July ’18 Newsletter

cropped-wcc-logo1.pngWaukesha Coin Club Newsletter
VOL.XLX July 2018  #7

Our June meeting included Tom’s presentation on the Mississippi River Notes Part 2.  The July meeting will be held on the 11th since the first Wednesday in July falls on the 4th.  Discussion for the evening included; a Milwaukee Journal article about a liberty head nickel that was flattened on the tracks by the city’s first electric street-car in 1890, and other current events related to coins. Exhibits for the night included; elongated cents from the Brookfield Zoo, a $100 MPC souvenir note that featuring a picture of a Tuskegee airman and signed by Harold H. Brown, who may the last surviving Tuskegee airman, an error note from New Zealand, and an article about practical uses for coins.

Don and  Randy proposed that the club hold an auction at the September 5 meeting. Please send descriptions (six words or less) of items you would like to auction off by August 20. Include a minimum bid for each item if you like. The list of items to be auctioned will be published in the September newsletter. The club will not be charging auction fees so all money made will go to the sellers. Prospective buyers will be required to pay CASH on the day of the auction.


  • WCC auction, September 5th. Submit (6 word) descriptions of your items to Randy Raikes rraikes@gmail.com by August 20th. with or without min bid.
  • Our next regular meeting of the Waukesha Coin Club will be held at 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, July 11th , at the Waukesha Salvation Army meeting room located at 445 Madison Street.  The Salvation Army is located one block west of the corner of Highway 18 and Madison Street. Enter through the back door and take the elevator to the second floor.
  • Guests Welcome: If anyone wants to bring new collectors young or old to the meetings, remember that guests are always welcome!

Trivia:    Name the first circulating U.S. coin that does not show a president in profile?
Pot Coin:   Any silver Roosevelt Dime 1946-1964, VF or better.

Coin Shows:

July 28, 2018 – Woodruff, WI
Lakeland Coin and Stamp Club 13th Annual Show at Woodruff Town Hall Community Room, Hwy 47 S, Woodruff, WI. Saturday, Hours: 9am – 4pm. Free Admission. Contact: Dean Marin 715-356-9453

August 4, 2018 – Siren, WI (Saturday)
Fishbowl Wooden Nickel Coin Club Show at Siren Senior Center, 23943 State Road 35, Siren, WI. Hours 9:00am to 3:00pm. Contact Gary Schauls, 2702 150th Street, Luck, WI. 54853-3811 Phone 715-472-2002

August 12, 2018 – Beaver Dam
Beaver Dam Coin Club’s 4th Annual Coin Show – American Legion Post, 300 Beichl Av., Beaver Dam, WI 53916 – Hours: 9am – 3pm. Free Admission. Contact: Bob Krueger 920-386-2134, 113 S. Depot St. Juneau, WI 53039

Refreshments:  Tina
Door Prizes –  John W.

WCC 2018 Presentation Schedule:

July- Bob B. –  Mel Fisher
August – John W. MPC
September – Don K.  Auction-Tentative
October – Tina S.
November – Dick P. – Exonumia
December – Christmas Dinner – OPEN

Collector’s Challenge:  A Challenge to report coins found in change this year. Any coin or token of interest will be listed in the newsletter after reported. The winner will be voted on at end of year.

Chicago Transit Token – Randy R. (Coin machine)
Washington Quarter w/ edge flattend both sides – Glenn J. (In change)
1994 10 Cent Centavos – Randy R. (Coin Machine)
Wheat penny in change from a Dollar Store – Mark Ch.
Buffalo nickel with the date rubbed off at a Chinese restaurant – Mark Ch.
Clipped Lincoln Cent (Poor Condition) – John W
1928 Wheat Cent – Dick P (Change)
2001 – 20 pence seven sided coin, vending machine at school – Ryan B
1974 s cent in bathroom at Rocky’s – Ryan B.
1948-S Roosevelt Dime at Value Pharmacy by Mark M.
1941 clipped nickel in change – Frank B.
Wheat cents in change – Frank B
100 peso coin in Coinstar – Randy R
2007 Canadian nickel at Aldi – Dick P
1945 Silver nickel @ McDonalds – Ellison
1949 D Wheat Cent – Ellison
1964 & 57 Canadian cent – Ellison