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Volume 27, Number 1

 

January 2014

 

January Membership Meeting

 
Tuesday January 7, 2014

Central Lutheran Church, 15th & Cordova

7:00 PM

 

MEMBERSHIP NEWS

December 12th Anchorage Coin Club
Holiday Party

 

Christmas party started at 6 PM (Thursday, December 12th) at the Central Lutheran Church. Party was a potluck event in which members brought the salads, desserts, and side dishes. Thanks go to club members Stan/Ruth Mead and Larry/Maribel Nakata for providing the turkey and ham as the main dishes for the party. Club provided the rest... soda pop, plates, forks, spoons, knives, etc.

Door prizes were provided to all who attended. Following dinner, main event was the coin club's annual Christmas Numismatic Auction.

Merry Christmas to all and a

Happy New Year!

Next coin club meeting will be on Tuesday, January 7th 7 PM at the Central Lutheran Church.... Larry Nakata/Secretary/Anchorage Coin Club.

December 18th Anchorage Coin Club
Board Meeting

Meeting held at the Yamato Ya Japanese Restaurant. Called to order at 6:45 PM by club president Carl Mujagic.

Besides wishing each other a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year..... Board members did go over some business:

As there was no further business to discuss, the Board meeting concluded at 7:30 PM

Larry Nakata/ Secretary

Lots Submitted by Bill Fivaz for January 7 (Tuesday) Membership Meeting

1. 1909 VDB Lincoln Cent MS-64 Red Minimum Bid (MB): $20

2. 1906 Liberty Nickel Counterstamped "A G HALL-1980" VG MB 3

3. 1859 Seated Liberty Dime Full Strike MS-65+ (NICE!) MB 745

4. 1995 Atlanta Olympics Baseball 50c Proof 67 MB 8

5. 1880-CC Morgan Dollar VG MB 110

6. 1885-P Morgan Dollar VAM-1B Pitted Rev. (HOT 50) XF/AU MB 35

7. 1921 Peace Dollar VF MB 75

8. 1924-P Peace Dollar Original Obv/Rev toning (Rare on Peace $1) MS-64 MB 60

9. No Date 1c Copper 60% Off Center UNC MB 5

10. 1960 D/D Lincoln Cent RPM #54 MS-63 MB 3

11. 1981-S Proof Set- all coins are T-2! MB 195

12. 14K Gold Miniature St. Guadens $20 (NOT PLATED) BU $10

13. 1990-S Proof Silver Eagle (with box and certificate of authentication) MB 55

14. 2013 $1 American Silver Eagle MS-68 MB 20

15. 1883 Great Britain Half Penny (Victoria) Carved Satirical Coin VF/EF MB 23

16. Donation: 1936-D Mercury Dime MS-63 FB

Alaska Mint

         The Alaska Mint is located in the heart of downtown Anchorage at 429 West 4th Ave, only one block from the Anchorage visitors Center. The Alaska Mint is the starting point for Anchorage events such as the Iditarod Sled Dog Race and the Fur Rendezvous winter festival. With both these major events happening February of 2014, these pictures of the medals are what the Alaska Mint is selling to celebrate both events.

Rondy Medallion

         My wife Michele and I are the owners and operators of the Alaska Mint. I was 4 years old when my parents moved our family to Alaska from Colorado. They were young and ambitious. After working as a "roughneck" on oil platforms for a while, they had saved up enough money to start a business, a small jewelry shop. My brothers, sisters and I have grown up in the jewelry business, and today each of us specializes in a different aspect of it.

         Originally, we produced the art work and had medallions manufactured outside of Alaska. In 1990, I started acquiring and assembling the equipment to mint silver and gold medallions right-here in Anchorage. We started out with 1 coin design, but soon new designs were being requested as well as related products. Today, we draw the designs, cut, polish and heat treat the dies. We strike all of the medallions in our location on 4th Avenue in downtown Anchorage. Our medallions are detailed reproductions of original sculptures, many highly collectible with mintage of only 40 to 50 coins per year.

         We buy raw gold from placer miners, and gold bearing quartz that is mined deep underground. From these natural elements, we fashion beautiful, one-of-a-kind jewelry that is a valuable addition to any collection. While the pieces are rare, they are surprisingly affordable. The items available in our store are either made in our shop, or by some of our dear friends. We are proud of our company history and look forward to share the Alaskan experience through the Alaska Mint.

         Mike and Michele Robuck,

         Owner & Operator, Alaska Mint

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ANCHORAGE COIN CLUB


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