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December, 200
Year 12, Issue 12

Award Winning Newsletter

Meeting 7:30pm, Wednesday, Dec 7
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

Give your spouse a break and bring your children to the club. This month's program will be the annual dinner. This year due to financial constraints, we must charge $5.00 per person. I hope that over the next year the club can raise enough funds to once again offer next years dinner at no cost to the members. Also at this meeting I will conduct my annual poll of favorite state quarter designs and finally we may have some games like guessing the number of pennies in a jar and coin bingo.


November Minutes

ECC Meeting 573
Opened:   7:30     Closed:   8:35
Members:   27     YNs:   0
Guests:   1         
Beginning balance:   $193.73     Income:   $168.50
Expenses:   $162.00     Current balance:   $199.23

Doug called the meeting to order at 7:30. The Secretaries and Treasurers reports were accepted as published. Old and new business was discussed and show and tells were given. The scheduled program was a white elephant auction. Thanks to all the members for their generous donations. After the auction, we took a break to sell raffle tickets and the drawings were held. The meeting adjourned about 9:00 PM

Secretary's Report

Accepted as printed in November's newsletter.

Treasurer's Report

Balance:   $193.73.
The report was accepted as published.

Old Business

Fantasy coin contest:

  1. Marty K. 31,000
  2. Debra 30,525
  3. Jim D. 29,500
  4. Bob L. 29,050

This year's winner will be announced at the December meeting. Smoking durring the meeting. This has been discussed many times. If you must smoke, please wait until the break and smoke in the back of the hall. We also discussed looking for alternate meeting sites. A motion was made and passed to charge $5.00 for this year's December dinner.

New Business

Nominations and election of officers. This year's offices up for election are President and Secretary.


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

The meeting closed around 8:35 P.M.

Submitted by Jim D.

Board Meeting

On November 9, Doug, Don, Jim and Steve met at Don's house to discuss club business and select prizes for December.

Show and Tell

Rick W. brought in a pair of 1999 Proof sets one with and one without the Proof Susan B. Anthony dollar.


The 2005 Elgin Coin Club coin show. Our latest coin show was a very successful one. Most dealears said they did very well and the young numismatist auction was a hit with the kid's. Our profits from the show easilly covered the expenses for both the show and the rent for the hall for the next year. We also obtained some of the prizes for next year's show.

The Fox Valley coin club disbanded. Former President Mike M. reported that since the passing of Clayton H. the Fox Valley coin club has ceased to exist. It seems he was the only one keeping the club together. This is a situation similar to what happened to the former Schaumburg coin club. This is why we need more participation by all of our members. If for any reason an officer must, step down another member can take his place and the club can continue.

Monthly programs for 2006. Speaking of club participation now is the time to start planning programs for next year. We have five monthly programs already set. That leaves seven month's available. Do you have a subject of which you are an expert? Share your knowledge with the club. Do you have a collection of which you are proud? Show it off to the club. Do you have a special request for a program? Let us know and we will do our best to accommodate.

Coin of the Month

The coins of Edward VIII

Durring the breif reign of EdwardVIII no coins bearing his likeness were issued in England. There were a few pattrerns struck with the majority of those melted. The few that survive are extreme rarities selling for ten's of thousands apiece. If Edward had remained King, he would have broken a centuries long tradition of alternating profiles on British coinage. The patterns show the left profile of Edward, the same as his predecessor, George V. After Edward stepped down his sucessor, George VI resumed the tradition of alternating profiles. George VI based his portrait as if Edward had kept the tradition and had his left portrait on his coins.

This being said there are coins of Edward VIII available to even the most modest collectors budget. Four of England's colonies and posessions issued coins with Edwards name but not his image.

Fiji also issued a penny in 1936. This coin is designated KM6 and has a mintage of 120,000.

British East Africa issued a penny dated 1936 with both an h and k mintmark. The coin is designated by the Krause catalog as KM23. Other coins issued by this territory are a ten-cent coin, 1936, 1936h and1936n. The ten-cent coins are in the Krause catalog as KM24.

British West Africa issued three denominations, a 1/10 penny, a 1/2-penny and a penny all dated 1936.Some of the coins have the H or KN mintmark and some have no mint mark. The Krause catalog numbers for these coins are 1/10 penny KM14, 1/2 pennyKM 18 and 1-penny KM16.

Finally, New Guinea also issued a coin of Edward VIII. This is a one-penny coin and only shows Edwards initials. This coin is listed under KM 6 and has a mintage of 360,000.

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