RNA News

September-October 2018

September 1, 2018

Eye Candy in Philadelphia
ANA World's Fair of Money
2018 Annual Picnic: Fun, Food & Fellowship

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From the President...

* 2018 ANA World's Fair of Money, My First Large Show.
* A White Elephant Token for My Collection.
* Something for Everyone at the Annual Picnic.
* Member Benefits.
* 46th Annual RNA Coin Show November 3-4.

July–August 2018

July 1, 2018

George T. Fekete Presidential Medal
Why Collect Coins?
2018 Meinhart Speaking Contest
2018 Board of Directors
Annual Banquet Photos

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From the President...

* My numismatic journey.
* My background and other interests.
* ...it’s the long-standing traditions that provide connectedness and resilience.
* Please join us at the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Philadelphia this summer.

May–June 2018

May 1, 2018

Queen Victoria: More Than Two Sides to a Coin
Strange Case: Member Jean Fabien Maunovry
You Can be the Next Editor of RNA News
RNA Website Credentials
RNA Coin Show and Sale

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From the President...

* Thanks to John Zabel for a weather emergency procedure.
* Thanks to John Lighthouse, Ted Vaccarella and myself for an RNA officer transition guideline.
* Thanks to everyone on the website team headed by John Lighthouse.
* Thanks to John Lighthouse, Ted Vaccarella and myself for the revised RNA Official Documents.
* A budget oversight committee was established at the last RNA Board meeting.
* Thank you to everyone on the Board.

March–April 2018

March 1, 2018

A Monroe County Proposal for Scrip Money
2018–2019 Slate of Nominees Announced
Planning for Philadelphia
An Early RNA Opinion on “New” Peace Dollar

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From the President...

* A short presidential hiatus this spring.
* An exciting opportunity for RNA to host a Boy Scout Merit Badge workshop.
* Spring is nearly here so it's time to enjoy some fishing.
* With the advent of spring, hopefully some who haven't been able to attend a meeting for a while can attend one.

January–February 2018

January 1, 2018

The William H. Plymire Numismatics Diary
All in the Numbers – What’s in Your Wallet?
Numismatist of Year Nominations Request
2018–2019 Officers and Directors Request

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From the President...

* John Zabel's an emergency notification plan is in place.
* The RNA website is nearly completed and ahead of schedule.
* The RNA 45th Annual Coin Show was a resounding success.
* Please pay your dues (You can check your dues status by logging in to the RNA website).

November–December 2017

November 1, 2017

Darius Perrin: Hatter, Hangman, Postmaster, Banker
Biggest Single-Year Type Set?
RNA 45th Annual Coin Show
rochesternumismaticassociation.org

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From the President...

* The RNA year is now in full swing.
* November 4 is the RNA Coin Show
* Phase II of the RNA website has now been completed.
* ...starting with the Jan/Feb 2018 edition, newsletters will only be sent via email.
* When a current member brings in a new member who joins RNA, the current member’s dues are waived for one year.

September–October 2017

September 1, 2017

My Return to Numismatics
Gleanings from RNA History
Joint RNA-RPA Meeting 2017

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From the President...

* Boy how the summer flies by!
* Forty-fifth Annual Coin Show & Sale
* At the picnic board meeting...
* With the summer comes fall and the start of new RNA meetings.

July–August 2017

July 1, 2017

Encased Cents
Medal Musings
RNA Social Media
2017 Banquet Photos
Joint Meeting & Picnic

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From the President...

* RNA Board of Directors changes
* About me
* Goals for my term
* Important summer dates

May–June 2017

May 1, 2017

RNA Coins Pay for Colosseum?
Two Decades of Nickel

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From the President...

*This Year's Progress
* Time Honored Traditions
* Youth Outreach
* Partnerships
* Social Media
* Marketing
* Technology Committee
* RNA Website

March–April 2017

March 1, 2017

RNA Who Done It
Walking Liberty Half
Notes on Glenna Goodacre

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From the President...

* Technology and Numismatics
* Hardware
* Software
* Buying & Selling
* Valuation
* Research
* Publications
* Communication
* Coin Shows
* Not Connected?

January–February 2017

January 1, 2017

1840 Canal Bank of Rochester Currency Speculation
Louis G. Amberg, RNA President Four
1988–2016 RNA Numismatists of the Year

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From the President...

*Updates
* RNA sound system issue resolution
* RNA website upgrade project team appointed

November–December 2016

November 1, 2016

Katanga and its Coinage
Book Review: “Coin Collecting in Retirement”
Annual Coin Show Report

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From the President...

The year in review
* New, improved PA system
* New library holdings
* Marketing RNA
* Annual Coin Show
The future
* RNA website content and functionality enhancements
* RNA-RPA Joint meeting July 13
* Holiday gift suggestions

September–October 2016

September 1, 2016

Let’s Go Camping
The Big Four, Pure and Simple
Forty-Fourth Annual Coin Show & Sale

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From the President...

Random thoughts
* …the annual picnic signals the coming season of club activities
* "The RNA News" - a great source of numismatic information
* The Annual Coin Show & Sale is scheduled for October 29–30
* Check out the excellent RNA Library

July–August 2016

July 1, 2016

A Powerful Weapon of War - Counterfeiting
Thanks From Past President Sharon Miller

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From the President...

About me
* Contribute to the long-standing tradition of the RNA…
* My non-numismatic story…
* My numismatic interests…

May-June 2016

May 1, 2016

Primer on Identifying Byzantine Coins
My $10,000 Coin Search
Additions to the John J. Pittman Library

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From the President...

Do you remember the time...
* My term started...in the 1950s RJNA.
* Attending the ANA Convention in Chicago...
* ...highlights such as the visit to the North American Mint...

March–April 2016

March 1, 2016

Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands
Collecting 1915 and 1916
A Visit to North American Mint

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From the President...

Coins, the club & me
* The “Finest Known” Dime…and Coin Club
* A Belated Introduction...

January-February 2016

January 1, 2016

The Bank That Never Was
Just New York ’Commems,’ Please

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From the President...

Club news
* Successful Endowment Campaign
* RNA Website Project

November–December 2015

November 1, 2015

21st Century: Academia.edu
RNA Library Books Available to Members

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From the President...

Random thoughts
* RNA Annual Coin Show
* RNA website progress
* "Boys Life" and coin collecting

September–October 2015

September 1, 2015

Forty-third Annual Coin Show & Sale
Primer on Identifying Byzantine Coins - Part 1

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From the President...

RNA on the move
* Endowment fund
* 124th American Numismatic Association annual World’s Fair of Money
* RNA Annual Picnic

July–August 2015

July 1, 2015

A 1917 Type Set
Notes on the 102nd Presidential Medal

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From the President...

Through the years
* How the wheel turns. It's 1959...
* The world has come around to my presidency again (minus a letter)...
* My life outside numismatics...

May–June 2015

May 1, 2015

Did Your Commemorative $1 Help Win WWII?
Wandering in a Numismatic Snowstorm

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From the President...

Moving forward
* RNA Banquet
* Our Endowment Fund is growing
* ANA World’s Fair of Money...August11–15
* Our own Gerry Muhl presents "RNA Medals" on Friday, August 14

March–April 2015

March 1, 2015

Frederick Douglass, the Rochester Connection
Arthur Caswell Parker, RNA President Seventeen

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From the President...

In the limelight
* Dues
* Endowment Fund
* Fund Raising
* Website
* Newsletter

January–February 2015

January 1, 2015

21st Century: Heritage "Collector’s Handbook"
2014 Coin Show Report

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From the President...

Planning for the financial future of the RNA
* Endowment Committee
* Fund Raising Committee

November–December 2014

November 1, 2014

John Jay Pittman, RNA President, 1950
Where Will We Meet? The RMSC?

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From the President...

Change and a challenge...
* New meeting days
* Fundraising

September–October 2014

September 1, 2014

42nd Annual Coin Show & Sale
Club News & Notes: Member Survey
From HAT to RAT and Beyond

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From the President...

As the seasons change
* Remembering the ANA World’s Fair of Money Convention
* A memorable RNA picnic: great weather, food & activities
* RNA meeting days & times may change next year

July–August 2014

July 1, 2014

RNA Banquet Highlights
Two Wrongs and a Right: Laura Gardin Fraser

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From the President...

About me
* I would like to introduce myself.
Bring a friend
* Introduce your friends to RNA.
ANA World’s Fair of Money
* August 5–9, Rosemont, IL

May–June 2014

May 1, 2014

A Counterfeit Turkey
NY State Agricultural Society Awards Medals
Standing Beauty
The RNA, Its History and Its Collection

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From the President...

Time flies when you're having fun
* The year has flashed by
* Consider serving on the RNA Board as a director or officer

March–April 2014

March 1, 2014

William F. Sunday, RNA President Thirteen
21st Century: Numismatic Photography

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From the President...

Challenges
* Help strengthen your club in any way you can.
* Try to increase fellowship among our membership.

January–February 2014

January 1, 2014

Numismatic Background of Susan B. Anthony
2013 Coin Show Report

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From the President...

Keep smiling
* ...sit back a little and try to remember the important things in our lives, our families and our friends
* Boy Scout outreach

November–December 2013

November 1, 2013

Lenard Babin, RNA President Sixty-One
Len Babin Remembered

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From the President...

  • Thanks to all who helped make this RNA year a success
  • The Annual RNA Coin Show and Sale is just around the corner

September–October 2013

September 1, 2013

Corporation of The City of London Medals
21st Century: On-Line Coin Shows

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From the President...

  • The World War I American Veterans Centennial Commemorative Coin Act
  • RNA annual picnic
  • Feedback from the RNA Board of Directors

July–August 2013

July 1, 2013

Stonewall Jackson Medal of 1864
Oxford Handbook of Greek & Roman Coinage

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From the President...

Looking forward to the 102nd year of the RNA:
* What is our official mission?
My challenge to you:
* Learn more about your fellow members.
* Help the club strengthen its purpose in educating ourselves and the public.

May–June 2013

May 1, 2013

Man Who May Have Been First RNA President
Canadian Coins (Charlton) vs. Red Book
Twenty-First Century Numismatics

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From the President...

How I came to collect coins (and stamps)...
- A common journey.

March–April 2013

March 1, 2013

The Story of the George Eastman Medal
The Coinage of Sherlock Holmes
Twenty-First Century Numismatics
RNA Historian Looks Back at an Earlier Philadelphia Coin Show

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From the President...

U.S. Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security
- Why the keen interest in the RNA?

January–February 2013

January 1, 2013

RNA President Nine - John C. Woodbury
1902 Paris in London Exhibition Gold Award
The Humble Three Cent Piece
21st Century: Digital Resources, Part Two

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From the President...

2012, a milestone year for the RNA
Looking back - looking ahead
A century of camaraderie - Rochester Numismatic Association & Rochester Philatelic Association

November–December 2012

November 1, 2012

The War and Coins of 1812
21st Century: Digital Resources, Part One
RNA in the 1940's

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From the President...

  • The War and Coins of 1812
  • A Tale of Two Auctions, Part III: What Can We Do to Fix the RNA Auction?
  • 21st Century Numismatics: Digital Resources, Part One
  • The 2012 Annual Coin Show will Feature RNA 100th Anniversary Items
  • RNA in the 1940's

September–October 2012

September 1, 2012

RNA Meets at ANA World's Fair of Money George Gillette, RNA President Eleven
Reflections on RJNA and Edward F. Meinhart

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From the President...

  • ANA World's Fair of Money Report

July–August 2012

July 1, 2012

A Tale of Two Auctions - Part II: Analysis
Where Can I Find the Answer?
Redeemed Wooden Nickels

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NEW from the President...

I would like to give you a brief bio for those that do not know me.
* Education & career
* Coins & Stamps

May–June 2012

May 1, 2012

"Am I Not a Man and a Brother" Token
Reverse of RNA Presidential Medal Coin Type?
Pittman's Auction Catalogue Turns Up

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Musings from Your President...

From the President...
* I would like to thank all of you who have helped and supported me during this past year.
* Let's, as a club, continue to reach out and show those around us what it is that we like about our hobby.

March–April 2012

March 1, 2012

A Tale of Two Auctions - Part I
How to beat the High Price of Gold

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Musings from Your President...

  • We've reached a big MILESTONE as a club - our 100th anniversary!
  • CONGRATULATIONS not only to all of us who continue club traditions, but also to those before us who established those traditions.

January–February 2012

January 2, 2012

The Great E. S. Ettenheimer Token Adventure
RNA Centennial Envelope
2011 Price Guide to RNA Presidential Medals

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From the President...

  • A yearlong celebration of a CENTURY of friendship in Rochester through coins.
  • Thanks for the fun and the fellowship all of you have added to our combined collection experience.

November–December 2011

November 1, 2011

Highlighting 39th Annual Coin Show & Sale
A Note of Caution
What I Like About Coins, Currency, the RJNA
Forgotten Gems from the Home Town
The RNA's 100th Anniversary Medal

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From the President...

* Our focus for the next few months will be getting ready for the "SPECIAL 2012 YEAR".
* Education is a big part of our mission.
* Help make EDUCATION an even bigger part of our Special 2012 Year.

Summer–October 2011

July 1, 2011

The Coin Expert
About the 98th Presidential Medal
Thirty-Ninth Annual Coin Show & Sale

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Musings From Your President...

June came quickly this year...All at once I was...saying the words to the oath of office...
...we have a wonderful hobby with an endless amount of variety
Not too many clubs can claim 100 years of continuous meetings...

June–Summer 2011

June 1, 2011

Getting to Know You, All About You
Pittman in Egypt: Saga of RNA Presidents

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From the President...

  • As my term is nearly over...thanks for your...support throughout my presidency.
  • To all of you, I offer a heartfelt "thank you."

April–May 2011

April 1, 2011

A Story of Sunken Treasure in the RNA Collection
The RNA in the 1930's
The RNA in the 1940's

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Spring 2011

January 1, 2011

All Good Things…
Halloween Doesn’t Scare Customers
The Coin Club Murders

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November–December 2010

November 1, 2010

Is this the Face on the Half-Eagle?
Why Isn’t Slab Production Better?

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From the President...

Dues reminder
Thank you for signing up to provide meeting refreshments
We have presentations lined up through the first meeting of January

September–October 2010

September 1, 2010

Centennial Celebrations Ramp Up
RNA members Visit Boston, Enjoy Picnic
How to Make a Killing in the Gold Market

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From the President...

Thanks to all for making the annual picnic a success
I am...looking forward to the first meeting of the new season

July–August 2010

July 1, 2010

Meinhart, Banquet and a New Board, Too!
Bringing YN Activities to the South Pacific

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From the President...

...agenda...to try to ensure that the club continues to advance its goals

May–June 2010

May 1, 2010

The RNA Collection’s Jewish Shekel
The RNA’s Centennial Medal Design Contest

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From the President...

The allure of gold and silver

March–April 2010

March 1, 2010

It’s Millard Fillmore Time!
Reflections on Past & Future - a Time Capsule
Robert E. Doty, 68, RNA Member 25

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From the President...

State of the RNA
* The RNA is healthy
* Numismatics is now is very diverse
* We are remarkably solvent
* Our membership is strong in numbers
* Members seem to be willing to do the hard job of keeping the club going

January–February 2010

January 1, 2010

Images of the 2009 RNA Coin Show
Bill Coe Recounts Amazing Coincidences

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From the President...

What’s in your pocket?

November–December 2009

November 1, 2009

Mining the Tailings at Barney Bluestone’s
Life Membership for Art Cohen
Work, play and shop at RNA Coin Show & Sale
In Memoriam

  • Richard A. Imburgia, 66, RNA Member 67
  • Roland W. Finner, 75, Family Member 115

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From the President...

The Big Score - a Work of Fiction

September–October 2009

September 1, 2009

Coin Glass Plates of Imperial Glass Co.
Members Head West for “Golden” ANA Show

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From the President...

Collecting: the good, bad and ugly

July–August 2009

July 1, 2009

In Memoriam
* Thomas J. Kraus
* William Carr, Member Number 4
* Achille Forgione, Designer of RNA Medals
* William LaMere, Mint Founder
Vaccarella, Harkness Honored at Banquet
Take Another Look at the RNA’s Half Cents

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From the President...

My profession, numismatic interests and other avocations

May–June 2009

May 1, 2009

2012 Only Three Years Away - Are You Ready?
Membership Rules, Dues Changes Considered
A Guide to Collecting Foreign Coins, Part II

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From the President...

Tempus fugit
* 2012 centennial celebration
* RNA banquet
* Revise membership process

March–April 2009

March 4, 2009

A Guide to Collecting Foreign Coins, Part I
A 60-Shilling Coin of Charles I

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From the President...

And the club pressed on

January–February 2009

January 1, 2009

Were Kettle Tokens First Pattern Pieces?
36th RNA Coin Show Again Proves Successful

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From the President...

10 numismatic New Year’s resolutions
* Time Honored Traditions
* Youth Outreach

November–December 2008

November 1, 2008

Imperial Roman Attribution 101 Short Course
Dates in RNA History

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From the President...

The more things change...

September–October 2008

September 1, 2008

British Mint Captured in 1900s Postcards
The Essence of Joe

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From the President...

Looking back at summer’s end

July–August 2008

July 1, 2008

Lanzafame Presidency Saluted at Banquet
Gerry Muhl’s RNA Q&A
Valuing RNA Presidential Medals
McLeod Stamp & Coin Shop Says Farewell

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From the President...

Beginning again

May–June 2008

May 1, 2008

The United States Pattern Coinage of 1792
Poland’s Golden Age of Coinage
ANA VP Finner Gives Talk at RNA Meeting
In Memoriam

  • David C. Foster
  • Louis A. Gaudino

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From the President...

Looking back and ahead

March–April 2008

March 1, 2008

Benjamin Franklin, Printer and – Minter?
Loose, Kellas sell McLeod Stamp & Coin
RJNA Member Finds ’55 Double-Die at Shop
Bob Doty Needs a Kidney – Can You Help?

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From the President...

Bright future for RNA
* ...the RNA library, named after the late John Jay Pittman
* RNA bylaws changes
* Keshequa Coins, sponsor of the Rochester Area Coin Expo...provides a table for RNA at each show
* Sue Scoppa...is preparing displays of numismatic material at Irondequoit High School as part of National Coin Week in April

January–February 2008

January 1, 2008

RJNA Members Get Experience at 2007 Show
Notice of Proposed RNA Bylaws Change
Dates in RNA History

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From the President...

Great show, thanks to us

November–December 2007

November 1, 2007

Coins of Kwanzaa
Dates in RNA History

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From the President...

2000 Thanks for the 2000th
* Time Honored Traditions
* Youth Outreach

September–October 2007

September 1, 2007

The Last Collecting Frontier
The RNA’s Coin Collection
Dates in RNA History

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From the President...

Narrowing our focus
* The Rochester Numismatic Association Collection
* The Rochester Numismatic Association Library
* Collection Use and Preservation Committee
* IRS reporting requirements change for nonprofits

July–August 2007

July 1, 2007

Ready for the RNA’s 2000th Meeting?
A Piece of Numismatic History
Club Bylaws Changes Presented to Secretary

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From the President...

Looking ahead
* Recent events
* Coming events
* Try to get involved

May–June 2007

May 1, 2007

Exploring a “Money Tree” Motif
The RNA’s 1798 Dime
Sheriff’s Office Seeks Collector Help
Dates in RNA History

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From the President...

Change is in the air
* Meinhart Speaking Contest
* Annual banquet
* RNA Board of Directors meeting agenda

March–April 2007

March 1, 2007

My First Visit to a Foreign Coin Show
The RNA’s Large Cent Collection
Opinion: The ANA Board Elections Loom
Coes Donate Pewter Medals

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From the President...

A collective decision
* Coming events
* Membership initiatives

February 2007

February 1, 2007

The RNA’s Massachusetts Sixpence
Bill Coe’s Amazing 1933 Nickel Story

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From the President...

A collective decision
* RNA Board of Directors actions
* Managing the club collection

December 2006–January 2007

December 1, 2006

Stories of the Philadelphia Mint
My Two Cents on the RNA Collection

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From the President...

* This is always a time of year to celebrate and be thankful. This year I’m thankful for Bill Coe and Gerry Muhl.
* We continue to run in the black this year. Thanks to everyone for fiscal restraint.
* Having approved an inventory of the club’s coin collection at the last board meeting, an ad hoc committee was formed to complete the effort.

November 2006

November 1, 2006

East Meets West in Siscia Mule
The RNA’s 34th Annual Coin Show and Sale

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From the President...

* It’s November, and that means theAnnual RNA Coin Show!.
* Thank you to Richard Nachbar for his continued generosity and patronage of the RJNA.
* Please complete and return the RNA Collection survey.

October 2006

October 1, 2006

The RNA Goes Mile High in Denver
A Day at the CNA Convention

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From the President...

* The board passed a BALANCED BUDGET.
* RNA members have provided outreach to local schools.
* The board has received a copy of the RNA Coin Collection inventory; it contains thousands of items.
* I urge the board to draft a mission statement for the collection spelling out what the collection will hold and for what purpose; everything else, I believe, should be sold.

August–September 2006

August 1, 2006

A Night For Edie – “As Good As Gold”
Elizabeth I “Fine” Sovereign of 30 Shillings
Wolcott Cent Brings $660,000 in Private Sale

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From the President...

* We are one year closer to our 100th birthday!
The RNA is a viable, generally healthy organization but we need to eliminate annual deficits.
* It is critical that we recognize the hidden heroes of the RNA.
* Education is our primary raison d’etre.
* I believe that it is imperative that the RNA Coin Collection be *shown
.

June 2006

June 1, 2006

Batavia’s Richest Man
Another Successful Meinhart Night
The ABCs Of A Successful Coin Club

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From the President...

* It’s crunch time - it’s the day before our annual banquet with a long list of "To Dos."
* As my presidency comes to a close I hope to be able to continue to serve you all in the future.

May 2006

May 1, 2006

Portraits of Mercury, Past and Present
RNA Medals on Display at RMSC
The World of Micronumismatics

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From the President...

* National Coin Week got off to a great start with lots of fine posters made by 11 of our eager, young numismatists.
* We put together a fine display of our presidential medals in the Rochester Museum and Science Center.
* The Meinhart Speaking Contest is May 18.
* May 19, is the regular RJNA meeting night.
* Our annual banquet is Friday, May 26 at the Green Lantern Inn in Fairport.
* Charles Ricard, RNA member #1, will be on hand for the unveiling of our new writers’ medal.

April 2006

April 1, 2006

Saving New Collectors from an Ad Scam
Junior Club Members Create Amazing Artwork
My Collection

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From the President...

* The calendar signals spring, the start of the fourth quarter of the RNA fiscal year.
* We celebrate National Coin week from April 16–22.
* Eleven members of the RJNA made posters for National Coin Week.
* The annual Meinhart Speaking Contest is scheduled for May 18.
* The Annual RNA Banquet scheduled for May 26 will once again be held at the Green Lantern Inn in Fairport.

March 2006

March 1, 2006

The Only Truly, Truly American Coin
Coins of India
It’s Hard to Impress Ira Stein...
Dan White Makes His Move
The RNA Embraces Technology
The Nominating Committee Reports In
Warm Regards from Hawaii...

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From the President...

* Get ready for National Coin Week.
* We need help planning our annual banquet.

February 2006

February 1, 2006

A Summer Seminar Experience
The First Coin

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From the President...

* Nominations, please.
* Maybe we could have a joint project with the RJNA for National Coin Week in April.
* We need volunteers to serve on our nominating committee.

January 2006

January 1, 2006

Secrets of RNA Medals
Western Adventure from an Eastern Armchair
Large Cents

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From the President...

* If your numismatic battery is running low and needs recharging, I suggest you consider coming to a meeting of the RJNA.
* The December 15 RNA meeting was cancelled due to poor weather conditions.

December 2005

December 1, 2005

RNA Show Another Success
Large Cents
Call him “Chairman Mitch”?
Order your Edie medals now!
Are you the Numismatist of the Year?
Auction time!
Gerry Muhl’s Numismatic Almanac

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From the President...

* As I write this column, I am reflecting on the flight of time, tempus fugit.
* The RNA had a busy fall with the speakers' program, Sanders memorial medal & coin show.
* My holiday wish, especially for our members and families, is to share in all the joys that our holidays bring.

November 2005

November 1, 2005

It’s Show Time!
Coins of Probus with Coded Markings...
Gottfried Ties the Knot
Gerry Muhl’s Numismatic Almanac

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October 2005

October 1, 2005

Want to Be a Writer?
Junior Club Members Strike Own Medals
Can You Spot the Counterfeits?
Ricard Honored with Life Membership
Club Issues Sanders Memorial Medal

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From the President...

* The RNA’s new Writers Medal was revealed at the September 15 meeting.
* RNA News welcomes contributions from you in other forms, too.

September 2005

September 1, 2005

In Memoriam: John Franklin Nicastro
A Look at Roman Republican Coinage
Fun in the Sun at the Annual Picnic
A Week Later, On the Other Coast

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From the President...

* The RNA summer picnic kicked off my summer.
* At our first board meeting of the year we discussed a theme for the year, “recruitment of new members;" I welcome your thoughts on the theme. * We also welcome your thoughts on how we can help the RJNA.

July–August 2005

July 1, 2005

Gottfried Honored with Medal, Banquet
Ricard Honored with Life Membership

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From the President...

* The first activity of our New Year is our summer picnic, set for July 17th in Wadham’s Lodge in Powder Mill Park.
* I want to begin our New Year with a BIG THANK YOU to our last president, Edith Coe, for the high level of her leadership.
* I look forward to being an honorary member of the RJNA this year.
* We need volunteers for various activities.

June 2005

June 1, 2005

Record Participation at Meinhart Contest
Before the RNA, There was John C. Lighthouse

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From the President...

* June 2 is the Annual Meeting.
* July 17 is the Summer Picnic at Powder Mills Park.
* I would like to thank all the officers, directors, committee chairmen, and members for your help and support during my presidency.
* Ten Junior Club members participated in the Meinhart Speaking Competition.

May 2005

May 1, 2005

The RJNA Class of 2004: A Look Back
It’s Banquet Time
Speaking of Charlie Ricard...
RNA Members win Scholarships

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From the President...

* A good time in KC at the ANA’s National Money Show.
* The ANA board probably won’t award the 2012 National Money Show until early 2007; we're working on that.

April 2005

April 1, 2005

Class of 1912: The Earliest Days of the RNA
An Early Piece of Numismatic Advice
Missing from the Library
Found in the Junk Box
The World’s Largest Coins

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From the President...

* We need a volunteer for secretary.
* I encourage our Junior Club members to participate in the Meinhart Speaking Contest on May 19.
* The Annual Meeting on June 2 is a very important meeting, so be sure to put it on your calendar now!
* Mark your calendars for the Annual Banquet scheduled for May 27 at the Green Lantern Inn in Fairport
* The Summer Picnic is scheduled for July 17 at Powder Mills Park in Perinton.
* Please note that the Year-End Auction is scheduled to follow the June 16 meeting.

March 2005

March 1, 2005

Dr. French’s 1916 Talk, Dated Store Cards of Illinois, Updated
The 2005–2006 Slate of Nominees is:
Thomas Kraus (President), Joseph Lanzafame (Vice President), Ted Vaccarella (Treasurer), Michael Luck (Librarian), John Zabel (Curator), James Kemp (Director thru 2007), Scott Fybush (Director thru 2008) & John Bixler (Director thru 2007)

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From the President...

* An award for numismatic writing.
* Honoring of officers who die while in service to the club.
* Honoring of deceased club members.
* Resolution on sending a letter to all ANA candidates.

February 2005

February 1, 2005

Jim Sanders, 1946–2004
Tales of South American Money

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From the President...

* We are saddened by the death of our board member Jim Sanders on December 26.
* Many thanks to all members who volunteered to give a talk during the 2004-2005 season.
* Our annual picnic is scheduled for Sunday, July 17, 2005 at Wadhams Lodge in Powder Mills Park.
* Mike Luck has volunteered to record meeting minutes for Joe Lanzafame for the rest of 2005.

December 2004–January 2005

December 1, 2004

#32 A Success – Now On To (Hey Bill Coe!) #33
RNA Holiday Auction: Thursday, December 16
Tales of Early Mail Theft
Found in Rochester, Auctioned in Long Beach

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From the President...

* We have had very interesting speakers this fall and I know it will continue throughout the year.
* Wayne Scheible donated the 1804 half cent he won at the November 4 auction and donated the coin to the Club.
* I would like to have a “special evening” for members and their spouses.

November 2004

November 1, 2004

A Summer Seminar Adventure at ANA
The RNA’s 32nd Annual Coin Show & Sale

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From the President...

* Thanks to the officers and members for their ideas and suggestions to keep our club active and educational for all.
* The RNA News continues to educate, inform, and amuse us.
* The 32nd Annual Coin Show and Sale Committee has been working hard preparing for the November 6–7 Show.
* HAPPY THANKSGIVING to everyone. EAT HEARTY!

October 2004

October 1, 2004

1792 Cent Makes ANA Headlines
John Stephens’ Big Exhibit Prize
The RNA’s 32nd Annual Coin Show & Sale

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From the President...

* Well, this 2004-2005 year is off to a busy start.
* Possibility of having a joint show with ESNA in the near future.
* RPA is in the process of asking the American Philatelic Society to allow coin dealers into ROPEX in June 2005.
* Treasurer Ted Vaccarella is ready to accept your 2004–2005 dues.
* Vice President Tom Kraus is still looking for speakers for this year.

September 2004

September 1, 2004

The RNA Takes Pittsburgh
One RNA Picnic – Just One RNA Picnic
Missing a Type Set?

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From the President...

* Thanks to David Gottfried for his leadership and all the projects completed during his presidency.
* I would like to see the RNA Bylaws reviewed...this should be done on a regular basis.
* Our August 8 picnic at Wadhams Lodge in Powder Mills Park was well attended.
* We need to have a committee to work together to put out our newsletter.
* Our next meeting is Thursday, September 2, at 8 p.m.; THAT IS BEFORE LABOR DAY!

June 2004

June 1, 2004

The Jason Childers Medal is Here
The 2004 Meinhart Speaking Contest
Stelllllllaaaaaaaa!!!!!

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From the President...

* Some final words from (soon-to-beformer) President Dave.
* Thanks and congratulations to several members.
* Thanks to everyone who contributed financially and with time to the Rochester Junior Numismatic Association.

April 2004

April 1, 2004

A Rochester Way to Wealth Part II of II
The Picture Page

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From the President...

* Show off your collection…
* Beware of spoof email…
* Stories Needed for RNA News…

March 2004

March 1, 2004

A Rochester Way to Wealth Part I of II
St. Gaudens Exhibit Tour March 13

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From the President...

* You can join your fellow numismatists on a guided tour of the Augustus Saint Gaudens exhibit at the MAG on Saturday, March 13 at 2:00 p.m.
* The Fed is in consolidation mode; later this year the Buffalo branch building will come up for sale.
* My interesting experience spending Sackies.

February 2004

February 1, 2004

Researching a Rochester National Bank Note
Nominations Needed for RNA Board & Numismatist of the Year

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From the President...

* Nasty weather forced us to cancel our only regularly scheduled January meeting.
* it was nice to see so many senior members attend the Rochester Junior Numismatic Association the day after the RNA meeting was cancelled.
* The Augustus Saint Gaudens exhibit at the Memorial Art Gallery is scheduled for Saturday, March 13th at 2:00 p.m.
* The RNA will be hosting a general membership meeting at the ANA convention in Pittsburgh.

January 2004

January 1, 2004

Rochester-Made Depression Era Banknotes
An Afternoon with Sacagawea

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From the President...

* We have several exciting events going on in the coming months.
* We have scheduled a group tour of the Augustus Saint Gaudens exhibit at the Memorial Art Galley.
* I hope members can join us for a lunch on Saturday, January 24, at NOON at Nathaniel’s Pub.
* The ANA convention is scheduled for August 18–22 in Pittsburgh, PA; let's show our numbers!

December 2003

December 1, 2003

In Search of Barney Bluestone’s Tailings
Collecting the Waterbury Mint
Meet the model for the Sacagawea Dollar!

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From the President...

An ESNA Show in Rochester?

November 2003

November 1, 2003

A Midwinter Night’s Daydream...
Still More Arcane RNA Trivia
RNA History Goes National - The Numismatist

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From the President...

* Augustus Saint Gaudens exhibit coming to Rochester from February to April.
* Social lunch scheduled for Wednesday, November 19th at NOON at Beale Street Café.
* I’d like to thank Edie Coe and the rest of the Board for doing an excellent job in my stead at the last regularly scheduled meeting.
* This newsletter will arrive in your mailboxes just before theRNA’s annual coin show.

October 2003

October 1, 2003

The RNA’s 31st Annual Coin Show & Sale
Another Five “State” Quarters?
St. Gaudens Exhibition to Visit Rochester
Still More Archival Gleanings
Bill Coe and "1933ana"

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From the President...

* Moving forward with Coin Week in April.

September 2003

September 1, 2003

A Week at ANA’s Summer Seminar
Club’s #1 Member Wins ANA’s #1 Honor
1913 Liberty Nickels: Did We Have Them First?
Scenes From Crabcake City
Picnic – Then Picnic Again!

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From the President...

Reaching the next generation of collectors
A new name, a new look

July–August 2003

July 1, 2003

RNA Meetings will Move to Thursdays
Dues Increase Approved
41 Visit Buffalo Fed
Chump Change
It’s the RNA News Caption Contest!
Ira Stein Examines his Latest eBay Find

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From the President...

* Beginning in September, meeting dates will change to the first and third Thursdays of the month.
* Annual dues will increase $15 to $20 for the 2003-04 year.
* Spring is nearly here so it's time to enjoy some fishing.
* I hope to undertake some important new initiatives for the RNA in 2003–2004; foremost in my mind is a makeover of the John J. Pittman Memorial Library.

June 2003

June 1, 2003

RNA releases Fybush Medal
Newsletter Naming Contest: It’s Time to Vote!
Mitra Wins Second Meinhart
Nachbar: RJNA Donation & ANA Scholarship
Year-End Auction Lots
RNA to Exhibit at ROPEX Stamp Show
RNA’s Annual Banquet 2003!
Shakespeare and the Counterfeiters
Annual Meeting to Include Dues Vote

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From the President...

* Thanks to All Who Contributed to Make The Past Year a Great One.
* Also, I want to thank the past presidents who sent me their biographies and hope to receive them from others who haven't.

April 2003

April 1, 2003

Nominating Committee Names Slate
So What’s this Thing Called Now?
A Mexican Mint for San Francisco - Part One
Board Notes

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From the President...

* After my term as president over, I'm going to work on a Guide to RNA Medals; contributions are descriptions encouraged.
* With the coming of spring we'd love to see members who couldn't attend during the winter.

March 2003

March 1, 2003

Nominations Sought for Officers & Directors
2002 Coin Show a Big Success!
Mint Bags Date to Emperor Diocletian - Part II
RNA Night at the Knighthawks
RNA Board Meeting Tuesday, March 4 at 8 PM
This is the Very Last Issue...

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From the President...

* Some of our members don't come to meetings that often, so it's always a pleasure seeing them.
* If you would like to come to a meeting, but need a ride, feel free to call me or Dave Gottfried a few days before the meeting.
* All members (in good standing) are welcome to attend our board meeting on Tuesday, March, 4 at 8:00 p.m.
* The February 25 meeting will have be our 1900th meeting. Next milestone meetings are our 2000th (11/27/2000) and our 2100th meeting (9/11/12).

February 2003

February 1, 2003

A visit to the San Francisco Mint
An Argument About Au (Gold, that Is)
Mint Bags Date to Emperor Diocletian - Part I
Herbert W. Vanden Brul, 1927-2003
Somebody Name This Thing!

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From the President...

* A short presidential hiatus this spring.
* An exciting opportunity for RNA to host a Boy Scout Merit Badge workshop.
* Spring is nearly here so it's time to enjoy some fishing.
* With the advent of spring, hopefully some who haven't been able to attend a meeting for a while can attend one.

November–December 2002

November 1, 2002

Pittman Coins in Canadian Collector’s Auction
Extend the State Quarter Program?
Peace Coins Have Short History Part II
“Senior Moments” with the Junior Club
Found In Rolls

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From the President...

* Our 30th annual coin show is scheduled for Saturday & Sunday, November 2–3.
* The next board meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 19 at 8:00 p.m.
* The first and only meeting in December (next month) is our Winter Auction.

October 2002

October 1, 2002

Thirtieth Annual Coin and Stamp Show & Sale
Canadian Mint Strikes Again
Peace Coins Have Short History - Part I
Bob Doty Honored
Coin Show Update

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From the President...

* Please contact Gerry Muhl if you'd like to exhibit at the RNA coin show in November.
* I feel that a president of a club should know most of the...if you haven't met me, come on up and say hi, if I don't come to you first.
* Spring is nearly here so it's time to enjoy some fishing.
* If you haven't come to a meeting in a while, we'd love to see you or hear from you.

September 2002

September 1, 2002

RNA Takes Manhattan!
Historian Doty Completes Archives
1933 $20 Blues
RNA Members Enjoy the Sun at 2002 Picnic
Board Update

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From the President...

* A large RNA contingent attended the ANA show in New York.
* The annual RNA coin show is scheduled forNovember 2–3 this year.
* Our first meeting, September 13, is our annual talk about club members' experiences at the ANA show.

July–August 2002

July 1, 2002

New Officers Elected, Dues to Stay $15
Speakers! I Need Speakers!
Get your RJNA History in Before the Deadline!
It’s RNA Picnic Time!
Check Into the “E-Sylum”

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From the President...

* Our first regular & Board meetings of the new year will be the picnic at Powder Mills Park.
* I invite members to give me Input for Ideas for meetings and improving our club.
* I thank everyone in advance for their support in the coming year.
* I invite all of you to join me in making this a very successful and enjoyable year.

June 2002

June 1, 2002

Opinion by David Gottfried
White Honored with Medal at Banquet
RNA Year-End Auction Tuesday, June 25
Six Compete for RJNA Meinhart Award
North American Mint to Strike 2012 Medal

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From the President...

* We must face the tedious issue of whether or not membership dues should be lowered
* We’ve made a lot of progress this year, and I am excited at the prospects for continuing this growth in 2002-03.

May 2002

May 1, 2002

It’s Election Time - Your Ballot is Enclosed!
Banquet to Honor Past President Dan White
Treasurer’s Annual Report, 2001–2002
Coin Show Exhibits
Board Update

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From the President...

* Sacajawea Dollar...Study Finds Coin, for All Practical Purposes, a Failure.

April 2002

April 1, 2002

Nominating Committee Proposes Board Slate
Get Mugged!
RNA in the News
Or, Some People Really Are That Dumb…
National Coin Week
Board Update

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From the President...

* Coin World: Interesting News About Legislation Making its Way Through Congress
* Speaking of Needlessly Crowded Coins

March 2002

March 1, 2002

Dinner April 9 – Be There!
ANA in Rochester: On Track to 2012!
Picnic Time!
Get Mugged!
eBayers – “There Be Weirdos in Them Hills!”
90th Anniversary Medals Are Here!

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From the President...

* You never know what sort of e-mail will arrive as a result of the RNA Web site.

February 2002

February 1, 2002

ANA in Rochester: 2012 Only a Decade Away!
Get Mugged!
Treasurer’s Report
90th Anniversary Medal Available Soon
New in the Collection

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From the President...

* We are grateful to Melanie Bael for her work as club secretary.
* Congratulations to our vice president, Jason Childers, as he plans for his May wedding.
* We appreciate the volunteer work by RNA members and encourage others to join in.

January 2002

January 1, 2002

Officers Requests
Web Site Update
Upcoming Speakers
Board of Directors Update

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November 2001

November 1, 2001

Officers Requests
Web Site Update
Coin Show
Board of Directors - Update
Cents are Gonna Fly

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September 2001

September 1, 2001

Welcome Back!
Officers Requests
RNA Picnic - Update
Web Site Update
Coin Show Correction
Board of Directors - Update
U.S. Mint Warns of Fake Buffalo Coins
U.S. 50¢ Coins Minted on Banks' Demands

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August 2001

August 1, 2001

RNA Millenium Picnic!!!
Spend Your Sacagaweas, Please! Coin Show
Web Site Update
NGC Certifies Unique Two Tailed Coin

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May 2001

May 1, 2001

Recommending Artistic Designs for American Coins by F. Emmitt Peake
Films' Fake Cash Can't Look Too Real by Richard Fausset, Andrew Blankstein, LA Times Staff Writers

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April 2001 (Issue 2 of 2)

April 2, 2001

The What, Where and Who of Bi-Medal Coins by Darlene Corio: April 24
Video Microscope Enhances Educational Programs - Should the RNA Have One?

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April 2001 (Issue 1 of 2)

April 1, 2001

Second "Impromptu" Lunch: April 18
The Coins of St. Pierre and Miquelon by Jason Childers: April 10
TBA by Darlene Corio: April 24

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March 2001

March 1, 2001

The Money of Tibet by Steve Lanzafame: March 13
TBA by John Tokoli: March 27

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January 2001

January 1, 2001

"Impromptu" Lunch at the Empire Brewing Company: February 21
RNA Website Launched: Feedback Encouraged

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December 2000

December 1, 2000

RNA Board Meeting: December 12
Annual Holiday Auction: December 12
National Banknotes by Jim Sanders: January 9
Maritime Coinage by Gerry Muhl: January 23

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September 2000

September 1, 2000

First Meeting of the Year: September 12
First RJNA Meeting of the Year: September 15
TBA by Doug Borden: September 26

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September 1999

September 1, 1999

RJNA 500th Meeting
RNA Coin Show: November 6–7

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October 1998

January 1, 1998

RNA Coin Show: October 17–18
Dinner Social: November 10

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