Meeting Description

Meetings of the Nashua Coin Club are held at the Main Branch of the Nashua Public Library at 2 Court Street, Nashua, NH 03060 every second Wednesday of the month from 7 to 9 PM.

We offer a monthly 2 hour period where you can get together with like minded numismatists (coin collectors) such as yourself.

Meeting involves:
Business meeting, discussion of Coin Of The Month (COTM), raffle, current events, along with coin and minting news.

Guests are always welcome!  Come check out a meeting.

Upcoming Events

SHOW/MINT CALENDAR 2018

* = Mint Release

*4 Jan – Proof ASE

4-7 Jan – FUN Ft Lauderdale

*11 Jan – 2018 Congratulations & Happy Birthday / Birth Sets

10 JAN – NCC MEETING, MAIN LIBRARY, 7PM

12-14 Jan – NY International

14 Jan – Auburn

21 Jan - 3rd Sunday, Holiday Inn

*17 Jan – WWI Centennial Dollar, Proof & Uncirc AND Medal Sets

*23 Jan – 2018 ATB Quarters Proof Set

*25 Jan – 2018 Proof Platinum Bullion Coin

28 Jan –Devens

*5 Feb – Pictured Rocks NL (MI) ATB Quarter

*8 Feb – 2018 American Liberty Tenth Ounce Gold

*9 Feb– Pictured Rocks NL (MI) ATB 5-oz silver

11 Feb – Auburn

14 FEB – NCC MEETING, MAIN LIBRARY, 7PM

*15 Feb – Native American Dollar

18 Feb - 3rd Sunday, Holiday Inn

*22 Feb – 2018 ATB Quarters Silver Proof Set

24 Feb – Small Cents II Auction

25 Feb – Devens

*1 Mar– 2018 Proof Gold Eagle all sizes

*6 Mar – 2018 Proof Set

8-10 Mar – ANA NMS Irving, TX

11 Mar – Auburn

14 MAR – NCC MEETING, MAIN LIBRARY, 7PM

*15 Mar – 2018 Breast Cancer Awareness (3 coins) Proof&Uncirc

18 Mar - 3rd Sunday, Holiday Inn

*20 Mar – 2018 Kennedy Half bags and rolls

25 Mar – Willimantic, CT

25 Mar – Devens NO SHOW

*29 Mar – 2018 ATB Quarters Uncirc Set

30-31 Mar– NH Coin & Currency Expo, Manchester

31 MAR – NENA MEETING, MANCHESTER

3 Apr – Centennial Auction, Holiday Inn

President’s Message – Winter 2015

 

Greetings NCC Members and Guests- test

At our most recent coin club meeting the coin of the month was "counter."  This could include counterstamped coins, which were typically stamped with letters, company information or designs.  This was especially popular in the early to mid 1800's on Large Cents as a way to advertise businesses.  In the late 1850's/early 1860's, J. Sidney Miller, a photographer from Nashua NH counterstamped multiple coins with his name and the profession as "artist" on these coins.  These coins make up a specialized subtype of coin collecting.  In addition, members also brought in counterfeit coins.  Some of these were primitive and easily identifiable while some were more difficult to tell.  Counterfeits from China have become especially well made and dangerous to the unsuspecting.  It is always important to know how to accurately identify rare date coins, buy from reputable dealers or buy the coins"slabbed."  Slabbed coins are professionally graded by companies such as the Professional Coin Grading Service.  This is important for dates such as the 1909-SVDB and 1914-D Lincoln Cents.  One common trick is to take a 1944-D cent and change the first 4 so that the coin magically becomes a 1914-D.  What might be a great deal at $100 is really a coin only worth one cent.  Most common coins are not faked although there are cases where this happened.  In 1954 Francis LeRoy Henning of New Jersey minted his own 1944 nickels.  Made well enough not to bring immediate attention, he might have gotten away with this had it not been for an obvious blunder.  In 1944 nickels were made of copper, manganese and 35% silver.  To note the change there was a large mintmark (either P,D or S) on the reverse above the Monticello.  Henning's coins did not have the mintmark and so it was not long before someone realized that fakes were being made and he was arrested.  He also made some other dates including 1939 and 1946.  As many as 100,000 made it into circulation, with as many as 400,000 possibly dumped into two locations.