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This page provides a summary of club news headlines.

BCCOCO News Summary 2010

Welcome! A story about the club appeared in The Bulletin (Bend Bulletin) on October 2, 2010, based on interviews conducted on September 23, 2010. 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 the home page for more information about the club and its upcoming meetings and events. Please note that the 4:30-6:30 meeting time listed in The Bulletin article is incorrect. Club meetings actually begin at 6:30 PM, and usually end around 8:00 to 8:30 PM.
  • See the links page for the club president's recommended websites.
  • See the President's Message.

New Website! This website was designed and published as of May 13, 2010. Please let Eric Holcomb know if you have suggestions, corrections, etc. We could use more club member content!

Coin Conventions! BCCOCO members and guests are invited to attend the annual PNNA conventions in the Seattle and Portland areas. See the PNNA website for more information including 2011 show dates. The 2010 conventions were in Tukwila, WA (April 16-18, 2010) and Portland, OR (October 23-24, 2010).

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

Completed Club Events:

  • The December 16, 2010 meeting was the club's last meeting at the Stone Lodge Retirement Center, whose management we thank for making a meeting room available to us. There was an auction and holiday party with cake and coffee!

  • High Desert Treasure Club Christmas Dinner (coin club invited), December 8, 2010, Bend Senior Center, 1600 SE Reed Market Rd in Bend. Program: Potluck dinner and gift exchange.

  • The November 18, 2010 meeting program was "Buying and Selling on eBay," also a short exercise on coin grading and a cake to celebrate the club's second anniversary! Club members also had the opportunity to bring a limited number of items for auction, which were viewed in November and will be auctioned in December.
    Photos: 2nd anniversary cake; group photo; Ted displays the flag!

  • The October 21, 2010 meeting program was "Wooden Nickels" with guest speaker Jim Wilson (shown in photo at right).

  • The September 16, 2010 meeting featured "show & tell" items (see the photos), including a contest for coins you find (for example in pocket change), as described in the President's Message. Coffee and cake were served!

  • The June 17, 2010 meeting featured photography of members' "show & tell" items. See the photos.

  • We'll be doing this again this fall, so be sure to bring something interesting to show!

  • Appraisal day at Stone Lodge, May 21, 2010. The club participated in a "Roadshow" style appraisal day on Friday afternoon. Thank you to those who participated. For more information about appraisal of numismatic items, contact the club and/or Mountain High Coins & Collectibles in Bend.

  • The May 20, 2010 meeting featured a Question and Answer session with Mike, owner of Mountain High Coins & Collectibles in Bend. It was quite informative. If you have more questions, you can visit his shop on 3rd Street (Business Hwy 97) just south of the underpass on the west side.

  • The April 15, 2010 meeting was a regular meeting of club members. Your webmaster was absent due to the annual PNNA convention in Washington State.

  • The March 18, 2010 meeting featured photography of members' "show & tell" items.
    See the photos.