By Tony Swicer
561-964-8180 M-F, 9-5
Madison County Coin Club had its Holiday Pot Luck Dinner and Buy, Sell and Trade Night. It was also Election of Officers for 2015. There will not be a meeting in December.
The FUN Coin Club Get Together is Saturday January 10th at noon, ROOM W224G. Please RSVP me if you are sending two club representatives to the meeting, Swicer@comcast.net. All FUN member clubs can send two reps to the meeting. We will have a buffet lunch, door prizes and club discussions.
Don’t forget to tell your club members about the fabulous Spanish Treasure Exhibit at the FUN show. The U.S. Mint and B.E.P. will also be there.
FUN is co-sponsoring two ANA Seminars on Grading and Counterfeit Detection January 6th and 7th. Contact the ANA for details.
Ancient City Coin Club had 36 members at its last meeting. The clubs coin show went well with 132 attending. Over 600 raffle tickets were sold. Tony and Travis Bucci had a program on “Confederate Currency and Related Obsolete Currency.”
Brandon Coin Club had 41 at its last meeting. The club’s meeting place is moving to St. Andrews United Methodist Church, 3315 Bryan Rd., Rm 421, Brandon, FL 33511 in January.
Casselberry Coin Club has a canned food drive every year for the needy. Ray Herz program was on “The Washington Quarter, the Silver Set, Clad Set, State Quarters and America the Beautiful Set.” They had a raffle, show n tell and auction.
Central Florida Coin Club club picnic went well with lots of food, fun and games. The clubs new website is www.centralfloridacoinclub.com. BJ Neff gave a program on “Channeling,” newly discovered coin varieties.
Daytona Coin Club had a slide presentation on “World Currency” by Bob Hawes.
Florida Token Society will meet Saturday December 13th at the Freedom Public Library, 5870 SW 95th St., Ocala, FL at 10 a.m., (352) 291-6040. Member Mark Lighterman was inducted into the CONECA Hall of Fame.
Ft. Lauderdale Coin Club had a program by Greg Wagner on “Flying Eagle Cents.”
Ft. Walton Coin Club had 57 members at its last meeting. The club reported that its coin show went well. A lively auction followed the meeting.
Gold Coast Coin Club had DVD’s on “The Modern Mint Process” and “Grading Coins Today.”
Greater Jacksonville Coin Club had a program on “Cyber Security” by Trace Choulat. Club members toured the Jacksonville branch of the Federal Reserve. The YN’s had a program on “What Makes a Coin Valuable.”
North Lake Coin and Currency Club had a raffle, 50/50 drawing and the auction.
Ocala Coin Club had Mark Trout speak on “The Liberty Series.” They had a 2011 5-piece American Silver Eagle Set in the auction along with a roll of 2014 silver eagles starting at $20 each.
Palm Beach Coin Club had a table at the Gem and Mineral show to promote the coin club. Carole Marshall had a power point presentation on her club scholarship trip to the ANA Summer Seminar. Club shirts are in at $21 each. Sixty-eight attended the last meeting. 2015 Club calendars with all of the meeting and show dates stamped in them are still only $1.
Sarasota Coin Club had 37 at its dinner meeting at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse. 50th anniversary coin club medals are available. The Sarasota/Manatee Fall Coin Show was a great success.
South Brevard Coin Club had a grading exercise and lots of show n tells. The club had a table at the annual Boomer Bash to promote the club and the hobby.
Tampa Bay Coin Club had a program by Mr. Jerry and Mrs. Judy Purchell on “Pop Out Repousse Coins.” They also brought in homemade snacks. There was a lively raffle and auction.
Treasure Coast Coin Club had a program on “Insuring Your Coin Collection.”
Venice Coin Club had 33 in attendance. Bart Bartanowicz gave a program on “Panama Gold Proof 100 Balboas” followed by the auction.
West Hernando Coin Club had 45 in attendance. The club finalized their bus trip to the FUN show. There was a silver eagle door prize, raffle and auction.
Augusta Coin Club had their coin show November 21-22. There were 48 dealer tables. Forty-nine attended the last meeting. The 2014 club medallion is that of Woodrow Wilson in copper, antique bronze and silver wash. They are $10 each or the 3 for $28.
Lower Cape Fear Coin Club had its coin show in October with Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo cutting the ribbon. The club had a “Kid’s Corner” at the show. April is their next show.
West Tennessee Collectors Club’s annual coin show will be September 12-13, 2015. Contact Mac Mann, email@example.com, 731-394-3972. The last show in September 2014 was sold out. Dealers attended from eight states. Attendance was strong, and dealers reported excellent buying and selling.
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah, Happy New Year!!!!