Volume 68 No. 6 June, 2022

Editor’s Notes

With a few months of joint in-person and online meetings completed, now is a good time to look back and take stock of the meeting experience, especially as a remote attendee. I attended two meetings remotely (in March and May), using the same equipment from two different urban locations – it was not pretty. I use an entry-level laptop, about four years old, and I use my Galaxy S9 smartphone as a Mobile Hotspot, to which I “tether” my laptop in order to access the Internet. The resulting connection is fast enough to watch YouTube videos on my laptop, and also use Zoom in a meeting with eight attendees.

By clicking on the green button in the email sent by the club’s Secretary, I started the WebEx program on my laptop PC. After WebEx starts, the WebEx window showed (if 20 remote attendees are connected) a grid of four by five small video screens, one for each remote attendee. Although I heard all that everyone says, my first problem was that I saw an image in no more than four or five small screens at a time – that was also what I had experienced during our past online-only meetings, and I assumed my network connection was too slow to support 20 small video feeds at a time.

Now for the second problem I encountered. The WebEx window can also show a PowerPoint or other program – the grid view of attendees then turns into a single row of small video screens across the top of the WebEx window, while the rest of the WebEx window shows a PowerPoint screen. My problem was that although I saw the screens, only a few of the small screens had video and the PowerPoint screen did not show the PowerPoint slides. My problem was not just with the PowerPoint program – I saw nothing in the “program screen” during the featured program or show-and-tell parts of the May meeting. The “program screen” briefly showed video of the front of the in-person room after show-and-tell, but I do not know what program was running at that time on the laptop in the meeting room.

During our past online-only meetings, I was able to see all video in the “program screen” whether it was PowerPoint from Deven or when remote members shared content from their computers. I do not know if my problems are due solely to my slowish network connection, or if the problem is partly with the program or computer now used in the meeting room.

If anyone experienced problems during our recent meetings, please email me with the details of your computer, Internet access, and observed symptoms. With more data points and symptoms, we can try to identify the cause of the problems – then we would have an idea of what needs changing to improve the experience. I checked with two remote attendees from our May meeting, and they experienced no problems – they also have (fast) Internet access provided by their cable company.

Paul Hybert, editor

Minutes of the 1240th Meeting

The 1240th meeting of the Chicago Coin Club was called to order by President Lyle Daly at 6:45 PM CDT, Wednesday May 11, 2022. This was a hybrid in person and online meeting, with Deven Kane managing the online meeting. Attendance at the meeting was 14 in-person and 18 online for a total of 32 members.

Club Meeting Minutes and Treasurer’s Report

The April 2022 session I & II meeting minutes were approved as published in the Chatter, both in print and on the CCC website. The Treasurer’s report for the April period was deferred until the next scheduled meeting.

New Members and Communications

Secretary Scott McGowan introduced two invited guests: Ed Hoynes, who reached out to the club with interest in attending; and Michael Kahn, an invited guest of member John Kent. No new membership applications were received, and second readings for new member applications of Aaron Ratkovich and Ben Costello were completed. After the second readings, a club member vote approved the two new members. Scott announced that Club member V. Kurt Bellman was chosen to receive the ANA’s Glenn Smedley Award – this award recognizes individuals who have devoted their efforts to the betterment of the ANA.

Old Business

  1. Dues were due by May 1; members not paid by May 1, 2022 are removed from the membership.
  2. Lyle Daly asked for comments about the CSNS convention. Several club members indicated their attendance and were pleased with the show.
  3. Steve Zitowsky announced the next ANA 2022 WFoM host club meeting on May 17 at 7:00pm.
  4. Deven Kane reported the Hall of Fame committee is still seeking nominations for 2022.
  5. Lyle Daly discussed the Legacy Committee and plans to propose to the club board to begin recorded interviews of the club’s more senior members. Lyle also reported that the next interview to be edited will be the Charles J. Ricard interview.

New Business

  1. Mark Wieclaw noted that the March 2023 meeting will be the Club’s 1250th meeting and in the tradition of the Chicago Coin Club, we celebrate milestone meetings with numismatic celebrations such as a medal and/or a banquet. Club members Mark Wieclaw, Bob Feiler, Dale Lukanich, and Rich Lipman offered to serve on the planning committee.

First Vice President John Riley introduced the featured speaker, Dale Lukanich on Scrip Issued by Hiram Norton, a Self-Made Man.

Second Vice President Melissa Gumm introduced the evening’s six Show and Tell exhibitors.

The next meeting will be June 8, 2022, which will be both in-person and online.

Lyle Daly adjourned the meeting at 8:05pm CDT.

Respectfully Submitted,
Scott A. McGowan, Secretary

Speaker’s Wor[l]d
Scrip Issued by Hiram Norton, a Self-Made Man

a presentation by Dale Lukanich,
to our May 11, 2022 meeting.

Hiram Norton was one of the most enterprising men the village of Lockport, Illinois has ever had, and did more to build up and improve the town than any other man. He was a member of the Illinois Legislature in 1859 and 1860 and held offices of trust in his town, all of which he filled with the utmost fidelity. He died at his home in Lockport on April 2, 1875. Hiram was born in Skaneateles, New York on February 26, 1799, and became an orphan at the age of 14. (Skaneateles is mentioned in most of the references Dale found, but Vermont was mentioned as the birthplace in a few.)

Hiram then made his way to Canada in search of employment, which he found with the Canada Stage Company. He stayed in Canada for about four years. The town of Prescott is 157 miles away from Skaneateles; Dale did not find any town explicitly named in the sparse records, but feels this is a likely candidate. At 18, having saved a little money, he went to Lowville, New York to acquire an education at the famous Lowville Academy, where he remained two years. Lowville is 97 miles from Prescott, Canada, and Lowville Academy had been chartered by the State of New York in 1808. We do not know the amount of education Hiran received at Lowville Academy. Hiram at age 20 then went to Prescott, Ontario and returned to the Canada Stage Company, ultimately becoming its proprietor.

Hiram Norton was a merchant and political figure in Upper Canada. In 1833, Hiram became a justice of the peace in the Johnstown District, a district bordering the St. Lawrence River. During the 1830s, he operated a stagecoach between Montreal and Toronto with Barnabas Dickinson, the father of Moss Kent Dickinson. He represented Grenville (a city in the northern part of the district) in the Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada from 1831 to 1838 as a Reformer, including the time of the Upper Canada Rebellion in 1837. He also served on the Government Commission for the improvement of the St. Lawrence River and Canal.

In 1838 he left Upper Canada and came to Illinois as a Consulting Engineer on the Illinois & Michigan Canal, settling in Lockport, Illinois. Among the other benefits which accrued to Will County from the construction of the Canal, was the arrival of many men of means, enterprise, and character. Hiram Norton was one of these men; he was so pleased with the area and its prospective growth and importance that he made it his home.

Hiram aided in the completion of the I & M Canal; following its completion, he rented the valuable waterpower created by it and established a mill which became regionally famous for its products. He established, with his sons, the house of Norton & Company, whose name and reputation were well known. Norton & Company had two locations, one in Lockport and one in Chicago at 5 and 7 West Madison Street; Dale showed a compnay ad as it appeared in a Joliet city directory from the 1860s.

In Lockport Norton built his warehouse in the 1850s, shortly after the opening of the I & M Canal. The Norton Building contained a grain warehouse and a grocery for farmers and citizens of Lockport, and a canal supplies store for boat crews; it also served as a dormitory for the boys leading the mules towing the canal boats. During the 50-year heyday of the I & M Canal, Hiram Norton and Company helped establish Lockport as an important grain processing center,and became the town’s major employer. Hiram Norton was elected to the Legislature in 1858; he was elected almost without opposition.

At one hundred by one hundred feet, this three and one-half story building was used to store, process, package, and distribute barrels of grain to the growing Midwest and Western populations. A contemporary drawing shows the building ideally located between the canal and a parallel railroad track. Norton, Inc. was sold in 1897 to American Grains, which was subsequently purchased by Quaker Oats. Grain and processing operations ceased in the 1950s when the building was sold to a steel fabricator. A recent photograph closely matches the building shown in the drawing, down to door and window locations – only now, the building does not have the fourth story which had capped about half of the building in the drawing. Dale ventured that the fourth story might have been for pulleys and machinery for lifting goods. Now, the building serves as the Lockport Gallery of the Illinois State Museum.

Dale showed us excerpts from January 1, 1862 inventory lists: eight canal boats were listed by name, year (six from 1857-1861, and two without a year), and value, for a total value of $1200; the list of horses, wagons, and such, started with 22 mules at $110 each, and continued with many entries for wagons, carriages, and horses of various sizes. In 1867, Hiram paid the highest income tax of anyone in Will County – on $35,000 of income; at times, he was the largest employer in Will County.

Our first taste of a numismatic item came with a $500 State Indebtedness note signed by Illinois Governor Thomas Ford, dated Feby. 15th 1844 on the face, and paying 6% annual interest from 30th Septem. 1843. It is payable to “Hiram Norton or bearer” for “being deprived of his contract for manufacturing and delivering hydraulic cement.” This was followed by examples of scrip issued by Norton & Company; many of these pieces are believed to have passed through the Schingoethe Collection, and all are rare.

The first scrip note was a 6¼¢ remainder – it has a signature of H. Norton but has no other indication of the issuer. The text on the note promises to pay the bearer in bills of the State Bank of Illinois when presented in the sum of five dollars. Two examples are known of this note type which was lithographed by T.&C. Wood & Co. 18 Wall St. N.Y.

The text on an issued 10¢ 1862 Norton & Co. note promises to pay the bearer in current funds when presented in sums of one or more dollars. This note was printed by Charles Shober, a famous lithographer who arrived in Chicago in 1857. This is the only known example of this note type.

All of the last three shown 1862 Norton & Co. issued notes are small and have the same layout, differing only in denomination. The 5¢, 10¢, and 25¢ notes were lithographed by Charles Shober of Chicago, and are good for the indicated amount when presented in sums of one dollar. Although Norton & Co. had offices in Lockport and Chicago, all of its notes bear the name of Lockport, where the company had its headquarters.

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Show and Tell

Items shown at our May 11, 2022 meeting,
reported by Melissa Gumm.

  1. Richard Hamilton explained that scripophily is the collecting of old stock and bond certificates as a hobby. Then he showed an example from his collection – a stock certificate from Reo Motor Car Company for 50 shares, dated June 2, 1925. Ransom E. Olds was a pioneer in automobile production out of Lansing, Michigan, where he started the Olds Motor Works. After leaving that company, which later became a part of General Motors, Olds started REO. He is credited with developing the modern assembly line with a stationary version, thereby increasing the production rate. Henry Ford modified that principle to create the moving assembly line, which further increased production rates.
  2. John Riley exhibited a Japanese-Occupation era 100 Kyat note of Burma. Circa 1944 (undated) under the puppet government of Ba Maw, the note has a vivid orange depiction of a peacock. This note is a recent eBay find, from a seller with only one feedback who described it as being found in his father’s WWII footlocker. The skeptic in John followed up on this “barn find” note, and found a new friend in the seller who also provided a news clipping copy concerning his father, John Barry, of Long Island, New York. Among other things, Major Barry served on the postwar prosecution team investigating Japanese military defendants. John collaborated with member Joe Boling to pinpoint the note as having come out of a confiscated hoard of sample notes held at the Supreme Allied Command complex in Tokyo; this note type had never been sent to Burma from Jappan.
  3. Deven Kane showed four items, the first two numismatic and the second two exonumia of a personal accomplishment.
    1. From the Islamic Sultanates of India, a square Half Tanka issued in the name of Ibrahim Shah Lodi, Sultan of Dehli, and dated AH 927 (AD 1520/1). The coin was described as toned with some deposits, in VF condition – it is an extremely rare find. Ibrahim Lodi seized the fort of Chanderi, from the Sultans of Malwa during a succession dispute, from where he issued these coins. He later lost control of this fortress and in 1526 was killed by the Mughal Babur at the Battle of Panipat, marking the beginning of the Mughal Empire.
    2. Also from India, a Half Tanka of a sultan of Malwa, Rana Sangram of Mewar, with no mint mark or clear date – this example is very fine and very rare. This coin has a long tortured story before it came into Deven’s hands … and almost never made it. Sangram Singh, the Rana of Mewar, seized Chanderi from the Delhi Sultanate and issued this coin type there. After the fall of Delhi in 1526 to Babur, he made his own play for imperium in North India; it was his defeat at the Battle of Khanua in 1527 that ensured the establishment of the Mughal state.
    3. Lastly were two pieces of Porcine Exonumia related to Cincinnati, from Deven’s participation in the Cincinnati Marathon also known as the “flying pig” marathon. Deven showed his participation medal as well as the medal engraved with his name and time. Well done, Deven!
  4. Lyle Daly began by asking the question, is this coin a flip-strike or a regular double-strike? The coin in question was purchased from CNG as a flip-strike. A Maurice Tiberius from the Constantinople mint, featuring a helmeted, draped, and cuirassed bust facing and holding a globus cruciger and shield decorated with solider on horseback motif and a large M with cross above. The coin has a green patina and peripheral areas show weakness. For clarification, a double-strike error occurs when a planchet fails to be removed from the dies and receives a deviating or rotated second strike. A flip-strike or flip-over is a double strike but the coin flipped over before the second strike. Flip-over double-strikes are less common than regular double strikes.
  5. Dale Lukanich began with a show-and-tell and finished with a show-and-ask.
    1. Dale showed a Series 1929 small note type 1 $20 from The Farmers First National Bank of Minooka, which had been chartered in July, 1908. These notes were issued July 1929 through May 1933; type 2 notes differ in that the bank charter number appears four times. There are very few known notes from this bank: 6 large size and 13 small size.
    2. Dale is asking for help on a cast iron medal featuring Hephaestus, the God of fire, working as a blacksmith; on the reverse is a statement this was designed and cast at Museum of Science and Industry Chicago. It is rectangular, measuring approximately 3 by 5 inches. The museum opened during the 1933 Century of Progress exposition, in the former Palace of Fine Arts building from the 1893 Columbian Exposition. Although it is known that numerous plaques and souvenirs have been struck, however it is difficult to definitively date this medal.
  6. A Provincial issue of Antoninus Pius, with the future Marcus Aurelius and his wife Faustina II, was Mark Wieclaw’s one item for the evening. The obverse features a laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust facing right, while the reverse features a bareheaded, draped bust of Marcus Aurelius and a draped and diademed bust of Faustina II. The coin features a brown patina and only four examples are known. The coin names him as Verus (Marcus Aurelius was originally known as Marcus Annius Verus), thus creating the thought that the coin was struck to celebrate their engagement.


Minutes of the 2022 WFoM Host Club Planning Meeting

May 17, 2022

Attending: Steve Zitowsky (Chair), Dale Lukanich (Asst Chair), Greg Gajda, Carl Wolf, Mark Wieclaw, John Riley, Rich Lipman, Bob Feiler, Paul Hybert, Jim Ray, Bob Leonard, and Scott McGowan.

Committee Chair Steve Zitowsky called the meeting to order at 7:01PM, reporting having spoken to Jennifer Ackerman at the ANA who is in the midst of the table draw with 256 Dealer/Club tables. There is expected to be a large Ancient and World coin section this year. The interactive floorplan is available at

Steve mentioned that the CCC President suggested that space for Legacy Project interviews should be secured during the ANA convention. Carl Wolf suggested holding interviews on the Bourse floor could give them some unique numismatic background. Paul Hybert reminded the committee that there are ANA announcements from time to time, which could interfere with bourse floor interviews. Discussion continued about the ANA’s fireside chat series and their set with chairs and rug which could be requested for our use. Mark Wieclaw offered to reach out to the ANA for availability and possible use of their set.

Steve Zitowsky proposed a candidate for Honorary Chairman for the 2022 WFoM. The committee discussed the nominee and all agreed, pending further review with the ANA and verification if the individual had previously held that position.

Committee Reports:

Money Talks: Mark Wieclaw reported that the application process is closed – the schedule is expected to be published in July. Eight talks per day are expected, on Thursday and Friday.

Collector Exhibits: Steve indicated that Marc Ricard was unable to attend the meeting and asked Paul Hybert for any updates. Paul reported no changes from the previous meeting.

Ambassadors: Scott McGowan reported the Ambassadors list is at 34. An email was sent out to 10 individuals who were Ambassadors in 2021 and have not yet committed for 2022.

Pages: John Riley reported speaking with Jennifer at the ANA, and she has 4 applicants and several other verbal interests. Deadline is July 5, 2022.

YN/Scouts Workshop: Jim Ray reported that the YN workshop flyer was in production with the ANA graphics team, and should be available in June. BSA Pathway to Adventure Council is on board for promoting the event on their calendar. Steve offered that committee member-at-large Dan Shemwell, an eagle scout, as a possible resource for assistance.

Members-at-Large: Carl Wolf suggested someone contact and book a place for a CCC-NYNC joint dinner before places fill up. Due to TAMS on Wednesday and ANA on Friday, the options are Tuesday and Thursday nights. Scott McGowan offered to contact several places. Gibson’s and Carlucci’s were mentioned. Scott to reach out to NYNC president Darrell Low to promote. Mark Wieclaw asked if there would be a silent auction at the ANA banquet, and if items would be needed. Mark will contact Jennifer and report back.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:37PM

Future Meetings:

June 15, Wednesday, @7:00pm CDT Third Wednesday
July 20, Wednesday, @7:00pm CDT Third Wednesday

WFoM Dates at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL:
August 15-20, 2022 (Monday-Saturday)
Note: Sunday, August 14 may be a workday for some!!

Respectfully Submitted,
Scott A. McGowan
Secretary, Chicago Coin Club

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Minutes of the Chicago Coin Club Board

May 18, 2022

The meeting was called to order by club President Lyle Daly at 6:02PM.

Board members present for the meeting were Lyle Daly, Melissa Gumm, Elliott Krieter, Scott McGowan, Paul Hybert, Mark Wieclaw, Steve Zitowsky, Carl Wolf, Deven Kane, Bill Burd, and Rich Lipman. Absent by prior notice was John Riley. Also absent was Jeff Rosinia.

Old Business:

  1. Secretary Scott McGowan provided an update on the Pennsylvanian who had paid for CCC membership at our August 2021 meeting. This individual was contacted, explained the membership process, and provided a membership application to complete. The required membership readings will be at the next club meetings.
  2. President Lyle Daly proposed the Board approve expenses for a hotel room to continue interviews for the Legacy Project during the 2022 ANA WFoM. Scott McGowan provided an update from the ANA host committee meeting the prior night. Mark Wieclaw is contacting Barbara Gregory about the ANA fireside chat chairs and set, to use for the interviews. Lyle also proposed the club purchase a wireless microphone for meetings. The Board discussed and approved a $250 limit.
  3. Reminder that the Board Meeting schedule had been modified in February to move the August Board meeting to the Wednesday after the 2022 ANA WFoM.
  4. The Board discussed access to the treasurer’s membership list and how it is used for mailing and email notices. Elliott Krieter advised that Chatter Editor Paul Hybert does have access to the list on the Treasurer’s Google drive. Both Lyle Daly and Scott McGowan asked if they had access. Elliott believed they did and would send updated instructions. Paul indicated that his database dates to 1999 with all members, active and inactive, along their member numbers and other info. He updates this as per membership updates from the Treasurer and Secretary referencing renewals or new membership applications. This is used for Chatter mailings. The Secretary, Treasurer, and Chatter Editor will share amongst themselves, in a timely manner, any member status change which any of them learns – including, but not limited to: additions, resignations, typos, or a change in contact information.

New Business:

  1. The Board discussed making the annual banquet available for online (remote) attendance. After discussion it was decided we would not offer remote access for the banquet program. Scott McGowan asked for the remote access setup process to be documented and stored with the club’s remote meeting electronics.
  2. The board discussed the timing of reminders for club dues renewal. Key questions were when to send the reminder, how many renewal notes should be sent, and by whom. After discussion and review of the by-laws, it was decided that Renewal slips/notices would be included in the October or November Chatter mailing, dues are due by March 1 per the by-laws, and members are subject to suspension if not paid; the Board has set suspension for May 1 (this includes dropping from Chatter mailing lists). It was also decided that lists of suspended members and reinstatements would not be published. There were 18 members who would be suspended this year. Elliott Krieter to advise those individuals.
  3. Lyle Daly announced to the board that he will step down as President at the conclusion of his two-year term. A nominations committee was set to put forth an officer’s slate for 2023: Mark Wieclaw, Bill Burd, and one other individual to be determined will be the nominations committee. Lyle indicated his work demands would keep him away from a future Board position, and he could not serve as Past President. Lyle plans to step aside as Past President, and Rich Lipman agreed to continue as Past President.
  4. The March 2023 meeting will be our 1250th meeting. A committee was formed to review celebration plans, which could include a medal. A medal would require advance planning and a medal die could cost $3000+. Medals usually are break-even for the club. Mark Wieclaw indicated if the board gave approval to investigate, they could come back with recommendations to the board. It is also possible for the board to approve by email before the August meeting. Rich Lipman suggested once we have an idea of the medal and cost, that we ask the club membership for an idea of how many might be interested in a 1250th medal at the proposed price. The Board approved to move forward with exploration.
  5. Secretary Scott McGowan asked for the current club committees. They were identified as:
    1. Hall of Fame Committee – Researches and proposes club members for the CCC Hall of Fame.
    2. ANA Host Club Committee – Plans and manages the ANA WFoM support for each WFoM in Chicago.
    3. Nominating Committee – Researches and nominates future club officers.
    4. Legacy Committee – Plans and interviews long standing club members to document their history.
    5. Technology Committee – Reviews, proposes, and manages technology for hybrid in-person and online meetings.
    6. Banquet Committee – Performs location selection and event planning of the CCC annual banquet.
    7. Audit Committee – Audits the CCC financial records as per our by-laws.
    8. Anniversaries Committee – Proposes and plans events and exonumia for key CCC anniversaries.
  6. Melissa Gumm asked for alternative plans to document the monthly Show and Tell presentations at meetings where the 2nd VP is not available. Carl Wolf indicated in the past the President or Secretary would ask someone in attendance to do the documentation. Lyle Daly and Mark Wieclaw offered to cover the documentation and ballot collection. The Board discussed that this is a perfect opportunity for club member involvement and decided the Club President or 1st VP would handle the appointment of someone to document the presentations.
  7. Board discussion of returning to Connie’s Pizza or alternative location for future board meetings. The benefits of in-person vs. online meetings were discussed. It was decided that any suggestions for in-person meeting for the next board meeting should be sent to the president, otherwise the August Board meeting will continue online.
  8. Paul Hybert asked for clarification if we plan a November auction. Bill Burd thought no. The club has some material for an auction. Carl Wolf thought we should plan one. Bill Burd was concerned about missing another month of Show and Tell. John Riley would need to plan a presentation if we do not hold an auction. Bill Burd and Carl Wolf to meet and review material, and if we should have a November Auction.
  9. Paul Hybert also requested the details, photo and bio, for the Hall of Fame class of 2021, in order to update the CCC website. Carl Wolf, Deven Kane, and Bill Burd to supply as available.

Lyle Daly adjourned the meeting at 7:15pm CDT.

Next CCC Board Meeting is on August 24, 2022; note this is the fourth Wednesday, due to the ANA WFoM on the third Wednesday.

Respectfully Submitted,
Scott A. McGowan, Secretary

Our 1241st Meeting

Date: June 8, 2022
Time: 6:45PM CDT (UTC-05:00)
Location: Downtown Chicago
At the Chicago Bar Association, 321 S. Plymouth Court, 3rd or 4th 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.
Because things can change between when this is written and we meet, please bring your face covering to the meeting – all attendees must follow the city’s and building’s rules.
This will be another attempt at a regular in-person meeting in the Covid-19 era. We will try for a better experience than in the past, but please be prepared for possible diifficulties.
Online: For all the details on participating online in one of our club meetings, visit our Online Meeting webpage at Participation in an online meeting requires some advance work by both our meeting coordinator and attendees, especially first-time participants. Please plan ahead; read the latest instructions on the day before the meeting!
Featured Program: Mark WieclawThe Golden Age of U.S. Coinage
Discussing the circulating money of the early Twentieth Century and President Theodore Roosevelt’s efforts to revamp United States coinage, Mark will describe the times of sculptor Augustus St Gaudins and his iconic Eagle and Double Eagle designs. America’s pocket change was redefined at the time by the “Buffalo” nickel, “Mercury” dime and other dynamic images.

Important Dates

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

June 8 CCC Meeting - Featured Speaker - Mark Wieclaw on The Golden Age of U.S. Coinage
July 13 CCC Meeting - Featured Speaker - Roxana Uskali on The German Taler: Enlightenment and the Birth of Modern Coinage
August 10 CCC Meeting - Featured Speaker - Dr. Lawrence Lee on Indian Peace Medals at the Denver Museum
August 16-20 ANA in Rosemont, at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. Admission is free for ANA members — for details, see
August 20 CCC Meeting - Noon at the ANA Convention, which is held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 North River Road, Rosemont, IL. No admission charge for our meeting.
Featured Speaker - to be announced
September 14 CCC Meeting - Featured Speaker - Jeffrey Amelse on Early U.S. Half Dollars, 1794-1839: A Study
October 12 CCC Meeting - Featured Speaker - to be announced

ANA Convention: Host Club Committee Meetings

Unless stated otherwise, these meetings will be online only.

June 15 Wednesday 7:00pm
July 20 Wednesday 7:00pm

Chatter Matter

Contacting Your Editor / Chatter Delivery Option

The print version of the Chatter is simply a printout of the Chatter webpage, with a little cutting and pasting to fill out each print page. The webpage is available before the Chatter is mailed.
If you would like to receive an email link to the latest issue instead of a mailed print copy, send an email to You can resume receiving a mailed print copy at any time, just by sending another email.

Club Officers

Elected positions:
Lyle Daly- President
John Riley- First V.P.
Melissa Gumm- Second V.P.
William Burd- Archivist
Directors:Deven Kane
Mark Wieclaw
Carl Wolf
Steve Zitowsky
Appointed positions:
Richard Lipman- Immediate Past President
Scott McGowan- Secretary
Elliott Krieter- 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

Or email the Secretary at
Payments to the Club, including membership dues, can be addressed to the Treasurer at the above street address.


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