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BCCOCO News Summary 2014

2014 club meetings! All of the club's meetings for 2014 are complete. The first club meeting of the year, in Redmond, was held on January 21, 2014, and the last meeting was held on December 16, 2014, also in Redmond. Starting in January 2014, the club alternates meetings between Redmond and Bend, except that both the June and September meetings were in Bend. The same arrangement will be followed in 2015.

Reminder - Meeting Locations! Beginning in January 2014, the BCCOCO meets alternate months in Redmond and Bend, except as noted above. See our calendar (or the information below) for complete details. All meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday unless otherwise announced. The Redmond location for every other meeting has been announced, and driving directions have been posted on our calendar page. There are usually 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.)

Completed Club Events:

The monthly meeting on December 16, 2014 in Redmond featured the annual holiday party and potluck, club elections for 2015 club officers, and a "fun shirt/costume" contest! In addition, Paul spoke about "security and collection insurance," giving some good information and advice. It was an excellent meeting! Photo (L to R): Contest winner "Z" with headdress from his Wise Man costume, Eric with Dragon Trainer shirt, Marylou with holiday cats shirt, guest with Zombies shirt.

At the monthly meeting on November 18, 2014 in Bend, Eric spoke about "Getting ready (including especially collector exhibits) for the ANA National Money Show in Portland."

The October monthly meeting was cancelled.

The monthly meeting on September 16, 2014 in Bend featured Walter Troutman speaking about his interesting experiences at the ANA Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, where he took a counterfeit detection class. Mike from Mountain High Coin also provided some interesting commentary on current coin market conditions. See a few photos of items from this meeting.

The monthly meeting on June 17, 2014 in Bend featured a special program on "Tokens, medals and exonumia." Thanks to everyone who participated. See a few photos of items from this meeting.

The delayed May 27, 2014 meeting in Redmond featured an informal buy, sell and trade session. Photo at left: Smokey Bear silver medals, part of a set that was never completed due to the death of the artist. See a few other photos of items from this meeting, and don't forget to bring your interesting items, including especially tokens and medals, to the June club meeting in Bend.


The April 15, 2014 meeting in Bend featured Mike from Mountain High Coin with an informative question & answer session. In addition, a few scanned photographic slides of U.S. coins were digitally projected.
Photos: 1837 Feuchtwanger's composition cent, a private pattern for U.S. coinage.

The March 18, 2014 meeting in Redmond featured Keith talking about "The Internet and Coins," and Paul discussing the ANA's National Coin Week 20-question trivia challenge.

The February 18, 2014 meeting in Bend featured an interesting talk by Ken M. about the use of "magnets in counterfeit detection." Thanks, Ken! See photos from this meeting.

The January 21, 2014 meeting was the club's first regular meeting at the Redmond location. Paul spoke about "Collecting Eisenhower Dollars," emphasizing the many different varieties that have been identified over the years, and the fact that "Ike" dollars are still readily available. See photos from this meeting.