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|Chicago Coin Club
|Volume 51 No. 11
The 1042nd meeting of the Chicago Coin Club was called to order at 7:00 PM by President Robert Feiler with 13 members and 1 guest, David MacDonald, present. The September minutes as published in The Chatter were approved. A motion was passed to accept Steve Zitowsky’s report of September revenue of $40.00, expenses of $77.40 and a balance of $8,137.97.
First Vice-President Jeff Rosinia introduced the featured speaker for the evening, David MacDonald, who addressed the club on “Overstruck Ancient Greek Coinage.” David was a Fulbright Fellow, received his Master’s degree and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota and recently retired as a history professor at Illinois State University in Normal, IL. His talk was accompanied by twenty-five specimens shown on a large projection screen. David explained many reasons why the coins were overstruck including: overstriking out of date coins to bring them in line with current coinage, clipping foreign coins of a non-standard weight and overstriking the resultant coin to bring it in line with current coinage, military capturing another country’s coins then overstriking them to pay the soldiers and rulers overstriking the coinage of a preceding ruler in an attempt to erase their memory. The most common reason for overstriking coins was to raise funds through demonetizing the coins, then charging a fee to remonetizing them with an overstrike – essentially taxing coins in circulation. David showed an example of a coin that went through this process three times and received a new overstrike each time. Following the talk, Jeff presented David with an engraved club medal and an educational certificate from the American Numismatic Association.
Second Vice-President Lyle Daly introduced the exhibitors for the evening that included: Steve Huber: 1873 French five-franc piedfort of Henri V, 1827 French module of Charles X, and 1943 1-tael from French Indochina with a die crack; Mark Wieclaw: 2 seals from 2005 silver eagle bags (one with P and one with WP stamp), a cigarette lighter in the shape of a stack of Washington quarters, 1944 wartime nickel with lamination error, bronze overstrike on a coin of Hadrian, 132-135 AD, 10-drachm of Ptolemy III, and a denarius of Caligula (37-41 AD); Robert Leonard: examples of the three most important gold coins circulating in the eastern Mediterranean during the 14th century from the Mamluks, the Byzantine Empire and Venice; Winston Zack: two U.S. mint sets in original envelopes with environmental damage, 1973 medal celebrating NATPE 10th anniversary in New Orleans, 1972 medal issued by the Sons of Liberty celebrating the Bicentennial; Donald Dool: 1562 scherf from Luneburg-Stadt, 1570 scherf from Lubeck-Stadt, 1591 scherf from Pommen-Stettin (Pomerania) and 1621 1-flitter from Brunswick-Stadt; and Robert Feiler: 1884 Morgan dollar with sticker “This Dollar Was Earned at Michigan Chemical Corporation, Saint Louis, Michigan,” and 1618 Spanish 4-maravedis of Philip III (1598-1621).
Under old business it was announced that $25.00 guarantees your reservation for the December banquet where Leonard Augsburger will speak on “The Baltimore Gold Hoard.” Lyle Daly volunteered to gather material for a silent auction at the banquet with proceeds going to the club treasury.
Everyone was asked to e-mail November auction material to Paul Hybert by October 25th and it was agreed to put material in the auction from Marcella Sheldon’s estate that failed to sell in a Kolbe auction.
After a roundtable discussion concerning an updated tri-fold brochure promoting the club, Jeff Rosinia, Mark Wieclaw and Bill Burd volunteered to serve on a design committee. Several more members volunteered to lend computer support or submit electronic images from their collections.
Jeff Rosinia and Lyle Daly reported on their visit to the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and distributed a large selection of pamphlets and booklets. They also presented President Robert Feiler with a money tube filled with shredded currency at $1008 per inch.
Carl Wolf announced that John Krawczyk, a collector from Florida, was visiting Chicago. He had hoped to make the meeting, but business obligations kept him away. He sent an e-mail asking if anyone was available tomorrow evening.
Carl Wolf, Secretary
Items shown at our October 12, 2005 meeting.
|November 9, 2005
At Dearborn Center, 131 S. Dearborn, 6th Floor, Conference Room 6A (right off the elevator lobby). Please remember the security measures at our meeting building: give a club officer the names of all your guests prior to the meeting day; and everyone must show their photo-ID and register at the guard's desk.
Although the deadline for listing lots in the Chatter is past, you can still bring your lots with you to the November meeting. In the past few years, club related material (and Chicago area numismatic items) have realized the best results. Please consider using the club auction to dispose of the numismatic items you no longer need.
You can place a reserve on each lot, and there is no commission charged to either the buyer or seller. Auction lot viewing will be held before the meeting starts, and again briefly before the auction starts.
Please find elsewhere in this issue of the Chatter a listing of all auction lots that were known to us by Tuesday, October 25.
Here are the lots known to us by October 25, 2005. The gaps in the lot numbering are intentional; they simplify our book keeping. The auction will be held near the start of the meeting, after a short time for lot examination; consignments are accepted until the auction starts.
Items donated to Club by Sheldon Estate:
Material consigned by members.
|CCC Meeting - Club Auction - no featured speaker
|CCC Meeting - Annual Banquet - Featured Speaker - Leonard Augsburger on The Baltimore Gold Hoard of 1934
|CCC Meeting - Featured Speaker - to be announced
|Allen H. Meyer
|Brian C. Stubbs
|Kevin J. Blocker
|Phillip J. Carrigan
All correspondence pertaining to Club matters
should be addressed to the Secretary and mailed to:
CHICAGO COIN CLUB
P.O. Box 2301
CHICAGO, IL 60690
|- First Vice President
|- Second Vice President
|Other positions held are:
|Bill Burd/Carl Wolf
|- Chatter Editor