April, 2000
Year 7, Issue 4

1st Place Outstanding Local Publication
American Numismatic Association 1995, 1996, and 1997
Second Place in the same contest in 1999

Meeting 7:30pm, Wednesday, April 5
Talk and trading 7:00-7:30pm
VFW, 1601 Weld Road, Elgin, IL
Not a member? Come and join us anyway!

April Meeting
April Prizes
March Minutes
Board Meeting
Chicago Coin Club Invites You
The Mint's Top Ten
Index to other ECC Newsletter articles


We will have a video on paper money. Bring along something for show and tell. Some paper money would tie in with the theme.

April Prizes

March Minutes

ECC Meeting 507 - March 1, 1999

President Doug Nelson called the meeting to order around 7:45.

Secretary's Report

The Minutes were accepted as published. Mike M. sat in for Jennifer, who was celebrating Adam's birthday.

Treasurer's Report

The treasurer's report of the numbers in the box was accepted. The $480 is for rental of the meeting hall for the year.

Old Business

There was none.

Show Committee

Someone brought up that the ILNA digest listed our show as the next to last Sunday in October when in fact it is the last Sunday. Don said he'd correct them.

New Business

There was none.

Program - Member Auction

Before the auction we clarified the new rule saying that a seller was allowed a minimum bid or a single bid during the actual auction on his/her coin in order to protect his/her investment.

We had a nice auction of member coins. You spent $381.75 for some great coins. Thanks for your support and active bidding. Those of us who sold greatly appreciate your support. We are glad we were able to bring you the coins you are interested in.


After the auction, we had our customary raffle and membership drawings. But, I am out of practice at this job and forgot to record who won. So to the winners congratulations! But your names do not go into lights this month. Sorry.

The meeting closed at 9:00 pm or somewhere around there.

Submitted by Mike Metras

Board Meeting

Don Cerny, Jim Davis, Doug Nelson, and Mike Metras got together March 15 at 7pm for our board meeting.

Don decided on the prizes for the month and I recorded them.

Last month I reported that I received a request from the Coin Collectors Club of Jamshedpur in India for a copy of our Newsletter and that we agreed to send them one. Their club sent us a thank you after getting the Newsletter and asked whether we would continue sending it to them. We voted to do so. So we now have a sister coin club receiving the Newsletter in Jamshedpur, India.

I reported that I had sent last year's Elgin Coin Club Newsletters to the ANA local publications contest this year.

I was paid postage for November through April.

Business cards were brought up again and we said "Yea, verily, we have to do that." and it didn't get much farther. I have it on my list though. We know we have to do it. We just haven't got our act together. We'll do it soon.

Look for Barber coins in future raffles. We bought several at this board meeting.

Chicago Coin Club Invites You

The Chicago Coin Club will meet Saturday April 8 at 1pm at the Ramada O'Hare at the Chicago International Coin Fair (CICF) and you are invited to join them. David Vegi, dealer and author of the recent two-volume Coinage and History of the Roman Empire, will be their guest speaker. Everyone present will receive a free handout telling the history of small-change stamps from the last century.

The Mint's Top Ten

The U. S. Mint, at their web page, offers the following top ten reasons for using the new Sacagewea dollar.

10. The beautiful, lustrous, golden hue will complement any outfit.

9.  It stays wrinkle-free without ironing.

8.  You can say "Keep the change," and not look like a cheapskate.

7.  It doesn't shrink in the rinse cycle.

6.  You can't decide which of your new 50 State Quarters(tm) Program coins to part with.

5.  Four words, "Your card's been denied."

4.  It makes searching for change in the sofa a more rewarding experience.

3.  Every time you pay your bus fare with 100 pennies, the whole city's late for work.

2.  It's beautiful and intelligent.

1.  Did we mention how good looking it is?

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