Greater Orange County Coin Club
Meeting Location: Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church,
OCUUC, 2845 Mesa Verde Drive East, Costa Mesa, CA92626
Meeting Day: Second Wednesday of Each Month
Next Meeting: February 8, 2017 at 7:00PM (Doors open at 6:30PM
for room setup)
Speaker: “Coins of Ancient Egypt” by Jerry Kleeb
Refreshments: Albertus Hoogeveen
Announcements: CSNA will hold its 49th Annual Educational
Symposium on April 8 at our OCUUC meeting location. Speakers and
topics are on our website and will be available at our meeting.
Dues need to be paid.
New Members: Richard Baron, Gary Byrne, David Engle, Tom
Grinnell, Ian Armstrong (returning) , Dennis Rocklein and Richard
Know your Officers :
Vice President Mike Ontko
Your humble vice president joined the Orange Coast Coin Club in
1994 and became vice president on the death of William Wisslead in
1996. (The Orange Coast Coin Club merged the Garden Grove Coin
Club in 1997 and the old Orange County Coin Club in 1998 to
become the glorious Greater Orange County Coin Club we know and
love today.) Mike may be seen prowling the meetings, buttonholing
innocent victims and arm-twisting them into giving talks for the club.
The one thing he is not humble about is that during his tenure in
office, only one video program has been offered at the club and that
while he was away at an ANA convention in 1999. When he is not at
the beck and call of “She Who Must Be Obeyed”, he may be found
collecting coins of the world, especially Mexico, Latin America and
Bill Pfeifer Secretary
Bill graduated from Ohio State University with a MS degree in
Metallurgical Engineering. He spent his early career in the engineering
development of advanced structural composites, working on rocket
nozzles and exit cones. He finished his career working on carbon -
carbon composite materials for aircraft braking systems. Bill joined
the Greater OC Coin Club in 2008 and became secretary in 2009. He
enjoys collecting US coins from the 19th and 20th century and
specializes in Walking Liberty Half Dollars and Standing Liberty
quarters. Bill is a member of the ANA and currently is president of
Did You Know?
$10 Million Coin Makes First Public West Coast Appearance
— The Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo
is set to kick off 2017 with their first show of the year
(www.LongBeachExpo.com). From February 16-18, 2017, the show
will boast the hobby’s first $10 million coin on display, along with gold
coin giveaways, educational opportunities for collectors, and as
always, fun activities for kids.
The Bruce Morelan Collection of Early Dollars is one of many
featuring the 1794 Specimen Dollar, better known as the first, and
only, coin to reach the $10 million mark at auction.
“What’s that letter “P” doing on my cent?
In celebration of the Philadelphia Mint’s 225th anniversary, they are
placing their mintmark “P” on the Lincoln Cent. It’s the first time the “P”
mintmark has ever appeared on our longest-running denomination”
Need affordable insurance for your collection?
Hugh Wood Inc. offers ANA members collection insurance at a
substantial savings ; (888) 277-6494 or www.hughwood.com
Education Program: David Schwager talked on Sample Slabs and
how an active secondary market is developing for materials originally
given away by the grading services. David spoke authoritatively on
all types of slabs having written a recent book on this numismatic
Donations: OC Rare Coin and Bullion (1927 Harbor Blvd. Costa
Mesa, CA 92627) continues to donate many valuable coins for our
club auctions. Please reciprocate by giving them your business
Future Shows: Long Beach Coin and Expo is coming Feb 16-18 at
the Long Beach convention center . See our club website for
additional data at <www.occoinclub.com>
On Sunday January 29, members and guests enjoyed another
spectacular Coin Club Banquet. After the “international menu” of
great food, we were put to the test by our game show host Mike
Ontko and rewarded by the variety of prizes selected by Mark Baskin.
Thank you to our charming “hosts” for making it a fun night!😄
Bill Pfeifer, Secretary Greater Orange County Coin Club
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