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BCCOCO News Summary 2013

Happy Holidays! Final 2013 club meeting! The final club meeting of the year, featuring the holiday party and election of officers for 2014, was held on Tuesday, December 17.

Reminder - Meeting Locations! Beginning January 2014, the BCCOCO meets alternate months in Redmond and Bend. See the calendar for complete details. All meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday unless otherwise announced. The new Redmond location for every other meeting has been announced, and driving directions will be posted shortly. There are usually no club meetings in July or August. Also see the president's message.

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 spring and fall 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.)

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

Completed Club Events:

The December 17, 2013 meeting was an outstanding finish to another outstanding year, featuring excellent food and excellent raffle prizes! Missed it? - Why not consider joining us in 2014.

There was a special club-members only meeting in Redmond on Saturday, November 16, 2013. Details were sent to club members. New members were welcome again in December.

At the October 15, 2013 meeting, Eric Holcomb spoke about "Remembering Neil Armstrong" including medals commemorating the first moon landing. Photos: Apollo 11 first moon landing commemorative bronze medal by the Medallic Art Company.

At the September 17, 2013 meeting, Walter Troutman spoke about his interesting experiences at the ANA Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, where he took the advanced class on coin grading and problem coins. Photo: 1964 Kennedy Half, NGC MS 64 with Obverse Lamination mint error. Also see the photo below of Walter giving a similar talk last year. The club did not meet in July or August.

At the June 18, 2013 meeting, club member Zohrab ("Z") spoke to us about "Interesting Old Coins," many of which were world and ancient coins such as the coin of Alexander the Great shown here at left. See photos of more coins shown at this meeting.

At the May 21, 2013 meeting, Paul gave an illustrated presentation about "world coins depicting polar bears." This is an excellent example of "topical" collecting!
See photos of some of his coins.

At the April 16, 2013 meeting, Mike from Mountain High Coin in Bend hosted an interesting "question and answer" session. Despite recent turmoil in the bullion market, Mike noted that the collector market remains strong in most areas, and the just-completed PNNA convention was a big success.

At the March 19, 2013 meeting, former club president Ted Campbell returned to town (from Las Vegas!) and spoke to us about "Morgan Dollar VAM varieties." See photos of a few of his coins.

At the February 19, 2013 meeting, Eric Holcomb gave the second half of his program on "Olympic Participation Medals," focusing on medals of the Winter Games.

The January 15, 2013 meeting featured some interesting discussion of world coins plus a show and tell, raffle and auction. We also now have volunteers to give our monthly educational programs through this June, the last meeting before summer break. Photo at left: 2013 Year of the Snake two dollars silver coin from Niue, which is a dependent state of New Zealand. This item generously donated as a raffle prize at the January meeting by Mountain High Coin in Bend. See other "show & tell" photos.