Aug ’18 Newsletter

cropped-wcc-logo1.pngWaukesha Coin Club Newsletter
VOL.XLX Aug 2018  #8

Our July meeting included Bob’s video about Mel Fisher Investments and about diving expeditions to the Atocha and the Margarita shipwreck areas from Key West.  Exhibits included: collection of old telephone cards, Mexican ½ real, 1880 brown backs: a $5 bill from Black River Falls, a $10 bill from Kaukauna, and a $20 bill from Tigerton, a Roman coin and other items of interest.

Mark Melby attended the launch of the America the Beautiful quarter honoring the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore on April 11. The ceremony was held at the Legendary Waters Resort in Red Cliff.  After the ceremony, $10 rolls of the new quarters were available for purchase.



  • WCC auction, September 5th. Submit (6 word) descriptions of your items to Randy Raikes 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, Aug 1st , 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:    The US Mint was authorized to manufacture coins for foreign governments in 1874.  What foreign country was the first to have coins struck by the Philadelphia Mint?

Pot Coin:   Wartime Jefferson Nickel (1942-1945) Silver Alloy

Coin Shows:

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:

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
1943 S Jeffereson Nickel in Car to be sold – Chuck P.
2001 5 cent Euro France – Coin Star – Mark M.
1959 Candian cent – Coin Star – Mark M.
1973 5 cent Canadian – Coin Star – Mark M.
1988 10 cent Canadian – Coin Star – Mark M
1928 Lincoln Cent – Sentry – Mark M.