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This page provides a summary of club news headlines.

BCCOCO News Summary 2019

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 10, 2019 club meeting was the annual Christmas/holiday party and potluck in Redmond. It was also the last meeting at the PatRick facility in Redmond. A new Redmond meeting location will be announced.

At the November 12, 2019 club meeting in Bend, former club president Ted Campbell (photo at left) spoke about Morgan Dollars including the rare 1893-S, as well as other coins he has purchased on Great Collections, which offers auctions and direct sales. See "Show & Tell" items from the November meeting.

The October 8, 2019 club meeting in Redmond featured a special auction, and club assistance in evaluating a group of coins brought to the meeting by a member of the local community.

The September 10, 2019 club meeting in Bend featured a report on summer activities, including Eric's Apollo 11 medals exhibit at the ANA World's Fair of Money® in Chicago/Rosemont, Ill., in August. See "Show & Tell" items from the September meeting. This includes images of some of the Apollo 11 medals, as published by the PNNA.

The June 11, 2019 club meeting was once again held in Bend. Eric gave a short talk on Apollo 11 medals, and has more planned for September.

The May 14, 2019 club meeting was moved back to Bend, and featured a 10-question U.S. coin quiz, mostly based on information in the "Red Book." Copies of the recently-released 2020 Red Book were available at the meeting. See "Show & Tell" items from the May meeting.

The April 9, 2019 club meeting in Bend featured ANA National Coin Week and the ANA's annual 15-question club trivia quiz. Paul will attempt to gather and submit all the correct answers! There was also the usual show & tell and auction.

The March meeting was moved due to possibility of other activities at the Redmond facility.
The March 12, 2019 club meeting in Bend featured a brief preview of the Tukwila PNNA spring convention, including especially the collector exhibiting and judging seminar in the numismatic theater. There was also the usual show & tell and auction.

The February meeting was postponed one week due to weather.
The February 19, 2019 club meeting in Bend feature a short illustrated program given by Eric H. on "British Conder (not Condor!) Tokens," along with the usual show & tell and auction.

The January 8, 2019 club meeting in Redmond featured a sale of some older numismatic books, the usual raffle and auction, and election of 2019 club officers.