MCCC President Don Stepita will deliver the first part of his two part-talk “Grading As I See It,” a presentation on an algorithm for grading mint state Morgan dollars that can be adapted to other denominations. The first of the 2019 National Historic Park quarters, the Lowell (MA) National Historical Park Quarter, and the 2018 P and D American Innovation $1 Introductory Coins will be available for sale at the meeting.
Following the induction of officers, new President Don Stepita will preside over a business meeting of the club. The agenda will be available at the meeting. Don has asked that member exhibits be held for future meetings.
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. MCCC will also hold its annual election for 2019. And remember, if you signed up to bring food for the meeting, it is not too early to think about what you are bringing!
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.
Ken Swab will provide an insider’s report on how the resumption of commemorative coinage in 1982 began with the George Washington half dollar.
The July 10, 2018 program is MCCC’s fifth annual member bourse night. Members with items to sell or trade will be able to set up tables around the meeting room. There is no charge for a table and members are encouraged to bring guests. We will also have our usual member exhibits, raffle, door prizes, refreshments and our famous auction.