CONA March 2013 Newsletter

March Meeting

When: 7 p.m., March 20,2013
Where: Oakstone Academy
900 Club Dr., Westerville, Ohio43081

Topic: Allegorical Representations of Coining
Speaker: John Roberts

In Memoriam

Jeffrey Charles Cranston — 1958 -2013
Jeffrey Charles Cranston, 54, passed away suddenly at home February 16, 2013. Born May 10, 1958 in Portsmouth, OH.

Retired in 2010 from 32 years at OPERS. Preceded in death by brother Jack, father Charles, and grandparents Cranston and Anderson. Survived by mother, Lucille Cranston, loving wife, Lisa Adams Cranston; and dog, Wallace Cranston; sister, Jenny Jones; nephew, Kollin; and niece, Bailey; mother-in- law, Laura Adams; sister-in-law, Kate Storm (Gary Saum). Will be greatly missed by special friends, Karen, Mitch, Margie, Cathy, Mikey B., Eric, Snook and Billy C. Treasurer and member of CONA, mem- ber of SABR, lifelong fan of the Reds and Cleveland Browns, and Civil War historian.

CONA donated $100 to the Gettysburg Foundation in Jeff’s memory.

March Presentation

John Roberts will reprise his talk on coins, medals and paper money depicting coining presses.

February Presentation Recap

More than 140 years after it was minted, Steve Petty discovered a previously unreported variety of the 1870 CC Seated dollar.

So far no other examples of die marriage 3B have turned up.

Steve started on his quest when he noticed unusual raised lines on the obverse of the coin. He compared it with nearly 100 coins photographed in online auction catalogs and determined that his was the first coin of this variety. 

Grading Seminar

Coin World Editor Steve Roach will conduct two grading seminar sessions probably at our regular meeting place on Saturday, April 6.

The first session will be from 10 a.m. to noon; the second from 1 to 3 p.m. Attendance is limited to 15 each session. Advance registration is required. To register, sign up at the next club meeting. Registration is $15.

Central States Numismatic Society’s speakers grant program will provide $200 of the estimated $680 to $855 cost of putting on the seminars. The balance will come from registration fees ($300 to $450) and the club’s treasury ($180 to $205).

Early American Coppers

EAC, the club for collectors of Colonial coins, large cents and half cents, is holding its annual convention, at Cherry Valley Lodge in Newark, Ohio, May 3, 4 and 5. The club is looking for volunteers to help with registration and keeping an eye on the coins during auction-lot viewing. See Charles if you’re interested.

New Shop

Bill’s Coins, Collectables and More!

Hocking Hills Flea Market in Rockbridge, OH south of Lancaster.

By: Gerry Tebben

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