The September meeting will view an ANA MONEY TALKS presentation by Brad Seidel on Dr. Lewis Feuchtwanger and his “German Silver” alloy for coinage. Feuchtwanger struck and circulated 1- and 3-cent pieces dated 1837 to bolster his case, but Congress declined. However, 20 years later, legislators “borrowed” his ideas for the Flying Eagle cent. Seidel argues that Feuchtwanger can be considered the father of the small cent and pioneer of using nickel in coinage.
Note that the MCCC meeting is being held a week later than usual, on the third rather than the second Tuesday of the month to avoid a conflict with the ANA show. he featured program will be reports on the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money being held August 10-14. MCCC members who attend the ANA show and convention will share their experiences.
Our featured presentation will be by John Frost, the President of the Barber Coin Collectors’ Society. he BCCS focuses on the coinage and medals designed and engraved by Charles E. Barber, the 6th Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint. John will present a program entitled “Introduction to Barber Coinage.”
MCCC will meet virtually at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 13. Len Augsburger will speak on the Baltimore coin hoard discovered in 1934. Len’s book, Treasure in the Cellar: A Tale of Gold in Depression-Era Baltimore, published in 2008, tells the story of the Baltimore boys who found a box of gold coins. Len will recount the discovery and its aftermath.
MCCC will meet virtually at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 9. Members are encouraged to share their best and worst coins, either one they own or ones they wish they owned or are glad they do not own. Since this is a virtual meeting, you are invited to bring your own libation!
Montgomery County Coin Club hopes that all its members and their families are safe and healthy. While the county has restricted access to the Senior Center during the pandemic, MCCC will hold virtual meetings every month during our regular meeting time. Members are encouraged to participate as time permits. Instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email on the Monday before the meeting. If you do not receive the instructions, please contact Simcha Kuritzky and make sure he has your correct email address.