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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 was open for our July-August meetings, but has now closed again. Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. (We are currently having more online meetings, which begin at 7:00 p.m.) 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 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 this July and 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 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 (2020 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 was open for our July-August meetings, but has now closed again. Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. (We are currently having more online meetings, which begin at 7:00 p.m.) Also see the president's message.

  • Cancelled for now! Coin club regular meetings at Suntree Village in Bend (see calendar for details).

  • December 14 at 7:00 p.m. - Online coin club meeting via Zoom. These are informal meetings with no specific topic. Club members will 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). Unfortunately, most of these events have been cancelled since 2020; however, the ANA World's Fair of Money happened in August 2021, and the Tukwila and Portland fall shows also happened (or will happen this weekend for the Portland show).

Completed Club Meetings and Events:

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, with the second meeting one week later than normal. Both meetings had good participation - let's keep it up later this year! Photos: Bryan Dollar from the June virtual show-and-tell.

The club held online meetings on May 11 and 25. Both were lively meetings with six participants each time, and prizes were awarded.

The club held online meetings on Apr. 13 and 27. Although there were only four participants each time, there was some more excellent discussion of various topics. A few virtual show-and-tell items are available to view from these meetings or earlier this year: April.

The club held online meetings on Mar. 9 and 30, with six to seven participants each time. There was some excellent discussion of various topics.

The club held online meetings on Feb. 9 and Feb. 23, with a small improvement in attendance. We'll keep trying! At the Feb. 23 meeting, two prizes were awarded from the club's inventory via a random selection. At the Feb. 9 meeting, Sterling recommended the following two books: (1) Treasure Hunting Buffalo Nickels (cover shown) by John Wexler, Ron Pope and Kevin Flynn, first edition 1999 by Stanton Printing & Publishing. (2) Over Mintmarks and Hot Repunched Mintmarks, by Flynn and Wexler, first edition 2003 by Brooklyn Galleries Coins & Stamps, Inc.

The club held online meetings on Jan. 12 and Jan. 26, but attendance was low. We'll try again in February with at least one week advance notice.

The club held its first two online meetings via Zoom on Nov. 24 and Dec. 8, 2020, both via Zoom. Club members were invited by email. Although participation was low, there was some excellent discussion, for about an hour both times. We'll try again in January, and will also post an advance notice on this website.

Although the club could not meet in person after March 2020, a few virtual show-and-tell items are available to view: April | May | June | September. (See June for the coin pictured here.)

 

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 11/9/2021 by J. Eric Holcomb, BCCOCO Webmaster