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July, 2002
Year 9, Issue 7

Award Winning Newsletter

Meeting 7:30pm, Wednesday, July, 3
Talk and trading 7:00-7:30pm
VFW, 1601 Weld Road, Elgin, IL

Not a member? Come and join us anyway!

Give your spouse a break and bring your children to the club.

July Program

Jim Davis will give a talk on Eisenhower Dollar.

Also, remember to bring in all sold and unsold super raffle tickets for the drawing.


June Minutes

ECC Meeting 533 - July 3, 2002
Opened:   7:31     Beginning balance:   $312.87
Closed:   9:08     Income:   $202.00
Members:   18     Expenses:   $30.00
YNs:   1     Current balance:   $484.87
Guests:   0         

President Mike Metras called the meeting to order at 7:31.

We had no visitors, so Jim gave a short talk on how we got started in coin collecting.

We had our customary show and tell.

We then started The White Elephant Sale. After about an hour of bidding, we ended up collecting a total of $148.00 for the club. Thanks to all the members who donated and bid on items.

Member History

Jim D. got started collecting in the early 1970's when he was living in upstate New York. He started his collecting with the Lincoln cents, but with there being no coin shops in town, his collecting went stagnate.

When he got into high school his parents started to help him with his collecting when they started buying him proof and mint sets for Christmas.

In the late 1970's he moved to St. Louis and joined his first coin club for about a year before he moved up here. He joined the ANA and next year will be his 25th with them.

He still didn't get real serious about collecting until the late 1980's when he joined the Schaumburg Coin Club.

When the club folded in 1997 he joined our club. His concentration has been 20th Century coin sets, type coins and doing research for articles for the club newsletters.

Secretary's Report

As printed in June's newsletter and accepted.

Treasurer's Report

Balance: $484.87.

Old Business


New Business



We had our customary raffle and membership drawings. The winners were:

The meeting closed around 8:40 P.M.

Submitted by Frank Schlapinski, Secretary.

Board Meeting

Mike, Don, Doug, Jim and I, got together at Don's Wednesday night at 7pm June 19th. Among other things we discussed the following.

We looked at the coins I picked up on my vacation to London, Paris and Rome last month. I will be bringing in my complete set of Euros I picked up in Rome for show and tell this month.

We decided on monthly raffle and member prizes.

Again, it's not too early to apply for a table at our annual show on October 27th.

Submitted by Frank Schlapinski, Secretary.

Future Meeting Programs

Show and Tell

Doug N. brought in an investment portfolio someone had put together that the buyer had marked with what he paid for them. Plus two 1000 gulden from Surinam notes that someone paid $395 each sold to dealers for $2 today.

Roger B. brought in a copy of telegram about the Elgin Half Dollar and a copy of an Elgin bank note.

Don D. brought in a set of 5 cent Euros he received for renewing a subscription.

Steve H. brought in a set of Euros from Greece.

Marty K. brought in the Morgan's and Peace dollars he had collected from circulation. He was only 6 short on the Morgan set and only missing the 1928 from the Peace dollar set.

Mike M. brought in an advertisement for the 15th annual coin show on Sunday October 30th 1977 and the 12th annual show on September 29th 1974. [Webmaster note: Actually Marty K. brought them in and I just showed them.] Mike also brought in a State of Alabama 50 cent note and note with a train he loved but did not notice that it was a reproduction before he bought it at an auction.

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