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CSNA 1268 - NASC 3026                                                  ANA C-71399

Year LVI                                                                                          No. 1


Fourth Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Marie Callender’s Restaurant, 6950 Alvarado Road, San Diego

Available at 5:30 p.m.


... and on this rock I will build my church


We are honored to have Mike Ontko as our special guest and speaker.  He will present a numismatic talk and power point presentation as titled above.  Mr. Ontko is a Professional Engineer and is a very active numismatic speaker in Orange County.  He has been an extremely active numismatic exhibitor and has won numerous awards for his competitive numismatic exhibits at various events.  This promises to be a very interesting and informative evening.  We will order from the menu and pay individually.  The Treasurer will be collecting 2018 dues.


Banquet Notes

We will order from the regular menu and pay individually at Marie Callender’s Restaurant.  We will have our usual expanded raffle.  Marie Callender’s Restaurant is located just west of the intersection of Lake Murray Boulevard and Highway 8.  The restaurant has a large traditional American menu.  They also have a separate banquet room that we will be using.


February 2018 Topic

It’s not too early to start preparing for our February topic – Paper Money – which is one of many interesting topics selected for the upcoming year.



SDCICNC is sponsoring a bus to Torrance. See Ginny Bourke for additional details. She is taking reservations for the event which is CSNA’s final symposium.


DECEMBER QUIZ by Bob Fritsch

I hope everyone had as nice a Thanksgiving as I did.  The holidays are now upon us and we had our first snow a couple of days ago, go figure.

A recent presentation at Boston Numismatic Society was about a tour to the five “Stans” (but there are actually eight of them).  Here is a single question about that central Asian area.

What are the basic and minor currencies of the eight “Stans” in use today?


Afghanistan – Afghani, [none].

Azerbaijan – Manat, Qapik.

Kazakhstan – Tenge, Tyin.

Kyrgyzstan – Som, Tiyin.

Pakistan – Rupee, Paisa.

Tajikistan – Somoni, Dram.

Turkmenistan – Manat, Tenge.

Uzbekistan – Som, Tiyin.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.  May your homes be safe from wildfires!