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  • 314th…. MEETING NOTICE... Monday, April 24, 2017

    MANSFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY / AUDITORIUM

    RT 89…MANSFIELD CENTER,CT

    DOORS OPEN 6:15 PM….REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE….MEETING AT 7:30PM 

    ACTIVITIES UNTIL 9:15PM.



.......MARCH MEETING HIGHLIGHTS……

  • There were 37 members & 1 guest present at the March meeting which was brought to order by president, Peter Jones. There were four bourse tables selling coins, etc. The secretary's report was accepted as promulgated in the last meeting notice. The treasurer's report was accepted. The balance of funds in the checking account was stated to be$13,302.31. Bill Norberg won the 50/50 drawing and went home with over $35.00.



    ……THE PROGRAM…


    Rob Galiette, an attorney/collector from Essex spoke to us on the building and then the disposal of his unique collection of high grade circulated $20 Liberty Gold coins. Dave Bowers in conjunction with Rob wrote a profusely illustrated book about the series that is available from Whitman Publications. Rob augmented his talk with Powerpoint slides and fielded many questions throughout the presentation.


    ……EXHIBITS……… J. LePage showed 17 slabbed coins that for one reason or another were each interesting in their own way. Franz showed a case full of hunting medals, John F. showed a four note banknote plate from Rockville, CT and a four note sheet printed from it. Also, a counterfeit $2 copper plate that was engraved by the famous counterfeiter, Charles Ulrich in about 1860 and was in imitation of the $2 note on the steel plate. 

     

    SHOW AND TELL 

    P.Jones showed Chinese reproduction of Mexico Silver Half Dollar coins.


    THIS MONTH'S PROGRAM

    Do you know an aspiring Young Numismatist?


    At this meeting, we will decide how to award a $500 scholarship for a trip to a Y.N. program this fall in Manchester, NH. We could approve either of these two suggestions, or possibly both. (See attachment of suggested application blank.)


    1. Select a young numismatist or two from our group (a young relative of a member would suffice) who could qualify after convincing us of that person's interest in numismatics.


    2. Also, choose a small selection (#2-4) of Boy or Girl Scouts (with the help of Donat and Jen Charon, from this district who could attend the New Hampshire Y.N. program in early November. The scouts would go on a day trip to the NH event and would each be given $50 to cover costs of food, coins and incidentals. The driver for the Scouts would also be given $50 to offset his meal and cost of gas.


    We will also give the Y.N. program at Manchester, through NENA, $250 to help buy supplies and coins for their teaching purposes.


    ..Application blanks have to be submitted before Labor Day to be worked on in time for the program in Manchester, NH on or about the first of November.


    Who would like to be on the selection committee??? (Answer this question at this meeting or by email to the club address.)


    Looking ahead………… approval of anything different than the $150 yearly donation to the Library will be needed. Otherwise, we will set that aside for disbursement at the end of the season. And there is a good possibility of not having a newsletter for the month of April (the last meeting of the season) as I probably won't be able to get it out on time, we'll see! There will definitely be a meeting!


UPCOMING PROGRAMS


  • Sept 25th….John Ferreri…A Victorian Numismatic Tour…Locally used coins, paper

    money and ephemera of this area.

    Oct 23……tba…Would anyone like to give a presentation this month?

    Nov 27……tba… " " " " " " " " "    



  • Other Local Club Meeting Dates

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

    Nipmuck Coin Club….4th Weds..Oxford Senior Center..behind Town Hall..Main St.

    Central Conn. C.C. ….First Tuesdays…So.Windsor Library..1550 Sullivan Ave.

    Worcester Cty. C.C….Second Fridays..St. Jos. Parish Hall 68 Central St, Auburn, MA

    Pawcatuck Valley C.C…Third Wednesdays..Stonington Arms 133 S. Broad, Pawcatuck

    Currency Club of New England… First Mondays..Trinity Church. (RT 20) Waltham

    Boston Numis. Society…Second Tuesdays..Trinity Church, 730 Main (Rt 20) Waltham

    Collectors Club of Boston..Fourth Tuesdays..Trinity Church, 730 Main . (Rt 20)Waltham


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