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This page provides a summary of club news headlines.

BCCOCO News Summary 2012

Happy Holidays and New Year! The club met in September-December, and will meet again every month through next June (weather permitting during the winter months). See "Current and Upcoming Club Events" below, see our calendar and see the president's message.

Summer Break! The club will meet again in September ... enjoy your summer! See "Current and Upcoming Club Events" on the homepage, see our calendar and see the president's message.

Website 2nd Anniversary! This website was first published on May 13, 2010, two years ago. Please let Eric Holcomb know if you have suggestions, corrections, etc. We could use more club member content!

Reminder - Meeting Location! The BCCOCO meets at the High Desert Community Grange (near the Bend airport), on the 3rd Tuesday of each month (except July and August). See the president's message for driving directions if needed.

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 including April and September show dates.

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 18, 2012 was an outstanding finish to an outstanding year, featuring excellent food and excellent raffle prizes! Missed it? - Why not consider joining us in 2013. Photo at right: 2012 Australian "Year of the Dragon" one-ounce silver coin, one of four items generously donated as raffle prizes by Mountain High Coin in Bend. Thank you very much!

  • The November 20, 2012 meeting featured a talk by Walter Troutman about ANA Summer Seminar, with Ted bringing some examples of toned Morgan dollars and other graded coins. Club officers for next year were also elected. Photos: Walter giving talk (left) and club member group photo (right).
    (see more photos)

  • The October 16, 2012 meeting featured an informal introductory talk by Anthony about numismatic buying and selling on eBay. There was also photography of selected items (see the photos) plus the usual monthly raffle. The U.S. Silver Eagle shown in the photos was a prize!

  • The September 18, 2012 meeting featured an illustrated talk by Eric Holcomb on "Olympic Participation Medals of the Summer Games."

  • { The club does not meet in July or August. }

  • The June 19, 2012 meeting featured a talk by Howard on "Sales Tax Tokens," as used by various states from about the 1930s to 1950s.

  • The May 15, 2012 meeting was an introduction to the use of metal detectors by several club members including Club President Ted Campbell. See photos of this activity.

  • ANA National Coin Week, April 15-21, 2012. Theme: Change in Money: Cowries to Credit Cards. See the 2012 ANA Trivia Challenge. (How many of the 20 questions can you answer?)

  • The April 17, 2012 meeting featured a potluck and an interesting "show & tell" with photography of selected items (see the photos) plus a raffle.

  • The March 20, 2012 meeting featured a short quiz, announcements and other activities.

  • At the February 21, 2012 meeting, Eric Holcomb filled in with a short program on George Washington numismatic material. The originally scheduled program, an ANA video, was postponed. (Unfortunately it also could not be shown in March and has been returned.)

  • January 17, 2012 meeting POSTPONED/CANCELLED due to weather conditions!