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|Volume 58 No. 11||November 2012|
The 1126th meeting of the Chicago Coin Club was held October 10, 2012 in the Chicago Bar Association Building, 321 S. Plymouth Court, Downtown Chicago. President Jeffrey Rosinia called the meeting to order at 6:45 PM with an attendance of 31 members and 3 guests: Jonathan Whitfield, Michael Corey, and Ann Anaszewicz. The membership greeted Jeff’s return with a round of applause and Jeff thanked everyone for their calls and emails after surgery and reported recovery is going well.
A motion was passed to accept the September Minutes as published in the Chatter. Treasurer Steve Zitowsky gave a detailed report showing September revenue of $125.00, expenses of $100.00 and total assets of $20,275.79 held in Life Membership $1,670.00 and member equity $18,605.79.
Illinois Numismatic Association President Steve Harrison and Vice President Andy Reiber spoke at the success of their recent convention, thanked the Club for sponsoring seven sessions of the “ABCs of Collecting” for beginning collectors and assisted in the presentation of ANA Educational Certificates to Dale Lukanich, Marc Stackler, Steve Zitowsky and Eugene Freeman. Participants not in attendance included Tim Kyzivat, Brian Jaskierski, and John Riley who will receive their certificates by mail.
Bill Burd gave a partial list of material coming up on the November 14th auction, including ANA convention programs with Numismatic Theatre speaker autographs over their program overviews. He also showed a 1910 Chicago Numismatic Society Aviation Medal consignment by a German collector. Members were encouraged to email their consignments to Bill (firstname.lastname@example.org) by October 24 to be included in the Chatter.
Announcement of future programs included Fred Holabird, Reno, NV “The Casa Grande Improvement Co. & the Arizona Land Fraud,” on November 10, and Bob Wallace “A Coin-Collecting American Boy in Rome” at the December 12 Annual Banquet. Banquet Co-Chairs reported the banquet cost is $40 per person, not $45 as previously reported, with reservations required. Banquet location is Marcello’s Restaurant, 645 W. North Avenue. Cocktails & hors d’oeuvres begin at 6 pm, and dinner at 7 pm.
A copy of the contents inside the Club’s safe deposit box was distributed. President Rosinia announced the Board reviewed the Club Constitution, recommended some changes, and posted a copy on the Club’s website. Everyone present received a copy with the changes. The November Chatter will include a copy and the membership is encouraged to read it as they will be asked to vote on this at the November 14th meeting.
Mark Wieclaw, Host Chairman of Chicago’s 2013 ANA Convention, spoke briefly on the planning, the need for volunteers, and the upcoming committee meeting October 24th 6:00 pm at the offices of Harlan J. Berk, 77 W. Washington, Suite 1320, Downtown Chicago. Harlan provides dinner from Reza’s Restaurant, and anyone planning to attend was asked to contact Mark (email@example.com) with their plans to attend.
V.P. Krieter introduced featured speaker Gerard Anaszewicz who spoke on Russian Wire Money. Member Alex Basok spoke briefly and shared several new interpretations on the evolution of Russian coinage. Following a question and answer period, Elliott presented Gerry with an ANA Educational Certificate and an engraved Club medal.
Second V.P. Rich Lipman announced the evening’s 19 exhibitors: PHIL CARRIGAN – book Prison Tokens & Medals of the U.S. by Jeff Zara, and 16 examples of prison money; DAVID GUMM – a New Zealand half penny made into a button; EUGENE FREEMAN – book Russian Wire Coins, 1533-1645 by Dzmetry Huletski, 1974 Guam dollar, 1922 weak D cent, 1943P nickel with split planchet, and a 1938 Branch Davidian 50-cent token; JAMES DAVIS – a 20-cent token from Elgin’s C.F. Hall Cash Department Store, and re-rolled Elgin Coin Club elongated cent; ELLIOT KRIETER – two 1996W dimes with different professional grades; ANDREW REIBER – 1875-S dime struck 35% off-center; HAROLD ECKARDT – 1893 quarter and half-dollar, and two elongated cents from the Columbian Exposition; RICHARD LIPMAN – two Philippine banknotes, $500 note valid in the Business Department of a Quincy, IL business college, and $20 note with a “gutter fold;” ROBERT LEONARD – tari of Sicily (1112-1130 AD) with a 1/5 cut similar coin, three coins with inscriptions continuing on the reverse side; MARC STACKLER – material from the recent Mexican Numismatic Society Convention, including auction catalogs, program, and iPhone photos of opening ceremony & bourse; ROBERT FEILER – 12 miniature books including American Coins by Mark Huff; BOB WALLACE – ancient Greek stater and hemidrach from Sikyon; ROBERT WEINSTEIN – 1930 bronze medal “Dionysus, God of Wine” issued by Society of Medalists; ANDY PLIOPLYS – 24 pieces of Russian Wire Money; STEVE HARRISON - a Chinese copy of a Morgan 1895-S dollar; DALE LUKANICH – four pieces of H. Norton & Co. obsolete currency, Lockport, IL; MARK WIECLAW – 2.1 oz 10 ct. gold 1950 Rosenberg Medal of University of Chicago, a Tarsus stater (378-383 BC), and 3 heads-and-tails tokens; GERRY ANASZEWICZ – four coins from the country of Georgia; PAUL HYBERT – 2012 ANA Convention souvenirs and a 1910 Chicago Numismatic Society membership medal with sample struck on the edge.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:38 pm with the next meeting scheduled at 1:00 PM, Saturday, November 10, 2012 at the National Coin & Currency Convention (Nov 9-11), Crowne Plaza O’Hare Hotel, 5440 N. River Road, Rosemont, IL. This meeting will be recessed and re-adjourn Wednesday, November 14, 6:45 pm, in the Chicago Bar Association Building, 321 S. Plymouth Court, Downtown Chicago.
Carl Wolf, Secretary
a presentation by Gerard Anaszewicz,
to our October 10, 2012 meeting
Medieval Russian coins appear crude, and that is not due to just their being struck from lengths of wire. With many people striking coins for each local ruler, the skill level varied greatly and, let’s face it, quality control was minimal in what passed for mass production in the medieval world. Most of the coinage was in silver, some was in copper, and none was in gold. The silver denominations were the denga and the poludenga (half denga) which also was called a chetvertza; weights varied by the city-state, so a denga can be between 0.4 and 1.5 grams. The typical dengas usually have a diameter of 12-18 mm. The copper coin was a pulo, but only a few of these scarce pieces were shown in this presentation.
The four Great Princes of the era ruled from Moscow, Suzdal-Nizhny Novogorod, Ryazan, and Tver; their domains contained minor city-states or principalities, each ruled by its own prince. Coins were struck by the grand and local princes, using the available moneyers or jewelers. Gerard started showing us the dengas struck by Moscow and some of its principalities. A denga of Dmitri Donskoi, from the 1380s, is considered the first modern Russian coin; it is rare and has a psuedo-arabic reverse. Coins from later princes followed, with some recurring motifs. A mounted horseman obverse with a psuedo-arabic reverse appeared often; local legends appeared on reverses, too; diverse animal types are known on the obverse, among them are a rooster, griffin, and dragon; various bird designs appeared on coins from one location; one piece showed the cutting off of a man’s head; and there was one piece with a horseman on both obverse and reverse. Although the production quality generally improved over time, a civil war or local difficulty could result in cruder coins. Slowly, the sub-states became part of Moscow.
The coins from Tver were covered next. Rarer yet better struck than Moscow’s coins, a number of the motifs are the same. A coin issued under Boris Alexandrovich, 1425-1461, was the first coin with a double-headed eagle. Next was Suzdal-Nizhni Novogorod, which was the closest of the four regions to the golden hoard, and its coins were the crudest of the four regions. These coins are best viewed in person — from 10% to 70% of the design usually appears on a coin.
The coinage of the three regions discussed so far had started at about the same time (late 1300s). The coinage of Ryazan started a little later, and these can be considered bizarre. The first we saw are Mongol coins with a single letter applied as an overstrike; later coins have the letter struck on a fake Mongol coin. Some of the later coins are uniface.
Pieces from the free cities of Novgorod and Pskov were shown, as well as some dug-up and corroded copper coins from Tver. Now a book lists all the known types (in the hundreds); but again, it is better to view these in person. The dengas of Ivan III as the Great Prince of All the Russians, 1462-1505, used variations of the obverse horseman design along with psuedo-arabic and other legend reverses. The similar design continued under Vasili Ivanovich, 1505-1533, but we did see one coin with a flower obverse. As a result of the monetary reform of 1533, the horseman design remained static from 1534 to 1718; the various mint marks and minor differences of this period attract a number of specialist collectors.
The program concluded with a bibliography that started with The Russian Monetary System by I.G. Spassky and mentioned the classic Russkie Moneti to 1547 (Russian Coins to 1547) by A.V. Oreshnikov which is somewhat outdated due to discoveries after it was published. P.G. Gaidukov has written books on the Copper Coins as well as on the Poludengas, Chetvertzas, and Polushkas; articles by E.V. Volkov, V.V.Zaitsev, and B.L. Leybov cover new discoveries.
|CSNS Convention||Chicago Coin Company|
|CPMX & CICF||Harlan J. Berk, Ltd.|
Items shown at our October 10, 2012 meeting.
October 24, 2012
The fourth meeting of the 2013 Chicago ANA Convention Committee was called to order by Host Chairman Mark Wieclaw on Wednesday October 24, 2013 at 6:00 PM in the offices of Harlan J. Berk, 77 W. Washington, Suite 1320, Downtown Chicago.
The following members were present: William Burd, Richard Lipman, Harlan Berk, Eugene Freeman, Dale Lukanich and Carl Wolf. Everyone thanked Harlan Berk for providing dinner from Reza’s Restaurant.
Mark announced he will call the next meeting on Wednesday, November 28th or Wednesday, December 5th at 6:00 PM in the offices of Harlan J. Berk, 77 W. Washington, Suite 1320, Downtown Chicago. Mark does not plan to ask for a meeting during the last two weeks in December.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:03 PM.
Carl Wolf, Secretary
Chicago Coin Club
Here are the lots known to us by October 30, 2012. 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.
Donation from Donn Pearlmann
Donation from Elliott Kreiter
Consignment from Robert Leonard, Jr.
Consignment from Eckhard Maurer
Consignment from Carl Wolf
|Date:||December 12, 2012 (This is on a Wednesday!)|
|Time:||6PM to 7PM Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres
7PM to 9 PM+ Dinner and Meeting
|Location:||Marcello’s Restaurant, 645 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL 312-654-2560. Ample free parking is available in their parking lot. If public transportation is taken, it’s just east of the North Avenue subway stop on the CTA Red Line.|
The evening’s hors d’oeuvres and dinner menu will be detailed in the December Chatter.
The cost is $40.00 per person and reservations are required. Make your check payable to Chicago Coin Club, P.O. Box 2301, Chicago, IL 60690. If time is short, e-mail your reservation to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 773-878-8979 during workdays and make arrangements to pay at the door.
Please make reservations as early as you can so we can plan for an appropriate room size.
Robert Wallace on A Coin-Collecting American Boy in Rome
|Agenda:||Election of Club Officers|
|Date:||November 10, 2012, First session|
|Location:||At the International Currency and Coin Convention, which is held at the Crown Plaza Chicago O’Hare, 5440 North River Road, Rosemont, IL. No admission charge for our meeting.|
|Featured speaker:||Fred N. Holabird - The Casa Grande Improvement Co. and the Arizona Land Fraud|
The stock fraud of the Casa Grande Improvement Co.
is among the greatest of American business frauds!
The story is largely forgotten,
but dwarfs many recent financial scandals when measured in today’s dollars.
James Addison Reavis (1843-1914) created a giant fraud
that gave the illusion he owned the northern half of Arizona
and part of New Mexico!
He created official looking documents
and cleverly inserted them into original Spanish land record archives in Seville, Spain.
He married a purported descendent of the Peralta family,
the land’s original claim recipient,
and concocted a false claim of title
which allowed him to garner exorbitant fees from railroad interests
and the largest mining companies in Arizona.
On the strength of his fabricated image,
Reavis became the “Baron of Arizona.”
He put all his interests into a corporate shell
called Casa Grande Improvement Co.
He made even more profit with the sale of company stock.
His fraud was revealed in 1889 with the discovery of suspicious documents.
Many lawsuits followed which clouded thousands of land titles into the 1890s.
Be sure to attend this meeting and hear the fascinating story of James Reavis,
his creation of fraudulent documents, his assumed image,
and how his claim collapsed.
. . . . . .
|Date:||November 14, 2012, Second session|
At the Chicago Bar Association, 321 S. Plymouth Court, 3rd floor meeting room. Please remember the security measures at our meeting building: everyone must show their photo-ID and register at the guard’s desk. Nearby parking: South Loop Self Parking Ramp at Van Buren & Federal Streets; that is two short blocks west of our meeting site. Note: Their typical rate of $29 is reduced to $6 if you eat at the Plymouth Restaurant, 327 S. Plymouth Court (next to our meeting site at the CBA), show them your parking ticket, and ask the restaurant for a parking voucher. The restaurant offers standard sandwiches, burgers, and salads for members who want to meet for dinner.
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 30.
|Nov||9-11||PCDA National Coin and Currency Convention at the Crown Plaza Chicago O’Hare, 5440 North River Road, Rosemont, IL. Admission is $5 for Friday through Sunday. Details at http://www.pcdaonline.com|
|Nov||10||CCC Meeting - 1pm at the PCDA National Coin and Currency Convention,
which is held at the Crown Plaza Chicago O’Hare, 5440 North River Road, Rosemont, IL.
No admission charge for our meeting.
Featured Speaker - Fred N. Holabird on The Casa Grande Improvement Co. and the Arizona Land Fraud
|November||14||CCC Meeting - Club Auction - no featured speaker|
|December||12||CCC Meeting - Annual Banquet - Featured Speaker - Robert Wallace on A Coin-Collecting American Boy in Rome|
|January||9||CCC Meeting - Featured Speaker - Eugene Freeman on Mint Marks of the Spanish-Colonial Mints|
|February||13||CCC Meeting - Featured Speaker - Marc Stackler on Numismatic Issues of the Independent State of Oaxaca, 1915-16|
The Directors of the Chicago Coin Club have reviewed the existing Constitution and By-Laws, and have recommended a number of changes to the existing document. The primary changes are:
Other minor wording and procedural changes are also proposed. A copy of the entire proposed Constitution and By-Laws will be published in the Chatter.
The Board proposes that the changes be effective January 1, 2013.
The proposed changes are shown on the existing constitution,
using the following markings:
text to be removed has a line drawn through it,
and additions are shown in a larger, bolder font.
(As amended through February 9, 2000)
(As proposed October 6, 2012)
Organized — January 31, 1919
Incorporated in the State of Illinois — January 19, 1938
ANA Life Member No. 7 - CSNS Life Member No. 150
ILNA Life Member No. 132
Article I - Name and Objective
Section 1. This organization shall be known as the “Chicago Coin Club” ‘the Club’ incorporated under the laws of the State of Illinois, as a nonprofit organization and shall conform to the regulations governing nonprofit corporations and shall operate on a calendar year basis.
Section 2. Its objective shall be to study and to research in numismatics, promote educational activities incident to the collecting of coins, medals, paper money, exonumia, publish numismatic literature, et cetera,
maintain a numismatic library,
and, through regular meetings, disseminate numismatic knowledge.
Section 3. No part of the net earnings of the Club shall inure to the benefit of or be distributed to its members, officers or other private persons, except that the Club is authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the objects set forth in Section 2 of this Article.
Article II – Membership
Section 1. Any person 11 years of age and over of good moral character and interested in numismatics shall be eligible for membership.
Section 2. The membership of this Club shall be comprised of
classes: Regular, Associate, Life and Junior.
The control of the Club shall be vested in its Regular ,
and Life and Associate members
and from them all officers shall be elected.
(A) Regular Members shall be those persons 18-years of age and over.
Associate Members shall consist of Parents, Spouses, or Children of Members.
Spouses of deceased members may continue as Associate Member and if circumstances warrant,
dues may be remitted upon proper action of the club.
Associate Members may become Regular Members if they so elect and pay Regular Membership dues.
Associate Members shall receive Club literature conjointly with their related regular membership.
Life Members (LM) shall be elected from class“A” (regular)
Members after at least one-year membership in good standing.
Junior Members shall be individuals between the ages of 11 and 18.
Junior Memberships shall be sponsored by either parent or legal guardian.
They shall become Regular Members upon reaching the age of 18 years
and conforming to the Regulations set forth in Section 2(A).
Section 3. Applications for all classes of membership shall be in writing and subject to such rules and regulations as may be established from time to time by the Board
All such applications shall bear the signature of a member in good standing
for one year as sponsor.
All applications shall be read in detail at a regular meeting
at which the applicant is present before being referred to the Membership Committee.
If no objection is filed, the application shall be read at the next Regular Meeting,
at which approval of membership will be voted on by the members.
Section 4. Those who become members or applied for membership prior to the regular meeting of March 5, 1919 shall be known as Charter Members.
Section 5. A Membership Number shall be assigned to each member. Membership numbers, having been assigned by lot to Charter Members, shall thereafter be assigned by the Secretary in the order of election to membership.
Section 6. Life Membership will initially be assigned by a committee of at least three former presidents of the
Chicago Coin Club,
thereafter those who are members for life shall comprise the committee.
Life Membership shall be designated by placing the letter “L”
prior to the current membership number of those elected.
A suitable memento (metallic card, plaque, etc.)
shall be presented to all Life Members.
Article III – Dues
Section 1. The revenue of the Club shall be derived from dues, the sale of Club educational numismatic material and contributions.
Section 2. All membership dues shall be payable in amounts to be recommended by the Board
of Governors and as approved by a simple majority
of the membership attending a regular meeting.
Section 3. Applications filed after June 30 shall be accompanied by one-half of the annual dues for the class of membership for which application is made and if applicant is elected to membership such one-half payment shall be considered as paying dues in full to December 31 of the year in which elected.
Section 4. All dues must be paid in advance. Members who have not paid their current year’s dues by March 1 shall be considered delinquent and subject to suspension.
dues must be paid in full within 90-days following LM approval as an LM.
Any regular dues already paid in the year of approval may be deducted.
Section 6. The power of suspension, expulsion or reinstatement shall be vested in the Board
Article IV - Meetings
Section 1. Regular meetings shall be held
once a month
at the time and place decided upon by the officers at a regular meeting.
Section 2. Special meetings may be called by the officers upon not less than five (5) days written notice to all members of such meeting. An outline of the items to be discussed or the reason for the special meeting must be listed in the written notice, and only these items are to be taken up at this meeting.
Section 3. Seven members shall constitute a quorum.
Article V - Officers and Election
Section 1. The elective officers shall be: President; First Vice President; Second Vice President; Archivist; and not less than three (3) or more than five (5) Directors. The Secretary and/or Treasurer shall be appointed by the President with the approval of the Board
The immediate Past-President shall automatically become a director
and shall serve until the next President is elected.
These shall constitute the Governing Board.
No later than the
regular November meeting, a Nominating Committee
of three (3) members in good standing shall be appointed by the President.
Section 3. The Nominating Committee shall meet
within the next five (5) days
and select their Chair man.
The nominations for President, First Vice President,
Second Vice President, Archivist
and three (3)
to (5) five
Directors, all of whom must be members in good standing
and whose consent to serve has been obtained,
shall be reported in writing to the Secretary in time to be included
in the notice of December meeting.
Section 4. Any five (5) members, in good standing
, may, at the December meeting,
file in writing to the Secretary, nominations with consent to serve,
for any of the elective offices.
Section 5. Election of officers shall be by written ballot if there is more than one nominee for any one office. All classes of members shall have the right to vote except Junior
Section 6. At the December meeting those regularly nominated and receiving the largest number of votes shall be elected
shall assume office after being installed
at the next regular meeting in January.
Section 7. Each election shall be for a period of two (2) years or one (1) term. No officers shall be elected for more than two (2) consecutive terms to the same office, except Directors and Archivist, on which there is no limitation.
Article VI - Duties of Officers
Section 1. The President shall preside at all meetings, and shall, as Chair
man, preside at all meetings of the Board of Governors.
shall have general supervision over the interests of the Club.
The First Vice President shall act in the absence of the President.
The Second Vice President shall act in the absence
of both the President and First Vice President.
Section 2. The Board
of Governors shall have full powers to act for the interest of the Club
and shall meet not less than twice annually.
The remaining members of the Board of Governors shall fill
any vacancy among the officers and directors, by appointment,
for the unexpired term of the office.
At the next regular meeting after a meeting of the Board of Governors,
the minutes of such meeting shall be read insofar as they relate
to suggestions or recommendations on which a vote of approval is desired.
(A) The Secretary-Treasurer shall be the “Registered Agent”
and his home or official address shall be the “Registered Office” of the Club.
Section 3. (A) The Secretary or Treasurer shall be the “Registered Agent” and whose home or the Club’s official address shall be the “Registered Office” of the Club.
(B) The Secretary
-Treasurer shall send Notice of Meeting
to all members entitled to receive same at least five (5) days
before the date of the meeting.
shall keep a record of the proceedings of all meetings
and prepare minutes of the meetings, to be read
at the next regular meeting,
and keep a record of the attendance of members and guests.
He shall collect dues, interest, and other funds
and keep a proper record of same.
All funds received shall be deposited in a bank
designated by the Board of Governors and withdrawn
only check signed by the Treasurer and countersigned
by the President or First Vice President.
(C) The Treasurer shall collect dues, interest, and other funds and keep a proper record of same. All funds received shall be deposited in a bank designated by the Board.
Expenditures to a limit of $50
may be made by the Secretary-Treasurer
upon approval of the Board of Governors.
Expenditures of more than $50
must be recommended by the Board of Governors,
and approved by a vote of members at a regular or special meeting.
(D) Expenditures to a limit of $500 may be made by the Treasurer with approval of the Board. Expenditures of a single payment of more than $500 must be recommended by the Board, and approved by a vote of members at a regular or special meeting. The President may authorize up to three (3) Board members as Authorized Signors on Club bank accounts. Checks of more than $500 must be signed by two (2) Authorized Signors.
The Secretary and Treasurer
shall perform all duties customarily associated
with the offices
Treasurer including such reports as may be required from time to time
State , and Federal law and the regulations relating thereto.
The Secretary-Treasurer shall prepare an Annual Report
of Receipts and Disbursement, Balance Sheet, membership,
and such other data as may be of interest
and mail a copy of same to each member not later than March of each year.
An audit of the Secretary Treasurer’s books and records
shall be made by the Finance and Auditing Committee at the close of each year
and before the regular March meeting.
The Secretary Treasurer shall be allowed fifty ($50) dollars per year,
payable in December, as reimbursement of personal expenditures
incidental to performing the duties of his offices.
The editor shall be allowed fifty ($50) dollars per year,
payable in December, as reimbursement of personal expenditures
incidental to performing the duties of his office.
(H) The Secretary, Treasurer and Editor each shall be allowed two-hundred ($200) dollars per year, payable in December, as reimbursement of personal expenditures incidental to performing the duties of the offices.
Upon assuming office,
President shall appoint the following Offices and Committees as
required, and necessary:
|Finance and Auditing||Grievance|
|Publication||Registration Clerk||Sergeant at Arms|
The Archivist shall be an elected officer
and regular member of the Board of Governors.
The Archivist shall be the custodian
of all records, notices, books, photographs, medals,
and other properties , except library materials of the Club.
The Archivist shall be responsible
for collating and maintaining the official records of the Club
for other than the current year and shall have them organized
and assembled as necessary for reference.
The Archivist shall maintain
a current inventory of all properties belonging to or donated to the Club.
The Archivist shall notify the Board
of all unusual or rare items in inventory.
From time to time,
the Archivist shall prepare short historic reviews of Club matters
for use in the Chatter or for distribution to the numismatic community.
Article VII - Annual or Periodical Presentation of Medals
Section 1. Past President’s Medal. An appropriate medal
be presented to the immediate “Past President.”
This will be presented at the meeting of the swearing in of the new President.
Section 2. Medal of Merit. Annually, in November, the President
appoint a “Medal of Merit Committee”
made up of three (3) past recipients of this Award.
They shall select a Chair man among themselves.
This Committee shall solicit
two or more
other past recipients (two or more) of the Award for their nominations.
This Committee shall meet as many times as necessary, and if warranted,
may award a Medal of Merit to any deserving member so nominated.
This Committee is not limited to the number of such Medals they may award for the year,
although normally it would be one or two — nor are they bound
to award any Medal if,
in their opinion,
there is no one deserving.
Literary Award Medal.
Annually, in November, the President shall appoint
a “Literary Award Committee” of three (3) members
who shall select a Chairman among themselves.
Each shall read all papers presented before the Club during the past year,
and if warranted shall designate the recipient of the award.
Section 3. Literary Award Medal. Annually, the President may appoint a “Literary Award Committee” of three (3) members who shall select a Chair among themselves. Each shall read all articles/books published by members of the Club during the past year, and, if warranted, shall, designate the recipient(s) of the award.
Article VIII - Order of Business
1. Call to Order
of the Minutes
3. Introduction of Visitors
4. Reports of Treasurer
5. Reports of Officers and Committees
6. Application and Election to Membership; Resignations
Communications and Bills
9. Old Business
10. New Business
Reading of Papers
Other Business Announcements
Article IX – Amendments
Section 1. This Constitution and By-Laws may be altered or amended.
Section 2. Alterations or amendments to this Constitution and By-Laws shall be presented in writing and read at a regular meeting but shall not be voted upon until the next regular meeting and then only after sending each member a copy of the proposed alteration or amendment, at least ten (10) days prior to the meeting. When voted upon, a two-thirds majority vote of members present shall amend.
Article X – Regulation
Section 1. This Club shall be governed by Robert’s Rules of Order
these By-Laws do not specifically cover the subject.
Article XI - Dissolution
In the event of the dissolution of the Chicago Coin Club,
any and all assets remaining alter all of its liabilities,
incurred in accordance with this Constitution and By-Laws,
have been paid shall be distributed to the Numismatic Section
of the Smithsonian Institution, of the Federal Government,
in Washington, D.C.
Section 1. In the event of the dissolution of the Chicago Coin Club, any and all assets remaining after all of its liabilities, incurred in accordance with this Constitution and By-Laws, have been paid shall be distributed to the American Numismatic Association, in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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
|Jeffrey Rosinia||- President|
|Elliott Krieter||- First Vice President|
|Richard Lipman||- Second Vice President|
|William Burd||- Archivist|
|Other positions held are:|
|Carl Wolf||- Secretary|
|Steve Zitowsky||- Treasurer|
|Paul Hybert||- Chatter Editor|
|Robert Feiler||- ANA Club Representative|
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