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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.

 

BCCOCO News Items

Greetings! 2016 club meetings are in progress! See "Current and Upcoming Club Events" below, see our calendar and see the president's message.

NEW Bend Meeting Location! - See below, or see the calendar page.

Reminder - Meeting Dates and Locations! The BCCOCO 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, will temporarily move to the 2nd Tueday beginning in February 2016, unless otherwise announced. Driving directions are posted on our calendar page. There are usually 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 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 (2014 and earlier).

Website! 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.

  • BCCOCO Regular Monthly Meeting, Tuesday, October 11, 2016 (2nd Tuesday) at PatRick fire facility, 1199 NE Hemlock Avenue, Redmond, OR, at 6:30 p.m. Program: to be announced. Also show & tell with random prize(s) to participants, plus an auction from about 8:00 to 8:30 p.m., or at end of meeting, if requested.

  • NEW Location! BCCOCO Regular Monthly Meeting, Tuesday, November 15, 2016 (3rd Tuesday) at the community room (clubhouse) at Suntree Village, 1001 SE 15th St., Bend, OR, at 6:30 p.m. (room opens at 6:00 p.m.). Program: to be announced. Also show & tell with random prize(s) to participants, plus an auction from about 8:00 to 8:30 p.m., or at end of meeting, if requested.

  • 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 September 13, 2016 club meeting at the new Bend location (Suntree Village) featured reports on summer activities including the Anaheim ANA convention in August.

The June 14, 2016 club meeting in Bend featured some information about the upcoming ANA Anaheim convention (World's Fair of Money) and related topics, including a planned collector exhibit of recent Olympic Participation Medals.

The May 10, 2016 club meeting in Redmond featured an expanded "Show & Tell." See some "Show & Tell" items from this meeting. Photos: 1993 U.S. Mint restrike of World War II victory medal.

The April 12, 2016 club meeting in Bend featured a brief program pertaining to the National Coin Week theme, "Portraits of Liberty: Icon of Freedom." See some "Show & Tell" items from this meeting.

The March 8, 2016 club meeting in Redmond featured Paul speaking about "Smokey Bear Numismatic Items," a talk which he will also give at the Smokey Bear association annual meeting in Idaho in April. Raffle prizes once again generously donated by Mountain High Coins included a 2016 U.S. Silver Eagle and a Peace Dollar belt buckle.

The February 9, 2016 club meeting in Bend feature a "World Coin Identification" slide program in which participants were asked to identify the country for 20 different world coins. Raffle prizes generously donated by Mountain High Coins included a 2016 U.S. Silver Eagle and a buffalo silver round.

The January 19, 2016 club meeting in Redmond featured a show-and-tell, an auction, and a couple of Boeing Employees' Coin Club 1.5-ounce silver airplane medals as raffle prizes.

The December 15, 2015 club meeting in Redmond featured the annual holiday potluck, a special holiday raffle, club elections and an auction. The club supplied sandwiches and beverages.

At the November 17, 2015 coin club meeting in Bend, Eric gave an illustrated talk about "Albert Einstein medals and the 100th anniversary of General Relativity." There were no quizzes this time! See more photos.

The October 20, 2015 coin club meeting in Redmond featured reports on the fall PNNA/WCC coin show in Portland, and a 14-question U.S. coin quiz. See the quiz questions and answers, including bonus items.

At the delayed September 22, 2015 coin club meeting in Bend, there were reports on summer numismatic activities, including especially Walter's annual trip to ANA Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs. In addition to the usual monthly raffle, we're also continuing the practice of having a separate randomly-awarded prize for show & tell participants. Photos: 1918-S Mercury Dime found by treasure hunting. See more photos.

See previous BCCOCO news headlines (2015 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 9/13/2016 by J. Eric Holcomb, BCCOCO Webmaster