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Words of inspiration
from our President.
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FROM BEHIND THE GREEN
IT tidbits and more.
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Recent club financial
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"More Than Just a Metal
by Rick Engstrom, WINS#483
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SHOW AND TELL
...Or Just Show! Either
check out collection
images submitted by other
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- CHANGE FOR A
Here was a story recently received
from Walt Southward, I thought you
would all enjoy it:
"After my brain
stem stroke, I spent six weeks in
the Hilo Medical Center and then I
was med-evaced to the Rehab
Center of the Pacific, which is
located on O'ahu, about three
islands and 200 miles from my home
When I arrived at the Rehab
Center, they sent a young lady up
to my room to give me a test. I
guess they wanted to find out how
many of my marbles were lost by
the stroke. After about 15
questions, she asked me if I had a
dollar and spent 53 cents, how
much change I would get back?
My answer of course, was 47 cents.
Then she asked, "how many coins
would that be?" I replied, "three
coins." She looked at her test sheet
and asked " What coins would they
be?" My reply: "A 1932 quarter
minted in Denver. An 1875 twenty
cent piece, minted in San Francisco.
And an 1865 two cent piece, minted
She said "According to my test
sheet that's the wrong answer, but
I think it may be right." She quit
asking questions and left the room.
I guess I passed her test."
another edition of
the Tarnished Truth!
It's been an interesting couple of months in the coin market. Though most of the experts I have read are projecting a weak market in 2008 driven by tighter economic conditions, things seem to be holding their own so far. It could be due to strength in the bullion department,
certainly this is true for those coins where the value is associated with their content. It could be the cold winter months keeping people interested in their indoor hobbies, in which case the coming summer will certain cool off. So far, prices seem to be steady from what I have seen, and shows still look to be well attended. Either way, only the next few months will tell whether 2008 will see the downturn that many are expecting. Although the conditions certainly lean that way,
personally, I don't see it.
Since our last newsletter, we have seen the close of yet another successful auction (#47), coordinated by our Operations Administrator & Club Auctioneer, JD White. He has this and more IT news in this issue's edition of "Behind the Green Curtain".
It was really great to see so many members step up to fill in the hat drawing while Joe has been off-list due to medical reasons. As most (if not all) members are aware, Joe has set a long standing tradtion of donation to the membership through his generous hat drawings, and he will be happy to see it continued when he returns - which we all hope will be soon.
The results of the 2007 Newsletter contest have been tallied. Again, I would like to send out a special thank you to all members who participated. There were some great articles, and I hope this year brings just as many. And the winners are...
Place: Robbie Jenkins, "Daily Journal (ANA Internship)"
2nd Place: Ray Larson, "Silver Trees"
Place: John Baumgart, "2007 FUN Show"
I will be getting in touch with these members, off-list, for their contact information, and get their prizes in the mail as soon as possible.
I guess that's
all for me...
Steve Crean's New Year Lucky Draw Contest 1st Prize:
1906-D $5, NGC MS 61.
Won & submitted by:
JD White, WINS#7
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