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~ PAWCATUCK VALLEY COIN CLUB MONTHLY NEWSLETTER ~
Celebrating 57 years in the numismatic hobby!
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The 668 TH meeting of the Pawcatuck Valley Coin Club will be held on WEDNESDAY 17 TH APRIL 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.


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.

Also needed are reference books for the REFERENCE TABLE! You will need to have your name in each book so that the book(s) can be returned to you. Volunteers will be needed for set up, tear down of tables, manning the Reference Table and helping Dave Morrison run the Raffle Table. JUNIORS here is your chance to earn THREE Points!!

APRIL SPEAKER: Dave Morrison, #773 will give a talk at the April meeting

MEMBER EXHIBIT: Dave Barbone #576 will display his FULL SET of Standing Liberty Quarters. This will be a
chance to explore a completed set of hard-to-find quarters!



ROBERT F. FRITSCH PRESENTS
THE 5th ANNUAL ROCKWELL LECTURE IN APRIL 2019

On Tuesday April 2, 2019, well-known New England Numismatist Robert F. Fritsch will give a presentation on “Polymer Money” for the Annual Rockwell Lecture. Mr. Fritsch will explain the growing trend toward durable polymer as a base for banknotes around the world and show several examples from his growing collection. This lecture is based on and inspired by a similar presentation by his good friend and colleague, the late Ray Lockwood of Marion, IN, and is dedicated to him.

Robert F. Fritsch (everyone calls him Bob) celebrated 50 years in numismatics during 2018. His collections started easily enough, saving pocket change while stationed in Japan with the US Navy. Subsequent assignments in Germany, Scotland and Spain plus several cruises in the Mediterranean and elsewhere fueled these collections. Upon retirement from the Navy after 24 years in 1988, Bob became interested in New Hampshire Exonumia (a term he dislikes), with town medals, woods, elongateds, tokens, food stamp change, and other items.  He started joining coin clubs at this time, starting with local and state, then regional, national, and international organizations, with the current tally at 55. Not content to be just a member, he has actively participated in many of his clubs, being President of six, and positions of responsibility (e.g., Secretary, Treasurer, Editor) of several and on the boards of many more. His current collections include Medals of the New England Numismatic Association; Memorabilia of the ANA Conventions in Boston; Mardi Gras Doubloons; Swiss Shooting Thalers and other memorabilia; the medals of Swiss-French engraver Antoine Bovy, Conder Tokens; Elongated Coins; TAMS medals; Art and Historical Medals; German Notgeld; Navy-themed “Challenge Coins”; Polymer Banknotes, Numismatic Literature; Coin Clubs; and (most importantly) Numismatic Friends. 

667th_Newsletter_03-2019-bob.jpgThe Lecture will be held at the New Light Korean Church, 730 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham MA. The program will start at 7:30 PM. Doors open at 6:00 PM. Refreshments will be served compliments of the Boston Numismatic Society, Collectors Club of Boston and the Currency Club of New England. There will be two drawings and prizes. We welcome all interested numismatists!
For more information: call John Ferreri at 860-429-6970
Or e-mail him at: johnnybanknote@yahoo.com.

 


News from the U. S. Mint: The American Legion Commemorative Silver Dollar:

On March 15, 1919 the American Legion was founded in Paris, France, by members of the American Expeditionary Forces occupying Europe after World War I. Focusing on service to veterans, service members, and communities, the Legion was incorporated by Congress the same year, as a patriotic veterans’ organization devoted to mutual helpfulness.

The American Legion was founded on four pillars; Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation, National Security, Americanism, and Children and Youth. Each of these pillars encompasses a variety of programs and continues to guide the Legion’s mission today. Its programs make a difference in hundreds of thousands of lives each year, and past accomplishments include helping to create the U. S. Veterans Bureau, now the Veterans Administration; American Legion Baseball Program, and the original GI Bill of
Rights.

In celebration of a century of service, the United States Mint presents the 2019 American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coins. This features six individual coin designs paying tribute to the values and service of The American Legion.

OBVERSE: This design depicts The American Legion emblem adorned by oak leaves and a lily, commemorating the founding of The American Legion in Paris, France. The inscriptions are “Liberty,” “In God We Trust,” and “2019.”

REVERSE: This design represents the founding of The American Legion in Paris in 1919. Above the crossed American and American Legion flags is a fleur de lis and the inscription “100 Years of Service/” Additional inscriptions are “United States of America,” “1919,” “2019,” “$1,” and “E Pluribus Unum.”

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BOOK SIGNING AND TALK BY JOSH MCMORROW-HERNANDEZ Saturday April 13th 2019

At the SAVOY BOOKSHOP, 10 Canal St, Westerly, RI 02891
Members are encouraged to attend

US-Mint-Philly-Book.jpgAs the ink was drying on the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and other documents that established the United States, millions of Americans hungered for new legal tender coinage from the young sovereign nation. Following calls by Alexander Hamilton and other Founding Fathers for the nation to issue its own money, Congress passed legislation to officially establish the United States Mint in 1792. Growing from its humble beginnings as a collection of small buildings in the nation's onetime capital city of Philadelphia, the United States Mint now stands along Independence National Historical Park as the largest coin factory in the world. While the Philadelphia Mint is one of several official United States coin manufacturing facilities, it remains the heart of coining operations in the nation and is also one of the most popular attractions in "The City of Brotherly Love."...Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez

 


 

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

 

   

JAN

JULY

 

 

 

 

FEB

AUG

MAR 30TH -31ST

  

MAR 25TH

 

MAR

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APR 28TH

OCT 

 

NOV 8TH-10TH

 

 

MAY

NOV

 

 

 

 

JUN

DEC

WESTFORD MA

PAWCATUCK VALLEY CT

ANA ANNUAL SHOW

JAN

JULY

 

 

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MAR

SEPT

 

AUG 13-17th 2019 Rosemont IL

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MAY

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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!!