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This page provides a summary of club news headlines.

BCCOCO News Summary 2017

Greetings and Happy Holidays!

NEW Bend Meeting Location! - See below, or see the calendar page, or the previous 2016 news page.

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 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 12, 2017 club meeting fetaured the annual Holiday/Christmas party, with good food and a special gold coin/jewelry prize! Harold also spoke about varieties of the 1870-1872 Indian Head Cents.

The November 14, 2017 club meeting in Bend featured a program on "U.S. Trade Tokens." However coins were also prominent during "Show & Tell," with this 1806 Over 5 variety Quarter Dollar as an example. See more "Show & Tell" items from this meeting.

The meeting scheduled for October 10, 2017 in Redmond was unexpectedly cancelled due to use of the facility for firefighting purposes.

The September 12, 2017 club meeting in Bend featured reports on summer activities, including ANA Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs and the ANA anniversary convention in Denver. Prizes included two sets of eclipse coins. See some "Show & Tell" items from this meeting.

The June 13, 2017 club meeting in Bend featured a review of some of the better “show & tell” items photographed in the past several years (2010 to 2017).

The May 9, 2017 club meeting in Redmond featured a talk on "Proper Use of 2x2's" (the cardboard ones) by Howard K. Thanks, Howard! Photo at left: A Roman bronze coin in a 2x2! See both sides of two of these coins that were shown at the meeting.

The April 11, 2017 club meeting in Bend featured a brief program pertaining to the National Coin Week theme, "Conflict and Courage: Money and the Military." See some "Show & Tell" items from this meeting. Photo at right: Perth Mint (Australia) 2017 Year of the Rooster coins.

See "Show & Tell" items from the February and March 2017 meetings.

The March 14, 2017 club meeting was held in Redmond, and featured the holiday party/potluck (postponed from December and renamed “Spring Equinox Celebration”); also a display of World War II numismatics related to ANA National Coin Week, and club elections for 2017 officers. Photo at left: 1999 U.S. 1/10-ounce Gold Eagle as grand prize originally intended for December!

The February 21, 2017 club meeting (delayed one week to avoid Valentine's Day) was held in Bend, and featured "show & tell" items. Photo at right: Set of three colorized "Peanuts" Christmas medals.

The January 10, 2017 scheduled club meeting was postponed due to snowy conditions in Bend.