CONA August 2019 Newsletter

August Meeting

When: 7 p.m., August 21, 2019
Oakstone Academy: 939 State St. Westerville, Ohio 43081
Topic: Ohio State Coin Show Planning
Speaker: N/A

August Presentation

Our August meeting will be largely devoted to the show. However, we will have the quiz, auction and raffle – just no speaker.

July Presentation

John R. became the club’s first two-time medal winner as he gave his long-delayed presentation on Peace dollars: My Collection of U.S. Peace Dollars or How I Fell in Love with the Peace Dollar and Completed an Entire Date and Mint Collection Within a Year on a School Custodian’s Salary and Didn’t Break the Bank.

John was originally scheduled to deliver the talk months ago, but a power outage shut us down.

John, whose main collection is ancients, which are noted for their high relief, called cartwheels the “Pringles” of coinage, bacause they stack. Peace dollars, he said, “are the best Pringles of them all.”

When John decided to collect Peace dollars he set some parameters on the endeavor. The coins had to be XF or better and “I had to buy on eBay.” He noted, “This is where people dump things.”

He said he paid an average of $51.25 for the coins and paid as little as $12. Despite his concerns about buying through eBay he said he was burned only once, a 1928 advertised as BU for which he paid $285.

“A few days later the coin arrived. It certainly was not as nice as the picture. It was covered with ugly, black spots of tarnish that must have been Photoshopped out in its photos.”


We lost. The Ohio General Assembly reinstituted the sales tax on gold and silver in the two-year Ohio budget and Gov. Dewine chose not to veto it.

By: Gerry Tebben

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