MEETING OF FEB 21, 2017. VOL. 55, NO. 6.
ATTENDANCE: 27 members & 0 guests
BARRY’S BUDGET: Barry was absent
OPENING DISCUSSION: The meeting was brought to order at 7:30PM by Mike J, who thanked Jacob L for his kind donation of a book. Mike reviewed the upcoming coin shows including Nuphilex March 10-12 and the RCNA convention in Boucherville July 20. Peter M announced he will have an interesting Roadkill item for the auction in March from a Toronto dealer. Roadkill items are simply a euphemism for donations to the club.
A show of hands indicated there should be enough display cases for those who plan to create a display for the April meeting “Display Night”. Mike J and Peter M will bring their display cases in April and the club library also has three cases. Maximum 1 display case each.
Jacob L announced the club has a new website he created on Weebly and it didn’t cost the club a cent! A big thank you to Jacob for his work and the ongoing maintenance of the site. Please visit our site at: http://lakeshorecoinclub.weebly.com/
BREAK: coffee, tea, juice and cookies provided by David. Please leave a few coins in the dish for the club!
MEETING CONTENT: Education director, Mark B gave a presentation on numismatic display cases in anticipation of our April 18 Display Night. Coin displays offer many benefits including:
Points are awarded for each display as follows:
The Title of a display, or the “theme” or “story” should describe what you are trying to do in a few words. A display should tell a story or illustrate an idea or concept related to coins or numismatics. One can be creative and use props or other interesting media in their display. “Less is more” means the display should not be overwhelmed or cluttered with material. Captions or text is required to get your meaning across.
A few display ideas: odd shaped coins; errors and varieties; animals; or a particular denomination.
The January 1983 RCNA report on display regulations was emailed to all members on Feb 22 and is also attached to this report as a .PDF file. Particular attention should be paid to the section on judging as we will have a few judges in April (including Mark B), and prizes will be offered in various categories, e.g. Best of Show, Most Creative, Most Original Concept, etc.
Jacob L offered to take digital photos of each display and its creator for the club website. Anyone who does NOT wish to have their photo appear on our website should notify Jacob. No family names are used on the website or in this newsletter to protect the members.
NEXT MEETING DATE: MARCH 21 ,2017 at 7:00 p.m. AUCTION NIGHT. BIDDING STARTS AT 7:30 latest.
IF YOU HAVE COINS TO SELL PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY (E.G. 6:00-6:30PM) TO SET UP YOUR COINS. Please DO NOT number or sticker your lots in advance. The catalog numbers may change at the last minute due to additions and deletions. This happens every year so if you number your lots it will be a waste of time. Each seller will be given a set of pre-numbered stickers to apply to their lots and you must place your lots on the table in the correct order. Marilyn, Les and Jason will be there to assist. Min $5.00 per lot. There is a seller commission.
Complete rules and instructions will be sent with the catalog next week.
The beautiful and super-efficient Vanessa, has once again offered to be auctioneer…and this year she will be equipped with a gavel!
REMINDER: I need your list of coins for sale by March 18 latest. A blank form is attached in MS-Excel if needed. The deadline for manual forms, i.e. a list that needs to be delivered to me in person, was Feb 21. If you have any questions about the auction my number is 514-426-8960 and I am available 7 days a week from 9:00AM – 5:00PM.
May 16, 2017 banquet tickets are now available at $30 per person. Please see Mike A. and bring exact change.
P.S. I have copied a few random internet images of coin displays below. These are intended only to help start the creative process and should not be construed as recommendations or implied strategies for Display Night.