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~ PAWCATUCK VALLEY COIN CLUB MONTHLY NEWSLETTER ~
Celebrating 57 years in the numismatic hobby!
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The 667th meeting of the Pawcatuck Valley Coin Club will be held on WEDNESDAY 20TH FEBNRUARY 2019 at The WESTERLY SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER 39 State Street Westerly Rhode Island, Officers Meeting @ 6:00pm, Junior Roundtable @ 6:30pm, Bourse @ 6:30pm and Meeting @ 7:20pm. ~ Mail dues to Treasurer Bill Jacobik, 4 Gooseberry Lane, Niantic CT 06357

2019 DUES ARE NOW DUE!!


TIME TO DONATE PRIZES TO OUR MAY 5 TH ANNUAL SHOW!

WE NEED 25 PRIZES TO RAFFLE OFF.

DONATIONS MAY BE GIVEN TO LARRY ERHART.

WESTERLY RI CELEBRATES 350 TH ANNIVERSARY WITH A MEDAL

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Celebrating a shared history. Unifying neighbors. Highlighting local business. Fostering community pride. With the start of the town’s 350 th year on January 1, 2019, bells rang out all over town. From the tiniest bell in a child’s hand to the bells and carillons in churches and both old and “new” Town Halls, we rang in our birthday greetings to Westerly Rhode Island. The news that there would be a commemorative medal struck to mark this event made my numismatist’s heart jump. Only 350 medals will be struck. A base metal, cast with brilliant gold colored tones and colored enamel depicting the 350 th Anniversary Logo on the obverse and the dates of 1669-2019. On the reverse is a green map of the town set on a gold background, showing the villages that comprise Westerly, each represented by a gold star and village name. It has a blue rim containing the nautical coordinates and the three salmon from Westerly’s Town Seal, it is a handsome medal. The origin of the Town’s “Three Salmon” logo came from the Native Tribes use of a seine net to catch the salmon where the present day Pawcatuck River Bridge is located today. The medal was designed by Joodie Symington of In Designs of Westerly. The medals are available at the Ocean State Chamber of Commerce, 1 Chamber Way, Westerly and only $10. You folks who collect exonumia may want to run and get one because the supply is dwindling. I will bring my medal to the February meeting.


U S MINT TO RELEASE APOLLO 11 COINS ON JANUARY 24th

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The United States Mint is proud to present the Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program to celebrate the first manned Moon landing on July 20, 1969, and the efforts of the United States space program leading up to this historic event. All coins share common designs and are curved. The Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Five Ounce Proof Silver Dollar is the first United States coin with a proof finish, reeded edge, and curved shape.

Obverse: This design features the inscriptions “MERCURY,” “GEMINI,” and “APOLLO,” separated by phases of the Moon, and a footprint on the lunar surface, which together represent the efforts of the United States space program leading up to the first manned Moon landing. Additional inscriptions include “2019,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” and “LIBERTY.”

Reverse: This design features a representation of a close-up of the famous “Buzz Aldrin on the Moon” photograph taken July 20, 1969, that shows just the visor and part of the helmet of astronaut Buzz Aldrin. The reflection in Buzz Aldrin’s helmet includes astronaut Neil Armstrong, the United States flag, and the lunar lander. Inscriptions include “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “ONE DOLLAR,” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.” Surcharges in the amount of $35 for each $5 gold coin sold; $10 for each silver dollar sold; $5 for each half dollar sold; and $50 for each five ounce silver dollar sold are authorized to be paid to three recipient organizations. Half of the total is authorized to be paid to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s “Destination Moon” exhibit; one quarter to the Astronauts Memorial
Foundation; and one quarter to the Astronauts Scholarship Foundation.

The introductory price will be in effect from noon ET on January 24, 2019, through 3 p.m. ET on February 25, 2019, after which the regular price will be in effect.



 

ATTENTION MEMBERS WHO HAVE BEEN RECEIVING THE NEWSLETTER BY MAIL. The membership voted at the November meeting, that the cost of printing and mailing the newsletter has become cost prohibitive. Mostly because of the cost of ink to print it out. So beginning with the JANUARY 2019 newsletter, you will have to access it online. If you have a computer and an e-mail that I can use, you can use the “CONTACT US” tab on our website to send it to me. IT IS A VERY SECURE SITE !!


2019 Coin Show Dates

AUBURN MA

BLACKSTONE VALLEY MA

DEDHAM MA

JAN 13TH

 

JAN 16TH

JULY 17TH

JAN 6TH

JULY 7TH

 

AUG 11TH

FEB 20TH

AUG 21TH

FEB 3RD

AUG 4TH

MAR 10TH 

 

MAR 20TH

SEPT 18TH

MAR 3RD

SEPT 1ST

APR 14TH

OCT 13TH

APR 17TH

OCT 16TH 

APR 7TH

OCT 6TH 

 

 

MAY 15TH

NOV 20TH

MAY 5TH 

NOV 3RD

JUN 9TH

DEC 8TH

JUN 19TH

DEC 18TH

JUN 2TH

DEC 1ST

DEVENS MA

HARTFORD CT

NASHUA NH

JAN 27TH

JULY 28TH 

 

JULY 21ST

JAN 20TH

JULY 21ST

FEB 24TH

AUG 25TH

FEB 17TH

 

FEB 17TH

AUG

MAR 24TH

SEPT 22TH

 

SEPT

MAR 17TH

SEPT

APR 28TH 

OCT 27TH 

APR 28TH

 

APR 21ST

OCT 

MAY 26TH 

NOV 24TH 

 

NOV 

MAY 19TH 

NOV 

JUN 24TH

DEC 22ND

 

 

JUN 16TH

DEC  

MANCHESTER NH

MANSFIELD CT

WEST SPRINGFIELD MA

 JAN

 

   

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JULY

 

 

 

 

FEB

AUG

MAR 30TH -31ST

  

MAR 25TH

 

MAR

SEPT

 

 

 

 

APR 28TH

OCT 

 

NOV 8TH-10TH

 

 

MAY

NOV

 

 

 

 

JUN

DEC

WESTFORD MA

PAWCATUCK VALLEY CT

ANA ANNUAL SHOW

JAN

JULY

 

 

FEB

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MAR

SEPT

 

AUG 13-17th 2019 Rosemont IL

APR

OCT

 

 

MAY

NOV

MAY 5th 2019 Norwich CT

 

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CONTACT INFORMATION

AUBURN MA: Elks Lodge, 754 South Bridge Street (Route 12) 46 Tables.  Free Admission. 978- 658-0160

BLACKSTONE VALLEY: VFW Post 1385, 16 Cross Street Route 16, Uxbridge MA Terrance O’Connor 508-400-7454

DEDHAM MA: Holiday Inn, I-95 exit 15A, Dedham MA. 29 tables, free admission. 603-978-3459

DEVENS MA: Devens Common Center, 31 Andrews Parkway, Devens MA $1 Admission 978-658-0160

HARTFORD CT: Courtyard Marriott, 4 Sebethe Dr. Cromwell CT. 718-323-1930 or stassinsJ98@aol.com

MANCHESTER NH: EBW Promotions, P O Box 3 Wilmington MA 01887-0003, 978-658-0160 ernie@nhcoinexpo.com

MANSFIELD CT: Prospect Street School Gym, 233 Prospect Street, Willimantic CT 06226, C John Ferreri, 860-508-8620

NASHUA NH: Holiday Inn 9 Northeastern Blvd Nashua NH 03060 49 tables, free admission 978-658-0160

PAWCATUCK VALLEY CT: Dave Barbone, 10 Bigelow Street, Pawcatuck CT 06379, 860-599-1571, tyme48@yahoo.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD MA: Dante Club 1198 Memorial Avenue West Springfield MA Peter Setian, 413-596-9871

WESTFORD MA: Westford Regency Inn 219 Littleton Road Westford MA 01886, $1 admission, 978-658-0160


ANY EXTRA AUCTION ITEMS BROUGHT IN TO THE MEETING FOR SALE IN THE AUCTION
MUST BE ITEMIZED ON A FORM GIVING YOUR NAME, THE ITEMS AND THE PRICE YOU ASK FOR EACH ITEM. THE FORMS WILL BE ON THE AUCTION TABLE. PLACE THE ITEMS ON THE COMPLETED SHEET AND LEAVE ON THE AUCTION TABLE. THIS WILL ENSURE THAT YOUR CASH AND UNSOLD ITEMS WILL BE RETURNED TO YOU IN GOOD ORDER. ITEMS LEFT ON THE TABLE WITHOUT THE COMPLETED SHEET WILL BE SET ASIDE AND NOT OFFERED FOR SALE. NO EXCEPTIONS!!