MEETING OF SEPT 20, 2016. VOL. 55, NO. 2.
ATTENDANCE: 28 members & 2 guests including one new member
BARRY’S BUDGET: $2506.26 in the bank. 52 members. Dues are due! Barry reminds all members that anyone can buy, sell or trade numismatic materials for up to one hour prior to the meetings. We can use the meeting room as of 7:00PM or even earlier if needed!
OPENING DISCUSSION: The meeting was brought to order at 8:00 PM by Mike J, who welcomed our newest member TERRY P. of Pointe-Claire who was referred to us by Daniel L. Also a warm welcome to our other guest, Ron. Mike introduced the club’s newly elected executives, who have a two-year mandate.
Marilyn and Les Blatchford presented a gavel to the club which they had engraved “Donated to the Lakeshore Coin Club, in the interests of keeping tranquility and good order at monthly meetings” …a very nice gesture on their part, thanks from the club!
RIP BUNNY TURNER
Mike J announced that our founding member, Bunny Turner, recently passed away. The club would not exist without Bunny and her husband Pat’s initiatives and hard work over 50 years ago; and their support over SIX decades has kept the club active and thriving.
Bunny’s daughter, Kim sent me this email:
“Hi Michael, I wanted to let the coin club members know that my mom, Bunny Turner, passed away suddenly on Saturday Sept 17.She was extremely proud of her connections with the Lakeshore Coin Club.
Could you pass this on to anyone who may have known her, or known of her?
To which I replied on behalf of the club:
Please accept my sincere condolences on behalf of the club, we learned of her passing earlier today and Michael Joffre, our president, who met with Bunny and Pat last year at the Coin Convention in Halifax, will be making a special announcement to the club at our meeting tomorrow.
I have attached a photo of Mike Joffre, Bunny and Pat that we published in our newsletter.
All of the members recall your mother's sending of a roll of mint condition, shiny red 1962 pennies to hand out at our banquet in honour of our 50th anniversary a few years ago, so we all felt a personal connection with your mother.
Please feel welcome to visit us anytime in the future at our meetings in Pointe Claire if you would like to see your mother's legacy!
Mike A. (Executive Secretary)”
Mike J. reviewed the agenda for club meetings for the upcoming year and announced that Chris Faulkner, noted historian and distinguished research Professor at Carlton University in Ottawa, and who was also a junior member of our club in the 1970’s, has recently completed his latest book on ‘The tokens of Upper Canada issued between 1815 and 1841’ and is working on a book on ‘Ships, Colonies and Commerce tokens’.
Mike A announced that work has started on the re-organizing and cataloguing of the club’s library and archives. Our new Librarian, Jason C. has decided to use ‘banker’s boxes’ to store and preserve the collection. The new on-line digital catalog (in MS-Excel) that Jason is working on will be made available to all members. If a member wishes to borrow a book, it can be quickly located by using its ‘Box Number’, which will enable us and future generations to find books and archives in the club’s storage locker on the second floor of Stewart Hall. At present we have twelve Banker’s Boxes containing over a thousand items in the library. Jason will be conducting tours of the library in 2017 for interested members and giving a special presentation in January.
Mike A and Marilyn B brought in their metal detecting finds for the summer. They recently discovered a new location for metal detecting and found quite a hoard of coins and jewelry! If anyone is interested, there is a metal detecting series on Netflix called “The Detectorists” about two guys in Britain searching, but never quite finding their hoard of gold.
Mike A asked for a volunteer to help fine tune the club’s Facebook page to make it more accessible. If anyone knows someone who can do this please see me.
Barry U announced that he attended the CNA Convention in Ottawa this summer and brought some of his medals and woods to show. LCC attendance was low but he is hoping many of us will attend next year’s convention in Boucherville, assuming we have a bridge to get there! Car pools would work well. We could also use a volunteer to help organize the club’s attendance, arrange car pools, get the seminar schedules, find out the costs, etc.
BREAK: coffee, tea, juice and cookies provided by David L. Please leave a few coins in the dish for the club!
David also brought a card of condolences to the meeting which was signed and sent to the Turners.
Our third “Internet Night” featured a look at internet sites not previously shown by Mike J. and Mike A. Jacob L. works for Heritage Coins as a cataloguer in Montreal and as such he uses the internet in all aspects of his work. Some of these sites previously required the user to register or even pay up to $300 (for PCGS) but all are now open to the public. The incredible PCGS site has high resolution images of every coin sold at auction, the selling price, full history and provenance of every coin. E-Sylum is a weekly numismatic newsletter published since 1998. The Newman Numismatic Portal (NNP) plans to digitize (i.e. scan every page) of ALL the numismatic literature(!).
Here is the list of websites from Jacob L’s presentation. As usual, these are hot links, meaning you can press Ctrl+Click to open the link on your browser...
Books and References
US Coin Attribution
This site has all the five cent varieties :
Thank you, Jacob for sharing these fantastic resources with the club!
Jacob’s ‘two cents worth’-The Coins and Paper Money of 1967:
The year 1967 represented the centennial of Canadian Confederation, and coins and banknotes were issued to mark the occasion. Many people obtained these items as souvenirs or for investment purposes. Consequently, they are among the most frequently encountered items in the industry. The coins of 1967 are unusual in that they depict Canadian animals like the goose (silver dollar), wolf (half dollar), and rabbit (nickel) and are popular among all sorts of collectors, including those just starting out and those who were inspired to start collecting many years ago.
So what are the coins and banknotes of 1967 worth? Well, the "1867 - 1967" bills typically realize only a small premium over face value if in uncirculated condition. Examples with any creases or bends, no matter how slight, are worth only one dollar and may be spent as such.
The pennies and nickels often have tremendous sentimental value for the memories they conjure up, but they are worth only face value in today's marketplace.
Dimes, quarters, half dollars, and dollars are made of silver, so they are worth their precious metal content. Complete uncirculated or prooflike sets (I'll cover prooflike sets in a later entry) are worth a bit more to collectors.
The only coin that carries any tremendous value is the $20 gold coin bearing the arms of Canada. That coin was issued in boxes with the other decimal coinage, and contains a little over a half-ounce of gold.
If you have any of these coins and would like some more information, you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org [edited from original newsletter to reflect change in email address].
(Reprinted with permission from Jacob’s website)
RAFFLE: A 2016 Charlton Catalogue was won by Donald Coté. Donald was absent from meetings earlier this year due to the passing of his wife. Cher Donald: le club vous offre tous nos condoléances et sympathies.
Mike A. (sect).
NEXT MEETING DATE: OCTOBER 18 at 7:00 p.m.
REMINDER: at the next meeting Barry U will present ‘The Canadian Aluminum 25¢’.