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BCCOCO News Summary 2018

Greetings and Happy Holidays!

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 are taken selected months.)

Completed Club Events:

The December 4, 2018 club meeting in Redmond featured the annual Christmas/holiday potluck, and was one week earlier than normal. There were excellent raffle prizes, including a proof one-ounce silver Eagle, and a proof 1/10-ounce gold Eagle, from the U.S. Mint. There was also good participation in the monthly "show & tell." Please join us again next year!

At the November 13, 2018 club meeting in Bend, Eric re-presented the talk he first gave back in 2015 on "So-Called Dollars," adding a display of the new book So-Called Dollars from the Pacific Coast Expositions, 1894-1962, by Shevlin and Hyder.

At the October 9, 2018 club meeting in Redmond, Paul was scheduled to give an illustrated presentation on "U.S. Mint Native American Code Talker medals," but was unable to attend, so Keith presented some of the material and showed an album with some of the medals. Photos: 2001 U.S. Silver Eagle colorized with "Defenders of Freedom" design. See more "Show & Tell" (or prize) items.


The September 11, 2018 club meeting in Bend was an opportunity to report on summer numismatic activities, including the ANA convention in Philadelphia. Photos: 2005-S Sacagawea Dollar (PR 69 DCAM). See more "Show & Tell" items.

The June 12, 2018 club meeting program in Bend was given by former club president Ted Campbell, who spoke about his experiences buying coins and getting great deals on He also had a few coins to show us.

The May 8, 2018 club meeting in Redmond featured a brief review of information about U.S. coins that can be found in the "Mega Red" edition of the "Red Book," plus a few more special auction items of U.S. coins including proof sets from 1957 to 1964.

The April 10, 2018 club meeting in Bend acknowledged National Coin Week (Apr. 15-21), although detailed materials ordered for the club had not arrived. There was also a short review of the PNNA convention in Tukwila, Wash., March 16-18, and a few more special auction items of U.S. coins. See "Show & Tell" items from the April meeting.

The March 13, 2018 club meeting, also in Bend, featured a few more items from the special auction (this time world coins), and a preview of the PNNA convention in Tukwila, Wash., March 16-18, including a preview of the featured numismatic theater presentation, “Robert Scot: First Appointed Chief Engraver of the United States Mint,” by Bill Nyberg.

The February 13, 2018 club meeting in Bend featured a special auction of U.S. coins. Thanks to all who participated.

At the January 9, 2018 club meeting in Redmond, Harold presented some information on the 1902-S Morgan Dollar, one example of which is shown in an NGC slab, graded MS 61. See more "Show & Tell" items from the January and February meetings. Note: The January 2018 meeting was previously posted for the Bend location, but was changed to Redmond, following the same pattern as in 2016 and 2017.