CONA September 2018 Newsletter

September Meeting

When: 7 p.m., September 19,2018
Oakstone Academy: 939 State St. Westerville, Ohio 43081
Topic: Numismatic journalism
Speaker: Jeff Starck

September Presentation

Coin World Senior Editor Jeff Starck gets to travel the world in pursuit of stories about coins. You’ll find his byline on stories from Beijing (China), Berlin (Germany) and Sidney (Ohio).

Jeff will talk about “my lif in numismatic journalism, which has allowed me to travel coin shows around the world”.

“I also will explore some affordable areas of world coin collecting that offer fun and just enough challenger to keep in interesting.”

Jeff, who joined Coin World’s staff in 2004, has been a collector since childhood and fondly remembers the challenges of completing Whitman folders by pulling coins from circulation and searching rolls from the bank. His current collecting interests focuses on Missouri-related numismatics and exonumia. He is the primary writer for the World Coins section in the monthly Special Edition and is responsible for Coin World’s coverage of world coins and weekly International page. He graduated with a bachelor of arts degree from Webster University in St. Louis where he was editor-in-chief of its weekly student newspaper.

Acts of Charity

The summer picnic gave rise to tow acts of charity. McDonald’s marketing department donaed to CONA a set of five tokens it issued to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Big Mac sandwich (two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, pickles on a sesame seed bun).

Each token is good for a Big Mac. The set was auctioned at the club’s summer picnic with proceeds going to the Ronald McDonald House.

The auction also had a bag of 26 Indian cents. I bought in for $5 and was surprised to see several semi-keys in about good or less. I placed them in the August club auction, where they sold. In our house found and windfall money goes to charity, so the proceeds were used to buy boxes of diapers for the Homeless Families Foundation.

Two of the pennies were culls. They were deposited in a jar of change that we will donate to the Salvation Army. Somebody will be surprised this Christmas.

A message from Patty

My Dear Green Hats,
Before too much time passes I want to give you all my sincere thanks for the incredible job you did at this recent Ohio State Coin Show. Once again, you came to work, help, made the dealers feel valued and appreciated, worked as a seamless team and made all of my prep work worthwhile. To the person, the dealers could not say enough about how great you were and how much they appreciated everything you did to make their show a success. One of the dealers said that he always tells other dealers that, “They should do our show because, even if they do not make much money at some of the larger shows, they will never feel as well cared for as they do at OSCS.” He said he looks forward to this show as a welcome back for him. He cited the help from the Green Hats, the Hospitality Room, the questions about if there was anything he needed, the advertising which produces a good attendance, and the water, dealer bags, and personal thank you notes that are not given anywhere else.

So once again, a big THANK YOU to you all. I have, of course, not had enough time to crank all the number, but our attendance was over 550, our raffle sales were strong both by you and the public, and we made some money. I iwll have a firmer report at the October CONA meeting. In the meantime, please begin to think about some ways to celebrate our 20th Anniversary Show next year.

Thanks again,

What they’re saying about the show – The Reeded Edge Inc.

Ohio State Coin Show Demonstrates Once Again Why They are The Run Show in The Country!
September 4, 2018/in Market Reports News/by ReededEdge
This is a strong statement, and it’s not to be taken lightly. The Ohio State Coin Show on Labor Day Weekend in Dublin, Ohio proved once again why it is the single best run coin show in the country! How many show promoters would try to hold their venue on one of the most traveled weekends of the year? Furthermore, who would even fathom holding a show in Columbus during Ohio State football’s (probably the most popular college football program in the country) season opener? The combination seems like a sure recipe for disaster. Suffice to say, only a really fine-tuned coin show run by an equally committed organization could pull this off. We are pleased to say, that once again, the Central Ohio Numismatic Association with their host of Green Hats support staff put on a first class venue, defying the odds an making fimr believers out of us. When we hear that coins hsows are a dying breed, we always allude back to this venue. They advertise an market, they prove year-in and year-out that they have a contingent of collectors and members that remain loyal to the show, and perhaps most importantly, they make their dealers feel welcome. Rob and Robbie reported a stellar day of trading on Friday, followed by a solid day of selling on football Saturday. Only three days back from this year’s show, and their attention has already turned to next year’s anniversary show-which they have been told, is really going to be something special! Hats off to Patty Cass and her wonderful staff for a job well done. If only every coins show were run like this…well, we can dream, can’t we??

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CONA Members Honored at ANA Convention

CONA Members Dave Fanning, Steve Petty and Gerry Tebben were honored for their work at the American Numismatic Association in Philadelphia last month.

Columbus numismatic booksellers Kolbe & Fanning took the Numismatic Literary Guild’s Best Book of Exonumia Auction Catalog award for the 2018 New York Book Auction catalog.

Steve Petty received two awards for his scholarship and writing. He was awarded the Liberty Seated Collectors Club’s Kamal M. Ahwash Literary Award for his article in The Gobrecht Journal, “An Overdue Update on the Survival Rates of Liberty Seated Dollars.” He was also awarded teh Token and Medal Society (TAMS) Literary Award for his article in the TAMS Journal. CONA members are familiar with both topics from Steve’s excellent presentation to the club.

Gerry Tebben was one of this year’s five recipients of the ANA’s Glenn Smedley Memorial Award for service to the hobby and ANA.

Liberty Seated Collectors Club at CONA Show – From Gerry Fortin’s blog

Stephen Petty provided attendees with initial research on CAC approval rates for Liberty Seated coinage. His presentation quantified the total amount of PCGS and NGC graded Liberty Seated coins, by denomination and separated by circulated and mint state grades. The same was done for CAC approval quantities from the online CAC population reports. Stephen separates the green and gold CAC stickered coins fro increased granularity.

Saturday September 1
The CONA show is unique Liberty Seated Collectors Club event as two regional meetings are held on Friday and Saturday. Stephen Petty recognized that certain individuals, due to full time jobs or CONA show preparations, are unable to attend the Friday session. Therefore he added a Saturday session that was very well attended. One cannot miss the CONA green hats and their bright yellow shirts. The same topic was covered, Rarity of CAC’d Seated Coinage, with deeper exploration by attendees.

By: Gerry Tebben

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