Sept ’18 Newsletter

cropped-wcc-logo1.pngWaukesha Coin Club Newsletter
VOL.XLX Sept 2018  #9

Our August meeting included Tina’s article in the latest TEC News she’d written about Milwaukee Zoo EC’s,  Chuck’s visit to the Whydah Pirate Museum. The Whydah was a pirate ship which sank in 1717 with a crew of 200 pirates and at least 10,000 pounds of silver.  John gave a presentation on MPC Notes that included many from his own collection. MPC notes were used by U.S. military personnel stationed abroad from 1946 through 1973, and a complete set consists of 13 issues and 90 notes. John explained that MPC notes were intended to protect local currencies and control servicemen overseas. The notes were mainly meant to be used on military bases, but were often accepted by local businesses. MPC notes could be converted into local currency but not vice versa.

A Special Request has come to me and maybe the club can help; Mike Knippel in Peachtree City, GA contacted me in search of encased coin tokens from the old Knippel-Selig Ford dealership that was in Milwaukee some years ago. If you know of or have seen any please contact Randy.


  • WCC auction, September 5th. Bring items to meeting.  Lot# cards are preprinted to add to item.
  • Please bring school supplies to the meeting for a donation to the Salvation Army.  October meeting will be non-perishable food items.
  • Our next regular meeting of the Waukesha Coin Club will be held at 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, Sept 5th , 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 name “Black Diamond” is related to what coin?

Pot Coin:   (One) National Park Quarter from between 2014-2017

Coin Shows:

August 26, 2018 – Fond du Lac Coin Club’s annual show at the Holiday Inn, 625 W. Rolling Meadows, Fond du Lac, WI. 9am-4pm. Contact Randy Miller, PO Box 254, Oshkosh, WI 54903. 920-231-6161 fx 920-231-6122

September 23, 2018 – Loves Park, IL- Rockford Area Coin Club show. Forest Hill Lodge, 1601 West Lane Rd, Loves Park, IL 61111. 9a – 3p Ct: Gary Melby 815-977-1962

October 7, 2018 – Milwaukee Numismatic Society’s Annual Coin Show at American Serb Memorial Hall, 5101 W. Oklahoma Ave. Milwaukee. Hours: 9am-4pm 75 tables, $2 admission. Show Chm. Tom Casper 414-425-5444;

Refreshments:  Nathan S.
Door Prizes –  Forrest S.

WCC 2018 Presentation Schedule:

September – Don K.  Auction
October – Tina S.
November – Open
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.
1962 D dime – Coin Star-  Glenn J.
Gold plated Delaware state quarter – Coin Star – Glenn J.
2006 Canadian Quarter – Coinstar – Mark M.