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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.

Suntree Village is open again, as of Feb. 2022. Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. Also see the president's message.

Meeting Dates and Locations! The BCCOCO previously met alternate months in Redmond and Bend, except as noted. Currently no Redmond location is available, so meetings are in Bend only. See our calendar (or the information below) for complete details. Meetings are held on the 2nd Tueday, unless otherwise announced. Driving directions are posted on our calendar page. There are usually no club meetings in July or August, although we did meet in July and August 2021, and are currently planning to do so again in 2022. 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 coin shows / 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 (2021 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.

  • Suntree Village is open again, as of Feb. 2022. Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. Also see the president's message.

  • August 9 at 6:30 p.m. Coin club regular meeting at Suntree Village in Bend (see calendar for details). Program: Photography of member items. Also show-and-tell, raffle and auction. (Get the club auction form.)

  • Additional online meetings may be held via Zoom. These are informal meetings with no specific topic. Club members receive an invitation to join the meetings.

  • 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:

The club met at Suntree Village in Bend on July 12, 2022. The program was a report on the ANA Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, plus a brief discussion of some featured coins in the current Heritage auction.

The club met at Suntree Village in Bend on June 14, 2022. The program was an expanded auction, in addition to the usual show-and-tell and raffle.

The club met at Suntree Village in Bend on May 10, 2022. There was a presentation by Eric of "Photography with a Kodak Ring Light." See the May exhibit sample page for items shown and photographed, such as this 1960 proof Franklin Half Dollar.

The club met at Suntree Village in Bend on April 12, 2022. There was a presentation of "An Introduction to Conder Tokens" prepared by Conder Token Collector's Club (CTCC) member Paul Dofton, and given by Eric. Paul has shared this presentation on the CTCC website.

The club met at Suntree Village in Bend on March 8, 2022, its second in-person meeting since last August. There was no formal program, however, there was a raffle and several interesting show-and-tell items.

The club met at Suntree Village in Bend on February 8, 2022, its first in-person meeting since last August. There was no formal program, however, there was a raffle and a few show-and-tell items.

The club held an online meeting on January 11, 2022, with a few members in attendance, and some good discussion. Two more raffle prizes were awarded.

The club held an online meeting on December 14, 2021, with six members in attendance, which was once again enough for some interesting discussion. Two raffle prizes were awarded.

The club held an online meeting on November 9, with six members in attendance, which was enough for some interesting discussion. Two raffle prizes were awarded.

The club held brief online meetings on both October 12 and 19, however attendance was low. Nonetheless there was some good discussion.

The club held an online meeting on September 28, and six members participated. There was some good discussion about proof nickels from the early 1950s, which may be undergraded when found in the old "rattler" PCGS holders.

The club held a summer special meeting at Suntree Village in Bend on August 10. Eric gave a presentation on "Olympic Participation Medals of the Summer Games."

The club held its first in-person meeting since March 2020 on July 13, 2021. Although there was no formal program, everyone enjoyed getting together again, and there was a successful raffle with five prizes awarded, and an auction.

The club held online meetings on June 8 and 29, 2021 with the second meeting one week later than normal. Both meetings had good participation. Photos: Bryan Dollar from the June virtual show-and-tell.

See previous BCCOCO news headlines (2020 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 8/6/2022 by J. Eric Holcomb, BCCOCO Webmaster