HCS Newsletter 13 – May 2022 – Meetings Resume

(originally published May 02, 2022, Edited by Alan Roy)

Your Executives

  • President: Robb McPherson
  • Vice President: Stephen Adams
  • Treasurer: Robb McPherson
  • Secretary: Steve Wilton
  • Auction Coordinator: Len Trakalo
  • Editor & Club Archivist: Alan Roy

President's Message

Welcome back fellow Hamilton Coin Society members! We are finally ready to put Covid behind us and move on. What we need to do is get everyone paid up for dues. We have the same issue as many other clubs, the cost of meeting room rentals has gone up significantly. For our club to continue at this location, we need to have at least 25 members paid up for the year to cover the cost of the meeting room for the balance of the year. So lets all work on getting this club back up and running and recruit new members. Robb McPherson

(Webmaster's Note: 2022 meetings will be covered as an extension of 2020 dues paid, anyone else is asked to pay $10 for 2022, and early renewals for 2023 will be greatly appreciated)

Editor's Comment

You heard right! The club is going to start meeting again starting June 6th. Thanks for your patience during these trying times. According to current rules masks are optional. Unfortunately, the church asks that we do not serve snacks or refreshments at this time. As Robb mentioned above, the cost of the room has gone up and we will need funds. Those of you interested in renewing, please remember to bring you $20 dues to the meeting. I think we should discuss other ways to raise money for the club. One idea used by other clubs is a regular 50/50 draw. What do you think?

ONA 2020 Convention Medal Sells at Auction

A rare 2020 Ontario Numismatic Association medal was sold in auction last

Here is a description from the Spring Premier Numismatic Auction held by
Colonial Acres on April 8-9th:

This one of a kind 2020-dated 999 silver convention medal features a view of
the Burlington Canal between Hamilton Harbour and Lake Ontario, as well as
the Burlington Skyway, and the Burlington Canal Lift Bridge. A limited run of
edge-numbered medals with this design was made available to ONA executive
members, however, this is the only medal that is being sold to the public and is
NOT edge-numbered, making it a unique collectible. The medal is 38
millimetres in diameter and contains 1 Troy ounce (31.1 grams) of silver.

It was estimated to sell for $300 but realized $600 plus $90 buyer’s fee.

An old card featuring the Hamilton Coin Club's logo

HCS Logo Contest News

Don’t forget that the HCS still needs a new logo. Get those creative juices flowing.

(Webmaster's Note: Our last sampling was interesting but the members voted that none was complete enough to be adopted as our new logo.)

HCS Member Finds

This issue's find comes from HCS Member Judy Blackman:

You might want to include one of Steve’s woods in the next HCS newsletter. (Webmaster's Note: Ok Judy, we will.)

Sovereign Coin & Stamp Wooden Nickel

I also noticed this wood for a Terry’s Coins who may have been a member of HCC:

Terry's Coins Wooden Nickel

I knew Terry and Julie MacHugh well. They lived in my neighborhood and Diane and I saw them often at local shows. Julie still works at shows like CAND and helps out at the auctions. I was lucky enough to get first crack at Terry’s library after he passed away.

Upcoming Meetings

June 06, July 04, August 08 (2nd Monday), September 12 (2nd Monday), October 03, November 07

Doors will open at 6:30pm and the meeting will start at 7pm. At present the kitchen is closed at the venue's discretion, and no snacks will be served.

Do you have something to show off? Bring it to the next meeting! Want to share your collection and knowledge? Do a presentation! Do you have any bank notes or coins you’d like to have certified at a discount? Bring them in! How about questions? Bring those too!

Auctions & Draws

Got something to auction? Bring up to ten of your unwanted treasures with a filled-out auction sheet and put some cash in your pocket. No taxes and no fees for members. Please print and bring the attached form with your items.

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