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This page provides a summary of club news headlines.

BCCOCO News Summary 2016

Greetings and Happy Holidays!

The holiday meeting, postponed from December 13 until January 10, has been postponed again due to ongoing snow and poor weather. We'll keep you up-to-date when it's rescheduled. The special prizes will still be there!

NEW Bend Meeting Location! - See below, or see the calendar page. The new meeting location began with the September 2016 meeting.

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 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 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.)

The June 14, 2016 club meeting in Bend featured some information about the upcoming ANA Anaheim convention (World's Fair of Money) and related topics, including a planned collector exhibit of recent Olympic Participation Medals.

The May 10, 2016 club meeting in Redmond featured an expanded "Show & Tell." See some "Show & Tell" items from this meeting. Photos: 1993 U.S. Mint restrike of World War II victory medal.

The April 12, 2016 club meeting in Bend featured a brief program pertaining to the National Coin Week theme, "Portraits of Liberty: Icon of Freedom." See some "Show & Tell" items from this meeting.

The March 8, 2016 club meeting in Redmond featured Paul speaking about "Smokey Bear Numismatic Items," a talk which he will also give at the Smokey Bear association annual meeting in Idaho in April. Raffle prizes once again generously donated by Mountain High Coins included a 2016 U.S. Silver Eagle and a Peace Dollar belt buckle.

The February 9, 2016 club meeting in Bend feature a "World Coin Identification" slide program in which participants were asked to identify the country for 20 different world coins. Raffle prizes generously donated by Mountain High Coins included a 2016 U.S. Silver Eagle and a buffalo silver round.

The January 19, 2016 club meeting in Redmond featured a show-and-tell, an auction, and a couple of Boeing Employees' Coin Club 1.5-ounce silver airplane medals as raffle prizes.