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  • MANSFIELD NUMISMATIC SOCIETY.

    P.O. BOX 33 STORRS, CT 06268)

    328th MEETING NOTICE..Monday April 22, 2019

    Mansfield Public Library / Auditorium, 54 Warrenville Rd (Rt #89),

    Mansfield Center, CT….Doors Open 6:15 PM…Meeting at 7:15 PM,

    Activities until 9:15…Refreshments Available.

    Meetings held on the 4th Mondays of Sept., Oct., Nov., Jan., Feb., March & April.


                    ........The March Meeting…....

  • .Business…The meeting was presided over by member bob Hewey in the absence of president Peter J. There were 40 members present. The treasurer's and secretary's reports were accepted as either read or presented.

    …..A request for volunteers to help set-up and breakdown at the Annual Show on March 31st was asked. Some stepped forward, thank you!

    …..John F. explained the future of our show venue that is due to change in 1-2 years. A new facility is being built and the old gym building may either be sold or demolished. Nothing is certain yet but something is "in the wind".

    ……It was voted to donate $200 to the library again this year.

    ……John F. asked for volunteers to write an article for Nena News and three members responded; Franz H., D.Morrison and J Cayer. Nena offers one year free membership to authors. The offer is still open…interested? See John F.

    ….Membership prize was won by J. Haroian & the 50/50 drawing was won by Donat C.

    .Show & Tell…. .In place of a program tonight, members were asked to bring in items for "show and tell". Fred. P showed a nickel with "political graffiti", Jack H. showed a new proof set that has the West Point (W) mint marked cent added. This is the first time (W) mm appeared on any of our coinage. John F. showed a printing plate for obsolete currency that was made in 1825 and two 1777 Connecticut Pence notes hand signed by Constant Southworth whos home still stands and is about 250 yds from the room we meet in. He however, now resides elsewhere! Jeff showed an altered date 1914-D Lincoln Cent certified and in plastic by IGC. Dave M. showed a 1772 French Ecu with an engraved person's name on the front. With a little (lot) of research Dave was able to find historical facts about this person. Roger D. showed an older Silver Certificate that was payable in silver metal until 6-24-68, after which the Treasury stopped giving out silver

     ….Exhibits…...Franz exhibited Casino Tokens, Jim C. showed some error coins and Stanley spoke about the article he submitted and had printed in Nena News, The Love of Collecting.

    …..Program… There was no special program this evening. But, pizza from Domino's was enjoyed by all.

    ….Point!........We try not to publish in this newsletter, the amounts of money in our checking account even though we do occasionally print the winning amount from the 50/50 raffle. We will read pertinent amounts for show and other expenses and give the running balance of the checking account. Members may request to see check book statements, coin show accounting sheets, etc. but they are not usually printed in the newsletter.

    …..Another point….In order to have the meeting end at a reasonable hour we are asking speakers of programs to try to keep the presentations to about 20-25 minutes. We won't complain if you go over 5 or so minutes. We probably would complain if it went over 40 minutes. If you think you will need an hour or so perhaps you could split the presentation into two part to be given on successive months.

    …..Almost the last point….We are always open to suggestions regarding "new" things to do during meetimgs. Some clubs have a "roundtable" discussion, others ?? What do you suggest?

    …..Really, the last point….this club is fortunate to have so many members who actually take part in the activities , not the least important is buying raffle and 50/50 tickets. These receipts help keep our accounts fluid and we are able to do more than many other clubs. The MNS thanks you wholeheartedly for your financial support and presence at the meetings! And, thank you all for participating and even just attending the meetings!

    SPECIAL THANKS to the Show crew and others who helped set-up, break-down, sell tickets, direct cars, retrieve the wet flat bed dolly from the parking lot behind the gym, and all that good stuff!!  



  • .Tonight's Program ....

    Dennis Fortier from the Pawcatuck Valley C.C. will speak on Liberty Seated Half Dollars of Philadelphia. Dennis has spoken here on other occasions and we welcome him back.   


    UPCOMING PROGRAMS

  • May……….."Gone fishin"…….No more meetings'til September

    September…..Peter Jones…Panama Numismatics

    October……….open………Richard August??

    November….…open………speaker needed?

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  • Other Local Club Meeting Dates

    In general, doors open by 6:30, Meeting @ 7:30---

    Central Conn. Coin Club…First Tuesday..So. Windsor Library..1550 Sullivan Ave.

    Worcester County C.C….Second Fridays..St Jos. Parish Hall..68 Central St Worcester.

    Nipmuck C.C. …4th Wednesday..Oxford Senior Center..behind Town Hall..Main St.

    Pawcatuck Val. C.C..3rd Wednesdays..Senior Citizens Center, 39 State St Westerly, RI

    Southbridge Coin and Stamp Club….Third Friday / every month..Sturbridge Coffee House ….Doors open@7:30PM. Contact Mark at gluemark@gmail.com