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ACCent: The Monthly Newsletter of the Anchorage Coin Club
Membership Meeting (usually) 1st Wed. each month, 7 PM, Central Lutheran Church, 15th and Cordova
Vol. 22 No. 7
SUMMER PICNIC IS THE JULY MEMBERSHIP MEETING
If you were one lucky, careful, and wise soldier you brought back a short snorter as a souvenir of the war instead of scars. A short snorter is a string of notes with the signatures of your buddies and friends from the war. They usually started with a small U.S. note but as their list of buddies grew longer they taped on more notes. Often notes from the countries where they served.
Some buddies just wrote their signature but often they wrote dates, places, and events. Things like: CROSSED EQUATOR, 3/4/45, U.S.S. BRETON. What they wrote was usually very accurate. These taped up strings of notes don't seem valuable being common notes, ratty, and scribbled on but they are irreplaceable to the soldiers who were there. They are also invaluable to historians documenting the war. Some signatures were even from famous people - people like Eddie Rickcnbacker.
Shots of booze used to be called snorts. When war buddies got together in a bar they compared strings of signed notes. Who ever had the shortest string of notes bought the round of drinks. Because he had the short snorter.
At the June membership meeting we got a chance to view some interesting and historical short snorters. As well as learn what to look for in a valuable string.
This one should not be as hard to find. The mint has struck a lot more cents with this design. Apparently the mint saw the popularity of this inexpensive, interesting, and historic series. This cent has a very well executed design showing Abraham Lincoln's formative years as a log splitter who read books.
You could get the two-roll set of these cents (P&D) from the mint for $8.95 plus shipping or you could come to the summer picnic and get two BU cents with the first two designs for a mere $ 1 donation to the club.
The third cent celebrating Lincoln's professional life is due out later this summer. The last will be out this fall and there is talk that the mint will be selling special sets of these four cents.
Some collectors have received their one ounce gold coins featuring the high relief version of the design on the St. Gauden's twenty dollar gold piece.
Some think the coin is too small. They expected the coin to be an official restrike of a gold coin that now sells for more than $40,000 in high grade.
Perhaps 2 ounces of gold would give the mint enough metal to make a full size restrike.
Last: PADDER - draped: As in Draped Bust, the name given to the design on some very early coins from the U.S. mint. Created by Robert Scot and first used in the 1790's it was used on denominations ranging from the copper half cent to the silver dollar.
Door prize: Gold plated 2005-P Kansas State Quarter won by Tom Vinson (Jack's son).
Membership prize: Gold plated 1979-D Kennedy Half dollar won by Larry Nakata.
A reminder that our club's 4th of July Summer picnic is being held over at the Abbott Loop Community Park on Elmore Street (same location as last year). The club will supply the hamburgers, hotdogs, buns, chips, dips, and soda pop...... along with the paper plates, plastic forks / spoons / knives, and napkins. Members are asked to bring in desserts, salads, and side dishes as "potluck" items, The main event will be our Summer Numismatic Auction. We presently need more donation lots for the auction.
Briefing by Carl that a decision needs to be made on what days to hold the coin show at the University Center. University Center management OK with use of the University Center for a weekend coin show. Board will work with Carl on those dates.
Presentation by Carl on the subject of "Short Snorters".
Following presentation, Coin Bullet Auction held.... followed by adjournment of meeting.
Next membership meeting July 4lh picnic.
Ifyou join a club that has members who cherish an old, worn nickel that had a clown face hammered into it with a sharp nail...
Youare probably a numismatist
Meeting called to order by Secretary Larry Nakata at 7:10 PM. Location: New Cauldron Restaurant located at the University Center.
Following distribution of correspondence. Board went over the details for the July 4th Summer picnic. Start time will be about 11:30 am. Stan Mead will pick up the items necessary for the barbecue. Larry Nakata stated that we presently have 25 lots donated thus far for the July 4th Numismatic Auction. Including books from Roy, coins from Bill Fivaz as well as some coins from Jack and Cart, Auction lots will be added by Loren and the Alaska Mint,
Still need more coins donated for auction. Board members will work on gelling more lots. Members can bring their donation lots to the July 4th picnic.... or drop them off at Roy's Coins (on Spenard) or Carl's place (at the University Center). The proceeds from this auction will go toward funding coin shows, expanding our membership, and other important club activities.
It was decided that the requests for members to bring a potluck item to the picnic would be based on the alphabet as follows:
Coin Show for 2009. Board is looking at having the coin show held at the University Center on the best available weekend following the release of the Permanent Fund Dividend checks. Loren will get with Carl to coordinate the closest date with the mall management.
As there was no further business to discuss, the meeting adjourned at 7:45 PM.... Larry Nakata/ Secretary/ Anchorage Coin Club.
Next board meeting July 15th.
COME TO THE PICNIC BRING YOUR FAMILY
BRING A COIN TO DONATE TO THE AUCTION
BUY A RAFFLE TICKET FOR THE $100 BILL
WINNING TICKET WILL BE DRAWN
ANCHORAGE COIN CLUB
$500 NOTE FINE to VERY FINE
Come see this note.
It could become the biggest denomination in your collection.
tickets: $5/each, 5 tickets/$20
WINNING TICKET TO BE DRAWN AT OUR SUMMER PICNIC IN JULY
President: Jack Vinson
Vice President: Ed Vey
Secretary: Larry Nakata
Treasurer: Stan Mead
Board Member: John Larson
Board Member: Bill Hamilton
ACCent Editor: Loren Lucason
#91 Mike Orr: themoneymerchant.com
#110 Bill Fivaz: e-mail email@example.com
#210 Tom Cederlind: tomcederlind.com