ATTENDANCE: 24 members & 0 guests
BARRY’S BUDGET: $2241 in the bank. Club profit was $213 last year. Banquet loss was $300, PO Box cost $218, rent $63/mth.
OPENING DISCUSSION: The meeting was brought to order at 7:30 PM by Mike J, who reviewed the club schedule and announced the RCNA convention was in Toronto this year and in Calgary next year. The ONA convention 2019 will be held in Kingston ON April 12-14 at the Ambassador Hotel. Here is a link to this and other upcoming events from CCN.
Congrats to Jacob L, our webmaster, who recently won this award:
Georgia Stamm Chamberlain
The Georgia Stamm Chamberlain Award, named for a writer known for exploring uncharted waters, is awarded to promising newcomers in the field of researching medals.
2018: Jacob Lipson
Jacob Lipson is a recent graduate of McGill, who is currently working for Heritage Auctions as a cataloguer. He became interested in medals after seeing a medal in the McGill collection, which he also wrote about.
Jacob reports the medal in question was one he purchased on eBay, not from the McGill collection. Obv and Rev of Jacob’s medal is on page 3 (for email subscribers only).
BREAK: coffee, tea, juice and cookies provided by David. Please leave a few coins in the dish for the club!
MEETING CONTENT: Barry U recently attended a RCNA breakfast conference with the topic of coin dealer security at coin shows. Coin dealers are a major target and thieves are becoming alarmingly crafty and efficient. Dealers beware.
The Edmonton Numismatic Society newsletter “The Planchet” won Best Cdn newsletter award again. Here is an example, a stunning 31-page newsletter with contributions from many of the club members and a lot of paid advertising. All back issues are available at no cost on their website. Interesting to note they charge members an extra $25 per year to mail 8 issues of the newsletter.
A get well card was passed around for Bernard S who is sick and unable to attend meetings. Fred Tabah, a club member since 1962, is also unable to attend meetings and recently moved, but left no forwarding address. Anyone with information about him plse see Mike A or Mike J.
Richard S gave delivered an excellent presentation on the History of Numismatic Literature in Canada (1862-present). In 1862 the Montreal Numismatic Society was formed and ten years later they published their first newsletter / journal. Our library has some of these journals (see Jason C if you would like to see them).
1869: Alfred Sandham published his first Journal of Cdn coins (100 copies)
1888: first US Numismatist Journal
1891: ANA started the Numismatist
1900’s: Breton and Leroux catalogs – their catalog numbers are still in use today.
Conclusion: books and auction catalogs add to the fun and interest of coins, and having the provenance or pedigree on your coin can add immensely to its value.
NEXT MEETING DATE: October 16,2018 at 7:00 p.m.
RAFFLE: won by Barry U, item: 2012 Cdn $5.00 silver coin “Georgina Fane Pope” (coin pictured below)
Ticket sales $109. Link to the Pope story is here.
REMINDER: next meeting topic is Roman Coins and Bronzes presented by Charles E. Bring in your Romans to show off!