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Madison County Coin Club had a program by
Charles Cataldo titled, "State of the Coin Market."
Ancient City Coin Club had a program on "German
Notgeld" by Travis Bucci. Membership is at 61 regular members and 3
Brandon Coin Club had a program on Lincoln
Campaign Medalets by Bill Jones. The club's essay contest ends Feb.
28 with the winner going to the ANA Summer Seminar. The next club
show is March 23 at the Brandon Elks Club.
Casselberry Coin Club had an attendance prize
of a silver eagle. All members had to do was be present to win.
There was also a show-n-tell from the FUN show.
Central Florida Coin Club's own Donna Moon was
general chairman of the January FUN show. She came up with the
theme, "Buffalo & Hobos - A Centennial Celebration." She also
came up with the décor and the unique items that were given away at
the show. The club will once again have a booth at the Central
Florida Fair, Feb. 28 though March 10. Thirty-six club members
volunteered at the FUN show.
Ft. Lauderdale Coin Club had Stan Klein
discuss, "The Magic Thaler," and how it evolved into the dollar/
crown size coin of today.
Ft. Walton Beach Coin Club had 67 members at
its last meeting. Dave Parenteau had a program on "US Mint Medals,"
and he displayed his collection.
Gold Coast Coin Club discussed the ANA
program, "Grading Coins Today" and "The Modern Mint Process."
North Lake Coin and Currency Club heard a
program on "Fractional Paper Currency."
Ocala Coin Club's coin show was a huge success
with more than 1,100 visitors attending. John and Nancy Wilson
signed up eight new members for the ANA.
Palm Beach Coin Club had a 218 lot Estate
Auction #20. More than 100 members attended. Bruce Ollis won the
club's essay contest and will be going to Summer Seminar with all
expenses paid by the club. Bud Hirsh and Tony Swicer gave a program
on, "Numismatic Reminiscing," a talk about their experiences in the
1980s and '90s.
Sarasota Coin Club had 59 attendees at its last
meeting. The clubs 50th anniversary is this year.
South Brevard Coin Club sold 30th anniversary ½
oz. silver club medals at $30 each. The ANACS grading service was
at the December coin show and will be at the March show. ANACS will
accept 10 coin minimum at $9 per coin, plus $25 shipping. There
were four show-n-tells, including a VF-20 PCGS 3-legged Buffalo and
a brass peace jubilee medal from 1869.
Tallahassee Coin Club had a show-n-tell,
discussed the annual coin show in April, possible club name change,
and possible meeting change.
Treasure Coast Coin Club watched a DVD on
"Engravings on Early Colonial Paper Money" by Gerald Kochel. The
January coin show was a big success.
Venice Coin Club had 25 members, five guests,
and signed up two new members. Bart Bartanowicz and Neil Burnett
did a program on "Grading Coins," the first in a series of programs
on grading. The auction followed.
Augusta Coin Club member Jim Berry showed a
Roman coin from Gallus, 251-254 A.D. Arno Safran had a presentation
on, "Coins of 1950." The club show is May 10-11. Forty-six members
and five guests attended the meeting.
South West Georgia Coin Club is a new ANA
member club. Members shared their finds from the Perry, Ga., coin
show. Mike Ellis had a question-and-answer session.
Lower Cape Fear Coin Club discussed the FUN
show. Club medals are available for $7 (member) and $10
Stephen James CSRA Coin Club had a program by
David Amey titled, "The Anatomy of a Banknote." Jim Barry and Arno
Safran had show-n-tells. The next club show is Sept. 7.