Our April meeting will feature a talk by Calvin Mitchell, Assistant Curator of Philately for the U.S. Postal Museum. Mr. Mitchell will discuss his ongoing research into stamps honoring the U.S. Colored Regiments known as the Buffalo Soldiers, and talk about stamp collecting in general. Most coin collectors collect or acquire philatelic items over time and this should help provide some inspiration for crossover collecting.
Tom Betsock will speak the numismatic connection of General Richard Montgomery. Montgomery led American revolutionaries in invading Canada and capturing Montreal in November 1775, but he was killed in the unsuccessful assault on Quebec on December 31, 1775.
For our February meeting, a panel several MCCC members who are regular sellers on eBay will discuss their experiences as sellers. Among the topics discussed will be how to get started as a seller, how to establish a reputation, stepping up to an eBay store, and other issues that a seller may face.
January’s program will feature MCCC member Dan Greene who will speak on Counterfeit Ancient Coins. He will have examples of a genuine coin and a deceptive replica and will use a scale to display the weight difference. Please note that the Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center observes the cancellation polices of the Montgomery County Recreation Department. When the center is closed for inclement weather, MCCC will not meet on that day. MCCC will meet on days when the facilities are open. Further information and scheduling information will be provided on our website’s front page.
December’s program will be our annual Donated Auction to benefit the Boy Scouts of National Capital Area Potomac District. The auction will consist of a combination of coins, hobby supplies, numismatic literature, etc. Please come prepared to bid generously! MCCC will also hold its annual election for 2018.
TAKE 2: Our distinguished November speaker is Mary N. Lannin, chairperson of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee. Her presentation is titled: A Window on Seleucid Regional Mints – 3rd – 2nd Century BC and Die Re-use.