Because of a coin shortage during the Civil War, postage stamps were encased and used as money.
For our November meeting, we invited Robert Hale to discuss “How do wars affect coins?” His presentation discusses war coins from occupation to liberation as well as mint and metal changes caused by wars. You will learn about a war coin with a death threat, one with a Morse code message, and another made out of material akin to cardboard. In all Bob will share about 30 coins from his collection and relate the history and story of each.
In December, MCCC will hold its annual donated auction. It is time to gather up your numismatic donations to benefit the Boy Scouts of the National Capital Region. Please bring items for the December donated auction to the November meeting.
Doors will open at 7:00 PM and the meeting will start at 7:15 PM SHARP.