RNA News


September–October 2017

September 1, 2017

My Return to Numismatics
Gleanings from RNA History
Joint RNA-RPA Meeting 2017

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From the President...

* Boy how the summer flies by!
* Forty-fifth Annual Coin Show & Sale
* At the picnic board meeting...
* With the summer comes fall and the start of new RNA meetings.

July–August 2017

July 1, 2017

Encased Cents
Medal Musings
RNA Social Media
2017 Banquet Photos
Joint Meeting & Picnic

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From the President...

* RNA Board of Directors changes
* About me
* Goals for my term
* Important summer dates

May–June 2017

May 1, 2017

RNA Coins pay for Colosseum?
Two Decades of Nickel

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From the President...

This Year's Progress
* Time Honored Traditions
* Youth Outreach
* Partnerships
* Social Media
* Marketing
* Technology Committee
* RNA Website

March–April 2017

March 1, 2017

RNA Who Done It
Walking Liberty Half
Notes on Glenna Goodacre

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From the President...

Technology and Numismatics
* Hardware
* Software
* Buying & Selling
* Valuation
* Research
* Publications
* Communication
* Coin Shows
* Not Connected?

January–February 2017

January 1, 2017

Some Speculation on the 1840 Canal Bank of Rochester Currency
Louis G. Amberg, RNA President Four
1988–2016 RNA Numismatists of the Year

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From the President...

Updates
* RNA sound system issue resolution
* RNA website upgrade project team appointed

November–December 2016

November 1, 2016

Katanga and its Coinage
Book Review: “Coin Collecting in Retirement”
Annual Coin Show Report

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From the President...

The year in review
* New, improved PA system
* New library holdings
* Marketing RNA
* Annual Coin Show
The future
* RNA website content and functionality enhancements
* RNA-RPA Joint meeting July 13
* Holiday gift suggestions

September–October 2016

September 1, 2016

Let’s Go Camping
The Big Four, Pure and Simple
Forty-Fourth Annual Coin Show and Sale

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From the President...

Random thoughts
* …the annual picnic signals the coming season of club activities
* "The RNA News" - a great source of numismatic information
* The Annual Coin Show & Sale is scheduled for October 29–30
* Check out the excellent RNA Library

July–August 2016

July 1, 2016

A Powerful Weapon of War - Counterfeiting
A Note of Thanks From Past President Sharon Miller

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From the President...

About me
* Contribute to the long-standing tradition of the RNA…
* My non-numismatic story…
* My numismatic interests…

May-June 2016

May 1, 2016

Primer on Identifying Byzantine Coins
My $10,000 Coin Search
Recent Additions to the John J. Pittman Memorial Library

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From the President...

Do you remember the time...
* My term started...in the 1950s RJNA.
* Attending the ANA Convention in Chicago...
* ...highlights such as the visit to the North American Mint...

March–April 2016

March 1, 2016

Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands
Collecting 1915 and 1916
A Visit to North American Mint

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From the President...

Coins, the club & me
* The “Finest Known” Dime…and Coin Club
* A Belated Introduction...

January-February 2016

January 1, 2016

The Bank That Never Was
Just New York ’Commems,’ Please

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From the President...

Club news
* Successful Endowment Campaign
* RNA Website Project

November–December 2015

November 1, 2015

21st Century Numismatics: Academia.edu
Select List of RNA Library books readily available to members

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From the President...

Random thoughts
* RNA Annual Coin Show
* RNA website progress
* "Boys Life" and coin collecting

September–October 2015

September 1, 2015

Forty-third Annual Coin Show and Sale
Primer on Identifying Byzantine Coins - Part 1

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From the President...

RNA on the move
* Endowment fund
* 124th American Numismatic Association annual World’s Fair of Money
* RNA Annual Picnic

July–August 2015

July 1, 2015

A 1917 Type Set
Notes on the 102nd Presidential Medal

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From the President...

Through the years
* How the wheel turns. It's 1959...
* The world has come around to my presidency again (minus a letter)...
* My life outside numismatics...

May–June 2015

May 1, 2015

Did Your Commemorative Dollar Help Win World War II?
Wandering in a Numismatic Snowstorm

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From the President...

Moving forward
* RNA Banquet
* Our Endowment Fund is growing
* ANA World’s Fair of Money...August11–15
* Our own Gerry Muhl presents "RNA Medals" on Friday, August 14

March–April 2015

March 1, 2015

Frederick Douglass, the Rochester Connection, and the One That Got Away
Arthur Caswell Parker, RNA President Seventeen

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From the President...

In the limelight
* Dues
* Endowment Fund
* Fund Raising
* Website
* Newsletter

January–February 2015

January 1, 2015

21st Century Numismatics: Heritage’s "The Collector’s Handbook"
2014 Coin Show Report

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From the President...

Planning for the financial future of the RNA
* Endowment Committee
* Fund Raising Committee

November–December 2014

November 1, 2014

John Jay Pittman, RNA President, 1950, endowed the RNA library that now bears his name.
Where Will We Meet? The RNA’s Current Relationship with the RMSC.

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From the President...

Change and a challenge...
* New meeting days
* Fundraising

September–October 2014

September 1, 2014

42nd Annual Coin Show and Sale
Club News & Notes: Member Survey
From HAT to RAT and Beyond

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From the President...

As the seasons change
* Remembering the ANA World’s Fair of Money Convention
* A memorable RNA picnic: great weather, food & activities
* RNA meeting days & times may change next year

July–August 2014

July 1, 2014

RNA Banquet Highlights
Two Wrongs & a Numismatic Right: Laura Gardin Fraser

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From the President...

About me
* I would like to introduce myself.
Bring a friend
* Introduce your friends to RNA.
ANA World’s Fair of Money
* August 5–9, Rosemont, IL

May–June 2014

May 1, 2014

A Counterfeit Turkey
New York State Agricultural Society Awards Medals
Standing Beauty
The RNA, Its History and Its Collection

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From the President...

Time flies when you're having fun
* The year has flashed by
* Consider serving on the RNA Board as a director or officer

March–April 2014

March 1, 2014

William F. Sunday, RNA President Thirteen
21st Century Numismatics: Numismatic Photography, a review

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From the President...

Challenges
* Help strengthen your club in any way you can.
* Try to increase fellowship among our membership.

January–February 2014

January 1, 2014

The Numismatic Background of Susan B. Anthony
2013 Coin Show Report

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From the President...

Keep smiling
* ...sit back a little and try to remember the important things in our lives, our families and our friends
* Boy Scout outreach

November–December 2013

November 1, 2013

Lenard Babin, RNA President Sixty-One
Len Babin Remembered

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From the President...

  • Thanks to all who helped make this RNA year a success
  • The Annual RNA Coin Show and Sale is just around the corner

September–October 2013

September 1, 2013

Corporation of The City of London Medals
21st Century Numismatics: On-Line Coin Shows

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From the President...

  • The World War I American Veterans Centennial Commemorative Coin Act
  • RNA annual picnic
  • Feedback from the RNA Board of Directors

July–August 2013

July 1, 2013

Stonewall Jackson Medal of 1864
The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Coinage

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From the President...

Looking forward to the 102nd year of the RNA:
* What is our official mission?
My challenge to you:
* Learn more about your fellow members.
* Help the club strengthen its purpose in educating ourselves and the public.

May–June 2013

May 1, 2013

The Man Who Might have been First RNA President
Canadian Coins (Charlton) vs. The Official Red Book
Twenty-First Century Numismatics

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From the President...

How I came to collect coins (and stamps)...
- A common journey.

March–April 2013

March 1, 2013

The Story of the George Eastman Medal
The Coinage of Sherlock Holmes
Twenty-First Century Numismatics
RNA Historian Looks Back at an Earlier Philadelphia Coin Show

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From the President...

U.S. Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security
- Why the keen interest in the RNA?

January–February 2013

January 1, 2013

RNA President Nine - John C. Woodbury
1902 Paris in London Exhibition Gold Award Medal
The Humble Three Cent Piece
Twenty-First Century Numismatics

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From the President...

2012, a milestone year for the RNA
Looking back - looking ahead
A century of camaraderie - Rochester Numismatic Association & Rochester Philatelic Association

November–December 2012

November 1, 2012

The War and Coins of 1812
21st Century Numismatics: Digital Resources, Part One
RNA in the 1940's

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From the President...

  • The War and Coins of 1812
  • A Tale of Two Auctions, Part III: What Can We Do to Fix the RNA Auction?
  • 21st Century Numismatics: Digital Resources, Part One
  • The 2012 Annual Coin Show will Feature RNA 100th Anniversary Items
  • RNA in the 1940's

September–October 2012

September 1, 2012

RNA meets at the ANA World's Fair of Money in Philadelphia
George Gillette, RNA President Eleven
Reflections on RJNA and Edward F. Meinhart

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From the President...

  • ANA World's Fair of Money Report

July–August 2012

July 1, 2012

A Tale of Two Auctions—Part II: Analysis
Where Can I Find the Answer?
Redeemed Wooden Nickels

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NEW from the President...

I would like to give you a brief bio for those that do not know me.
* Education & career
* Coins & Stamps

May–June 2012

May 1, 2012

Am I Not a Man and a Brother Token
What Coin Type is on the Reverse of the RNA Presidential Medal?
Pittman's Auction Catalogue Turns Up

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Musings from Your President...

From the President...
* I would like to thank all of you who have helped and supported me during this past year.
* Let's, as a club, continue to reach out and show those around us what it is that we like about our hobby.

March–April 2012

March 1, 2012

A Tale of Two Auctions—Part I
How to beat the High Price of Gold

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Musings from Your President...

  • We've reached a big MILESTONE as a club - our 100th anniversary!
  • CONGRATULATIONS not only to all of us who continue club traditions, but also to those before us who established those traditions.

January–February 2012

January 2, 2012

The Great E. S. Ettenheimer Token Adventure
RNA Centennial Envelope
2011 Price Guide to RNA Presidential Medals

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From the President...

  • A yearlong celebration of a CENTURY of friendship in Rochester through coins.
  • Thanks for the fun and the fellowship all of you have added to our combined collection experience.

Summer–October 2011

July 1, 2011

The Coin Expert
About the 98th Presidential Medal
Thirty-Ninth Annual Coin Show and Sale

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Musings From Your President...

June came quickly this year...All at once I was...saying the words to the oath of office...
...we have a wonderful hobby with an endless amount of variety
Not too many clubs can claim 100 years of continuous meetings...

June–Summer 2011

June 1, 2011

Getting to Know You, Getting to Know All About You
Pittman in Egypt: Another in the continuing saga of RNA Presidents

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From the President...

  • As my term is nearly over...thanks for your...support throughout my presidency.
  • To all of you, I offer a heartfelt "thank you."

April–May 2011

April 1, 2011

A Story of Sunken Treasure in the R.N.A. Collection
The RNA in the 1930's
The RNA in the 1940's

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Spring 2011

January 1, 2011

All Good Things…
Halloween doesn’t scare away numismatic customers
The Coin Club Murders

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November–December 2010

November 1, 2010

Is this the face on the half-eagle?
Why isn’t slab production better?

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From the President...

Dues reminder
Thank you for signing up to provide meeting refreshments
We have presentations lined up through the first meeting of January

September–October 2010

September 1, 2010

Centennial celebrations ramp up
Centennial celebrations ramp up
RNA members visit Boston, enjoy picnic
How to make a killing in the gold market

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From the President...

Thanks to all for making the annual picnic a success
I am...looking forward to the first meeting of the new season

July–August 2010

July 1, 2010

Meinhart, banquet and a new board, too!
Bringing YN Activities to the South Pacific

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From the President...

...agenda...to try to ensure that the club continues to advance its goals

May–June 2010

May 1, 2010

The RNA collection’s Jewish shekel
The RNA’s Centennial Medal Design Contest

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From the President...

The allure of gold and silver

March–April 2010

March 1, 2010

It’s Millard Fillmore Time!
Reflections on the past and future...a time capsule
Robert E. Doty, 68, RNA Member Number 25

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From the President...

State of the RNA
* The RNA is healthy
* Numismatics is now is very diverse
* We are remarkably solvent
* Our membership is strong in numbers
* Members seem to be willing to do the hard job of keeping the club going

January–February 2010

January 1, 2010

Images of the 2009 RNA Coin Show
Bill Coe recounts some of his amazing coincidences

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From the President...

What’s in your pocket?

November–December 2009

November 1, 2009

Mining the Tailings at Barney Bluestone’s
Life Membership for Art Cohen
Work, play and shop at RNA Coin Show and Sale
In Memoriam

  • Richard A. Imburgia, 66, RNA Member Number 67
  • Roland W. Finner, 75, Family Member Number 115

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From the President...

The Big Score - a Work pf Fiction

September–October 2009

September 1, 2009

Coin Glass Plates of the Imperial Glass Corporation
RNA members head west for “golden” ANA show

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From the President...

Collecting: the good, bad and ugly

July–August 2009

July 1, 2009

Take another look at the RNA’s half cents
In Memoriam
* Thomas J. Kraus
* William Carr, RNA president, Member Number 4
* Achille Forgione, designer of RNA medals
* William LaMere, North American Mint founder

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From the President...

My profession, numismatic interests and other avocations

May–June 2009

May 1, 2009

2012 is only three years away… are you ready?
Annual Meeting to consider changes in membership rules, dues
A Guide to Collecting Foreign Coins, Part II

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From the President...

Tempus fugit
* 2012 centennial celebration
* RNA banquet
* Revise membership process

March–April 2009

March 4, 2009

A Guide to Collecting Foreign Coins, Part I
A 60-shilling coin of Charles I

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From the President...

And the club pressed on

January–February 2009

January 1, 2009

Were Kettle tokens some of the first pattern pieces?
36th RNA coin show again proves successful

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From the President...

10 numismatic New Year’s resolutions
* Time Honored Traditions
* Youth Outreach

November–December 2008

November 1, 2008

Imperial Roman Attribution 101 – The Short Course
Dates in RNA History

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From the President...

The more things change...

September–October 2008

September 1, 2008

British Mint captured in 1900s postcards
The essence of Joe

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From the President...

Looking back at summer’s end

July–August 2008

July 1, 2008

Lanzafame Presidency Saluted at Banquet
Gerry Muhl’s RNA Q&A
Valuing RNA Presidential Medals
McLeod Stamp & Coin Co. says farewell

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From the President...

Beginning again

May–June 2008

May 1, 2008

The United States Pattern Coinage of 1792
Poland’s golden age of coinage
ANA VP Finner gives talk at RNA meeting
In Memoriam

  • David C. Foster
  • Louis A. Gaudino

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From the President...

Looking back and ahead

March–April 2008

March 1, 2008

Benjamin Franklin, printer and – minter?
Loose, Kellas sell McLeod Stamp & Coin
RJNA member finds ’55 double-die in final days at coin shop
Bob Doty needs a new kidney – can you help?

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From the President...

Bright future for RNA
* ...the RNA library, named after the late John Jay Pittman
* RNA bylaws changes
* Keshequa Coins, sponsor of the Rochester Area Coin Expo...provides a table for RNA at each show
* Sue Scoppa...is preparing displays of numismatic material at Irondequoit High School as part of National Coin Week in April

January–February 2008

January 1, 2008

RJNA members get experience at 2007 show
Notice of proposed RNA bylaws change
Dates in RNA History

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From the President...

Great show, thanks to us

November–December 2007

November 1, 2007

Coins of Kwanzaa
Dates in RNA History

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From the President...

2000 Thanks for the 2000th
* Time Honored Traditions
* Youth Outreach

September–October 2007

September 1, 2007

The Last Collecting Frontier
The RNA’s Coin Collection
Dates in RNA History

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From the President...

Narrowing our focus
* The Rochester Numismatic Association Collection
* The Rochester Numismatic Association Library
* Collection Use and Preservation Committee
* IRS reporting requirements change for nonprofits

July–August 2007

July 1, 2007

Ready for the RNA’s 2000th Meeting?
A Piece of Numismatic History
Club bylaws changes...presented to the Secretary

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From the President...

Looking ahead
* Recent events
* Coming events
* Try to get involved

May–June 2007

May 1, 2007

Exploring a “Money Tree” Motif
The RNA’s 1798 Dime
Sheriff’s Office Seeks Collector Help
Dates in RNA History

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From the President...

Change is in the air
* Meinhart Speaking Contest
* Annual banquet
* RNA Board of Directors meeting agenda

March–April 2007

March 1, 2007

My First Visit to a Foreign Coin Show
The RNA’s Large Cent Collection
Opinion: The ANA Board Elections Loom
Coes Donate Pewter Medals to Former Club Presidents

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From the President...

A collective decision
* Coming events
* Membership initiatives

February 2007

February 1, 2007

The RNA’s Massachusetts Sixpence
Bill Coe’s Amazing 1933 Nickel Story

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From the President...

A collective decision
* RNA Board of Directors actions
* Managing the club collection

December 2003

December 1, 2003

In Search of Barney Bluestone’s Tailings
Collecting the Waterbury Mint
Meet the model for the Sacagawea Dollar!

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From the President...

An ESNA Show in Rochester?

September 2003

September 1, 2003

A Week at ANA’s Summer Seminar
Club’s #1 Member Wins ANA’s #1 Honor
The 1913 Liberty Nickels and the RNA: Did We Have Them First?
Scenes From Crabcake City
Picnic – Then Picnic Again!

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From the President...

Reaching the next generation of collectors
A new name, a new look