August, 2000
Year 7, Issue 8

1st Place Outstanding Local Publication
American Numismatic Association 1995, 1996, and 1997
Second Place in the same contest in 1999
Third Place in 2000

Meeting 7:30pm, Wednesday, August 2
Talk and trading 7:00-7:30pm
VFW, 1601 Weld Road, Elgin, IL
Not a member? Come and join us anyway!

August Meeting

Other hobbies.

For those of you new to the club, when we have this program periodically. We ask all members to bring in something about one of their other hobbies and show the members. All of us collect or work with things other than coins. The idea is to show off something else you do or collect so we can all see each others diverse interests - and who knows, you may win a convert.

August Prizes

July Minutes

ECC Meeting 510 - July 5, 2000

President Doug Nelson called the meeting to order at 7:39.

Secretary's Report

As printed in July's newsletter and was accepted.

Treasurer's Report

Balance: unknown

The Treasurer was on vacation.

Old Business

There was none.

New Business

There was none.


After the auction, we had our customary raffle and membership drawings. The winners were:

The meeting closed around 8:40 P.M.

Submitted by Frank S., Temporary Secretary

Board Meeting

Don Cerny, Jim Davis, Doug Nelson, and Mike Metras got together on July 18th for our board meeting at Don's house.

We set the following prizes for the fall show raffle:

We have the $10 gold piece from last year, Mike ordered the silver Eagles from the mint, and Don is getting the $5 gold piece.

The club bought a couple coins for the membership and raffle prizes.

What's smaller than a half-dollar, larger than a quarter, and worth $41,395?

Apparently a dollar mule to a Los Angeles collector on Ebay.

NGC has confirmed that it has certified 3 and was in the process of certifying a 4th. These mules consist of a Washington quarter obverse and the reverse for a Sacagawea dollar on a manganese-brass dollar planchet. They were produced at the Philadelphia Mint and appear to be from two different pairs of dies.

Show and Tell

Jim Davis subscribed to ICG and was given a Massachusetts quarter as a sample of their work and was allowed to designate what name he would like printed on the coin holder. He had them put "Elgin Coin Club" on it.