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December, 2002
Year 9, Issue 12

Award Winning Newsletter

Meeting 7:30pm, Wednesday, December 4, 6
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.

December Program

Our annual holiday dinner. Starting at 7 PM followed by the club meeting.


No January 2003 Meeting

There will be no meeting in January, due to the first Wednesday being New Year's Day and there being no other available open dates at the hall.

November Minutes

ECC Meeting 538 - November 6, 2002
Opened:   7:31     Closed:   8:58
Members:   19     YNs:   0
Guests:   1         
Beginning balance:   $534.00     Income:   $1137.75
Expenses:   $593.32     Current balance:   $1078.43

President Mike Metras called the meeting to order at 7:31. We welcomed guest Stanley, a current member of the Morton Grove club.

Secretary's Report

As printed in November's newsletter and was accepted.

Treasurer's Report

Balance: $1078.43
The Treasurer report was accepted.

We made $146.75 for the club from last month's White Elephant sale. Thanks to all who brought in items to sell and all that bought them.

Summation of last month's expenses and incomes for our annual coin show:

Hall: $200.00
Coin World Ad: 44.00
Tokens: 80.00
Print of Raffle Tickets: 50.00
Coin World Copies: 20.00
$10 gold coin: 175.00
$2-1/2 gold coin: 120.00
2-Proof Silver Eagles: 52.87
Set-up Fee: 40.00
Redeemed Coupons: 64.00
Donuts: 17.25
Total Expenses: $863.12
Tables: $900.00
Raffle Tickets: $693.00
Total Income: $1593.00
Club profit

Old Business

There was none.

New Business

The first Wednesday in January is the 1st. Mike is going to see if we can have the meeting the following Wednesday January 8th. [we cannot.]

So far Jim Davis has been nominated to continue as Vice President and Don Cerny has been nominated to continue as Treasurer.


Before the White Elephant, we had our customary raffle and membership drawings. The winners were:

The winners of the show coins were:

  1. $10 gold coin - James M.
  2. $2-1/2 gold coin - Richard F.
  3. 2002 Silver Eagle Proof - Dan C.
  4. 2002 Silver Eagle Proof - Gil W.
  5. 2002 Silver Eagle - Tom W.

The meeting closed around 8:58 P.M.

Submitted by Frank Schlapinski, Secretary.

Board Meeting

Mike, Doug, Jim, Don and I got together at Don's Wednesday night Nov 20 at 7 PM for the monthly board meeting of the Elgin Coin Club.

It was discussed some of the programs for next year's meetings.

That the first Wednesday in January, falls on New Year's Day. So January's meeting has been cancelled.

Show and Tell

Don C. brought in a German ship token.

Mike M. brought in a Byzantine coin circa 517-526.

Don D. brought in a 1524 Denmark Sosling. This coin is attributed as Galster 57b. The obverse has the legend MONETA NOVA HAFNENS 1524. Hafnens is an abbreviation for Hafnensis, Latin for Copenhagen. The other variation of the coin, Galster 57a has Kopenhagen, German for Copenhagen. The reverse has the legend FREDRICVS REX DANI; Fredrich, King of Denmark. Only the 4 of the date shows but 1524 was the only date for this coin from Denmark.

Don also brought in three coins from the Russian Revolution:

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