George Fitzgerald writes:
I am the President of the Old Fort Coin Club in Fort Wayne, IN. We had our 50th year in 2006. We have been working on a book of our 50 years, and it is now on line on our web site, oldfortcoinclub.org. Anyone can down load it. It is 144 pages.
Thanks for letting us know. Old Fort Coin Club - 50 Years of Numismatic History is a nice history of the club. It includes a list of articles published in the club's "The Chatter".
Also included is a list of the education programs presented at its meetings.
A few excerpts are shown below. Bibliophiles should take special note of the September 10, 1964 entry.
October 10, 1957
A very interesting talk on Lincoln medals and allied interests. Also
with questions and answers with explanation was given of the
various aspects of medals. The lecture was given by Dr. McMurtry
who was the director of the Lincoln Museum at the Lincoln Life
December 12, 1957
A Coin Quiz was given with very hard questions from the Red
Book. Ken Hallenbeck won the prize. It was an 1818 Spanish
milled dollar – A.D. Noble.
September 13, 1962
Ken Hallenbeck gave a detailed report on the American
Numismatic Association convention.
September 10, 1964
George C., Courtesis gave a report on the club library. A moth
flew out of an old book when it was held up. It was the 1887
Illustrated History of the United States Mint.
December 12, 1968
John Shaffer read an account written by a Michigan man about the
final hectic hours of the redemption of Silver Certificates at the
San Francisco Mint.
October 10, 1996
Beth Deisher of Coin World talked about her past.
November 11, 1999
Kenneth Chen of Coin World spoke on "How to Use the Internet
and How the Internet is Affecting the Coin Collecting Hobby."
To read the complete book, see:
50th Anniversary Book
Wayne Homren, Editor
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