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Membership Meeting USUALLY 1st Wed. each month, 7 PM, Central Lutheran Church, 15th and Cordova

Vol. 21  No. 7


JULY 12th, 2008: SUMMER PICNIC IN THE PARK


 

IT'S NOT OVER YET:
THE COMMEMORATIVE QUARTER PROGRAM CONTINUES

In December of last year the president signed into law a change to state the quarter commemorative program. Amendment #366 allows for six more quarters. The first will be for the small area around our national capital; the District of Columbia. The other five will be for the five American territories.

The six will be minted at even spaced intervals in 2009 in the following sequence:

1) The District of Columbia

2) The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

3) Guam

4) American Samoa

5) The United Stales Virgin Islands

6) The Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas

Proof silver quarters are part of the plan. There is no word yet as to weather or not the eagle will be back in 2011.


IF you had your little brother taken to the hospital for emergency surgery because he swallowed your 1909-S VDB cent...

YOU are probably a numismatist

 

THE YN DONATION AUCTION IS IMPORTANT

The young numismatists that were in our club have grown up and gone off to college and other endeavors. YN Cory, famous for his 50 cent opening bids, made his TV debut stick fighting in India. Cory had strength but the Indian had experience. To those YN's little disks of metal are not that important right now. However in the future they will look back and appreciate the experience and knowledge they gained from being a young numismatist in our club. And eventually they will come back and be the new generation of club members.

We have plans to rebuild the YN part of the Anchorage Coin Club and to do that we need support. Providing the kids with interesting, educational activities and coin collecting supplies will cost money. Some of the parents and club members have already volunteered some of their time. We ask you to give what you can to support the future of our club. We also invite you to bring young numismatists in to join the club. Bring your kids, you brother's kids, your friends kids. Coin collecting is a noble, rewarding hobby... a hobby of kings.

Farouk, King of Egypt, Numismatist

 

JUNE 4th MEMBERSHIP MEETING

The door prize, an Uncirculated 1981 Iceland set of coins, was given to Stan Mead and the membership prize, an Uncirculated 1973 Chile set of coins, was given to Jack Vinson.

Announcement made about our club's annual Summer picnic event to be held on Saturday, July 12th from 11 am to 3 pm at the Abbot Loop Community Park on Elmore Street. Members are asked to bring a potluck dish (such as a salad, bake beans, dessert, hors d'oeuvres, etc.). Club to supply the meats, chips, dips, sodas, plates, and utensils.

Highlight of the afternoon will be the YN Numismatic Donation Auction. Members wishing to donate items for the YN Numismatic Auction can drop them off at either Carl's in the University Center or Roy's Coins on Spenard Road.

Club President Jack Vinson announced a drive to get new Anchorage Coin Club members into the coin club. For the next year, new members can come in at a reduced price of $15 for the first year. Present dues are $25 for members living in the Anchorage area.

The club's bullet coin auction followed with Loren Lucason giving a presentation on the "U.S. Quarter Program". Of noteworthy interest from Stan Mead is that Alaska's state quarter is planned to be released at the Alaska State Fair, which runs in late August / early September.

The membership meeting adjourned at 8:45 PM.

 

JUNE 18th BOARD MEETING

The Board meeting was called to order at 7;36 PM by Vice President Ed Vey. Location: New Cauldron Restaurant at the University Center.

There was no correspondence or bills to review by the Board.

First order of business discussed was the matter of submission fees for coins submitted for the monthly coin bullet auction. Discussed was the possibility of charging a nominal fee of $1/lot. If the coin sells, then a $1 submission fee to be charged. Decision by Board was to bring this matter up at the August 6th club membership meeting and a get vote on this matter.

Stan Mead gave a report on the present status of our 20th Year Coin Sets. We have ordered the sets. The Alaska Mint is presently awaiting arrival of silver planchets before minting of the coins. Once in, the Alaska Mint will endeavor to get the coins ready by the time of our July 12th Summer Picnic meeting,

Our club's official July membership meeting date will be on July 12th..... the day of our club's annual Summer picnic. Meeting to be held at the Abbot Loop Community Park on Elmore Street. There will be no meeting scheduled for the first Wednesday of July, Our club's newsletter editor, Loren Lucason, will post this information in the club's newsletter..... along with all pertinent information.

Highlight event planned for the club's summer picnic will be the club's YN Numismatic Donation Auction. Larry Nakata is trying to round up 50 lots for the donation auction. At this time, we have some 25 lots that have been donated. Larry will be looking for more lots between now and the event of the picnic.

Board then discussed ways to bring in YNs (Young Numismatists) into the club. Adult members are encouraged to bring in their children or grandchildren. A good age for a YN to come into the club is about 8 to 9 years of age. Also recognized was a need to identify two volunteers to oversee the YN Program.

Our club's August 6th Membership meeting will feature a presentation by Larry Nakata and Bill Hamilton on the subject of "The Euro". Larry, Bill and their wives recently came back from a three week vacation in Europe. While there, they were able to get Euro paper currency and coins from Italy and Greece. Also, visited was Turkey.... a country that will soon be converting their currency to the Euro as well. Following the presentation, a number of Euros will be given away as prizes to the membership at our August 6th meeting.

As there was no further business to discuss, the Board meeting adjourned at 8:10 PM.