nickels at the rate of 120 a minute. Treasury Secretary Frank Mac Veagh promised the nickel would be "immensely interesting and beautiful." But after the first examples were placed in circulation, the New York Times condemned them as a "travesty on artistic effect."

Other critics said that the coin's "rough" surfaces would encourage counterfeiters. But the most serious complaint about the nickel had to do with its inability to withstand heavy use. One coin collectors' magazine predicted that the slightest wear would obliterate the date and the inscription Five Cents "beyond understanding."

Soon after production of Buffalo nickels began, the design was modified. The early coins showed the bison standing on a grassy mound. For the new version, engraver Charles Barber cut away the base of the mound to make a straight line. He also lowered the words Five Cents so the rim would protect them from wear.

Collectors noticed right away that the inscription was clearer. But the changes did not help the date on the other side of the coin. Erosion of the numerals continued to plague Buffalo nickels. Government officials scrapped the design altogether in 1938, after it reached the minimum statutory life of 25 years.

Millions of them once thrived across the country, but in 1938 the Buffalo nickel became an endangered species.

At the ripe old age of 25, the Buffalo nickel had reached the minimum statutory life of a coin design. That meant the Treasury Department could switch to a new design without a special act of Congress. And there were some pretty good reasons to take advantage of the opportunity.

From the beginning, there had been complaints about using a "Native American and a bison on the coin. One collectors' magazine questioned whether either was a good symbol of liberty, considering that many Indians had been forced onto reservations, and the American bison had been slaughtered to the brink of extinction.

The Mint had its own reasons for wanting a new design. After decades of tinkering, it was still having a hard time producing nickels with all of the detail intended by the artist. Even when they were new, some Buffalo nickels looked as if they'd already seen years of use. When the first Buffalo nickels were released in 1913, experts warned that the date was in such obscure figures the slightest wear would obliterate it "beyond understanding."

In 1938, the Treasury Department staged a competition for a new nickel picturing Thomas Jefferson. According to a news item of the day, the Bureau of Indian Affairs didn't receive a single complaint from Native Americans about the design change. Collectors didn't seem to mind either. But production of Buffalo nickels continued until the first Jefferson nickels were struck in September. By then the Denver Mint had turned out more than 7 million buffalo nickels that were dated 1938. They were the last of the breed.



    It is our club's yearly tradition to have an auction in which our members bid on donation coins, whose proceeds go towards our YN Program. This auction will be held at our membership meeting on May 5"Y Central Lutheran Church/ 7:15 PM/ downstairs meeting room.

This is the list of donated numismatic items from our club members and numismatic companies that have provided the auction lots.

Thank you again for the support you have given to this program over the years...

1. 1971 Great Britain Proof Set/ Royal Mint.

2. 1972 20th Olympiad 10 Deutschmark Commemorative Coin in uncirculated condition. Slabbed coin.

3. Book: "2001 Standard Catalog of World Coins- 28th Edition"

4. Book: "Collecting Coins for Pleasure & Profit- A Comprehensive Guide and Handbook for Collectors and Investors" by Barry Krause.

5. Book: "The World of Coins and Coin Collecting" by David L. Ganz. c 1980.

6. $1 Gaming Token: Grand Victoria Casino- Elgin, Illinois.

7. $1 Gaming Token: Carnival Cruise Ship Casino.

8. 1965 Great Britain Commemorative Crown- Winston Churchill. BU condition.

9. 1989 1st Year Issue of the Alaska State Coin. BU condition with toning.

10. Set of three (3) Susan B. Anthony dollars from Littleton Coin Co: 1979-P "Near Date variety" MS60, 1979-S "Filled S variety" MS60, and 1979S Gold plated dollar.

11. 1985 Silver Token: 1/10th oz. "The American Prospector" from Englehard Mint. BU condition.

12. Set to ten (10) statehood quarters: 1999-2000 Gold plated in nice holder from the Morgan Mint.

13. Set of seven (7) statehood quarters: 2001-2002 Gold plated in nice holder from the Morgan Mint.

14. Set of five (5) statehood quarters: 1999 painted in nice holder from the Morgan Mint.

15. Set of five (5) statehood quarters: 2000 painted in nice holder from the Morgan Mint.

16. 200th Inaugural Anniversary Commemorative First Day Cover Stamp/Coin set January 20, 2001. In nice holder.

17. The Morgan Mint: 2000 U.S. Silver Eagle. Decorated coin.

18. The Morgan Mint: 2001 U.S. Silver Eagle. Decorated coin.

19. 1994 Royal Canadian Mint Uncirculated Mint Set.

20. 1975 Royal Canadian Mint Proof Set.

21. 1964-P and 1964-D Coin Sets.

22. 1980 U.S. Mint Proof Set.

23. 1982 U.S. Mint Proof Set.

24. 1970 Set of proof coins in holder. Great Britain/ Northern Ireland/ Royal Mint.

25. 1971 Set of proof coins in holder. Great Britain/Northern Ireland/ Royal Mint. First year issue of decimal coinage.

26. 1977 Set of proof coins in holder. Great Britain/ Northern Ireland/ Royal Mint.

Thanks go to all of the people and organizations who donated numismatic materials for this year's YN Donation Numismatic Auction. Among the donators were Bill Hamilton, Roy Brown, Loren Lucason, and Larry Nakata. Anyone wishing to donate numismatic items for the May auction can drop them off at our coin dealers who advertise in this newsletter, bring the items to the next club meeting, or contact Larry Nakata at daytime number (269-5603).



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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