ATTENDANCE: 24 members & 1 guest, Luise B.
BARRY’S BUDGET: $2,743 in the bank. 51 members.
OPENING DISCUSSION: The meeting was brought to order at 7:35 PM by Mike J: a Numismatic Society member, Harvey Richer, author of “The Gold Coins of Newfoundland 1865-1888” was recently in Montreal and hosted a special meeting for interested collectors to discuss his book: The Gold Coins of Newfoundland.
Peter M. announced there is a fascinating article in CCN on gold doubloons. Richard S. says there is a new Canadian Tire Money catalog (see him to get a copy). Jason C. told us about a new app called “The Tile”, which is a tracker device that can be inconspicuously attached to any item (e.g. a coin album or valuable coin set) and if the item is stolen or misplaced, it can be tracked and recovered with a smart phone using GPS technology.
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BREAK: coffee, tea, juice and cookies provided by David. Please leave a few coins in the dish for the club!
MEETING CONTENT: Barry U. gave us an interesting presentation on historical numismatica of the City of Pointe Claire with rare, original, authentic examples of paper money or “scrip” issued in 1837 on very thin paper. Preserving this kind of material for 180 years in very good condition is quite remarkable. In addition, Barry had examples of the Queen Victoria medals issued for her 60th year on the throne; School medals issued in 1875; and an 1867 Pointe Claire brass centennial medal with the reverse engraved “Eastern Canada Biddy Basketball” (probably extremely rare as nothing came up in an internet search).
According to Jim H., the 1972 constitution of the club may have appointed George Alexander as honorary president, and our library was officially dubbed “The George Alexander Memorial Library”. Barry U and Jim believe they may have a copy of that constitution in their files and have promised to look for it over the holidays.
And with that, I wish to offer everyone on behalf of the Lakeshore Coin Club our very best wishes for the holiday season and a Happy New Year 2018!
NEXT MEETING DATE: JANUARY 16 ,2017 at 7:00 p.m. ish
JAN 16: TOPIC TBA (JOHN B).
FEB 20: MEMBERS’ CHOICE. Members to make proposals for presentations either they or another non-executive can deliver. Mike J will also have discussions with some members about this. Some of the best presentations in the past were by non-executive members like Gerry Maas or Mick Carter.
MAR 20: AUCTION
APR 17: THE SEVEN YEARS’ WAR
MAY 15: BANQUET