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All FUN member clubs are welcome to send two representatives to
the FUN Coin Club Get Together Friday July 11th at noon
in Orlando. We will have a lunch buffet, 10 silver eagle door
prizes and open discussion on improving coin clubs. RSVP to Swicer@comcast.net by July
Madison County Coin Club watched a DVD on "The
Art of Making a Rare Coin Deal" by H. Robert Campbell.
Ancient City Coin Club had Ray Herz give a
program on "Grading 201, Part 2," followed by the auction. Its
March coin show went well. Several members spoke at the public
library on "Introduction to Coin Collecting." Twenty-two were
present at the last meeting.
Brandon Coin Club had 41 members at its last
meting. Bill Jones gave a program entitled "Buddy can you spare a
dime?" The club's next show is May 17th at the Brandon
Casselberry Coin Club had John McIntosh speak
on "The Twelve Caesars." They had a silver eagle attendance prize
followed by the auction.
Central Florida Coin Club had its coin show on
April 4-6th with ANACS & ICG in attendance. The YN's
had a program on "Proof Coins."
Ft. Lauderdale Coin Club had its club picnic on
the 5th. There was a pizza night followed by the
Ft. Myers Coin Club will have a power point
presentation on "The Progress of Slabs Thru the Ages" by Jay
Chamberlain. All coins in the auction will be slabbed dollars.
Ft. Walton Beach Coin Club had 62 at its last
meeting. The club had a program on California Gold. There also was
a show-n-tell followed by the auction.
Gold Coast Coin Club studied the ANA program,
"Counterfeits & Altered Coins, Part 2."
Greater Daytona Coin Club had Ray Herz speak on
"Grading U.S. Coins." Bob Hawes showed world currency.
Greater Jacksonville Coin Club had a program by
Rick Bretz on "Pedigree & Hoard/ Coins & Currency." The Red
Books are $7 per person. After a break for refreshments, the
Greater Ocala Coin Club had Ray Herz speak on
"Grading Walking Liberty Halves." The Red Books came in. April
29th was Pizza Night with a collectible style auction.
Club member Nancy Wilson purchased sheet No. 1 of 400 $1 bills at
the ANA's 2014 National Money Show.
North Lake Coin & Currency Club had pizza
and a big raffle drawing with seven different gold coins followed
by the 50/50 drawing and the auction.
Palm Beach Coin Club had nearly 100 members
attend Free Food Night with pizza, subs, calzone, Stromboli and
desserts. The program was Cindy Wibker speaking on "Exonumia, One
Man's Trash is another Man's Treasure." She told the club different
ways to collect tokens and medals. The club auction featured 150
lots. The 2015 Red Books came in and club members got them at cost.
The club donated 24 Red Books to the Palm Beach County Library
Sarasota Coin Club had 53 in attendance. The
club's 50th anniversary medals are available in goldine,
silver and copper. Bart Bartanowicz spoke about "Third Party Coin
South Brevard Coin Club had Tim B. and Stan
speak on "Morgan Dollars." They also explained grading, CAC
stickers, resubmitting coins for a higher grade and told about the
different value of coins graded from one company to the next. They
had a show-n-tell followed by the auction.
Tampa Bay Coin Club had Mr. Schemitsch speak on
"The Bashlow 1861 Restrike Civil War Token." The club had two
new members and two guests.
Treasure Coast Coin Club had a program on "The
Many Faces of U.S. Currency." A who's who on paper money by Ron
Rego. The auction followed.
West Hernando Coin Club had a successful coin
show on February 15th, with over 200 in attendance and
25 dealer tables. The next show is June 21st at the Elks
Club in Brooksville, Florida. At the April meeting, President Guy
Ventre presented past treasurer Gene Harbour with a plaque for his
meritorious service from 2007-13. There were 50 members in
Augusta Coin Club had a program on "Early Large
Cents." Fifty-six were present at the club's last meeting. The club
coin show is May 9-10th at the Columbia County
Convention Center, Grovetown. They had a show-n-tell and the new
2015 Red Books came in.
Lower Cape Fear Coin Club had a program on "The
First Treasurer of the U.S." by Charles C. There were 23 at its
last meeting. 2014 Kennedy halves were sold at cost.
West Tennessee Collectors Club is sponsoring
their 55th annual coin show September 6-7th
at the Madison County Agricultural Extension Service Auditorium,
309 N. Parkway in Jackson, Tennessee. Contact Mac Mann, P.O. Box
7351, Jackson, Tennessee, 38302, email: email@example.com, phone