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Bend Coin Club of Central Oregon

BCCOCO is a non-profit organization.
Contact: Bend Coin Club of Central Oregon, e-mail bendcoinclub@hotmail.com.
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Welcome to the BCCOCO!

The Bend Coin Club of Central Oregon (BCCOCO) is a vibrant local coin club serving the Central Oregon region, including the cities of Bend and Redmond. The BCCOCO was founded in 2008, and welcomes all numismatists — persons who study, collect, or deal with coins, paper money, tokens and medals.

The BCCOCO is proud to present bendcoinclub.org, our home on the World Wide Web! This site is updated at least monthly to bring you accurate and up-to-date information about numismatics in the region. BCCOCO members are also available to help answer your questions about numismatics. Please don't hesitate to ask us a question or to contribute information for possible use on this site!

 

BCCOCO Prize Sponsor

The following companies or businesses have donated prizes for use at monthly club meetings. Thank you!


In memoriam - Michael Graham, owner of Mountain High Coins, passed away June 2015.
The shop is still active. Info: info@mtnhighcoin.com.

 

BCCOCO News Items

Greetings!

See "Current and Upcoming Club Events" below, see our calendar and see the president's message.

Update! The coin club is planning to try a meeting at the Redmond Round Table Pizza as soon as the restaurant is able to accomodate a group meeting of our size again. Until then, the club will not meet. At present, it appears that a special July meeting may be possible. (The club normally does not meet in July.) Also see the president's message.

Meeting Dates and Locations! The BCCOCO normally meets alternate months in Redmond and Bend, except as noted. See our calendar (or the information below) for complete details. Meetings, which had been held on the 3rd Tuesday, moved to the 2nd Tueday beginning in February 2016, unless otherwise announced. Driving directions are posted on our calendar page. There are no club meetings in July or August. Also see the president's message.

Welcome! If you're new to numismatics or the club, or just looking for more information, welcome ... perhaps club members can help you learn more about what you've got, or help you enjoy collecting more.

  • See below for more information about the club and its upcoming meetings and events.
  • See the links page for some recommended websites.
  • See the President's Message.

What's your silver and gold worth? To find out, try the "Online Precious Metal Weight Conversion and Melt Value Calculators" at http://www.silverrecyclers.com/.

Coin Conventions! BCCOCO members and guests are invited to attend the annual PNNA and WCC conventions in the Seattle and Portland areas. See our own calendar or the PNNA website for more information.

See sample exhibit items from BCCOCO regular meetings.
These are items members bring each month for "show & tell." (Photos will be taken selected months.)

See previous BCCOCO news headlines (2018 and earlier).

This website was first published on May 13, 2010. Please let Eric Holcomb know if you have suggestions, corrections, etc. We could use more club member content!

 

BCCOCO Club Information / Events

What is our charter? — Per the BCCOCO constitution, "The purpose of this organization shall be to study and support the hobby of numismatics; to promote numismatic-related educational activities; to disseminate numismatic knowledge through regular meetings." In doing so, the BCCOCO contributes to the mission of the Pacific Northwest Numismatic Association (PNNA) to "promote, extend, and protect the interests of numismatists and numismatic activities throughout the Pacific Northwest and to foster and encourage the study of numismatics in all its forms."

What do we do? — In addition to maintaining this web site, the BCCOCO plans to publish a monthly newsletter, has monthly meetings, and promotes numismatics thrugh special programs, activities and awards.

Current and Upcoming Club Events:

  • Also see the BCCOCO calendar and the President's Message.

  • The coin club is planning to try a meeting at the Redmond Round Table Pizza as soon as the restaurant is able to accomodate a group meeting of our size again. Until then, the club will not meet. At present, it appears that a special July meeting may be possible. (The club normally does not meet in July.)

  • The June "meeting" will once again be a "virtual show & tell" only.

  • BCCOCO Regular Monthly Meeting (tentative), Tuesday, July 14 at 6:30 p.m. Location: to be announced (see above note). Program: to be announced. Also show & tell with random prize(s) to participants.

  • See the PNNA Homepage and PNNA Calendar for information about such exciting events as the PNNA annual conventions in Tukwila and Portland, National Coin Week, ANA Summer Seminar, and the two annual ANA conventions (National Money Show and World's Fair of Money).

Completed Club Meetings and Events:

Although the club could not meet in person in April or May 2020, a few virtual show-and-tell items are available to view: April items | May items.

The March 10, 2020 club meeting in Bend featured a "Coin 'More or Less' Price Game," this time with 20th Century U.S. coins from the January 2020 FUN Convention. We also had an excellent "Show & Tell," with 10 participants!

The February 11, 2020 club meeting in Bend featured a "Match the Coin with the Price" game with ten pre-20th Century U.S. and Colonial Coins sold at the recent Heritage Auctions at the January 2020 FUN Convention in Orlando, Florida. Congratulations to Walter for achieving a perfect score!

The January 14, 2020 club meeting in Bend featured a report on recent and upcoming numismatic events for 2020, including especially the just-completed Florida United Numismatists (FUN) convention in Orlando.

The December 10, 2019 club meeting was the annual Christmas/holiday party and potluck in Redmond. It was also the last meeting at the PatRick facility in Redmond. A new Redmond meeting location will be announced.

At the November 12, 2019 club meeting in Bend, former club president Ted Campbell (photo at left) spoke about Morgan Dollars including the rare 1893-S, as well as other coins he has purchased on Great Collections, which offers auctions and direct sales. See "Show & Tell" items from the November meeting.

The October 8, 2019 club meeting in Redmond featured a special auction, and club assistance in evaluating a group of coins brought to the meeting by a member of the local community.

The September 10, 2019 club meeting in Bend featured a report on summer activities, including Eric's Apollo 11 medals exhibit at the ANA World's Fair of Money® in Chicago/Rosemont, Ill., in August. See "Show & Tell" items from the September meeting. This includes images of some of the Apollo 11 medals, as published by the PNNA.

The June 11, 2019 club meeting was once again held in Bend. Eric gave a short talk on Apollo 11 medals, and has more planned for September.

See previous BCCOCO news headlines (2019 and earlier).


The BCCOCO suggests that you also visit the American Numismatic Association
and the Pacific Northwest Numismatic Association sites.
The BCCOCO ANA Club Representative is Eric Holcomb.

Updated 6/2/2020 by J. Eric Holcomb, BCCOCO Webmaster