|Chicago Coin Club
|Volume 46 No. 1
Your new editor has maintained the Club's web page and will continue with that job. This year, the last year of the twentieth century, will be spent trying out different formats and features in the Chatter. Some of the things to look for are:
We still plan to carry articles by the members, as was planned by Bill late in 1999. A number of members have either delivered or promised articles. Look for them starting next month.
Your dues for 2000 are due! Regular membership is $10 and life membership is $250. Make your check out to Chicago Coin Club and mail it to our secretary at the club's P.O. Box.
Paul Hybert, editor
President Wolf reported that the Club had only one bronze award medal and the upcoming December Awards Banquet would require two or more. The Board unanimously passed a motion instructing the President to order 100 more bronze uniface medals suitable for engraving from Pressed Metals Products of Vancouver, B.C. for $2.60 each, plus freight.
President Wolf presented a report on the Club's 80th Anniversary Medal, The Pioneers. There are still 14 medals in inventory and when they are sold ($35.00 each), the Club will come in $159.78 below the budget approved at the August 1998 meeting that totaled $17,352.78.
An inventory of the items for sale by the Club was reviewed. After a discussion, a motion was made and unanimously passed that we limit all future CICF and CPMX give-aways to 150 pieces. It was also decided that a small group of members should get together and write the souvenir sheet for the upcoming CPMX on a single sheet with only a brief history. The goal would be to reduce the CPMX give-away to $5.00 each.
Following a general discussion of the Club's overall finances with emphasis on the cost of printing and mailing The Chatter, it was unanimously agreed that the Board recommend to the membership that annual dues be raised from $10.00 to $15.00 and life membership dues be raised from $250.00 to $300.00. This would be for 2001 dues and beyond.
A discussion was held on the subject of printing the Club's Constitution and any changes we felt should be recommended to the general membership. Steve Zitowsky agreed to put the present by-laws into a draft form for a review by a small committee.
Everyone agreed that this summer's American Numismatic Association convention was a success and we would like to host another convention in the future. Phil Carrigan agreed to write a general letter to this effect and would have it at an upcoming meeting for all the members to sign.
Submitted by: Bill Burd, Paul Hybert, and Carl Wolf
Joel Reznick said Grace and then Carl introduced our guests for the evening as follows: Suzanne Ackerman, Janet Leonard, Pat DeRobertis, Alberta Lucchesi, John Challenger, Michael Williams, Suzanne Meyer, Mary Clare Jakes, Helen Menard, Jean Steffen, Karen Feiler, and Kathy Rosinia.
Life member Marck Wieclaw was the featured speaker for the evening. His topic was German Notgeld. Mark displayed a variety of Notgeld or emergency money including paper money, encased stamps, coins, and issues made of silk, linen, velvet, leather, and coal. There were thousands of paper money issues of different sizes and colors with some good only at local towns and local merchants. Beacause of this fact it is very difficult to collect all issues of Notgeld. Mark also displayed some very beautiful issues of Notgeld made of porcelain, aluminum, iron, and zinc.
Notgeld started in 1914 and continued through 1923. Some issues even had expiration dates. At the conclusion of his informative and interesting talk, Mark was presented with the Featured Speaker Medal and the ANA Educational Certificate.
Bob Feiler, second vice-President in charge of tabulating the Cabeen awards, announced the 1999 winners as follows: First Place went to Mark Wieclaw, Second Place was awarded to Don Dool followed by Carl Wolf receiving Honorable Mention.
Concerning announcements Bill Burd resigned as Chatter editor being replaced by Paul Hybert. Bill received a standing ovation for all his efforts in publishing the Chatter for the last four years. Mention was made of member Jay Galst commenting to the New York Numismatic Society why that organization can't produce a similar newsletter.
Paul Hybert, who established the club website, is the new editor and we wish him well.
Also Jeff Rosinia was praised as helping with the audio-visual part of the meeting and with having the meetings at Bank One facilities.
Meeting adjourned at 9PM as we listened to Christmas carols by Jeff Rosinia on his Schilke trumpet.
|January 12, 2000
|Bank One Plaza Building (formerly the First National Bank Building) 18th Floor, on Dearborn between Madison and Monroe
|Mike Metras - Modern Ethiopian Coinage
|Ethiopia introduced European style coinage in an effort to show themselves as a member of the modern world community at the end of the last century. This presentation reviews the coinage they introduced and how well it met that goal. You will also see other coinage and tokens used in Ethiopia since that introduction. These include the colonial coins of Italy and the East African Currency Board along with the ever-present and dominating Maria Theresa Dollar.
|Enter the building at the South entrance of the Dearborn side, sign in at the security desk and take the elevator to the 18th floor.
|CCC Meeting - Featured Speaker - Mike Metras on Modern Ethiopian Coinage.
|The February meeting will consist of two sessions; the first session will end with a recess (instead of an adjournment), and we will reconvene for the second session at the Chicago Paper Money Exposition.
|CCC Meeting (session #1) - Featured Speaker - Allen H. Meyer on
Theft of Valuable Coins: Impact on Innocent Collectors.
This presentation is in response to Mr. Eric Newman's summary of the ANS's position on the theft of their coins, as he spoke to the ANA Convention in August. During and after that meeting, the concern of many of us collectors had to be the impact of the innocent purchase of coins or other objects of art which may have been stolen. Stolen not by the person from whom you purchased, but by some unknown person earlier in the chain of title. While not debating Mr. Newman's presentation, which he considers fair and reasonable, Mr. Meyer's purpose is to explore the role of an innocent buyer in this unfortunate mess and how it impacts upon us as collectors in Illinois.
|CCC Meeting (session #2)
- 1pm at the Chicago Paper Money Exposition,
which is held at the Ramada O'Hare Hotel.
Featured Speaker - To be announced.
|CCC Meeting - Featured Speaker - To be announced.
|The April meeting will consist of two sessions; the first session (at CICF) will end with a recess (instead of an adjournment), and we will reconvene for the second session at our regular time and location.
|CCC Meeting (session #1)
- 1pm at the annual Chicago
International Coin Fair held at the Ramada O'Hare Hotel.
Featured Speaker - To be announced.
|CCC Meeting (session #2) - Featured Speaker - To be announced.
|Damon Todd Skinner
|Steven G. Zitowsky
|Donald H. Dool
|James P. Flannery, Jr.
|ECE Dept, IIT
|3301 S. Dearborn
|Chicago, IL 60616
|- First Vice President
|- Second Vice President
|Other positions held are:
|- Secretary Treasurer
|- Chatter Editor
February 18-20, 2000:
April 6-9, 2000:
June 23-25, 2000:
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