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CSNA 1268 - NASC 3026                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ANAC 71399

Year LVII                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     No. 4

Fourth Wednesday, April 24, 2019

North Park Senior Center, 2719 Howard Ave., San Diego

6:00 p.m., Doors Open at About 5:30 p.m.

Topic This Month:

SHORT PRESENTATIONS on Misc. Numismatic Topics

Ken Aring – Banking in Europe and Asia

Joe Yager – Co-Operative Checks and Tokens of the UK

Our topic this month is Short Presentations on Misc. Numismatic Topics.  Ken Aring and Joe Yager are planning to provide us with presentations as indicated above.  There is still time for anyone else to participate.  If you are interested in participating in any way, please feel free to contact Ken Aring or me for any assistance or guidance.  Both of us would welcome company on Wednesday.  You’re encouraged to bring any material to show.  We’ll have a raffle.  Invite a friend.

Schedule of Upcoming 2019 Numismatic Events

27 April – 51st CSNA Annual Educational Symposium – 7:00am bus to Carson

11 May – Heartland Coin Show, Santee

6-8 June – Long Beach Coin, Stamp, Currency and Sports Expo

13-14 July – 62nd Annual COINARAMA – Scottish Rite Masonic Center

Show Schedule Source: CoinZip & The California Numismatist

Upcoming 2019 Topics

May – Non-Metallic Money (Paper, Plastic, Wood, etc.)

June – South Europe  July – South Asia

APRIL QUIZ by Bob Fritsch

The trip to Canada was a good one.  The Ontario Numismatic Association is filled with great people who are excellent and enthusiastic numismatists.  The atmosphere is quite relaxed compared to what we have in the States, and it leaves lots of time to interact with our colleagues to the north.  I did my Polymer Money presentation (which I will send to Ken next week) and entered an exhibit which took first place in its class (out of one).  Fun, fun, fun.

Miscellaneous topics are this month’s theme, so here are some miscellaneous items for your enjoyment.

1.  Who is the “Old Lady of Threadneedle Street”?

2.  How many Mints are active in Germany?  BONUS: Name them and their mintmarks.

3.  Who is depicted on the current Mexican 20 Peso note?

4.  Who is depicted on the new Canadian $10 note (2018) and what is her claim to fame? NOTE:  We had an outstanding presentation about this note from a Bank of Canada representative who was heavily involved with its creation.

MARCH QUIZ by Bob Fritsch

Although the snow is piled high on the ground, the temperatures are finally rising above freezing and one might think Spring us just around the corner.  Preparing a trip to the Ontario Numismatic Association in Kingston (north of Watertown, NY) next month and I will report on that in the April edition.

Speaking of Canada, this month’s theme is British America, so this quiz will contain nothing about our neighbor to the north.

1.  What pair of coins from Central America have contiguous dates with the same composition, denomination, and design except for the country name?

2.  How many base-metal coins were issued by the only British colony in South America?  BONUS: What was its name after independence in 1966?

3.  According to Coin World, when will the East Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) issue its first polymer banknote in what denomination?  BONUS: What countries are served by the ECCB?

4.  Using the unusual denomination of 25 Dollars, what British America country produced a series of coins in 1992 marking the Discovery of America by Columbus?


1. 1973 British Honduras 25¢ KM 29 and 1974 Belize 25¢ KM36.  

2. British Guiana only issued silver coins, no base metals.  BONUS: Guyana.  

3. May or June 2019, $50.  BONUS: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines.  

4. British Virgin Islands.