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Past Talk Topics

Although the club's roots dig deeper than this, we've only been tracking our numismatic talks since the early 1990s!  You can see topics from 1993-1999, or read about more recent talks below and in our online Newsletter.
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2000
Jan - Memorabilia of the 1876 Centennial Exhibition
Feb - Paper Money of Brazil
Mar - Coins of Ireland
Apr - The Liberty Cap on Coins
May - Coins From A to Z
Jun - Numismatic Memorabilia of the Transcontinental Railroad
Jul - [Bourse Night II]
Aug - Survey of European Medieval Coinage
Sep - Overton Varieties of Bust Half Dollars
Oct - U.S. Fractional Currency
Nov - German Notgeld
Dec -
[Christmas Potluck]

2001
Jan - Gold Coins of France
Feb - The Fine Print of U.S. Currency
Mar - The Bank Tokens and Provincial Coinage of Canada
Apr - Orange County Numismatic Memorabilia
May - Civil War Tokens
Jun - Youth in Numismatics
Jul - [Bourse Night III]
Aug - Leprosarium Tokens
Sep - Coins of Colombia
Oct - Aesthetic and Technical Considerations of Coin Design
Nov - U.S. Hard Times Tokens
Dec -
[Christmas Potluck]

2002
Jan - Sassanian Coins, II
Feb - Coins of Peru
Mar - [White Elephant Sale I]
Apr - U.S. Mint errors
May - German States Coins
Jun - U.S. Mints, Past and Present
Jul - [Bourse Night IV]
Aug - Mexican Bank Notes
Sep - U.S. Small Size Currency
Oct - Coins of Chile
Nov - German States Thalers
Dec -
[Christmas Potluck]

2003
Jan - Nautically-Themed U.S. Commemoratives
Feb - U.S. Proof Coinage
Mar - Swedish Currency, XVIIIth-XIXth Centuries
Apr - Coins of Nicaragua
May - A Numismatic Travelogue of Turkey
Jun - Buffalo Nickels
Jul - [Bourse Night V]
Aug - [White Elephant Sale II]
Sep - Memories of 9/11/01
Oct - Walking Liberty Half Dollars
Nov - Two Presidents and a Collector
Dec - [Christmas Potluck]

2004
Jan - Coins of Portugal & Its Colonies
Feb - Lincoln Cent Varieties
Mar - Coins of the Roman Republic
Apr - Overton Varieties of Bust Half Dollars
May - Cherry Picking United States Coins
Jun - Coins of Biblical Times
Jul - [Bourse Night VI]
Aug - Coins and the Medieval Economy
Sep - When A Coin Die Dies
Oct - Collecting U.S. Type Coins
Nov - United States Commemoratives
Dec - [Christmas Potluck]

2005
Jan - Coins and Currency of Emiliano Zapata
Feb - Forgotten Women of Numismatics
Mar - Exonumia
Apr - So-Called Half Dollars
May - Medieval Turkish Imitations of Roman and Greek Coins
Jun - Coins of Queen Wilhelmina
Jul - [Bourse Night VII]
Aug - MPCs (Military Payment Certificates)
Sep - [White Elephant Sale III]
Oct - Mexican Colonial Gold Coins
Nov - Coins of Canada
Dec - [Christmas Potluck]

2006
Jan - Types of National Bank Notes
Feb - Rarity vs. Value
Mar - Recollections of the Trade
Apr - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
May - [Coin Jeopardy]
Jun - Survey of European Medieval Coinage
Jul - [Bourse Night VIII]
Aug - Token Collecting
Sep - Recollections of the Trade
Oct - Grading of Ancient Coins
Nov - Byzantine Copper Coin Denominations
Dec - [Christmas Potluck]

2007
Jan - History of the English Penny
Feb - Philippine Paper Money
Mar - Coins of the Madras and Bengal Presidency (E. I. Co.)
Apr - Coin Scales
May - Coins of Guatemala
Jun - Coins of Colombia
Jul - [Bourse Night IX]
Aug - Gold Ducats of Italy and Germany
Sep - [White Elephant Sale IV]
Oct - Coins & Currency of Egypt
Nov - Walking Liberty Half Dollars
Dec - [Christmas Potluck]

2008
Jan - Portraits on Roman Gold Coins
Feb - Classic Greek Coins
Mar - The Stone Money of Yap
Apr - Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery
May - Emergency Coinage of the Civil War
Jun - Philippine Guerilla Currency
Jul - [Bourse Night X]
Aug - 2 Reales of Mexico and Latin America
Sep - Small Size U.S. Currency
Oct - Animals on Coins
Nov - Coins of the Mexican Revolution
Dec - [Christmas Potluck]

2009
Jan - Souvenirs of the Lewis & Clark Exposition
Feb - Coinage of Louis XV of France, 1740-1770
Mar - Byzantine Gold Solidi
Apr - Currency of Guatemala, pt. 1
May - U.S. Mint errors
Jun - Orthography of Ancient Coins
Jul - [Bourse Night XI]
Aug - Coins of Bolivia
Sep - U.S. Large Size Currency
Oct - Currency of Guatemala, pt. 2
Nov - United States Type Coins
Dec - [Christmas Potluck]

2010
Jan - Coinage of the Silk Road
Feb - 25 Centuries of My Favorite Coins
Mar - Die Varieties and Overdates on Mexican Pillar Coinage
Apr - Orange County National Banknotes
May - United States Type Coins
Jun - Treasures from the Sierra Madre
Jul - [Bourse Night XII]
Aug - Survey of German States Coinage
Sep - Decimal Coinage of the Republic of Mexico, 1869-1905
Oct - Notes on the Boston ANA / A Visit to the St-Gaudens Museum
Nov - Trade Coins of the World
Dec - [Christmas Potluck]

2011
Jan - Hacienda Tokens of Guatemala
Feb - Gold Pesos of Mexico
Mar - Orange County National Banknotes
Apr - Balance Scale Quarters of Mexico
May - Coin Scales and Counterfeit Detection
Jun - Coinage of Ottoman Egypt
Jul - [Bourse Night XIII]
Aug -
Copper Coinage Of Colonial Brazil
Sep -
Notgeld Coinage Of Germany, 1917-1923
Oct -
Virginia City and the Carson City Mint
Nov - [unknown]
Dec - [Christmas Potluck]

2012
Jan - Collecting Indian Head Cents
Feb - War of 1812
Mar - Collecting US Dimes
Apr - Coinage of King Louis XIV of France
May - The North Carolina Gold Rush of 1828 and The Bechtler Coinage
Jun - [Bourse Night XIV]
Jul - Constantinian Silver Follies
Aug - French Influence on U.S. Coins
Sep - Mexican Bank Notes
Oct - Fractional Currency
Nov - Ten Most Famous Coins
Dec -
[Christmas Potluck]

2013
Jan - Small Size Currency Errors
Feb -
State & Federal Copper and Brass Coinage of the Republic of Mexico
Mar -
Four Key Dates in U.S. Coin Collecting
Apr - Civil War Tokens - A Brief History
May - Spanish Coins of the 19th Century - 1800 to 1904  
Jun - Coins of Ethiopia
Jul - [Bourse Night XV}
Aug - Military Payment Certificates
Sep - Ancient Coins - Copies and Counterfeits
Oct - Tyme for Quarters
Nov - A Plentitude of World Currency
Dec -
[Christmas Potluck]

2014
Jan - Coins of Iceland
Feb - Foreign Coins Minted in the United States

Mar - Going Dutch - The Decimal Coinage of the Netherlands

Apr - Understanding the Minting Process as it Relates to Errors and Counterfeit Coins
May - Aluminum Coins of the World
Jun - Going Bananas for Ecuador
Jul - [Bourse Night XVI}
Aug - 
Sep - 
Oct - 
Nov -
Dec -
[Christmas Potluck]