|Volume 65 No. 11||November 2019|
The 1209th meeting of the Chicago Coin Club was called to order by First VP Lyle Daly at 6:45 PM, Wednesday, October 10, 2019, Chicago Bar Association Building, 321 S. Plymouth Court, Downtown Chicago with 33 members and 3 guests: Elizabeth Shaykin, Maureen Costello, and Dennis Hoelzle.
Lyle Daly announced the passing of Dr. Saul B. Needleman, a Club Past President. Several members spoke about Saul’s contributions, and a moment of silence was held in his memory.
The September minutes were approved as printed in the Chatter. A detailed Treasurer’s Report showed $2,310.00 in revenue, $107.32 in expenses and $32,422.79 in assets. A motion was passed accepting the report.
The membership application of Laurence Edwards received a second reading and a motion was passed accepting him into the Club. The application of Elizabeth Shaykin received a first reading.
A motion was passed to drop the following members for unpaid 2019 dues: Sebastian Gawel, Dennis Lutz, Kevin O’Brien, and Robert Romeo.
Second VP John Riley introduced James McMenamin who delivered a program Tokenism – A Fifty Year Adventure in Numismatics. Following a question and answer period Jim was presented with an ANA Educational Certificate and a personally engraved Club speaker’s medal suspended on a neck ribbon.
Second VP John Riley announced the evening’s 10 exhibitors.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:10 PM.
Carl F. Wolf, Secretary
a presentation by Deven Kane,
to our September 11, 2019 meeting.
From the 8th to the 11th centuries, well after the fall of the Sassanid Empire, coins inspired by Sassanid coins circulated in Western India. These Indo-Sassanid coins were degenerates of Sassanid drachms, with acquired Indian characteristics in flan and type. Starting with the Kingdom of Gujarat, they circulated through the Kingdoms of Malwa and Rajasthan, and for centuries were one of the few drachm size silver coins circulating in India. But before Deven showed us coins, he showed us books and maps.
Living Without Silver: The Monetary History of Medieval Northern India by Deyell (1999) and Imitations in Continuity:Tracking the Silver Coinage of Early Medieval India by Maheshwari (2010) are two important works covering this material. Deyell numbers are often used by cataloguers, but the book is hard to get. Maheshwari is still available and covers much of the material in this presentation. Next, four maps of Asia, from 500 to 1200 were shown, starting with a map showing the Hephthalites in a wide swath north of the Himalayas and Tibet in the east and, in the west, modern Afghanistan and Iran; the shrinking Gupta Empire was south of the Himalayas, but it would be gone by 570; the Persian Empire (Sassanid Dynasty) was to the west of India, and was still seen on a map of India in the 630s. The map from 630 also showed many small states inside and outside of modern India. The struggle (from about 750 to 900) for the main part of modern India saw 3 groups fighting each other, in various pairings and combinations; the three dynasties were the Gurjara Pratiharas, Palas, and Rashtrakutas. The final map, from around 1200, showed a multitude of states. Having given us a sense of the fluidity and impermanence of the groups and empires, Deven turned his attention to the coins.
A Sassanid silver drachm of Peroz (459-484AD) was shown to give us an idea of a typical Sassanid coin – thin, but about 30mm in diameter, with the bust of the ruler on the obverse and a Zoroastrian fire altar with two flanking attendants on the reverse. Peroz and his descendants paid much to the Hephthalites, starting with helping Peroz usurp the throne from his brother, and helping his son take the throne after Peroz was killed in battle. And ransoms were paid following some defeats. Then we saw Hephthalite coins which followed the general Sassanian fabric – the heads can be in a different style, but the fire altar and attendants are on the reverse. A shown coin of the Alchon Huns bears Brahmi legends, with one coin of the Nezak Huns bearing a Pahlavi legend while another coin is trilingual (Brahmi, Baktrian Greek, and Pahlavi). These coins are not imitations of Sassanid coins, because the figures and legends pertain to the Hephthalites (also known as Hunas). The Hephthalites circulated much of their coinage, and the similar looking acquired Sassanian coinage, into Western India, and these pieces were imitated following the collapse of the Gupta Empire.
The local imitations are now known as the Indo-Sassanian Series, which is generally classified into two categories: the Eastern Series (also known as the Gurjara Pratihara Series) and the Western Series (or Gadhaiyas). Although the perception is that a barter economy arose after the fall of the Guptas, plenty of silver coins were circulating. Coins of the Eastern Series were shown first.
The Gurjaras suddenly emerged as a power, in what is now Rajasthan, in the 6th century in the aftermath of the Huna invasions; it makes a foreign origin likely, though that is still debated. One theory ties them to the Khazars of the Steppes, who might have been related to the Hunas and allied with them. Many locations in India, including the state of Gujarat, derive their names from them. One clan of the Gurjaras named themselves Pratiharas (doorkeeper). They claimed descent from Lakshmana, brother of Rama, who served his brother and, in a few tales, served as a doorkeeper. As the frontline state facing the Arab Caliphate, they were literally a door keeper. Between 720 and 740, a series of Arab invasions were repelled by the Pratiharas and neighboring states, and this might have jump started their imperial rise.
The imitations from about 550-650 have a bust derived from the bust of Peroz wearing a winged skull cap and a large earring. The obverses have a conical head, and the reverses have a very crude fire altar with two attendants. These coins are thicker than before, but have the same weight because of a smaller diameter – these drachms have a diameter of about 24mm while the weight is still around 4 grams. A shown later style, mostly found in Rajasthan, has a much degraded potrait and fire altar; the actual ruler is unknown, and the obverse has a minmal Brahmi legend. But the weight of these silver coins remains around 4 grams. The next shown coin, a later silver or billon drachm, among the earliest of coins of the Pratihara Empire, weighs about 4 grams but has a diameter of 17 or 18mm. The design is a break from the previous – the fabric is very crude, but the obverse shows the emperor standing with his titles given, while the reverse has a two-line legend with symbols below. Sometimes coins used titles, and used names at other times; but from the coin alone, we cannot tell if a word is a name or title. A coin from the collapse of the Pratihara Empire was not round, the head is all that is shown of the boar, and the reverse legend is very short.
The coins of the Western Series, from the 10th through 13th centuries, are often identified as Gadhaiya Paisa, but the origin of the name is a matter of dispute. The word dramma is used repeatedly in written sources, but the term Gadhaiya is rarely used. One written source refers to coins carried in bulk on asses (gadhas), which might have helped create the name. The bust gradually degenerates, the flan becomes smaller and thicker, and the silver is debased. Nobody’s name appears on these coins, so no one was offended by their use. No legends of any sort appears on these coins, the designs became more abstract (one of Deven’s slides was titled “You mean that is a head?”), and the fire altar and attendants were a few lines with nearby groups of dots.
A coin with a queen’s name on the reverse, with a crude bust on the obverse, is a rare type from about 1110-1125. A shown 12th century billon coin has a crude obverse bust and a battle scene on the reverse – a horseman brandishing a sword tramples one victim with another victim to the right; there are a number of varieties, with the horse in different positions and trampling different numbers of victims. It has been attributed to different issuers over the years, with Maheshwari suggests it celebrates the recovery of Malwa from Gujarat by the Paramaras circa 1190.
The next shown coins, of Malwa, have a stylized obverse bust with degraded inscriptions, and the reverses have a few lines and dots (for fire altar and attendants) with a single letter as a mintmark; we do not know who issued this. A coin of Jayavarman II (ruled 1255-1274), from when the Paramara kingdom was in deep decline, is not round, has a stylized obverse bust with just the first letter of the king’ name, and just a few reverse markings. In time, the Sultan of Delhi took over and used its own coins.
by James M. McMenamin,
presented to our October 9, 2019 meeting.
My entry point to coin collecting was the Whitman coin folder. Many were inherited from my siblings as they fell away from the hobby. In 1969, however, an event in France triggered a fifty-year search by me into an obscure corner of numismatics. A half century ago your speaker set out on a journey from the US along with 52 other students for a year of study and travel in Europe. It occurred so long ago the crossing was by ocean liner, not by commercial airline. Personally, I think the four-day passage aboard the SS United States was a great deal more fun than one by air.
Our destination in France was Angers, ancient capital city of the County of Anjou. Located in the Loire Valley, Angers was the medieval seat of the Plantagenet dynasty. It has an old quarter with half-timbered houses, such as the ornate Maison d’Adam, and boasts an imposing chateau with impressively thick walls and seventeen massive towers.
Each member of our student group lived with a French family. On learning of my interest in numismatics, my “French mother” presented me with a small match box containing jetons, as she called them. Several questions immediately came to mind: what were they; why were they made; and where did they come from? Some with legends in Lombardic lettering appeared medieval. One dated to Renaissance times. The remainder were obviously from later periods. What I learned over the course of the next fifty years will be summarized this evening.
The word used to describe the coin-like pieces, “jeton”, was not unknown to me. Anyone familiar with the use of French public telephones from that period understood that a “jeton de PTT” was required to operate a pay telephone. Jetons de casino are casino chips, while jetons de jeu are gaming tokens. So, clearly, the jetons in my hand were some sort of token. Two of them were even labeled as such: one with the head of Louis XVI, the other of Louis XVIII.
A visual inspection of each piece provided an initial set of answers to my questions. It was possible without much difficulty to identify the historical period associated with each piece. On their face they represent a remarkably wide range of dates, from the 1400s up through the early 1800s. They carry the portraits or names of four different kings of France (Louis XIII, XIV, XVI, and XVIII) and one queen, Anne of Austria. But beyond those basic descriptive elements, a fuller understanding as to the nature, purpose, and provenance of the jetons would have to be teased out over the course of the next five decades as time and interest allowed.
In the meantime, university studies had to be completed and a job secured, both of which happened in 1973. Around that time, I acquired a book to record coin purchases, a practice which continues to this day. Two years later, I subscribed to the Numismatic Circular, published by Spinks of London, an old-line firm that sent quaint form letters when closed for “stock taking” at year end. Another significant milestone occurred in the Bicentennial year 1976 when my application was accepted to become member #892 of the Chicago Coin Club. Dr. Needleman, whose name will reappear later, had joined earlier as member #882.
By 1979, ten years had elapsed since the match box of jetons was given to me, and still there was no greater understanding as to their purpose. That was about to change. In March that year, the bank I worked for sent me to London. A visit to the offices of Spinks in St. James’s became a personal priority. I remember the exterior of the building being a good deal grimier than under the current occupant, Christie’s, the auctioneers. As to the interior, it was in those days somewhat shambolical. And yet, in 1979, Spinks had already been in business 313 years. It was, to the young collector I then was, a mecca for coin collectors, the ne plus ultra of numismatic establishments, the sine qua non for serious collecting hobbyists.
The offices at Nos. 5-7 King St. were a rabbit warren of twisting corridors, narrow passageways, staircases, and landings, each leading to something wonderful or unusual, each nook and cranny filled with rivetingly fascinating treasures: medals, military decorations, medieval coins, ancients, moderns, and everything in between. It seemed to me there wasn’t anything numismatical you couldn’t find at Spinks or, if they didn’t have it, they would get it for you. Also, Spinks had hard-to-find-books, two of which were quickly added to my collection.
The cover illustration for the first, Pullan’s The History of the Abacus, is a woodcut from 1503 of two men seated at tables. The image explains, with no need for words, the purpose of jetons. They are a means to calculate, one of two pictured, the other being Arabic numerals. Lest there be any doubt on the matter, the scroll running above the two men makes clear that what we are being shown are two types of “Arithmeticae.”
The illustration shows the workings of jetons on a small counter board in a small room. Much rarer are those of the operation of larger such tables in the French Courts of Accounting and Money or the Exchequer offices of England. The latter affairs were crowded ones to be sure as the presiding judges, attending barons, sheriff, clerks, and treasurer variously audited, inspected, and recorded the settlement of the royal accounts.
Pullan’s book also has a photograph of a Roman hand-held calculator, one of three to survive to the present. The Roman abacus has deficiencies, however, in relation to medieval calculation requirements. Its markings for fractions of halves, thirds, quarters, and twelfths correspond to Roman money values whereas, in Medieval France and England, the currency of account was based on a Pound of twenty shillings and a shilling of twelve pennies.
Moreover, for larger numbers, the readout on an abacus is busy with beads and, arguably, harder to read the larger the number. This can be seen in a comparison of readouts for jetons and abacus as illustrated in the book. The first two rows are jeton readouts, the next two rows are equivalent readouts from an abacus. The number 63,271 requires in each case only eleven jetons or beads, but the abacus board appears cluttered. The jeton achieves its simplicity by intercalating, in between the lines demarking units, tens, hundreds, and thousands, spaces for five and its multiples of 50, 500, 5,000, and so on. Unused jetons are removed from the board whereas on an abacus unused beads remain to clutter the readout.
In Italy, Arabic numerals were quickly adopted after about 1300, so the history of the jeton in that country is very short. But jetons for calculating persisted long into the history of France and the Low Countries. They were not made wholly obsolete in France until the French Revolution. But more on that later. It is fascinating to look at a record from England’s Exchequer Augmentation Office dated 1600 that reflects three different numbering systems. The individual amounts to be added are written in Roman numerals while the sum of £227/11/4 is written both in Arabic numerals and as the counters would have lain had they been used to calculate the total, which in this case it seems to me they were.
Also important for me, Pullan includes on page 73 a photo of a jeton – albeit he spells the word with two ‘t’s, as most English authors seem to do. He classifies the piece, which is very similar to one given to me in Angers, as being from the 15th century. Note also on the page his statement that an early French term for a jeton was méreau à compter. Observe further the three small circlets on each side of the royal French heater shield. We will return later to the possibly hidden meaning of the three circles arranged in a triangle.
My second purchase at Spinks was a 1981 reprint of F.P. Barnard’s scholarly The Casting-Counter and Counting Board. It includes twenty-four images of counting boards from medieval times and over 700 illustrations of jetons, one of which bears a resemblance to my copper Angers jeton. Though the legend and some of the design elements differ, both versions share three circlets arranged in a triangle. Helpfully, Barnard sizes the jetons illustrated in his book using a version of the so-called Mionnet scale. Although it has been disparaged for its inexactness, when one considers the irregularity of items Mionnet was measuring, Greek and Roman ancients, one can easily forgive the scale’s lack of precision.
In 1985 my employer repatriated me from London to the US where I resumed attendance at the Chicago Coin Club. The following year the Club published Perspectives in Numismatics, edited by Dr. Needleman. It contains a terrific article by Bob Leonard on American Tokens. Importantly for me, the book also has an article by Bert van Beek, entitled Jetons: Use and History. It is mostly about jetons of the so-called Low Countries – what we now call Belgium and The Netherlands – but it is helpful because it provides an excellent concise history of the casting-counter, that is to say, the jeton.
To summarize, jetons were used as calculation instruments in Europe during the Middle Ages. Shortly after the introduction of jetons at the Royal Court c.1200, the French high nobility also adopted them for calculating. Later, cities and public institutions did so too.
Jetons are always decorated. These decorations have a purpose, sometimes religious but usually related to the user or to the sponsoring authorities, such as to praise the deeds of a ruler or for propaganda purposes. Real jetons are thin metallic flat discs, struck like coins. The differences from coins are: the metal is primarily copper or brass, and seldom silver; gold jetons are very rare; the diameter of jetons is always between c.20-c.28 mm as smaller or larger pieces are difficult to use for reckoning; the relief is always low for easy pushing and making of piles. Jetons are not coins, so they never have an indication of value.
In the 15th century, the manufacturing of jetons was concentrated in Paris and the Low Countries, specifically in Tournai, which had been part of the Kingdom of France since the 9th century but was later ceded to the Hapsburgs in 1521. Jetons are of two main types: official ones ordered by a special administration of a prince, town, etc., and common cheap ones for general use, what the French call jetons banaux. The latter were often imitations of the official ones.
In France and the Low Countries, beginning in the 17th century, the jeton became a small commemorative piece suitable mostly: as gifts, sometimes presented in beautifully engraved tubes; as a reward for service; as recognition of rank; or for propaganda. The development in Germany, where Nuremburg functioned as the epi-center of jeton manufacture, was somewhat different. In the course of the 17th century the counters became smaller and smaller. Little by little they became used only as chips for card-playing.
This leads me to conclude that two of my jetons are probably not French at all, but from Nuremburg. The Louis XVI item was likely made by Johann Lauer. Moreover, when Louis XVIII reigned, jeton production had ceased in France, so that one is probably a Nuremburg gaming token too. All that said, I was still at a loss as to the provenance or date of one of my jetons, the one with three circles arranged in a triangle, each circle enclosing a four-petalled flower.
When preparing to write this paper, it was almost inevitable that I should ask for help from Bob Leonard in unlocking the mystery of my “token.” He recommended I seek out a book by Jacques Labrot. And there the answer was to be found, on page 202. The obverse and reverse of my jeton have strong similarities to Types 1 and 2 produced in the then 15th French city of Tournai. Mine seems likely a Type 2 design, the work of Jean Gorgart. His pieces are less refined than the Type 1 jetons of Jean Blanpain. Significantly, the author suggests that before Tournai adopted the symbol of a tower for its coat of arms, the three circles forming a triangle were intended as a secret marker for the common jetons, jetons banaux, of that city.
However, I was still dissatisfied. I wanted to know more about each of my jetons, their makers, their history, their provenance. In my research, the names of five authors kept popping up. One published a book in English in 1767, the other four wrote books in French that appeared starting in 1858. The 1767 book was easy to locate online, but not the others. Hardcopy reprints of Feuardent’s four-volume set were available, but priced at over $200, which I was unwilling to pay. And then an idea struck me: change the language of my search engine from English to French. It worked. I now have unfettered free online access to all five sets of books.
Feuardent’s work has proved especially helpful. It includes descriptions of over 15,000 jetons, a Table of Contents, a list of engravers, the size of each jeton per the Mionnet Scale and, hugely important, an index of the legends that appear on the jetons. It has therefore been possible for me to begin collating a catalogue raisonné to annotate the details of my Angers jetons, including my Renaissance jeton from the reign of Henri the II, and the Anne of Austria piece.
I close this brief account of my fifty-year adventure in Tokenism, with five observations:
Dr. Saul Ben Needleman, age 91, passed away July 18, 2019. He became member 882 of the Chicago Coin Club April 10, 1974, but allowed his membership to lapse in recent years because ill health prevented him from attending meetings. He served as President twice (1979, 1983-86), received the Literary Award four times, and the Medal of Merit in 1994. A frequent exhibitor at meetings, he was recognized with five Honorable Mention Cabeen Exhibit Awards. As President, he strove to have worthwhile educational programs at every meeting, twice speaking himself. However, his most lasting contribution to the Club was to invite both eminent numismatists and club members to contribute papers which he edited and had published as Perspectives in Numismatics, a 364-page festschrift issued in 1986 in honor of the Club’s 800th meeting.
Dr. Needleman also held memberships in the American Numismatic Association (for a time he was a District Representative), American Numismatic Society, Royal Numismatic Society, British Numismatic Society, American Israel Numismatic Association, Central States Numismatic Society, Israel Numismatic Society of Illinois, Morton Grove Coin Club, and Lake County Coin Club; he held office in some of these local clubs.
One of his passions was education. He expressed his love of history, numismatics, and research by giving numerous talks before groups at the local and national level. He exhibited at major coin conventions, taking Second Place in his class at the 1973 Greater New York and 1984 Central States conventions, First Place in class at the 1984 ANA convention, and Best in Show at the 1978 Greater New York Convention with “a complex exhibit employing custom-made coin mounts with mirrors to highlight both sides of the coin displayed.”
Though his numismatic interests were wide, he concentrated on ancient coinage, English hammered coinage, coins of Israel, and Judaica in Numismatics. This last numismatic passion led him to write Use of God’s Name: Jehovah on Coins, Medals, Tokens, and Jetons, a 428-page book published in 2002. In addition to his numismatic books, he has 18 unique entries in the library catalog of the American Numismatic Society: articles published in The Numismatist, Seaby Coin and Medal Bulletin, The Shekel, Journal of Numismatic Fine Arts, TAMS Journal, The Centinel, and Perspectives in Numismatics itself.
His father, Jack Needleman, boasted of deceiving the eunuch who collected tolls on the Galata Bridge in Istanbul about 1920 by pressing the bridge token into his palm very hard, then removing it quickly; he later taught languages in Cuba using the immersion method, claiming to be the inventor of the system popularized by Berlitz, before moving to Chicago where Saul was born September 25, 1927.
Dr. Needleman graduated in 1945 from Murray F. Tuley
High School (now Roberto Clemente High School);
received a BS, Organic Chemistry, Illinois Institute
of Technology (1950); MS, Biochemistry, Illinois
Institute of Technology (1955); and PhD, Biochemistry
and Medicine, Northwestern University (1957).
His career in biochemistry included: Chief of Nuclear
Medicine, VA Research Hospital, Chicago; Coordinator
Science Affairs, Abbott Labs, North Chicago; Director
Clinical Affairs Schering-Plough, Memphis; Medical
Expert US Navy Drug Program, Great Lakes Naval
Station; Associate Professorship Biochemistry and
Neurology, Northwestern University, Evanston; and
Chairman, Department of Biochemistry, Roosevelt
Dr. Needleman received numerous professional awards,
and held patents in biochemistry and medicine.
He is well-known in the bioinformatics field for the
Needleman-Wunsch algorithm, used to align protein or
He published 14 scientific works in addition to his
two books on numismatics.
More about his professional accomplishments can be
Besides his research and writing, Dr. Needleman was a talented artist and sculptor. During his residence in Japan, he also became interested in Japanese art. He is survived by Sondra, his wife of 65 years, and children Marty, Arthur, Beth, and Heidi and six grandchildren. A graveside service was held at Shalom Memorial Park, Arlington Heights.
Robert D. Leonard Jr. and Carl F. Wolf
|CSNS Convention||Chicago Coin Company|
|Harlan J. Berk, Ltd.||Kedzie Koins Inc.|
Items shown at our October 9, 2019 meeting,
reported by John Riley.
Reminder: You can email to John a description of what you will show at a meeting, to give him a start on this write-up. Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are the lots known to us by October 20, 2019. The auction will be held near the start of the meeting, after a short time for lot examination.
Reid Geisler (former member, now in Arizona) Consignment.
Bob Feiler Consignment.
Club Material Consignment.
Robert Rhue Consignment.
Bob Leonard Consignment.
Club Material Consignment.
Phil Carrigan Estate Consignment.
|Date:||December 11, 2019|
|Time:||6:00PM Cocktails (cash bar),
with hors d’oeuvres compliments of Chicago Coin Company.
7:00PM to 9PM Dinner and Meeting
|Location:||Tom’s Steak House, 1901 West North Avenue, Melrose Park.|
The cost is $45.00 per person, and reservations are required.
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• A choice between four entrees is planned: Tom’S Top Sirloin Butt Steak (12 ounces); Charcoal Broiled Chicken Breast; Center Cut Pork Chops with Apple Sauce; Fresh Filet of Atlantic Salmon.
• All entrees include: salad, russet potato, cheese and chive sauce, and rolls and butter.
• Please make your entree selection now – when making your reservation and when sending in your payment of $45 per person, please tell us your selection: BEEF, CHICKEN, PORK, or FISH.
• The deadline for reservations is November 29, 2019.
• Since this is the last month of 2019, there will be a special dessert in honor of the clubs 100th anniversary. We hope you can attend this event, which will mark the close of the 100th anniversary year.
|Parking:||Plenty, and free.|
|Program:||The speaker is Mark Wieclaw, on The Thrill and Joy of Collecting … Anything! See the December Chatter for details.|
Everyone who attends will get a chance to win a 1/10-ounce American Eagle gold coin or one of two proof Silver Eagles!
|Date:||November 13, 2019 – Annual Member Auction|
At the Chicago Bar Association, 321 S. Plymouth Court, 3rd floor meeting room. Please remember the security measures at our meeting building: everyone must be prepared to show their photo-ID and register at the guard’s desk.
You can place a reserve on each lot, and there is no commission
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be held before the meeting starts, and again briefly before the
Please find elsewhere in this issue of the Chatter a listing of all auction lots that were known to us by Sunday, October 20.
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.
|November||13||CCC Meeting - Club Auction - no featured speaker|
|December||11||CCC Meeting - Annual Banquet - Featured Speaker - Mark Wieclaw on The Thrill and Joy of Collecting … Anything!
At Tom’s Steakhouse, 1901 West North Ave, Melrose Park. Please let us know your entrée choice – BEEF, CHICKEN, PORK, or FISH – when you pay, $45 per person. Reservations must be in by November 29th.
||CCC Meeting - Featured Speaker - to be announced||February
||CCC Meeting - Featured Speaker - to be announced||February
||ANA’s National Money Show
at the Cobb Galleria Centre, Atlanta, Georgia.
||CCC Meeting - Featured Speaker - to be announced|
|April||8||CCC Meeting - Featured Speaker - to be announced|
|April||23-25||81st 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, http://www.centralstatesnumismaticsociety.org/convention.|
|April||25||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
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