Volume 64 No. 12 December 2018

Minutes of the 1198th Meeting

The 1198th meeting of the Chicago Coin Club was held Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at the Chicago Bar Association Building, 321 S. Plymouth Court, Downtown Chicago. President Rich Lipman called the meeting to order at 6:45 PM with attendance of 25 members and 3 guests: Andrew Keller, Jack Smith, and Matt Smith.

The Minutes of October meeting were approved as published in the Chatter. Steve Zitowsky delivered the Treasurer’s Report showing October revenue of $1,470.00 and expenses of $154.95. A motion was passed approving the report.

Old Business:

During a break to give members a final review of auction lots, a group of Officers led by Melissa Gumm went downstairs and presented Arlean Sercye, CBA night security guard, with a card of appreciation, a $50 gift card, and an engraved hexagonal Club medal suspended from a neck ribbon.

Jeff Rosinia served as the evening’s auctioneer. A warm round of applause was given to Bill Burd and Paul Hybert for organizing the auction.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:19 PM.

Respectfully Submitted,
Carl F. Wolf, Secretary

Auction Results
November 14, 2018

These are the realized prices for the lots listed in the November Chatter.

1 $10.00
15  $5.00
29 $35.00
43  $5.00

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Minutes of the Chicago Coin Club Board of Directors

November 7, 2018

The Chicago Coin Club Board met November 7, 2018 at Connie’s Pizza, 2373 S. Archer Ave., Chicago. President Rich Lipman called the meeting to order at 6 PM with the following members present: Bill Burd, Paul Hybert, Dale Lukanich, Steve Zitowsky, Melissa Gumm, Lyle Daly, Elliott Krieter, and Carl Wolf. Jeff Rosinia, John Riley, and Mark Wieclaw were absent.

The following points of business were discussed:

The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 PM with the next meeting scheduled to be held at 6 PM, Wednesday, February 20, 2019, Connie’s Pizza, 2373 S. Archer Ave.

Respectfully Submitted,
Carl F. Wolf, Secretary

Minutes of the 2019 Chicago ANA Convention Committee

November 20, 2018

The second meeting of the 2019 ANA Convention Committee met November 20, 2018 in the offices of Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., 77 W. Washington, 13th Floor, Downtown Chicago. Host Chairman Richard Lipman called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM with Mark Wieclaw, Dale Lukanich, Dale Carlson, Harlan Berk, Elliot Krieter, Melissa Gumm, Scott McGowan, and Carl Wolf in attendance.

A warm round of applause and thanks was given to Harlan Berk for providing the meeting space, dinner, and parking.

Rich reported on meeting with ANA Convention Director Jennifer Ackerman:

In reviewing the Committee Chairs:

General discussions were held on the following topics:

The meeting was adjourned at 7:19 PM.

Respectfully Submitted,
Carl Wolf, Secretary
Chicago Coin Club

Our 1199th Meeting

Date:December 12, 2018, Annual Banquet Meeting (reservations are required)
Time:6:30PM Cocktails (cash bar) and appetizers
7:00PM to 9PM Dinner and Meeting
Location:Grand Lux Café, 600 N. Michigan Ave, 2nd Floor (entrance around the corner at 111 E. Ontario St.), Chicago.
Menu: There is a full bar available for early arrivals, before 6:30, and a private bar from 6:30 to 9:00. The cost is $60.00 per person, and reservations are required. Make your reservation by email to Make your check payable to Chicago Coin Club, and either bring it to our December meeting, or mail it to P.O. Box 2301, Chicago, IL 60690. Or pay electronically.
• Freshly baked bread, freshly brewed coffee, Iced & hot Tea, Signature fresh lemonades, and fountain sodas are included in the pricing. A choice between three appetizers is planned: Beef and Chorizo Empanadas, Bruschetta, or Double Stuffed potato Spring Rolls. A Caesar salad. A choice between three entrees is planned: Miso glazed Salmon with rice and stir fried veggies; Parmesan crusted Pork Chop with mashed potatoes and green beans and carrots; Pasta Milanese (Chicken breast coated with garlic and parmesan bread crumbs) served over spaghettini tossed with tomatoes and lemon butter sauce, garnished with Asparagus and Parmesan. Dessert is either a carrot cake or mixed berries and whipped cream.
• Everyone orders that night, but telling us your entree choice at time of payment would be helpful.
• Please make reservations as early as you can so we can ensure an appropriate space.
Parking: Valet parking at 111 E. Ontario (cash); discounted garage parking at ROW Self Park at 50 E. Ohio.
Featured Program: Bill BierlyHow and When “IN GOD WE TRUST” First Appeared on U.S. Coins
Most Americans automatically assume the IN GOD WE TRUST motto always appeared on U.S. coinage. However, it did not start until 1864 and did not come about quickly. The real story on how this occurred was not well documented. This opened the door to much speculation and conjecture. Bill Bierly researched this subject for years and searched government archives, old letters, Civil War posters, and U.S. Mint documents. He assembled a history based on facts and put together a soon to be published book. Join the members at our Annual Banquet to hear this U.S. history story. Those who attend will also see images of beautiful pattern coins, which are coins not approved for release, but created for official design evaluation.
Agenda: Award Presentations
Election of Club Officers

Important Dates

Unless stated otherwise, our regular monthly CCC Meeting is in downtown Chicago on the second Wednesday of the month; the starting time is 6:45PM.

December 12 CCC Meeting - Annual Banquet  - Featured Speaker - Bill Bierly on How and When “IN GOD WE TRUST” First Appeared on U.S. Coins
January 9 CCC Meeting - Our 1200th meeting - to be celebrated with cocktails and appetizers from 5:30 to 7:00 PM followed by our regular meeting and some special giveaways - Featured Speaker - to be announced
February 13 CCC Meeting - Featured Speaker - to be announced
March 13 CCC Meeting - Featured Speaker - to be announced
March 14-16 PCDA National Currency and Coin Convention at the Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O’Hare, 5550 North River Road, Rosemont, IL. Admission is $5 good from 1pm on Thursday through Saturday. Details at
March 16 CCC Meeting - 1pm at the PCDA National Currency and Coin Convention, which is held at the Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O’Hare, 5550 North River Road, Rosemont, IL. No admission charge for our meeting.
Featured Speaker - to be announced
March 28-30 ANA’s National Money Show at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Details at
April 10 CCC Meeting - Featured Speaker - to be announced
April 25-27 80th Anniversary Convention of the Central States Numismatic Society at the Schaumburg Renaissance Hotel & Convention Center, 1551 North Thoreau Drive, Schaumburg, IL. There is a $5 per day admission charge, but admission is free for CSNS Life Members. For details, refer to their website,
April 27 CCC Meeting - 1pm at the CSNS Convention, which is held at the Schaumburg Convention Center. No admission charge for our meeting.
Featured Speaker - to be announced

Chatter Matter

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Club Officers

Elected positions:
Richard Lipman- President
Marc Stackler- First V.P.
John Riley- Second V.P.
William Burd- Archivist
Directors:Lyle Daly
Melissa Gumm
Dale Lukanich
Mark Wieclaw
Appointed positions:
Elliott Krieter- Immediate Past President
Carl Wolf- Secretary
Steve Zitowsky- Treasurer
Paul Hybert- Chatter Editor, webmaster
Jeffrey Rosinia- ANA Club Representative


All correspondence pertaining to Club matters should be addressed to the Secretary and mailed to:
P.O. Box 2301

Payments to the Club, including membership dues, can be addressed to the Treasurer and mailed to the above address.


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