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Bend Coin Club of Central Oregon

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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, 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.

Mountain High Coins is currently selling Oregon Total Solar Eclipse Commemorative "Coins" to commemorate the widely-anticipated August 21, 2017 event. Two designs are available, one of which glows in the dark. Both feature the eclipse path over Oregon on the reverse. See the website, or visit the coin shop.

Additional images supplied by Mountain High Coins.

BCCOCO News Items


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, 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

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 (2016 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.

  • No summer meetings scheduled - enjoy your summer vacation!

  • NEW Location! BCCOCO Regular Monthly Meeting, Tuesday, September 12 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.

  • BCCOCO Regular Monthly Meeting, Tuesday, October 10 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.

  • 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 June 13, 2017 club meeting in Bend featured a review of some of the better “show & tell” items photographed in the past several years (2010 to 2017).

The May 9, 2017 club meeting in Redmond featured a talk on "Proper Use of 2x2's" (the cardboard ones) by Howard K. Thanks, Howard! Photo at left: A Roman bronze coin in a 2x2! See both sides of two of these coins that were shown at the meeting.

The April 11, 2017 club meeting in Bend featured a brief program pertaining to the National Coin Week theme, "Conflict and Courage: Money and the Military." See some "Show & Tell" items from this meeting. Photo at right: Perth Mint (Australia) 2017 Year of the Rooster coins.

See "Show & Tell" items from the February and March 2017 meetings.

The March 14, 2017 club meeting was held in Redmond, and featured the holiday party/potluck (postponed from December and renamed “Spring Equinox Celebration”); also a display of World War II numismatics related to ANA National Coin Week, and club elections for 2017 officers. Photo at left: 1999 U.S. 1/10-ounce Gold Eagle as grand prize originally intended for December!

The February 21, 2017 club meeting (delayed one week to avoid Valentine's Day) was held in Bend, and featured "show & tell" items. Photo at right: Set of three colorized "Peanuts" Christmas medals.

The January 10, 2017 scheduled club meeting was postponed due to snowy conditions in Bend.

The December 13, 2016 scheduled club meeting (and holiday party) was postponed due to cold and icy conditions in Redmond.

The November 15, 2016 club meeting in Bend featured Collector Exhibit Seminar (highlights of a presentation originally developed for the 2015 Portland ANA show).

A special members-only meeting was held in Redmond on Saturday, November 12, 2016.

The October 11, 2016 club meeting in Redmond featured reports on the PNNA/WCC coin show in Portland (Oct. 7-9), and a short coin quiz based on the article, “Dollars — North, Middle and South,” by Mark Benvenuto, which appeared in the 4th Quarter 2016 edition of The Nor'wester.

The September 13, 2016 club meeting at the new Bend location (Suntree Village) featured reports on summer activities including the ANA Anaheim convention in August. Photos: Special 1-ounce silver round commemorating the centennial of the three new 1916 U.S. coin designs. (See "Show & Tell" page for the other two designs, plus other items shown.)

See previous BCCOCO news headlines (2016 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 7/18/2017 by J. Eric Holcomb, BCCOCO Webmaster