CONA May 2021 Newsletter

When: 7 p.m., May 19, 2021
Oakstone Academy: 900 State St. Westerville, Ohio 43081
Topic:  Highs and lows of precious metals
Speaker:  Phil C.

May Meeting

For May and June, presentations will be an expanded Show and Tell, with each speaker giving a 5-10 minute presentation on his coin or some other aspect of collecting.
Spence S., 1913 Prussia 2 mark
Steve R., Documenting your collection
John R., Ptolemaic bronze
Bill K., Jefferson nickels
Bruce S., Mudlarkers Billie & Charlie

April Presentation

With the side of slavery invoking the favor of God during the Civil War, the Rev. Mark Watkinson thought the Union should do something about it and set in motion the adoption of the national motto In God We Trust and its placement on our coins and later paper money.

 Bill Bierly, author of In God We Trust: Origins of the National Motto, told the story of how the national motto came to be during his Covid-delayed April presentation. 

The Confederate constitution, he said, this preamble: We, the people of the Confederate States, each State acting in its sovereign and independent character, in order to form a permanent federal government, establish justice, insure domestic tranquillity, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity invoking the favor and guidance of Almighty God do ordain and establish this Constitution for the Confederate States of America.

Upcoming Speakers

March: Chris P.
April: Bill B. on In God We Trust
May: Show and tell. I’m looking for 5-10 people who will speak for five minutes or so on something special from their collection.
June Show and Tell continues. I’m looking for 5-10 people who will speak for 5-10 minutes or so on something special from their collection.
Geoff G.,
Gerry T., NCAPR counterstamp
If you had volunteered to be a part of this and you’re name is not listed above, please let me know. Some things have gone missing in the last year. If you want to be added to the list, please let me know that, too. There’s plenty of room for more speakers. There will be no speakers medal for this.

By: Gerry Tebben

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