Greetings Members & Friends!

I have some rather sad news to report. James Laird, our current Bourse Chair, has passed away in his sleep on May 1, 2018. James was a mainstay of Diablo Numismatic Society, serving as our president back in 1977 and again for 10 years from 2005 – 2014. He is a Fellow of the Society and one of the inaugural awardees of the Gordon Donnell Award. James was much more than our leader and easily established friendly rapport with others.

He served in many other numismatic club capacities and was bourse chairman for our successful coin show for several years. More than a numismatist, James was a philanthropist giving to many good causes such as Las Trampas which supports the developmentally challenged. He was very generous to DNS and contributed to other local numismatic endeavors to help further this great hobby.

James was a great friend and fellow hobbyist who died much too soon at the age of 64. He will be sorely missed and many among us must now step forward to fill the void he leaves behind. Our thoughts and prayers are with his widow Lisa. A Celebration of James Laird’s Life is Thursday, May 31st at 1:30 PM at the San Ramon Valley Methodist Church on Danville Blvd in Alamo.

We have two exciting enhancements to our Monthly meetings starting in June:

  1. Select DNS club Coin Dealers may set up a 6’ table with their coins to sell, etc.

  2. Coin Auction is back for a trial run at this meeting (if successful, we may do this quarterly).

Our next event will be the annual July BBQ. We plan to hold this event at Old Borges Ranch on Saturday, July 14, 2018. Click HERE for details.

Until next time,


Mission Statement

The Diablo Numismatic Society of Concord, CA
is a non-profit coin collecting club dedicated to
serving all of it’s members from beginner to
expert – with focus on three priorities:
education, fellowship, and fun!