Greetings Members & Friends!

June 1st, 2020

From my view here in Benicia, Solano County some things are returning to a very restricted “normal”. Unfortunately face to face meetings are still not allowed or kept at a ten person maximum. Sadly coin shows have been cancelled, coin club meetings restricted or not allowed at all, and activities at our Concord Museum and Event Center almost completely curtailed. Our coin show, although in October, is still in question and may not be held due to a number of reasons. On a positive note, our Society is financially strong and will survive not having a coin show this year. We will re-group and focus on having the best coin show ever in 2021!

This is a great time to bring out what we have collected and re-organize or create an inventory list of what we have collected so far. There is a big difference between a coin collection and a coin accumulation. Remember insurers want photos and an inventory list of what you are wanting to insure. You may want to acquire a safe deposit box (unless you have already done so) for storage and safekeeping of your more valuable items……this is just a good practice for collectors. Reading, research on coins, maybe writing an article, or even preparing a program for a future face to face DNS meeting is a great use of your time during this “shelter in place” and restricted travel period.

We will not be able to have a regular meeting again this month, however we will be scheduling a ZOOM meeting on the same date and time. A laptop with camera is preferred but you can attend using your cell phone as well. As we get closer to our ZOOM meeting date you will be emailed the access information as well as the code to get into the meeting. Look for more details in the upcoming June Die Break.

On the agenda for the ZOOM June 18th meeting we will have Dave Davis present a PowerPoint program on “Coin Photography”. Also, we will have a roundtable with those attending to “Show and Tell” something about their favorite coin or currency. The agenda will be loose and informal so all who attend can participate.

Kind Regards,





It’s our 60th Anniversary!

Here’s a fun video made by Kyle Anderson celebrating our 700th Meeting back in
November, 2016.  We’re looking forward to many more Decades of Fun in our Bright Future!