CONA May 2018 Newsletter

May Meeting

When: 7 p.m., May 16,2018
Oakstone Academy: 939 State St. Westerville, Ohio 43081
Topic: Daniel Carr
Speaker: John Roberts

February Presentation

I’m going to discuss artist and coiner Dan Carr and the fantasy coins he produces. Carr refurbished a surplus Denver Mint press and has used it to strike his medals and a number of well-executed reproductions of U.S. coin designs. His creations feature dates that were either never struck or never released for circulation. Some find his work controversial, but I find it only adds to their appeal. – John

April Presentation Recap

John provided a fascinating look at the coinage of Baktria, a backwater part of Alexander the Great’s empire that compromises today’s Afghanistan and Pakistan. Most of its rulers following Alexander’s death are known only by their coins because the area’s records, written on papyrus, did not survive.

By: Gerry Tebben

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