Our change of meeting time to 1.30pm has been welcomed, with additional people attending and some old faces returning.
At our August meeting I introduced the Group to a YouTube channel run by a Melbourne coin collector called CJ’s coin capers. He has produced a number of very interesting videos on all aspects of coin collecting that makes for interesting viewing and is very educational whether you are a beginner or experienced collector.
The video the group viewed was titled “Australian Coins Not Meant for Circulation” It related to coins that were minted as Collectors sets but for some unknown reason ended up in general circulation. These coins often had unique mint or privy marks.
The intention will be to view a coin video at our future meetings that assist members with their knowledge of the coin collecting world.
At our meeting, members presented an interesting variety of show and tell stories.
David circulated several fake Bitcoin examples that drew a laugh from the group. He also handed around a set of 5 1881-1890 realistic but fake British sovereigns.
Gary showed a variety of coins including a 25 year anniversary coin of the fall of the Berlin Wall, British Commonwealth 1974 Olympic Games coin, 2010 50 cent Melbourne Cup coin, 50 cent 2011 60th Anniversary coin of National Service call up.
Wendy had an interesting collection of USA quarters she had collected while overseas from each American state.
Bill had found a 1912 halfpenny in his back yard. He discovered after watching the meeting YouTube video from CJ’s Coin Capers, that the coin had a unique double rim called a CUD (coin under developed).
Doug showed his recently purchased coloured $2 2020 Olympic coin set released through Woolworths stores on 18th August 2021. Woolworths also released in August a coloured $2 coin for the current Tokyo Para Olympics. All coins can be purchased at Woolies Benalla, if you are quick.
Our Coin Collector group welcomes anyone to attend our meetings on the 3rd Monday of the month, who has an interest in coins or would like to find out more about the own collection.
(Are you on Facebook? PJ's Coin Capers has a Facebook Page - 'Lots of show and tell and coin discussion. Open to new and long time collectors.' Click on 'Join Group' to follow it - https://www.facebook.com/groups/796610774058498/ )