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ACCent: The Monthly Newsletter of the Anchorage Coin Club
Volume 28, Number 7
July Membership Meeting
|Saturday July 25, 2015||
Summer Picnic at the Abbott Community Park on Elmore Road
Starts 12:00 PM
A special thank you for Stan and Ruth Mead for conducting the Numismatics seminars for the 2015 Girl Scout Encampment to help the girls earn their Numismatic patches! A job well done!
The Alaska Treasure Seekers and Mat-Su Dirt Fishers metal detecting clubs really appreciated the donations and support from our Club for their annual events on June 20th and 21st at the Palmer State Fairgrounds.
Our monthly meeting will not take place on Tuesday, July 7th. Instead, we are having our Annual Summer Picnic and Donation Auction at the Abbott Community Park Pavilion on Elmore Road on Saturday, July 25th starting at noon!
We hope to see you there!
Allen Nichols / President - (907) 357-2414
Membership meeting called to order at 7:15 pm by Club President Allen Nichols.
1988 U.S. Mint Uncirculated Set Won by Scott Wisdom's son.
1960 Proof Franklin Half Dollar. Won by Allen Nichols.
June 4th - 7th will see Stan Mead and his wife, Ruth, conducting seminars at the Girl Scout Jamboree at the Alaska State Fairgrounds in Palmer. These seminars are intended to have the Girl Scouts earn their merit badges in Numismatics (Coin Collecting). Thanks go to both Stan and Ruth for conducting these seminars and to all of our club members who donated coins to Stan and Ruth in support of this project. Stan and Ruth have been conducting these seminars for the jamboree which occurs every two years.
June 21st will see Allen Nichols again at the State Fair at The Matsu DirtFishers Association event. This organization is into the use of metal detectors for treasure hunting. Allen will be doing a coin display at that event and have donated coins (from the club) that can be used for their treasure hunting events.
The meeting then went into the club's July Summer picnic event on Saturday, July 25th starting at noon,
The July 25th picnic will be our club's official membership meeting date. So... members were reminded to not show up at the church on July 7th, Tuesday.
The July 25th summer picnic event to be held at the Abbott Community Park located on Elmore Road (in Anchorage). Our club has traditionally held our summer picnics at this location for a number of years. We will hold the picnic event at the main pavilion of Abbott Community Park.
The club will provide the hamburgers, hotdogs, chips, dips, soda pop, plates, napkins, and utensils.
Members are asked to bring potluck dishes to augment the hamburgers and hotdogs.
If your last name starts with the letters A-H, bring a salad,
If your last name starts with the letters I-P, bring a side dish,
If your last name starts with the letters Q-Z, bring a dessert.
The club's main event at the Summer picnic event will be the Coin Donation Auction. Members are asked to donate coins or other numismatic items for this auction. Proceeds from the auction will go towards our club programs.
Members can drop off donated coins at Carl's at the University Center, or just bring them to the July 25th summer picnic event.
The Raffle Prize for the July 25th Summer Picnic event will be a 1915-P $2 & 1/2 Indian Gold coin graded PCGS AU58. Raffle tickets will be $5/ticket, 5 tickets for $20, 11 tickets for $40.
There was no other old business to discuss.
Under New Business, Doug Williams brought to the attention of the club that Dick Hanscom (one of the owners of Alaska Rare Coins in Fairbanks) has recently come out with a new book on Alaskan Tokens. Dick encouraged members to get that book for their collection as it has great information on this subject.
No old or new business to discuss.
Monthly Raffle Prize: 1928 $1 Silver Certificate PCGS 66PPQ won by Paul Lightner.
Larry Nakata then gave his presentation on the subject of "The U.S. Quarter- The History of Its Design".
Following the presentation, the club then went into the new monthly auction format:
The Live Auction is limited to no more than 50 lots... so that the meeting can finish at a reasonable time.
Auctioneers will alternate between Carl, Stewart Smith, and Jon Morse. Stewart conducted the June 2nd Live Auction.
A club member can submit up to 10 coins or numismatic lots.
5 of the lots can go towards the live auction. Each live auction lot must be at least $25 in value.
The other 5 lots goes towards the Silent auction. No minimum value on the silent auction lot. It can be under $25 in value or over $25 in value. Club member's choice.
If a club member wants to have their lots (for the Live Auction) posted in the club's newsletter, send an email to the club's email address: firstname.lastname@example.org Email must be sent prior to the 20th of each month (to allow for time for printing and distribution of the club newsletter). Include a description and your minimum bid for the lot.
Silent Auction to conclude shortly after the Live Auction is concluded.
Following the coin auction, the meeting subsequently concluded at 8:45 PM........
The Board meeting called to order at 6:30 PM by Club President Allen Nichols. Meeting held at Johnny Chicago Restaurant located near the University Center.
First order of business was the club's Summer Picnic Event scheduled for Saturday, July 25th at the Abbott Community Park (Main Pavilion) on Elmore Road. Issue discussed:
Some of the Board members plan to be at the park at 11 am to setup. We have use of the BBQ grill in the pavilion for our event.
We will need to get the keys from the City Parks people prior to the Saturday event.
Larry Nakata: As of our June 17th Board meeting, no donation coins or numismatic items have been submitted. Use next newsletter to encourage members to bring donation lots. Board members plan to donate lots.
Board discussed and approved auctioning off a club 5th Year, 10th Year, 15th Year, 20th Year, and 25th Year Silver Commemorative set for the event. Larry Nakata will check our club's stock of Commemorative sets and have them available for the July 25th Summer picnic.
The Board plans to meet again on Wednesday, July 15th, 6:30 PM at the Turnagain BBQ Restaurant (located next to the University Center) to finalize all preparations for the picnic event.
Stan Mead: Girl Scout Jamboree went very well with a number of badges awarded. Stan submitted an article for the next newsletter on this event.
Meantime, Allen Nichols is preparing for June 21st Matsu DirtFishers Event at the Alaska State Fairgrounds. The Board approved $200 for purchase of coins to be given out for this event (to the children) and other future events.
Good news: Allen Nichols and Stewart Smith have moved all of the club's tables, cases, and numismatic items to the club's storage trailer at this time. We now have a means to store these items properly with the ability to transport them to any location using a vehicle with a trailer hitch.
As there was no further business to discuss, the meeting adjourned at 7:30 PM
With over 750 Girl Scouts and leaders attending the encampment from June 3rd - 7th at the Palmer State Fair ground, and over 43 presentations by different groups going on at the same time, one would have thought that things would have been chaotic. Once again, the Girl Scouts of Alaska Council did an did outstanding job of accommodating all parties with the necessary equipment and space to make this biannual event a great success. Over 500 tents and RVs were set up around the State fairgrounds. High winds, raining, snowing on the mountain tops, hail coming down on Saturday night and the girls were chasing their tents around the fairgrounds all night, this was a far cry from what the event was like two years ago.
On June 4th and 5th, the wife (Ruth) and I conducted the "Fun with Money" presentation. 178 Girl Scouts attended the presentation averaging 22 girls per session for the two day, 8 session seminars. The "Fun with Money" ANA Girl Scout patch has different elements that need to be completed to receive this American Numismatic Association (ANA) patch. Two mandatory items that must be accomplished for the ANA Girl Scout patch are to draw/design a $1 coin and to visit the ANA web site.
Other requirements within the Fun with Money patch are chosen with age group requirements in mind. The goal was to do the first two mandatory requirements, then onto the discussions, while at the same time working on the "Hobby" patch and the "Collecting" patch depending on the age group of the girls in the sessions.
The "Fun with Money" presentation was all hands on. After passing out the "Cent & Blank" combination sets donated by the United States Mint, discussions followed on how coins are made. This was made easy by having a form with written and drawn examples showing each step so that the girls could follow along and ask questions as needed.
Next, the girls got to pick out one or two foreign coins that they liked as acid free coin envelopes were being passed out by Ruth. The girls could either find the date and country the coins were from and write the information on the envelope or they could etch with a pencil the design of the coin onto the envelope.
While working between other requirements of the Fun with Money patch, circulated wheat cents, Buffalo nickels and the 2008 Alaska State Quarter were passed out along with 2x2 cardboard holders. The Girl Scouts had to look for and write down on the cardboard holders the mint marks and dates, then staple and use needle nose pliers to fold the staple down. Once the requirements were completed for the "Fun with Money" patch, the Uncirculated 2012 Alaska Denali Park Quarters and uncirculated 2014 cents along with cotton gloves were passed out. Explaining what an uncirculated coin vs. a circulated coin meant was interesting. Using the cotton gloves, they once again had to find the date and mint mark and write them down on the cardboard holders.
The next to the last item to be passed out was the 200 Alaska Mint Tokens donated by The Alaska Mint.
The last item on the agenda was the "Grab Bag". While the grab bag was held high, each girl got to reach in and take a coin. Was it a silver Mercury or Roosevelt dime, a "V" nickel, or a SBA, Ike, or Presidential dollar? How about an Indian head cent, steel cent, or a broad strike cent?
This was a hands on, fast pace event that left little time for the Girl Scouts attention to focus on their tents blowing away or how cold they were. A great time was had by all and the girls were very surprised and thankful that they got to keep the coins.
Special thanks are in order to the United States Mint, the American Numismatic Association, the Alaska Mint, The Alaska Girl Scout Council, Debbie's Old Coins & Collectables, Carl's Jewelry, and the Anchorage Coin Club members who donated materials, coins, and or money to make this event a great success!
- Stan and Ruth Mead
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July 25th RAFFLE
Tickets $5 each, 5 tickets for $20, or 11 tickets for $40.
Purchase and Drawing at the July 25th meeting.
1915-P $2 1/2 Indian Gold Coin graded PCGS AU58
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