CONA October 2015 Newsletter

October Meeting

When: 7 p.m., October 21,2015
Where: Oakstone Academy
939 S State St., Westerville, Ohio 43081

Topic: Challenge coins

October Presentation

Challenge coins were generally unheard of before the 1990s, but some accounts date them as far back as World War I when one supposedly saved the life of an escaping American prisoner of war.

Udo will discuss the largely military medals during the October meeting.

September Presentation

David Fanning of Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers listed his top 10 numismatic publications of the 20th century.
1. Walter Breen’s Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins
2. Penny Whimsy: A Revision of Early American Cents 1793-1814 by William Sheldon.
3. The U.S. Mint and Coinage: An Illustrated History from 1776 to the Present by Don Taxay
4. New Netherlands 60th Public Auction auction cat- alog (12/1968), cataloged by Breen and John J. Ford
5. The Colonial Newsletter published by the ANS.
6. The Early Paper Money of America by Eric New- man
7. The Numismatist, the ANA magazine.
8. Medals of the United States Mint: The First Cen- tury, 1792-1892 by R.W. Julian
9. Rare Coin Review, the Bowers and Merena price list/magazine
10. A Guide Book of United States Coins (the Red Book) by R.S. Yeoman. David said, “We all know we need it.” He noted it’s the only coin book to have sold more than 1 million copies (about 1960).

By: Gerry Tebben

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