The Ocala Cpoin Club anticipates meeting this month!
Our next scheduled meeting is Tuesday, July 28th. We are into PHASE II and The Coleman Center is open! We are permitted to meet there, and we may make some seating adjustments, but we can meet and have a coin club meeting! The club offers masks and we have hand sanitizer. You may wear your own mask if you wish. We anticipate a great July meeting after our 46 in attendance at the June meeting.
-President Mark Trout
The American Numismatic Association announces the cancellation of the A.N.A. Summer Show in Pittsburgh, August 4-8.
This is the largest annual coin and paper-currency event in the United States. The ANA Board of Governors has been deliberating the impact of COVID-19 restrictions on the show and whether aggressive mitigation requirements to ensure the safety of attendees made continuing with the Pittsburgh event feasible. Current State of Pennsylvania guidelines restrict indoor gatherings to a maximum of 250 people at any one time. The World’s Fair of Money typically attracts upward of 10,000 people during its 5-day smorgasbord of educational offerings, live auctions, affiliated club meetings, and a bourse floor with nearly a thousand dealers and government mints from around the world. The Board resolved in a vote on June 16 to postpone the show and to consider alternate sites and/or dates for the 2020 World’s Fair of Money. According to Jennifer Ackerman, ANA conventions director, because of Pennsylvania’s restrictions on indoor gatherings, “none of the usual World’s Fair of Money offerings would be possible at the Pittsburgh show. No exhibits, no educational programming, no Kids Zone, no club meetings, no banquet, and a significantly reduced bourse. Our team has been in nearly daily conversations with the convention center, but it's become evident that they are unable to fulfill their contractual obligations.” Pittsburgh World’s Fair of Money Committee Chair Tom Uram noted the Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists (PAN) had “anticipated a convention that would showcase the ANA and the city of Pittsburgh. But based on our analysis and review of all relevant information – the diminished show experience for attendees, health and safety issues, security, financial impact and the significant unknown outside variables – the host committee recommended that the ANA Board not hold the Pittsburgh World’s Fair of Money,” he says. Since 1891, the American Numismatic Association’s convention has only been cancelled twice; in 1918 during the flu pandemic and again in 1945 because of World War II. “The decision to postpone the World’s Fair of Money was very emotional and extremely difficult,” says ANA President Steve Ellsworth. “The convention staff and the Pittsburgh organizing committee worked hard to make the show a reality. PAN went beyond all expectations to deliver what would have been a fantastic event, and I’m deeply disappointed that the collecting community won’t be able to experience the results of their efforts. I know we will return to Pittsburgh in the not-so-distant future. In the meantime, we will pursue opportunities to host the event in another city in the weeks ahead.” Options briefly discussed include The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and the Mountain America Expo Center and Salt Palace Convention Center, both of which are located in Salt Lake City, Utah. “During these trying and socially-isolated times, we were looking forward to reconnecting with our fellow numismatists,” says ANA Executive Director Kim Kiick. “We’re disappointed we won’t be seeing everyone in Pittsburgh but are working hard to create other opportunities to connect.” “The ANA and PAN recognize that dealers, clubs and many individuals may have already made plans and reservations in Pittsburgh for August,” says Ackerman. Hotel room reservations within the reserved block in the Omni William Penn, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Courtyard or Westin Convention Center that were made through VisitPittsburgh Housing Services automatically will be cancelled within 48 hours; do not contact the hotel directly. For those that made lodging accommodations directly with a hotel, cancellation will need to be made directly with those entities. Lodging questions should be directed to email@example.com
If there is a coin show or a club meeting you planned on attending in July or August, please note: IT IS LIKELY TO BE CANCELLED! Check and confirm before traveling to a show or club meeting.
Stay healthy, keep social distances, and scour the internet! Learn things!
Renew your Ocala Coin Club Membership for 2020! See Jim Niccum at our next meeting!
We've kept the cost of dues for 2020 at $10 per adult member. Young Numismatists, in college and younger just $5. Renew your membership and let's keep our club's 110 members in the new year and grow Ocala Coin Club!
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No Board Meeting July 7th.
The Lakeland Collect-o-rama is NOVEMBER 19-21, 2020. This show is rescheduled for later in the year. Please adjust your plans if you are a Lakeland show attender!
The Ocala Coin Club of Ocala, Florida is formed as an educational organization promoting the perpetuation of numismatic study and fellowship for dealers, collectors, educators, and others interested in coins, currencies, and exonumia.
Ocala Coin Club meeting on the 4th Tuesday at The Coleman Center, 2001 SE 32nd Ave. Ocala
"It is never too early or too late to discover coins and the other delights that make up the world of collecting."
-Q. David Bowers
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Our club's entry in the Annual National Coin Club Contest sponsored by the American Numismatic Association in participation with National Coin Week this year, drew to a close in June 4 when winners were selected. Over 16 clubs had submitted "Perfect papers" with every answer correct. A drawing was held to award the prizes. Unfortunately, we missed two questions on our answers. We thank those who looked up answers to the questions so we could make our club's entry in this annual national contest! Better luck next year!
Our next official Board Meeting is Tuesday September 1, 2020
at Stevi B's Pizza Buffet
3101 SW 34th Ave., Ocala 34477
6:00 p.m. order dinner on your own tab. Meeting begins 6:30 p.m. All club members are welcome to join us for the Board meeting and everyone attending is expected to purchase food in exchange for use of the room without rent.
Our hobby thrives on our participation!
We express our condolences to John German in the passing of his wife and our club member Pat German. She was an avid collector of Olympic Coins, and all things "ice skating."
Our sympathy is extended to Fran Hertz at the passing of her husband Ray Hertz, Numismatic speaker, F.U.N. educational program person, and member of the Greater Jacksonville Coin Club. We will miss Ray and his presentations.
Let us know by email if others are ill, hospitalized or pass away. We appreciate knowing about our members.
Bill Gifford from Legacy Coin Company in Palm Harbor reports 17 year-old Carsyn Davis, passed away from Covid 19. She was a member of the Young Numismatists club and helped at the F.U.N. show. Our prayers for the Davis family.